5 ways to celebrate your birthday on Boracay

November 26th, 2015

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Boracay island in the Philippines is well known for being touristy. But venture away from the crowded area around Station 2 and there’s a bunch of fun things you can to do make your birthday truly special and memorable.

This was how those cheeky Nomadic Boys set out to celebrate Sebastien’s 9th 25th birthday on Boracay island:

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Carubao beach
The Nomadic Boys head to Boracay island in the Philippines to celebrate Sebastien’s birthday

#1 BEACH BOAT PARTY TO CARUBAO ISLAND

If you like beach fun and partying, this is going to be the most obvious activity to do here in Boracay. Boracay Explorer offers an excellent boat trip to nearby Carubao island.

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay with this group boat tour to Carubao island
Celebrating Sebastien’s birthday on Boracay with this group boat tour to Carubao island

Carubao island is a short trip by boat, around 30 minutes. It’s isolated, with absolutely no tourists and really stunning beach.

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay at Carubao beach
Sebastien enjoying his birthday basking (posing!) on Boracay’s crystal clear waters by Carubao island beach

Celebrating your birthday on a boat will be one of the highlights of your Boracay trip. The excellent and friendly staff of Boracay Explorer, like Magic Mike, make it even more special:

Stefan with the amazing Magic Mike on Carubao island
Stefan with the very talented Magic Mike on Carubao island

#2 DRESS UP AND SWIM LIKE MERMAIDS ON BORACAY

And we say: “Why not?!!” 

It’s certainly a unique way to celebrate your birthday on Boracay, not to mention a great work out (swimming with a monofin with your legs tied together, relying on your core and arms to move you!) and a whole lot of fun.

Stefan posing and swimming like a mermaid on Boracay's White Beach
Stefan posing as a mermaid on Boracay’s White Beach

We celebrated Sebastien’s birthday learning to swim like mermaids with the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy, which also included a photo shoot on the popular White Beach of Boracay.

After an intense mermaid swimming class we got to pose on the lovely White Beach of Boracay
After an intense mermaid swimming class we got to pose as mermaids on White Beach

As a bonus, those mermaid teachers are very cute…!

Go on…we know you’re tickled to try!

Nomadic Boys posing with our mermaid swimming instructor
Posing with our very pretty mermaid swimming instructor, Andrew

#3 INDULGE YOURSELF

Mandala Spa and Villas is an oasis of relaxation heaven, hidden away from the busy touristy area of Station 2. As soon as you enter the grounds, it’s like you’ve been transported to a completely new quiet, peaceful and serene environment.

And oh boy did Sebastien LOVE being spoilt rotten here!

Sebastien's luxurious birthday on Boracay treat
Sebastien’s luxurious birthday treat at Mandala Spa

Mandala Spa offers some incredible massages and spa packages aimed at relaxation and rejuvenation in a very romantic setting. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to indulge a little bit.

We loved it so much that we dedicated an article about our experience at Mandala Spa.

Nomadic Boys celebrate seb birthday on Boracay island
Celebrating Sebastien’s birthday on Boracay being spoilt rotten at the luxurious and gay friendly Mandala Spa

#4 KITE SURFING

Bulabog beach is located on the East side of Boracay and has some of the best kitesurfing in Asia.

Map of Boracay island and Bulabog beach
Bulabog beach is a popular spot for kitesurfing activities

The waters of Bulagob beach are windy and therefore not ideal for swimming. But the beach itself is a lagoon with a reef protecting it from strong waves, making it ideal for kitesurfing.

The peak time for water sports is between October to April with a highly rated company like Greenyard Kitesurfing or Isla Kitesurfing.

#5 BIRTHDAY DINNER TREAT

There are many excellent restaurants in Boracay to choose from. A few of our favourites:

A kinilaw birthday treat for Sebastien
A kinilaw birthday treat for Sebastien at Los Indios Bravos
  • 357 Boracay has some of the tastiest spare ribs we’ve ever tried and located on a very romantic setting by the beach at Station 3.
Celebrating Sebastien's birthday meal enjoying the delicious ribs at the 357 Boracay restaurant by the beach
Sebastien enjoying the delicious ribs at the 357 Boracay restaurant by the beach

And if you’re lucky like, your hotel might even surprise you with a birthday cake:

Sebastien celebrating his birthday on Boracay with ferra hotel
Sebastien receiving a surprise birthday cake at the Ferra hotel on Boracay island in the Philippines

Travel with us as we swam our way through Boracay and Palawan in our Philippines travel video.

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