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:
#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.
Carubao island is a short trip by boat, around 30 minutes. It’s isolated, with absolutely no tourists and really stunning 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:
#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.
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.
As a bonus, those mermaid teachers are very cute…!
Go on…we know you’re tickled to try!
#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!
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.
#4 KITE SURFING
Bulabog beach is located on the East side of Boracay and has some of the best kitesurfing in Asia.
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.
#5 BIRTHDAY DINNER TREAT
There are many excellent restaurants in Boracay to choose from. A few of our favourites:
- Los Indios Bravos: one of the highly rated restaurants by Tripadvisor. It offers a mix of yummy Western foods and traditional Filipino foods like kinilaw (raw fish salad).
- 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.
And if you’re lucky like, your hotel might even surprise you with a birthday cake:
Travel with us as we swam our way through Boracay and Palawan in our Philippines travel video.