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Ultimate Family Guide To Boracay With Kids

Family-Friendly Hotels, Things To Do, Activities

Boracay With Kids - STAY - Where To Stay With Kids In Boracay

One of the world’s most popular beach destinations, Boracay, officially reopened to the public on October 26, 2018 following months of island clean-up! What to expect? The government has spent over US$18.5 million on cleaning up the island’s bad habits and putting in rules for both hotels and tourists moving forward. The crystal clear blue water is back, the beach is immaculate, the infrastructure (an ongoing project) is updated, and the hotels are ready to serve tourists again. There are new rules including limits on combustion engine transport, a ban on single-use plastics, and offshore zones for water sports which means safer shoreline swimming for families. Way to go Boracay and Philippines Tourism Board for taking action and protecting this beautiful destination. Now, time to start booking your family holiday! Here is our Little Steps Guide to Boracay With Kids.

  • GETTING THERE: How To Travel To Boracay

    The easiest way to get to Boracay is to fly into Caticlan Airport from Manila.  From there, you will take a boat to the island (ticketing on arrival).  Another option is to fly into Kalibo Airport from Manila, Cebu, or other Asian cities.  From this airport, you will take a bus to Caticlan and then a boat to the island.  There is a third option; you can fly to Kalibo Airport and take a bus or arrange private transport to Caticlan (this drive will take 2.5 hours) and then a boat to the island.



    Cebu Pacific,

    Philippine Airlines,

    Scoot, *flies into Kalibo

  • Boracay With Kids - STAY - Where To Stay With Kids In Boracay

    STAY: Where To Stay With Kids In Boracay?

    Boracay is a holiday dream for families looking for sun and sea! One of the most popular and luxurious hotels on the island is Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. This family-friendly favorite has 219 spacious rooms, suites and luxurious villas and is located outside of the busy traffic of Boracay's central area. Kids will love the Adventure Zone which offers an exciting indoor playground with a drop slide and an Entertainment Centre complete with video and arcade games, table tennis, karaoke rooms, and billiards. Another favorite on the island is Discovery Shores which is located at Station 1 on White Beach and comes complete with a Kids Club, 88 guestrooms, Terra Wellness Spa, and a fabulous beach bar. Perfect sunset views - they have that covered too! Located at Station 2, Henann Lagoon Resort offers families 222 luxurious rooms, each with its own spacious balcony. The property has a wonderful pool and is situated right by all the water sports activities on White Beach!


    Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, 5608, Philippines, +63 36 288 4988, This property will be open as of October 26, 2018.

    Discovery Shores, Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, 5608, [email protected],

    Henann Lagoon, Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, 5608 Philippines, [email protected], +63 36 288 2828,


    More Family-Friendly Hotels In Boracay:

    Henann Garden Hotel,

    Monaco Suites De Boracay,

    Henann Regency,


    Cheap Family-Friendly Hotel Options In Boracay:

    Agos Boracay,

    Surfside Boracay Resort,

    Island Jewel Inn,

    Hey Jude South Beach Resort,

  • PLAY: Top Things To Do With Kids In Boracay

    Boracay is not only a gorgeous place to relax, but it is also loaded with water sports which make it attractive for active families too! Head to the island’s famous 4km-long White Beach where you will find parasailing, zorbing, island hopping tours, banana boat rides, glass bottom boats, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and so much more. For those looking for something different? Bulabog Beach is popular with adrenaline junkies and is a go-to beach for windsurfers. Diniwad Beach is very relaxing!  For mermaid obsessed kids, be sure to visit the official mermaid school where you will find classes, photo-shoot options, and more mermaid themed fun. For a bit of nature, head to The Bat Cave to experience bats, bats, bats. The Grotto is a landmark rock foundation.  It is recommended to visit it early in the morning at low tide (and fewer people). For open-air shopping, D’Mall is popular with tourists and is also has cool little restaurants and bars. It's also a fun area to get a massage or mani/pedi by sea. Divers, there are loads of gorgeous dive sites including the famous Yapak site which is a 70-meter wall packed with sea life and drift diving.


    The Philippine Mermaid Swimming

    The GrottoWebsite

    Bat CaveWebsite



    Diving In Boracay:

    Calypso Diving



    Fire Dancers, on the beach every night at sunset


    Popular Treats:

    Fruit Shakes, all over the island!


    Spas And Pampering In Boracay:

    Terra Wellness At Discovery ShoresWebsite


    More Experiences:


Additional Info:​

EXTRA TIPS: Traveling To Boracay With Kids
What are the key areas in Boracay?  * Station 1 offers beach resorts (great for families), Station 2 is budget hotels and also in the busy action. Station 3 is basic accommodation. How to get around the island? * If you are staying on White Beach, Stations 1,2,3 are all walkable. You can find tricycles for hire to moving about to the other side of the island. Larger hotels also provide shuttles.

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