Measuring barely four square miles, the central Philippines island of Boracay is a true paradise for honeymooners. Its beaches are consistently rated as amongst the best in the world by luxury travel industry magazines, with powdery soft sand and clear turquoise waters.
What’s more, it was reopened last year having been temporarily closed in a bid to halt over-development. That means its ‘party island’ image has been definitely toned down, making the place much more chilled and therefore even more ideal for honeymooners.
When not stretching out and catching the sunshine, you can island hop to nearby beaches, sip on a cocktail or fruit shake at a poolside bar, enjoy an indulgent spa treatment, take in the sunset or actually (literally!) sail off into one on a paraw or traditional boat. Watersports were temporarily banned to minimise the impact of tourism on the island, but are now available again, and there are plenty to choose from. You’ll also find plenty of other things to do in your own private piece of paradise – how about riding a helicopter over the beach or taking a trek on horseback?
With award-winning restaurants and superb, high-end accommodation, Boracay really is a dream destination.