Boracay Island – 3 Day Itinerary for Couples
Looking for decadent, touristy indulgence in a gorgeous tropical paradise? Boracay Island is for you. Our couple’s itinerary promises fun and adventure, relaxation and romance.
It was such a surprise just how much we loved Boracay Island. Both of us had a fantastic time there as a couple and wanted to share an itinerary that would work well for other couples.
We tried to make our suggested 3-day itinerary as complete and helpful as possible. We included a daily schedule of activities, with specific food and drink recommendations that coordinate with the timing and location of the activities.
Of course, there are many other possible ways to substitute and organize. This itinerary assumes that your hotel is on White Beach, but that’s where almost everyone stays, so it’s a safe assumption. Also, this itinerary is for 3 full days on Boracay Island itself. You’ll need to add travel days for your arrival and departure.Experience the tropical paradise of Boracay!Click To Tweet
Day 1 on Boracay Island
8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast at your hotel
9:00 AM -12:30 PM – Fun and Relaxation on White Beach
White Beach is 2.5 miles of stunning white sands and dazzling blue waters. The beauty of White beach is world-famous and world-class. Spend your first morning immersed in the spectacular scenery. Lounge on the beach sipping mimosas, take a sandy stroll, splash around together, and go in for a few watersports.
When you want to relax, go to Station 1, in the north. There are lighter crowds here and the beach here is more tranquil and spacious. For convenience and pleasure, we recommend choosing a hotel on Station 1, but it’s not necessary to enjoy this part of the beach. All of White beach is public.
Station 2 is the main hub of activity on White Beach, including all your favorite water sports like parasailing, banana boat rides, fly fish rides, jet skis, etc.
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Lunch at Smoke Restaurant in D’Mall
Station 2 is also home to D’Mall, the outdoor mall filled with countless shops, bars, and restaurants. There are so many options, but you can’t go wrong with Smoke Restaurant. It’s legendary for serving classic Filipino comfort food at great prices.
1:30 – 4:00 PM – Mount Luho, ATV, Zipline and Cable Car
After a morning immersed in beauty, spend the afternoon enjoying spectacular aerial views of Boracay Island from atop Mount Luho. The 360° views are vast, incredible and impressive. Inexpensive tours to Mt. Luho are very common and accessible on White Beach.
There are countless people selling these everywhere. You can easily book one during your morning on White Beach. These tours include an ATV ride up (and down) Mt. Luho, entrance to the observation tower, a tandem Zipline, and a cable car ride. These tours pick up and drop off at D’Mall.
4:00 – 5:00 PM – Shower and Chill at your hotel
Time for a break to rest a bit and get ready for the evening.
5:00 – 5:20 PM – Walk to Diwindi Beach
From station 1, the walk to Diwindi Beach is easy, romantic, and picturesque. A headland cliff separates White Beach and Diwindi Beach, but there’s a paved walkway that curves along the cove and around the rocky cliff. It’s a great walk for all, especially for lovers preparing for sunset.
5:20 – 7:30 PM – Sunset at Spider House
Boracay’s sunsets are famous. The bar at Spider House Resort is a prime place to watch the sunset on Boracay. Enjoy happy hour cocktails on the terrace, built right on seaside rocks. Diwindi Beach is in a naturally secluded cove with headland cliffs on both sides. Spider House also serves up some great food, so stay for dinner.
7:30 PM -??? – Night Swim
The beach at Station 1 is even more empty at night – perfect for a romantic night swim in the ocean. If you’re staying at a Station 1 hotel, this is even more convenient.
Day 2 on Boracay Island
8:00 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast at your hotel
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Island Hopping Tour w/Lunch
There are several options for Island hopping tours. The most tour common visits Puka Beach, Crocodile Island, and Magic Island (for optional cliff diving) – and includes lunch and soft drinks. Another popular tour goes to Ariel’s Point, which is the premier cliff diving location. This tour is more expensive but includes unlimited food, beer, and wine.
Group tours are the most affordable and convenient with hotel pick up. If you want hotel pick up, pre-arrange the tour with your hotel or a tour company. Of course, private tours are the more romantic option. These are very easy to arrange, even on the spot. Several boatsmen dock right on the beach. Simple approach them and negotiate a deal.
2:00-3:30 PM – Smoothie and Shopping at D’Mall
Time to explore D’Mall for some cool smoothies and shopping. The most famous place for smoothies on Boracay Island is Jonah’s Fruit Shack. But the smoothies are great everywhere. The shopping isn’t fantastic at D’Mall but there are a wide variety of trinkets and souvenirs.
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Shower and Chill at your hotel
Time for a break to rest a bit and get ready for the evening.
5:00 – 6:00 PM –Parasailing at Sunset
Imagine soaring into the sunset, hand-in-hand with your sweetie, floating above paradise. This will take some minor planning and timing to get right, but it’s very easy to do. While sunset is roughly 6:00 PM (depending on the month), the sky is breathtakingly colorful for 1.5 to 2 hours. Just watch the sky and the lines to ensure you parasail sometime in the magical window.
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Sunset Cocktails on White Beach
Enjoy a few cocktails on White Beach before dinner. Depending on when you parasailed, you can catch the final moments of light. The number of fine places for cocktails is endless, but we recommend “Bei Kurt and Magz” for a more romantic setting. It’s on quiet station 3 and has 2 perfectly placed palm trees to frame your view.
7:00 PM – ??? – Dinner on the Beach with Fire Dancers
Fire dancers, seafood buffets, and beachfront dining are Boracay Island traditions. One of the biggest and best is the Sea Breeze Café. Located on bustling Station 2, it’s the restaurant of the Henann Regency Resort. After dinner, enjoy the nightlife on station 2 or stroll on beach under the moonlight.
Day 3 on Boracay Island
8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast at your hotel
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – More Fun at the Beach
By now you’ve seen several beaches around Boracay Island. Choose your favorite and have some fun. Spend the morning variously relaxing or playing in the gorgeous water.
If you favor more extreme watersports like windsurfing or kitesurfing, take the 5-minute trike ride over to Bulabog Beach. There are even lessons for absolute beginners.
If you want to get under the water to see Boracay’s famous Lionfish, there are several easy scuba or snorkeling options right on White Beach.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Seafood Lunch on the Beach
Have a scenic beachfront lunch of fresh seafood on tranquil Station 1. Most of the hotels and resorts along Station 1 have public, beachside restaurants. Try BarLo at the Two Seasons Resort or choose one that strikes your fancy.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Shower and Chill at your hotel
Time for a break to rest a bit and get ready for your fabulous evening.
2:00 – 9:00 PM Romantic Tropical Experience of a Lifetime
Bella Isa Spa offers a truly amazing “King and Queen” experience. This package is overwhelmingly awesome and romantic. It’s the ultimate couple’s spa day AND a steamy date night in paradise. Imagine yourself sharing these multiple waves of indulgence, pampering, and romance.
• Hotel pick up
• Couple’s body scrub and full-body massage – 60 min
• Couple’s foot spa and massage – 45 min
• Couple’s pedicure – 45 min
• Private Sunset Sail on traditional Paraw boat
• Couple’s Facial – 60 min
• Couple’s Hair Spa and Head Massage – 60 min
• Private Candlelight Dinner on Secluded Beach
It’s NOT a spa package that you could have in a spa just anywhere. With the King and Queen package, you really experience the tropical paradise of Boracay in a unique and authentic way.
This one day is like a whole dream vacation. And great way to end your 3 days on Boracay Island. You’ll leave Boracay behind the following morning but keep these cherished memories forever.
PinkoddyPosted at 07:18h, 23 January
You had me on day one on the white beach! Looks and sounds absolutely amazing and I was really surprised at how cheap it is. Something to look forward to when my kids are older I think.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 07:20h, 23 January
Hey Pinkoddy. Yeah White beach is something special for sure. Hope you can visit soon.
MaryannePosted at 07:40h, 23 January
Yesteday I saw a post on a friend´s facebook and he was here, he describes it as BEAUTIFUL place and very interesting to visit!!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 07:44h, 23 January
Hello Maryanne. Yes Boracay is stunning and gorgeous.
KatPosted at 08:53h, 23 January
What a beautiful place! And I’m surprised it’s not so pricey! Fantastic pictures guys, they really show how fantastic Boracay Island is!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 08:55h, 23 January
Hello Kat. Thanks, Boracay is an affordable paradise.
Christine KPosted at 12:32h, 23 January
How great that you offered recommendations on dining, adventures, and places to stay. I like when costs are added to a post, then I know if I can afford to go there. Thanks for this lovely post as I enjoyed the photos and the information.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 12:33h, 23 January
Hi Christine. Thanks for the feedback. We working on adding that info.
Kimberly HsiehPosted at 13:46h, 23 January
Thanks for such a detailed travel post! This is super helpful 🙂
The Travel NinjasPosted at 13:55h, 23 January
Hi Kimberly. Thanks, Thats good to hear.
Hannah GreenPosted at 15:44h, 23 January
What stunning photos and such great info! It’s a place that’s always sounded so amazing and it really does look even more tempting now! I think travel blogging is something that’s so useful, like a more detailed travel agent!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 15:55h, 23 January
Hey Hannah. Thanks for the kind words. Yes we’ve learned a lot from others sharing their experiences with us and we love sharing ours too. Hopefully it helps others to travel more and better.
Sarah-Louise BaileyPosted at 16:17h, 23 January
Thank you for the tour and introducing us some of the perfect place and things to do on that famous island. That beaches on Island hopping tours seems great and I wanna check them out.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 16:22h, 23 January
Hey Sarah-Louise. Boracay is great to visit. Hope you get your chance.
EmmaPosted at 17:12h, 23 January
This place truly is a paradise. Every beach looks stunning and the colour of the water is just incredible. Love the look of the terrace bar on top of the cliff – perfect for a sundowner cocktail!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 17:13h, 23 January
Hello Emma. Yes the beaches are truly stunning. You’ll pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming.
tara pittmanPosted at 17:28h, 23 January
This island is calling me. I would love to take a trip here.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 17:33h, 23 January
Hey Tara. Boracay Island is irresistible. When it calls, it’s hard to deny.
Ana De- JesusPosted at 17:36h, 23 January
Diwindi beach and spider house resort looks incredible. It all looks like it has been plucked out of one of my fantastical imaginings.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 17:40h, 23 January
Hi Ana. Boracay Island is definitely majestic! <3
Amy JonesPosted at 19:43h, 23 January
I’ve heard about Boracay in the past and I’ve been wanting to be there ever since then! It looks like a beautiful beach
The Travel NinjasPosted at 19:44h, 23 January
Hi Amy. Boracay Island has gorgeous beaches for sure.
Tami QuallsPosted at 20:52h, 23 January
I like to have a schedule before I do anything. Now, I just gotta convince hubby to take me to the Boracay Island.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 20:53h, 23 January
Hey Tami. Good to hear. Hope you’re able to persuade your hubby. Boracay Island makes a great holiday.
Amber MyersPosted at 21:01h, 23 January
OO I want to go. The color of the water is just magical.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 21:05h, 23 January
Hi Amber. The waters of Boracay Island are the most wonderful shades of blue. They seem unreal, but they are.
amerPosted at 21:08h, 23 January
I can;’t wait to go back to Boracay. I always had a blast. I love how affordable it is. Great post.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 21:11h, 23 January
Hello Amer. Yes we plan on going back to Boracay this year too. It’s just too beautiful.
ChloePosted at 22:24h, 23 January
This sounds like a perfect trip for a honeymoon. The Spider House Resort looks like such a cool place to have a drink!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 22:29h, 23 January
Hey Chloe. This would make a great honeymoon. And you should check out the spider house when on Boracay. Its so great at sunset.
GemmaPosted at 23:55h, 23 January
I’m a Filipino and I’ve never been to Boracay yet!!! Wahhh!!! I hope to visit sometime!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 23:56h, 23 January
Hi Gemma. Hope you can make it soon. I know how that is when you live close to a hot destination. You can put off visiting but others come from all over the world to visit.
mira pstrPosted at 00:09h, 24 January
Great pictures, great place, the nature is beautiful, the food is amazing , I would love to be there,
The Travel NinjasPosted at 00:12h, 24 January
Hi Mira. Agreed. We would love to go back. The beauty is unreal on Boracay Island.
Elizabeth O.Posted at 02:07h, 24 January
Boracay is such a lovely place! I’ve heard so many things about it. I’m sure it’s one of the best spots to spend your honeymoon!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 02:14h, 24 January
Hey Elizabeth. Yes Boracay is great for a honeymoon too, but its so gorgeous any occasion is good to visit.
SwatiPosted at 05:51h, 24 January
Boracay is so picturesque .. would love to visit someday. Bell Isla Spa sounds exciting and the color of the beaches are so inviting.
How much was the total expense for a three-day itinerary?
The Travel NinjasPosted at 06:00h, 24 January
Hi Swati. Boracay is amazing! Hope you get to visit soon.
Karlyn CruzPosted at 07:57h, 24 January
What a besutiful spot for me and hudband, he will surely love this place.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 07:58h, 24 January
Hi Karlyn. You and your husband would absolutely love Boracay Island!
Victoria HeckstallPosted at 07:59h, 24 January
I’ve heard a lot of good things about boracay, I think I can go there this year. That’s so exciting.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 08:02h, 24 January
Hi Victoria. Boracay is awesome. Hope you get to visit this year!
nehaPosted at 09:16h, 24 January
I never knew of this island. I totally love that white sand beach and the crystal clear blue water. The food also looks amazing. You have provided a wonderful itinerary. I will follow it if I plan a trip to this beautiful place
The Travel NinjasPosted at 09:20h, 24 January
Hi Neha. Boracay is considered one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines. It is incredible!
KatjaPosted at 09:33h, 24 January
I love this post! I am such a militant planner of holidays (I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING) and it makes me so happy that others can timetable theirs too 🙂 These islands look amazing and I love that I can check flights in your blog.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 09:35h, 24 January
Hi Katja. We are kindred spirits! We love to plan (especially for the short trips) so that we can do as much as possible and not miss out on the cool things to do. 🙂
Bill SPosted at 10:48h, 24 January
This sounds amazing!!! I would love to go on a tript o Boracay with my wife, would be a relaxing place to travel too!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 11:09h, 24 January
Hi Bill. You and your wife would have an absolute blast in Boracay!
Renee FranklinPosted at 12:53h, 24 January
I would so love to visit there. It looks like an amazing destination. The photos are absolutely beautiful.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 12:58h, 24 January
Hi Renee. Boracay Island is gorgeous! I hope you get to visit sometime in the near future.
Robin RuePosted at 13:33h, 24 January
This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I am glad that you shared all the many things that there are to do if I ever get the chance to visit.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 13:35h, 24 January
Hi Robin. Boracay is a gorgeous place to visit. Hope you get the chance to visit in the near future.
Julie PorterPosted at 14:12h, 24 January
I’ve never heard of Boracay before, but this is simply stunning! I love your itinerary, so many fun things to do in 3 days. I have parasailed once in Jamaica and loved it and I would love to do it again. I am definitely going to research Boracay, I want to learn more!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 14:15h, 24 January
Hi Julie. Boracay is truly paradise! You would absolutely love it!
Bethany StoutPosted at 14:55h, 24 January
This looks like an amazing trip to take with my husband. I love your photos, so beautiful.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 14:59h, 24 January
Hi Bethany. Boracay is such a romantic destination. You and your husband would love it!
Tracie HowePosted at 15:12h, 24 January
Wow! What a gorgeous destination Boracay Island is! No wonder it’s a place for “touristy indulgence”! 😉
The Travel NinjasPosted at 15:15h, 24 January
Hi Tracie. Boracay Island is truly paradise. We loved it!
Wanderlust VegansPosted at 17:28h, 24 January
I’m impressed at you itinerary and how affordable Boracay Island can be. This looks like an incredible place for couple to travel to. I like Diwindi Beach and the paragliding and tandum zip lining sound like a lot of fun
The Travel NinjasPosted at 17:30h, 24 January
Hi Wanderlust Vegans. We were pleasantly surprised. We were always under the impression that traveling from the USA to the Philippines would cost us an arm and a leg but were so happy to find out that was NOT the case! 🙂
Dawn McAlexanderPosted at 18:29h, 24 January
This all looks like so much and so romantic. I could skip on the zipline, but otherwise it looks so wonderful.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 19:16h, 24 January
Hi Dawn. Boracay Island is indeed a romantic destination. You would love it!
DhemzPosted at 22:24h, 24 January
Looks like a fun trip! The photos are phenomenal. Love the beach life! Thanks for sharing.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 22:25h, 24 January
Hi Dhemz. We had a fantastic time in Boracay Island!
KimPosted at 10:29h, 25 January
Boracay Island looks stunning! I want to go there with my significant other 🙂
The Travel NinjasPosted at 10:35h, 25 January
Hi Kim. You and your significant other would absolutely love Boracay Island! 🙂
KatiPosted at 11:44h, 25 January
This place looks like a paradise! It’s perfect for a short vacation or a honeymoon for sure!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 11:50h, 25 January
Hi Kati. Boracay Island is indeed paradise. Yes, it can be very romantic and good to visit anytime!
CoraliePosted at 13:41h, 25 January
Thanks for this great resource. I would love to visit there with my husband and this helps a lot with the planning.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 13:45h, 25 January
Hi Coralie. You are very welcome. We know what a pain it can be to plan so we’re glad we could help! You and your hubby would absolutely love Boracay Island!
JenniferPosted at 23:04h, 25 January
Is it crazy that I’ve never even heard of this island? But it looks absolutely magical!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 23:22h, 25 January
Hi Jennifer. We are happy to introduce you to Boracay Island. 🙂 It is definitely magical!
HraPosted at 03:18h, 26 January
What a beautiful place! And I’m surprised it’s not so pricey! It looks like a paradise! It’s perfect for a short vacation or a honeymoon for sure!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 03:22h, 26 January
Hi Hra. We agree. Boracay is so beautiful and affordable and great for many types of visits.
AshleaPosted at 22:15h, 26 January
I would definitely be going ziplining and getting on the jet skys. This was a very detailed itinerary.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 22:22h, 26 January
Hi Ashlea. Thanks we hope its helpful to others planning their visit.
Lisa RiosPosted at 23:31h, 26 January
Boracay Island looks incredibly amazing and the pictures are stunning enough to express the Island being filled with nature’s beauty. That Terrace Bar is amazing and I am in love with those delicious sea foods too!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 23:33h, 26 January
Hi Lisa. Boracay is so gorgeous and the Spider Bar is a gem.
davide utravelsharePosted at 10:23h, 27 January
It just brings me back to the past while me and my wife Romina went in Boracay for 4 days during our journey to Philippines. This is wonderful and we usually skip crowded destinations, but in this case we made the right decision! There were many tourist but usually just over night, during the day the island was almost empty! Anyway thanks for sharing your great adventures, 😀
The Travel NinjasPosted at 10:25h, 27 January
Hey Davide. Yes Boracay can get crowded but there are was to avoid or manage the crowds. And a low season visit can be very low population and good weather.
AmiPosted at 23:25h, 27 January
I am in awe of all the pictures of Boracay. And you have given me a perfect itinerary for it. All I need to do is now convince my hubby….Thanks for all the info and tips
The Travel NinjasPosted at 23:26h, 27 January
Hi Ami. Boracay is gorgeous. Good luck convincing your hubby.
Caroline @ The Travelling SlothPosted at 12:08h, 28 January
Sounds perfect! I haven’t been to Boracay yet but it’s always been on the list… I don’t have a partner to go with but I think I’d be able to do most of these activities solo 😛 Just need to find other solo travellers to have dinner with hahah!
The Travel NinjasPosted at 12:11h, 28 January
Hello Caroline. Boracay is also great for singles. In fact, it has a strong reputation as a party island with awesome nightlife and lots of new friends to meet. We just wanted to highlight another side of Boracay – that it was a great destination for couples too.
Sandy N VyjayPosted at 00:21h, 29 January
Boracay is like a paradise on earth. It definitely comes across as a great romantic destination fr couples. Your itinerary looks really interesting and romantic. The sunset is really magical.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 03:46h, 29 January
Hey Sandy N Vyjay. Thanks. We really enjoyed Boracay Island as a couple and think most others would too.
Soumya NambiarPosted at 06:05h, 29 January
Philippines is actually quite high on my wishlist now with Palawan and Boracay. Night swim sounds like something I would be interested in. Also parasailing over this gorgeous place.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 06:11h, 29 January
Hi Soumya. Night swimming was so fantastic. No one was around and there was enough moonlight to illuminate the gorgeous landscape.
WinniePosted at 08:31h, 29 January
This place is simply breathtaking! Great work you’re doing, and your photography is on point! Thanks a lot for the itinerary, will really come in handy especially if one is visiting the place for the first time.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 08:33h, 29 January
Hey Winnie. Thanks so much. Glad you liked the post and found it helpful.
Vishu SaumyaPosted at 08:35h, 29 January
Thank you for introducing us to Boracay and things to do on that famous island.
Stunning pictures with this day wise itinerary is very helpful.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 08:44h, 29 January
Hi Vishu. Boracay Island is stunning for sure. We loved it and love sharing things we learned.
MaximePosted at 09:36h, 29 January
Boracay is on my Travel List for 2017!
Thank’s for the tips, I will definitely go enjoy a sunset in the Spider house 😀
The Travel NinjasPosted at 09:44h, 29 January
Hi Maxime. You’re so welcome. Glad to help. Enjoy your time on Boracay Island.
aziel mortePosted at 12:28h, 29 January
Sounds like you had a great time there and a good experience, Btw I really love your photos and we wanted to go in Boracay on Summer
The Travel NinjasPosted at 12:33h, 29 January
Hi Aziel. Boracay Island is amazing. We loved it. Have a great time on you visit. Let us know if you have any other questions. We’ll help if we can.
Mansi K.Posted at 14:11h, 30 January
Definitely planning a trip there! The pictures already had me swooning and then I read about the King and Queen Spa Package…spa treatments, sunset sail and private dining…sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. When’s the best time to visit?
The Travel NinjasPosted at 14:14h, 30 January
Hey Mansi. The best time to visit depends on your preference. For weather, the best time is December to March, but this also has big crowds. October and November has a good chance of great weather with less crowds, but there is a greater chance of rain.
MariaPosted at 15:24h, 30 January
The island looks amazing and your itinerary is so complete and loaded your useful information that is a really great tool for any one planning a visit to Boracay.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 15:25h, 30 January
Hello Maria. Thanks so much. Glad to hear you found it helpful.
Debra SchroederPosted at 22:06h, 30 January
Boracay is so beautiful. It’s been on my list since forever. Thanks for the handy itinerary, saves me time from having to plan out my future trip.
The Travel NinjasPosted at 22:11h, 30 January
Hello Debra. Boracay island is truly beautiful. Thanks for the kind words. Great to hear the post was helpful.