5 Kid-Friendly Activities for Some Quality Family Fun in Boracay
Boracay has come a long way from its infamous party-island roots. This beloved Philippine gem, with its long stretch of pristine white sand and clear waters, has now taken on a more laid-back vibe that’s perfect for some rest and relaxation with the family. So if you are looking for fun, kid-friendly Boracay activities for some quality bonding time, here are some of our top picks:
1. Explore the surrounding islands
One of the more popular things to do in Boracay is island hopping. Rent a glass-bottom boat and visit the nearby islands and beaches like Puka Beach, Iligan Beach, Crystal Cove, and Crocodile Island. Most tours will come with snorkelling gear and life vests, with lots of time for the kids to swim and paddle around.
2. Try some water activities
If you have kids who love high-energy activities and adventure, then a few water activities might just do the trick. Many hotels near D’Mall are more than happy to set you up with tour providers who offer water activities like paddle boarding, banana boat riding, parasailing, and more. Some hotels might even provide their own rental services for smaller items, so make sure you ask the front desk for more information.
3. Stroll along the beach
By far the cheapest option is a simple stroll down the beach. You can take in the sights around you, give in and buy a fresh fruit shake from a beachfront stall, or even watch the locals play a friendly match of football, beach volleyball or patintero. All you need are some beach towels to lay down on the sand when you’re ready to sunbathe and watch the kids play in the water.
4. Learn how to dive
Boracay is quite saturated with many diving schools that offer child-friendly programs. So if mom and dad want to take a beginner PADI course, the kids can also join in on the fun with other programs that’ll help them discover the wonder of scuba diving.
Note: Children must be 8 years old or above to participate. Families with younger children may opt for guided snorkelling instead.
5. Go souvenir shopping around D’Mall
If you’re staying in one of the Boracay hotels in Station 2, be sure to check out the cluster of shops along D’Mall for some excellent souvenir shopping. D’Mall is also home to a variety of delicious food and beverage stalls that are perfect for merienda. Besides amazing food treats, they also have beach essentials and a whole load of trinkets and knick knacks the kids will love.