There are plenty of fun ways to celebrate your birthday on Boracay island in the Philippines.
Yes it’s very 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.
Advice for LGBTQ travellers to Boracay
Boracay has traditionally had a history of being a party island with a large LGBTQ community. Since the big clean up of 2018, most of the LGBTQ places have closed down. The island has still retained its international, touristic and diverse atmosphere, so booking a double bed in hotels here should not be a problem. Read more in our gay guide to Boracay. We found the Filipinos to be extremely open, welcoming and friendly to all travellers, whether straight or gay. This is why we love the Philippines and think it is one of the most LGBTQ friendly places in Asia.
#1 Beach boat party to Carubao island
If you like beach fun and partying, this is a great way to celebrate your birthday. Boracay Explorer offers an excellent boat trip to nearby isolated Carubao island where all food and drinks are provided throughout.
Our trip attracted a variety of ages from 18 to 60 years old.
Carubao island is a short trip by boat, around 30 minutes. There are no tourists on this island and the beach is stunning. It's great for relaxing with crystal clear waters.
When we joined the group in the morning, we knew nobody. But by the end of the day, we were friends with everyone on board.
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 Learn to dress up and swim like mermaids!
And we say: “Why not!”
It’s a unique way to celebrate your birthday on Boracay, not to mention a great work out and a whole lot of fun.
The mermaid teachers are fantastic and this makes a truly unique birthday present on Boracay for your loved one.
Go on…we know you’re tickled to try!
#3 Indulge yourself at the luxurious Mandala Spa
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.
We celebrated Sebastien's birthday on Boracay being spoilt rotten at the luxurious Mandala Spa.
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 for their birthday on Boracay.
We loved it so much that we dedicated an article about our experience at Mandala Spa.
#4 Kite surfing on Bulabog beach
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.
The peak time for water sports is between October to April with a highly rated company like Greenyard Kitesurfing.
#5 Birthday treat at a romantic restaurant
There are many excellent restaurants in Boracay to choose from for a nice birthday dinner.
Travel with us as we swam our way through Boracay and Palawan in our Philippines travel video.
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