5 ways to celebrate your birthday on Boracay

Sebastien Chaneac

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.

Travel advice for LGTBQ community

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.

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Carubao beach
Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay at the stunning Carubao beach

#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.

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay with this group boat tour to Carubao island
Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay with this group boat tour to Carubao island

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.

Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay at Carubao beach
Sebastien enjoying his birthday on Boracay's crystal clear waters by Carubao island beach

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:

Stefan with the amazing Magic Mike on Carubao island
Stefan with the amazing Magic Mike on Carubao island

#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.

Stefan posing and swimming like a mermaid on Boracay's White Beach
Stefan posing and swimming like a mermaid on Boracay's White Beach

We celebrated Sebastien’s birthday learning to swim like mermaids with the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy, which also included a photo shoot on the popular White Beach of Boracay.

After an intense mermaid swimming class we got to pose on the lovely White Beach of Boracay
After an intense mermaid swimming class we got to pose to celebrate Sebastien's birthday on Boracay's White Beach

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!

Nomadic Boys posing with our mermaid swimming instructor
Posing with our very pretty mermaid swimming instructor called Andrew to celebrate Sebastien's birthday

#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.

Sebastien's luxurious birthday on Boracay treat
Sebastien's luxurious birthday on Boracay treat 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.

Nomadic Boys celebrate seb birthday on Boracay island
Celebrating Sebastien's birthday on Boracay being spoilt rotten at the luxurious and gay friendly 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.

Map of Boracay island and Bulabog beach
Bulabog beach is a popular spot for kitesurfing activities

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.

Celebrate birthday on Boracay doing kitesurfing
Celebrate your birthday on Boracay doing a kitesurfing course on Bulabog beach

#5 Birthday treat at a romantic restaurant

There are many excellent restaurants in Boracay to choose from for a nice birthday dinner.

Los Indios Bravos is one of our favorite restaurants on the island. It offers a mix of yummy Western foods and traditional Filipino foods like kinilaw (raw fish salad).

A kinilaw birthday treat for Sebastien
A kinilaw birthday treat for Sebastien at the excellent Los Indios Bravos

Travel with us as we swam our way through Boracay and Palawan in our Philippines travel video.

 

Happy travels are safe travels

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Sebastien Chaneac

Sebastien is the co-founder, editor and author of nomadicboys.com. He is a tech geek, a total travel nerd and a food enthusiast. He spends the majority of his time planning Nomadic Boys' travels meticulously right down to the minute details. Sebastien has travelled to over 80 countries with his partner in crime and the love of his life, Stefan. He regularly shares his expertise of what it’s like travelling as a gay couple both on Nomadic Boys and on prominent publications ranging from Pink News, Matador, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and many more. Originally from France, Sebastien moved to London in the early 2000s where he pursued a career as a computer programmer for Thompson Reuters and Bloomberg. He subsequently left it all to explore his passion for travelling around the world with Stefan to hand, and thus Nomadic Boys was born. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

4 thoughts on “5 ways to celebrate your birthday on Boracay”

  1. I am a filipino who’s unfortunate enough haven’t travel and enjoy Boracay. Boracay is an expensive paradise– well that’s just for me LOL. It’s on my travel-bucket-list and hope to visit before the 4th quarter ends this year. I super love your posts TBH. I wish you guys could visit cebu 🙂

    keep safe always.

  2. Super nag enjoy kaming 3 ng sister ko sa pag celebrate sa aming birthday sa Boracay super duper sossy tlga sa Bora bora super memorable Sana manalo para enjoy ulit ang birthday nmin ng sisters ko 5 girls kming january ang birthaday yung iba di nkasama wala sa budget #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines
    #VisitPhilippinesYear2015
    #Boracay Island, Philippines

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