Boracay Restaurant Guide: 15 Spots to Fill Your Belly

Boracay Restaurant Guide

Restaurant Guide to Boracay

A beautiful fine-sand beach and exciting water sports like sailboarding, parasailing, and crystal kayaking are just a few of the reasons Boracay is so well-known. Although it is known for its Filipino restaurants, it also boasts a wide variety of other restaurants serving Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, and other cuisines.

Here is a list of the greatest Boracay restaurants you should visit if you’re planning a trip there. We’ve included our favorite spots, as well as some of Boracay’s other best-reviewed eateries.

  1. Cafe Maruja, Boracay Island

At Cafe Maruja, a charming neighborhood hangout near Station 3, you can bask in the warmth of summer any time of year. The smoothie bowls at Cafe Maruja are well-known for both their aesthetic appeal and their wonderful flavor. You can also get burgers, pizza, crepes, toast, and buddha bowls there. Juices, fruit shakes, and coffee are just a few of the many drink options available.

Both vegans and pescatarians can enjoy their meals at Cafe Maruja.

We love eating here so much that it’s become one of our top recommendations for Boracay dining. You can’t go wrong with any selection, as everything is nutritious, tasty, and, did we mention, Instagrammable?

Cafe Maruja, Boracay Island
Cafe Maruja, Boracay Island

Locale: On the sands of Station 3

  1. SpiceBird

Try out SpiceBird at Terminal 2 for some delicious peri-peri chicken. The restaurant’s signature peri-peri sauce is used to season chicken, pig, and shrimp platters and has earned the restaurant widespread acclaim. Scallops and other shellfish, sandwiches, and vegetarian dishes are also available.

Grilled Chicken Piri Piri Chicken, SpiceBird at Terminal 2
Grilled Chicken Piri Piri Chicken, SpiceBird at Terminal 2

One of the best restaurants on the island of Boracay is called SpiceBird. As a result, lines may form, especially during busier times.

The restaurant can be found at D’Mall Station 2.

  1. Nalka Seafood Restaurant

The seafood at Nalka is some of the best on Boracay. Both an a la carte menu and an endless seafood buffet are available. This is a great place to go if you enjoy seafood.

We provide a wide variety of freshly caught seafood that can be prepared in a variety of ways, including fish, oysters, shrimp, scallops, mussels, and more. Beef, hog, and chicken meals are also available. Finally, there are sweet treats to choose from so that the meal can end on a high note.

Nalka’s Seafood Bilao, Boracay
Nalka’s Seafood Bilao, Boracay

Nalka is a terrific option for those who wish to enjoy a meal while gazing at the beautiful Boracay sunset because it serves some of the island’s greatest seafood and has one of the nicest views from any restaurant in Station 1.

Location: Station 1 beachfront

  1. Meze Wrap

Despite its low price tag, Meze Wrap is often voted as one of Boracay’s best restaurants. Each bite of their Mediterranean fare is packed with flavor thanks to the generous use of spices. You can have pita and hummus or tahini sauce to go with your rice, kebabs, or any of their other rice dishes. Not sure what to get? Kebabs, grilled pork belly, and a side of hummus or kofta and cheese dip are safe bets.

Meze Wrap, Boracay
Meze Wrap, Boracay

Meze Wrap is well-known not only for its delicious cuisine but also for its stunning tropical decor and the open area facing the lake.

Place: on the main road near Station 2

  1. Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food

One of Boracay’s best-kept secrets is the Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food. This outdoor eatery offers authentic Japanese cuisine at prices that are lower than those of most other restaurants on the island.

Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food, Boracay
Nagisa Boracay Cafe and Japanese Food, Boracay

Savor delicious noodle dishes, bento boxes, fried rice, fresh sashimi and sushi, and more. One of the best tuna or sashimi pacchos can be found at this restaurant. The cafe serves a variety of fruit smoothies, cocktails, beer, and hot coffee.

You’ll have to go a short distance from Station 2 to get to this eatery, but it’ll be well worth it.

Location: on the sands of Station 3

  1. BunBun

BunBun, Boracay
BunBun, Boracay

BunBun is a tiny, low-cost eatery that serves a variety of bao buns, skewers, and dumplings in a variety of flavors, all made by the same people that brought you Meze Wrap. They also provide a variety of rice dinners and noodles for those who prefer something heartier. Lychee green tea with yakult is a popular beverage option.

Rooftop dining is available at BunBun and is perfect for twosomes and smaller groups. At night, the restaurant transforms into a picturesque spot with brightly illuminated lanterns.

Location: Balabag Main Road

  1. Sunny Side Café

Sunny Side Cafe Boracay
Tuna Salpicao, Sunny Side Cafe Boracay

There are two locations of the popular Boracay café, Sunny Side Cafe, at Stations 1 and 3. The chori-burger, grilled cheese sandwich, and pulled pork eggs benedict are signature items at this 24-hour breakfast, bakery, and coffee establishment. Pancakes like the ube pancake and espress-caramel pancake are available for breakfast and brunch. Naturally, a trip there wouldn’t be complete without trying some of the locally roasted coffee.

Location: Station 1 and Station 3

  1. Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant

Trying to find a spot with a beautiful beach view and delicious food and drinks? Visit the Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant at Diniwid Beach, not far from Station 1.

Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant, Boracay
Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant, Boracay

You can choose from a wide variety of seafood, spaghetti, bar chow, and salads at Dinibeach Bar and Restaurant. Fish and chips, tuna kinilaw on pita, and grilled vegetables are just a few of the menu’s suggested dishes.

Location: Diniwid Beach

  1. Little Taj

You may enjoy genuine Indian food without booking a plane ticket. Indulge in some authentic Indian cuisine at Boracay’s hip Indian restaurant. One of the newest eateries on the island, Little Taj features contemporary and classic Indian fare such as curry, tandoori, biryani, and kathi rolls. Among the many delicious options are tikka masala, butter chicken, beef keema matar, and dal makhani and dal tadka soups.

Little Taj, Boracay Island
Little Taj, Boracay Island

Late-night revelers can also visit the bar at Little Taj. Indian-inspired artisan cocktails are available at the bar. Have no interest in alcoholic beverages? If so, I recommend a traditional lassi or a cup of masala chai.

Location: Station 2 D’Mall

  1. VHub Dampa Seafood Grill and Restaurant

Looking for a cheap way to experience traditional Boracay nightlife? At the reasonably priced VHub Dampa Seafood Grill & Restaurant, you may have a variety of seafood, grilled dishes, and other mains. This is a must-see while in Boracay, as they also have live music and fire dancers.

VHub Dampa Seafood Grill and Restaurant, Boracay
VHub Dampa Seafood, Boracay

Location: Station 3

  1. Muchos

I highly recommend eating at Muchos, a Boracay establishment that receives too little attention. Mexican street corn, gambas quinotto, and ceviche classico, created with the catch of the day, are just a few of the Latin American delicacies on the menu. Get a margarita, a shot of tequila, or one of their specialty cocktails to drink.

Muchos, Boracay
Muchos, Boracay

Also, on Tuesdays, they offer a special deal where you can get two street-style tacos for the price of one.

Location: Station 1 beachfront

  1. Mosaic Latin American Grill

Mosaic Latin American Grill, Boracay
Mosaic Latin American Grill, Boracay

Latin American Grill is an upscale restaurant serving up tasty grills. The Crimson Resort and Spa at Spaceport Zero features several dining options, including this one. The ceiling is made of wooden slats and the walls are made of glass, giving the impression of being under the sea. This is also where the resort’s Art on a Plate events take place, where guests may paint while being served a meal and wine.

You should begin by ordering some ceviche. We import premium cuts like the tomahawk, T-bone, and wagyu for our main courses. In addition to Chilean seabass and Iberico pork tenderloin, the restaurant also serves a variety of Peruvian dishes. Depending on what you choose, you can choose from a variety of wines.

Location: Station Zero, Crimson Resort, and Spa

  1. Conga’s Restaurant

On the route to Bulabog Beach, you’ll find Conga’s, a cozy Thai eatery tucked away along a side street. Their menu may be small, but the food is excellent. Pad thai, beef spring rolls, lemongrass chicken, and pomelo salad are all dishes you simply must order.

Conga’s Restaurant, Boracay
Conga’s Restaurant, Boracay

You may also find some of the same Moroccan specialties at the restaurant’s sister location, which can be found at Angol in Station 3.

Location: Station 2 and Station 3

  1. Nonie’s

Pork and Beans, Nonie’s Boracay
Pork and Beans, Nonie’s Boracay

Pork and Beans

“Eat Good, Feel Good” is the guiding principle of Nonie’s life. They offer tasty dishes prepared using ingredients that are all-natural, organic, and sourced from within a reasonable distance. The Chicken Longganisa Grain Bowl, the Tuna Tataki Grain Bowl, the Pork and Beans with their famous pork belly, and the Mango and Banana Smoothie Bowl are just a few of their most popular items.

Consume these nutritious treats with cold-pressed juice, fruit shake, or kombucha. Guests can also order cocktails with a Filipino twist.

Location: Station X, Hue Hotels and Resorts

  1. Dos Mestizos Boracay

Dos Mestizos Boracay, which has been there for a decade, is a well-liked eatery known for its authentic Spanish fare. In addition to traditional Filipino flavors, they also use certain imported components. Although it’s on the pricier side, the reviews suggest it’s well worth the cost.

Cochinillo, Dos Mestizos Boracay
Cochinillo, Dos Mestizos Boracay

Tapas, paella, and other crowd-pleasers like Lengua de Vaca, Cochinillo, and Pollo Al Aljillo can all be found on the menu here.

Location: Station 1

 

Food Tips

  • Have you set a spending limit for yourself? Despite Boracay’s high prices, it is possible to find affordable restaurants. There are a variety of restaurants, from fast food chains like Jollibee, McDonald’s, and Mang Inasal to more casual dining establishments, lining the side streets of the Philippines.
  • Are you hungry but don’t know what to eat? D’Mall has a wide variety of eating establishments for you to choose from. D’Talipapa, a wet market selling fish and other ingredients, may be found here as well. While some guests enjoy preparing dishes at their hotel, the vast majority opt for the “paluto service” (cooking service) offered by local eateries.
  • Are you interested in watching a fire dance? It would be a shame to visit Boracay and miss out on the chance to see some fire dance. Fire dancing is still performed in some nightclubs and pubs, despite being banned

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Best Activities to Enjoy While in Boracay

Take a look at this list for the top things to do on Boracay.

1. Binge-Eating in Boracay

You can always find a place to eat on Boracay Island that will suit your tastes. Everything from authentic Filipino food to Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian restaurants can be found on the island.
A trip to Boracay wouldn’t be complete without dining on some of the fresh seafood available there, such as oysters, clams, and other shellfish.

Spice Bird at D-Mall, Station 2, Boracay Best Activities
Spice Bird at D-Mall, Station 2

At Station X, the culinary adventure begins. The street market can be found on the island of Boracay, which has been increasingly popular in recent years. Spend some time lounging on one of the daybeds by the pool after dinner.

Not sure where to go? Here is a list of our favorite choices for your next food trip.

2. Wander Around White Beach of Boracay.

Wander Around White Beach Boracay Best Activities
Wander Around White Beach, Boracay Island

Most visitors to Boracay come to relax on the island’s world-famous beaches, so don’t forget your towel and sunscreen and spend some time lounging in the sun or taking in the sights of the colorful paraw sailboats as they cruise the coast. Don’t miss one of the best sunset views in all of Asia, which is claimed to be on this island.

3. Island Hopping

Exploring many of Boracay’s other gems is a common thing to do when in Boracay. There are a number of possible stops during this roughly 5-hour excursion, including Puka Beach, Coral Garden (snorkeling), Magic Island, Crystal Cove, Crocodile Beach, Ilig-Iligan Beach, and Ariel’s Point (cliff-diving). You’ll get to spend half a day exploring less-visited islands and cap the adventure with a scrumptious grilled seafood picnic.

Boracay Best Activities Island Hopping

4. Land Tour

Just like on an island-hopping tour, you can see all the highlights of the island—from Puka Beach to the mountainous interior—on a land tour by e-trike. Visit Tambisaan Beach (where you can take pictures in a kawa), Bulabog Beach, Keyhole, New Coast Beach, and/or Ilig-Iligan Beach on your land trip.

5. Watersport And Outdoor Activities

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing activity like parawsailing or a thrilling one like helmet diving, parasailing, paddle boarding, jet skiing, banana boating, and more, Boracay has it all.

Parawsailing in Boracay Island activities
Parawsailing in Boracay Island

Thanks to its ideal wind conditions, the island is also a popular destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers. And divers will love the many great dive spots in and around Boracay. World-famous diving sites including Yapak Wall, Virgin Drop, Camia, Tribird, Punta Bunga, and Crocodile Island are just a short boat trip away, along with more than 20 more.
Crystal kayaking is a relatively new attraction on the island. A tour guide can take you out on the water so you can shoot photos for social media with the crystal blue waters of Boracay as a backdrop.

Crystal Kayak in Boracay Island
Crystal Kayak in Boracay Island

6. Nightlife Walk in Boracay

Boracay’s party scene is known for being extravagant. Boracay is a popular destination for those looking to get their party on till the wee hours of the morning. Some bars on White Beach have “buy one, get one free” drink discounts from 4 until 9 o’clock at night, making this city’s happy hours among the longest in the world. Most of them are open till 3 or 4 in the morning.

OM Bar Boracay night life
OM Bar Boracay

Numerous nightclubs and bars may be found at White Beach such as Epic Boracay, Boracay PubCrawl, OM Boracay Bar, Club Galaxy, Boracay Sports Bar, and a lot to mention. Bars in the first and second subway stops are more popular, have louder music, and feature DJs and live bands. The bars in the Station 3 area are more chill, with a few local hangouts frequented by travelers.

Conclusion

Boracay Island, located in the Visayan region of the Philippines, is a popular vacation spot due to its stunning natural beauty and clean beach conditions. This Island is particularly stunning because of the rich marine life and coral reefs that surround it.
It’s impossible to get bored in this fantastic tourist spot, as there are so many things to do during the day and so many places to unwind at night, from luxurious spas to lively bars.
Among the world’s islands, it ranks among the very best destinations. Under the stars, on the pure white sand, you may relax to the sound of crashing waves and have a meaningful conversation. Relax and forget about your troubles as you sip on some refreshing tropical drinks. Then, arrange a trip to the island that never sleeps with your loved ones.

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Or the best places to eat in Boracay!

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A Guide to Boracay Island 2022

Wander Around White Beach

Boracay Island Guide

Boracay Island is a tropical paradise with pristine sands, a clear blue sea, and stunning sunsets. It’s also not too far away, making it ideal for first-time tourists, groups of friends, or a romantic trip for two.

Boracay has changed dramatically over the years. It grew from a previously unknown island inhabited by indigenous people to a world-renowned tourism destination. It was closed on April 26, 2018, for a 6-month restoration as part of a transition to a more sustainable future.

Boracay Island Guide The Orient Beach

Here’s an updated guide on visiting Boracay Island.

The Best Way to Get to Boracay Island

The island of Boracay lies in the Philippine province of Aklan. Caticlan and Kalibo International Airports are both relatively close by. After landing at either airport, make your way to the Caticlan Jetty Port to catch a ferry to the island.

Boracay Island Guide how to get there

From Caticlan

Since Caticlan is only 30 minutes away from Boracay, it serves as the island’s primary entry point. There are tricycles ready to carry you from Caticlan Airport to the jetty port. There is a P50 charge for each rider.

From Kalibo

Many low-cost vacationers choose Kalibo as their destination. It’s about a two-hour boat ride from the island paradise of Boracay. The airport at Kalibo is serviced by vans that travel to the port. Cost is roughly P250-P300 per person.

Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay Island

In order to board a boat, you must first check in at Caticlan Jetty Port and pay the required costs. It takes roughly 15 minutes to get to Boracay via boat. Crossings are offered every day, beginning at 4 AM and ending at 10 PM.

Terminal Fee                     Php 100.00

Environmental Fee        Php 150.00 (Local)

Php 300.00 (Tourist)

Boat Fare                            Php 50.00

Boracay Island’s e-trikes are ready to whisk you away to either Station 1 or Station 2 upon your arrival. You can either split the fare with other riders or hire the tricycle for yourself. Each passenger will pay P30, and the cost to charter the entire e-trike will be P150.

Keep in mind that cars are only allowed to drop off passengers along the main highways, so even if you book a beachfront hotel, you may still have to walk. It may be more convenient to arrange for transport from your hotel if you have a lot of bags.

Where to Stay in Boracay Island

White Beach, located on the island of Boracay, is a 3-kilometer stretch of white sand that has gained international fame. Every section of White Beach has its own name: Station 1, Station 2, and Station 3. Getting from Station 1 to Station 3 on foot will take roughly 30 minutes.

Station 1

Willy’s Rock in Station 1 Boracay Island Guide
Willy’s Rock in Station 1

It’s recommended that visitors stay at Station 1. It is peaceful, tranquil, and features luxurious seaside hotels. The area is also home to the well-known landmark known as Willy’s Rock.

Station 2

Boracay’s primary transportation hub is located at Station 2. If you prefer to be in the thick of everything, this is your best bet. A wide variety of stores, eateries and entertainment options may be found there. In terms of room rates, it provides a range from moderate to upscale.

Nigi Nigi E Nu Noos Sports Bar in Station 2 Beach Front Boracay Island Guide
Nigi Nigi E Nu Noos Sports Bar in Station 2 Beach Front

Station 3

To stay on a budget while yet being in a serene portion of Boracay, go no further than Station 3. Although there are fewer places to eat and shop, this section of the beach is rarely busy, and it only takes a few minutes to walk to Station 2.

Station Zero

Aside from these stops, you may reach exclusive 5-star hotels like Crimson Resort & Spa Boracay by transferring to Station Zero. Book a stay at one of the island’s alternative beaches or resorts in the mountains if you’re seeking for a more tranquil vacation. Boracay also has a number of party hostels for lone travelers who are looking to meet people.

Frequently Asked Questions About Boracay Island

  • When is the best time to visit: Boracay is a famous tourist spot any time of year. As a result, the island is always bustling with visitors. Specifically, the months of July through November constitute the off-season. During this time, many hotels and resorts offer discounted rates. The months of February and late May/early June, the shoulder season, are also slow. It’s common for tourist attractions like island hopping and helmet diving to have large queues throughout the summer and around the holidays.
  • Ways to get around: From Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 is a walkable distance. Transportation on tricycles is also widespread.
  • Cash Machines: ATMs are available on the island. GCash is accepted at a wide variety of locations.

Perhaps you’d also enjoy reading about the Best Activities to Enjoy While in Boracay, or the best places to eat.

Have we missed anything in this Boracay Island Guide? Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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