Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents - edited by Han­nah James

Bo­ra­cay, the Philip­pines.

Of all the Philip­pines’s 7000-plus is­lands, Bo­ra­cay is the most pop­u­lar – its beaches reg­u­larly voted the most breath­tak­ing. The palm-fringed White Beach stretches al­most the length of the is­land and is lined with ho­tels and bars. Di­vided into three “sta­tions”, this is a place where 100m makes all the dif­fer­ence. Sta­tion One is the most pris­tine and home to lux­u­ri­ous re­sorts (plus a pri­vate swim­ming spot if you fol­low the p path cut into the cliff), Sta­tion Two at­tracts the happy he­do­nists and Sta­tion Three is home to back­pack­ers. Add these to your Bo­ra­cay bucket list. Anna Mcclel­land

Sip ip mo­ji­tos from a cliff-top ca­bana at SOLANA, the al­fresco bar at the Shangri-la, and soak up one of Bo­ra­cay’s famed sun­sets; bo­ra­cay. Take the hawk­ers up on their of­fer of a cruise on one of the out­rig­gers that line WHITE BEACH. It’s the best way to ex­plore Bo­ra­cay’s hid­den coves.

Brave D’mall, White Beach’s open-air shop­ping cen­tre, to nab a ta­ble at buzzing LEMONI –a cafe owned by an Aussie ex­pat serv­ing up fresh and healthy eats; lemon­i­cafeb­o­ra­

Head to the pic­turesque bay of Banyu­gan, where the se­cluded SHANGRI-LA’S BO­RA­CAY RE­SORT & SPA is built into the hills above;­ra­cay.

Ex­pe­ri­ence Hilot, a heal­ing Filipino mas­sage tech­nique, in TERRA WELL­NESS SPA at Dis­cov­ery Shores; dis­cov­ery shores­b­o­ra­

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