• Boracay, Philippines

Boracay, Philippines

Little more than a speck off the northwestern tip of Panay, Boracay is the trophy beach of the Philippines. It offers an intoxicating mix of sun, sand and fun with hotels, restaurants and shops are scattered all along the beach. If you like, you can visit the popular White Beach or make your way east to Bulabog Beach, which, because it's wilder and windier, is a favorite windsurfing spot. Yet another option: relax on the serene and tranquil Puka Beach to the north.