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This is undoubtedly one of the most popular island destinations in the Philippines, and it’s easy to see why. The best things to do in Boracay draw almost two million visitors each year, arriving to see the postcard-perfect beaches with dreamy turquoise waters, drink at excellent bars and learn to kite surf or snorkel. The tropical island’s popularity almost became its downfall, requiring a temporarily closure to all visitors during 2018 for environmental rehabilitation and new infrastructure to be put in place. Boracay’s future is looking good, as the island will be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Here are the very best things to experience on one of the best islands in the world. Note: Boracay has been closed since April, 2018 due to environmental issues. The government hopes to have a soft opening for locals in the fall of 2018 and then to gradually increase visitor numbers every three months to a target of maximum of six thousand overnight guests per day. If you're lucky enough to visit sometime soon, please do your part to leave Boracay better than you found it! Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.