Located in Malay, Aklan, Western Visayas, Philippines, Boracay is just seven kilometres long, and less than a kilometre wide at its narrowest point, a postcard-sized tropical paradise. Any iconic photos of Boracay you’ve seen are likely to be from the westward-facing White Beach, four kilometres of white, powdery fine sand dotted with resorts, shops, and restaurants. White Beach is composed of three sections. The northernmost section – Station 1 – has the widest beachfront. This has the best (and most expensive) resorts and hotels. The center of White Beach is Station 2. People come here to eat, shop, and party. If you’re looking for a quieter area, then Station 3, the southernmost section, is for you. Because the waters off White Beach are calm during Amihan season (November to May), tourism is at its peak during these months when the northeastern winds blow. Conditions reverse during the rainy season, when the Habagat or monsoon winds blow.