To my mind, Boracay was not as beautiful as I thought it was during my first visit there. Those big ass shields (sun and wind I guess), IMO, diminished the view greatly. Also, it rained a lot during that week. Getting there was a bit laborious ... flying from Manila to Kalibo airport was the easy part, but getting from Kalibo to Boracay required four hours of riding in vans in heavy rain (I wish the travel agency had informed us about the four hour ride.). The drivers and van attendants were very professional though. They wrapped our luggage in plastic and were various courtious.