The Boracay closure: 10 spectacular beach destinations to visit instead

Catch you later Boracay

Text: Janice Sim

10 strong contenders that could rival the stunning island of Boracay

News of Boracay's shocking temporary closure broke last week, shedding light on what a dire case of tourism boom could do for a destination — severe pollution and a threat to general safety.

The unfortunate hiatus serves as a timely wake-up call, especially following the closure of Thailand's popular Maya Bay (its rise led by sleeper hit The Beach back in 2000). A reminder for travellers like us to be more mindful and considerate of the places we visit despite being led by our hedonistic instincts — to be protectors of the beauty we fly thousands of miles to bask in. That said, while we're going to miss the enhcanting wonders of Boracay for six months, we bring you a list of 10 other postcard-worthy beach holidays to fill the void.

This time, perhaps pack a bag of sensibility with you — the last thing we want is another demise of a stunning destination. 

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