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Photograph of the week: Riding the paraw in Boracay

The Philippines is proud of Boracay Island, hailed as one of the top beaches in the world. One of its attractions is riding the “paraw”, a double outrigger sail boat. The outriggers are made of bamboo, and the sailboat can glide smoothly in the waters, letting you enjoy a quiet ride around the island. It is best to take a paraw ride during sunset, and enjoy the scenery in the middle of the sea. It’s peaceful out there, with no motors purring as you sail along. Raymund Isaac, the country’s leading celebrity photographer and publisher of Where travel magazine, took this snapshot of the paraw, just before he sailed off into the sunset. It is indeed a must- try if you are visiting the island. Thank you to Mitzi Tongoy of Where Webzine for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. There are a lot of good beaches in the Philippines, but Boracay is a must visit place. World class. If you want quiet deserted beaches then maybe Palawan is the best place to look. But for the sand, clear ocean, lack of sea weed, party atmosphere, choice of restaurants, luxury resorts, water sports and more… Boracay is the place

  2. Great pic! Riding a paraw at sunset is an absolute must-do in Boracay. The only slight problem with this photo is that it makes the sand look brown. It most definitely is not brown, it is almost white.

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