From Manila a short flight to Caticlan, a small town at the Northern tip of Kabisayaan Island. Everyone who fly to Caticlan take a boat nearly straight from the airport to Boracay, a very small — only 7 km tall and less than a kilometer wide island.
As Lonely Planet puts it "... tiny Boracay has rapidly become the Philippines' top tourist draw, fuelled by explosive growth and a tsunami of hype." Which is definitely noticeable. Regardless of crowded White Beach and endless amount of tourists, this place is beautiful and worth visiting during off-season time. You can also find more isolated and quiet places and beaches if you stay away from the White Beach.