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You can dine at these restaurants for a safe and open-air experience!
With Boracay’s tropical vibe in full swing all year round, what better way to enjoy the island life than by spending as much time outdoors as possible? Dining alfresco makes savoring a delish meal better since you have the fresh ocean breeze and beautiful views to accompany you. It sounds like the perfect remedy after being cooped up indoors for hours on end, doesn’t it?
In case you missed it, restaurants in Boracay have reopened, allowing customers to dine in providing they abide by the new normal rules. And fortunately for places with ample space outside, they are the best places to enjoy a socially distanced meal during a pandemic. From beachfront dining spots to sidewalk cafés, these restaurants in Boracay can offer the best alfresco dining options now that outdoor dining is encouraged. Read on to know more about these restaurants!
Location:D’Mall D Boracay, Stall 117, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Operating hours:7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mondays to Sundays
Lemoni Cafe & Restaurant impresses diners with bright lemon and lime colored interiors.
Image: Lemoni Cafe & Restaurant Facebook Page
Tucked in the famous D’Mall of Boracay, Lemoni Cafe & Restaurant is an accessible location for hungry shoppers. The little restaurant is edged with delightful potted plants and is a lovely spot to enjoy an outdoor breakfast, lunch, or early dinner. Diners who have been at the beach all day can rehydrate with the café’s lemon and mint flavored water. Though it is known for the sweets it serves, the restaurant also offers main courses from international cuisines that are prepared like pieces of art.
Location:Boracay Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Operating hours:8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mondays to Sundays
Feel the sand on your toes as you enjoy seafood in this alfresco dining spot at Station 1, Boracay.
Image: Ambassador's Al Fresco Restaurant Facebook Page
If you are looking for a fine dining experience right on the beach, Ambassador’s Al Fresco Restaurant is the ideal choice. More than a beachfront restaurant, the place offers freshly caught seafood from the market and customers can also select the cooking method for their dishes. On Saturday nights, the restaurant sets a romantic vibe with live acoustic music under the palm trees.
Location:Diniwid Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Operating hours:12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesdays to Sundays
DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant is for those who want to kick back and relax on a budget.
Images: DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant Facebook Page
DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant has done a good job creating an island setting experience by serving up beachfront views while customers are shaded under a nipa hut. It is a laid-back spot to enjoy a meal in serenity since it is located in one of the more underrated beaches in the island. Its atmosphere boasts a simple island life, and barbecue options paired with a bottle of beer will let you make the most out of the experience.
Location:Station 1, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
Operating hours:11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Mondays to Sundays
Healthy Filipino and Mexican dishes are served at Mayas.
Image: Mayas Filipino and Mexican Cuisine Facebook Page
Perched in front of the expansive sea, Mayas Filipino and Mexican Cuisine ranks high on the list of beachfront restaurants loved by tourists and locals for its stunning sunset view location. The restaurant’s terrace location also exudes a relaxed atmosphere and boasts incredible panoramas of the Boracay beach. Aside from healthy meal options, the place is best for refreshments like Jony’s famous fruit shakes on a sunny day.
Location:D’Mall, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mondays to Thursdays
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Fridays to Sundays
If you’re dreaming of pizza by the beach, then look no further than Aria Cucina Italiana.
Image: Aria Cucina Italiana Facebook Page
Aria Cucina Italiana is a sidewalk restaurant offering Italian courses and pizzas from a wood fire oven. It is found at D’Mall but sits in front of the famous White Beach. Diners can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine while basking in the view of the sea or simply watching mall-goers picking out souvenirs in stalls.
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There is no harm in dining at these restaurants as long as you follow proper distancing and handwashing. These places are not to be missed especially if you want to live out the best island experience in Boracay.
About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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