Exactly a year ago I visited Boracay – a lovely little (4.5 miles long) island in the Philippines. I hadn’t been since I was 6 or 7 and I remember someone bringing my mom and I food on a little wagon/cart. It was basically untouched.
It’s changed so much- there’s a Shakey’s (!) and a full on strip mall now.
Nonetheless it’s a gorgeous destination. Clear water, friendly people, reasonably priced jewelry, massages, souvenirs, etc.
I highly recommend it for a getaway – just beware of typhoon season.