Boracay is famous for its pristine white beaches and clear blue waters, and is one of Philippines' top tourist destinations. The island has seen an explosive growth in tourism in recent years (expect crowded beaches), and you can find hotels, restaurants, bars, kitsurfing shops, tourist shops and dive shops lining White Beach, the famous 4km stretch of white sand. If you are looking for a more local immersion and be further away from the tourist masses, head north to Diniwid Beach or east to Bulabog Beach.
Boracay is generally safe. Women travelers are unlikely to encounter any safety issues, however use common sense: avoid getting drunk in public and leave your valuables in your hotel's safe. Expect to pay more in Boracay than in other parts of Phillippines; low budget accomodation options can be hard to find online. Most of the accomodations online are hotels, resorts or small apartments.
Wifi in Boracay has been reported to be slow. If you require fast internet speed for work, you will be hard pressed to find a cafe or accommodation with fast internet.
Boracay's peak season is from November to May, when the weather is dry and ranges from 25 degrees celcius to 32 degrees celcius. Mid-May to Mid-July is the hottest time of the year, when temperatures rise to as high as 38 degrees celcius. Middle of July to November is the rainy season, and occasional showers are not uncommon. It is also the typhoon season and that means stormy weather and some heavy rain, sometimes over several days.