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Address: Balabag, Aklan Province 5608, Philippines
Description: Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its...
Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather.
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'Not-so-White Beach' in April/May - Green algae

Upon arriving, we were very excited for the famous pristine beaches and water. When we headed out for a swim on our first day, we were hit with the mucky green algae all through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Upon arriving, we were very excited for the famous pristine beaches and water. When we headed out for a swim on our first day, we were hit with the mucky green algae all through the water. Really thick at the waters edge and still there the further out you swam. We asked our hotel what it was and if there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

White Beach is nice but there are a lot of people, which can be fun. Lots of bars/restaurants have umbrellas where you can sit and eat or drink. The sunsets are the best part IMO. Bathrooms are a bit of a challenge I recommend getting an umbrella buy your food or drinks from them and now you have access to... More 

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Chiang Mai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Boracay and in all honesty our last visit too. The beach side with all the restaurants and pubs is great. The locals are very friendly although some of them are starting to charge foreigners more money for a ride in a tricycle. During our stay we learned that in the months April and May... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

this is where we had stayed. lovely beach. lots of beach activities, restaurants, massage parlours, shopping and lots of action. at night it used to turn into an open air restaurants with live music and fir show and stuff. it was an amazing experience

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I think of this place when I need to calm myself and go to my happy place (while sitting in the dentist chair or stuck in bad traffic). The beach is pure white sand almost like talcum powder. Colors of the sky and water constantly change. I took a sort of pontoon type boat ( with a bus engine) out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This beach is truly paradise white sands with crystal blue waters. Enjoy a massage or sip a cocktail whilst watching the mesmerising sunset!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

glory of glories! the clearest, bluest, most idyllic beach I've ever been to. It spans an impressive half-hour walk from stations one to three, and it's a lot quieter some places than others [station 1 and 3 in particular: you can bob in total silence. station 2 is a riot at the best of times]. no sea urchins or stonefish... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Well, you hear so much about this "Boracay" and this "White Beach" that you expect a lot ! It was not that crowed but it is not a wild beach, so if you are used to truly wonderful beach (Seychelles, Whitehaven Beach in Australia, Maldives...) just pass this one. The sand it white and nice, true, but not the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A bit more busier than other beach, but the beach and sea was very inviting. We have done so many watersports there so I love going back there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The water is clear and not deep. The beach was perfect for swimming and playing. In March there was quite a lot of algae. but you could find spaces where there was less algae, and deeper you went less algae there was.

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