First Impressions: Going north along Boracay's western shores, past Friday's and Station 1, Diniwid Beach is a short strip of sandy beach secluded by a small cove, shared by a few resorts such as Boracay West Cove, Nami Resort, Spider House and The Strand Boracay. It may be accessed on land through the Diniwid Beach Road or by a motorized outrigger boat. Cut into and clinging around a rocky cliff, there's also a narrow, unmarked footpath that the locals use to walk between Diniwid and White Beach.
PROS: Quieter, cleaner, less crowded than White Beach. Much closer to White Beach than, say, Puca Shell Beach. The water is also shallow for snorkeling.
CONS: Can still be affected by the seasonal green algae slime as White Beach. The sea life is too spotty.The site could use a few more eateries, otherwise you'd have to eat in any of the resorts in the vicinity. A certain section of the beach is privately owned by Boracay West Cove. The narrow, unsecured footpath is an accident just waiting to happen, which makes the 10-min walk to the beach an unnerving experience in itself. No fear... as there's a small shrine along the footpath to keep you safe.
Scuba tip: Just offshore from Diniwid Beach is a good-sized reef with a nice coral cover on top and then slopes steeply from 10 to 18m in depth. Somewhat between Balinghai and Friday's Reef, this reef is known only to a handful of diving shops as there are no mooring buoys or diving markers at the site.
Verdict: Worth a visit, especially if you feel claustrophobic in White Beach. Grade A.
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