Alona Beach
Alona Beach
3.5
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  • AzRat
    Arizona2,286 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a good experience
    Beach is only cleaned once a week - piles of smelly rotting sea grass (except in front of Henann Resort which cleaned daily). Trash in water and oily residue from all the motor boats. Sand beach itself is only 5 meters wide. Plenty of bars, restaurants, and massage places make it crowded at night.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • arborantics
    Perth, Australia322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Low season- perfect
    Travelling through Bohol lots but I do like time spent here in Alona. Nice water to swim with plenty options for drink and food. Spent 3 days around here just relaxing and enjoying the space. For sure with September + the tourist will arrive, Alona will become very busy and noisy with party times. I prefer low season to better enjoy
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Paul H
    52 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alona Beach is a testimony to awfulness….
    It’s such a shame to see a beautiful beach and town turned into a dump. So surprised when we got here. Reviews and pictures certainly looked decent enough. However this place is awful. About time we checked out and went somewhere (anywhere) better than this.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
  • Margz J
    25 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit surprised
    It looks like a little Boracay. Lots of restaurants & bars. Lots of massages offered and there are massages with a happy ending offered to the boys during the night😲. It's unbelievable, I mean It looked like a decent beach on photos but its not specially during the night. It's great for boys night out partying and drinking.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 4, 2024
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Be.Joe.Ri
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went looking for the best motorbike rental near Alona beach. “Alona tourist service” had the best online reviews so we were willing to pay some more for their services even though many others in the street had better prices. We took a Honda bike for 600p per 24 hours. Great bike. But the company has attached all license plates with tiewraps and during the driving ours must have fell off. We did not even touched the plate. Of course it did happen during our rental period. But we could have done nothing to prevent it from happening. Not a big problem: things happen. But when we came back with the bike, the guy in the store told us to wait. He tried to call his boss on several numbers for about 20 times without an answer. He decided to keep ALL of our deposite 500p (that is almost the same amount of a total 24hr rent including insurance). He told us that his boss would charge him the deposit if he would not take it from us, and that if he could reach his boss the amount of money we had to pay would be even higher then the deposit itself. All the bikes this company offers for rent have license plates with tiewraps. If one is not attached and falls off without you even knowing it; they will keep all of your money!! Beware it’s just an other shady way of taking money from the tourists..
Written March 2, 2020
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JuliaDin
China22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Even if we had heard wonders about this place, we were breathtaken by the beauty of this beach. We witnessed gorgeous sunsets from the Amorita swimming pool, which oversees the whole stretch of sand and sea. Clean waters with LOTS of colorful fish and sealife you can observe even outside the water, at naked eye. Amazing.
Written January 16, 2020
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Diana K
15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I bet this beach was so beautiful before all these useless cafes were built and 1000s of people arrived. It has definitely lost its vibe unfortunately. Beach is very narrow and shallow. Worth spending 3-4 days only to go swim with turtles and visit virgin island (whole day), swim with whale sharks and go see tarsiers. There are couple good dinner options like Sisa Bistrot. If budget allows, go to Crimson hotel in Boracay for an absolute dream bounty come true with private beach, crystal water and unbelievable untouched beauty.
Written January 8, 2020
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AgthP
Paris, France11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Overrated beach. The water is clear and the sand white, but the beach is not deep so there is no real place to chill and anyway with all the noise and people you can’t chill (prefer White Beach for that).
So many street sellers, massage....
we had our hotel there (Henann) but we never hung out at the beach, we preferred to tale our motorbike and leave for White beach or Damaluan beach!
Written March 9, 2020
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Emerald M
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I stayed in the Hennan Resort which is on the beach. The water is gorgeous and the sunsets are beautiful, but you can't walk along the beach let alone lie down without being hassled by tour, massage and trinket vendors. Worth a walk through and maybe a quick swim but I wouldn't plan to relax here.
Written June 12, 2022
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arborantics
Perth, Australia322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Travelling through Bohol lots but I do like time spent here in Alona.

Nice water to swim with plenty options for drink and food. Spent 3 days around here just relaxing and enjoying the space.

For sure with September + the tourist will arrive, Alona will become very busy and noisy with party times.

I prefer low season to better enjoy
Written September 18, 2023
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Kevin Barnes
Stowmarket, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The beach its self is only about 10 metres from walkway to water and the tide only comes in about 3 metres but makes swimming a lot easier. The white sand is very inviting and even in hot weather does not get too hot. The sea is warm and very clear.
The restaurants on the front are very reasonable and great to sit and have a drink at sunset.
Downside - The number of vendors trying to sell jewellery, trips and sunglasses, they do take no for an answer. The area is used by dive schools that take up a lot of the beach so pick your spot carefully.
If you are looking for a lovely beach and a lot going on Alona Beach is ideal.
Written January 19, 2020
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cire7419
Quezon City, Philippines17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Alona beach has a simple no complication beach compared to Boracay. It is very accessible from the Panglao Airport it would only take around 7-10 minutes. The beach is not comparable to Boracay but has powdery white sand also. Best time for swim is in thE morning. You can buy cheaper quality food in the area. Love the chilled buko!

Just wish that they prohibit smoking along beachfront.
Written March 5, 2020
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Anegeyn M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Alona beach itself was terrible. Inside the buoys the water was not swimmable. Too many rocks and too much growth from the ocean bottom extending up almost to the surface. Not a pleasant experience. I dont recommend this beach if you like to just swim in the ocean as i wanted to do.
However, the night life was fun. We went to a few bars and danced.
Written October 23, 2022
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Worldtraveler Natascha
Katwijk, The Netherlands256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
This beach is gorgeous, white sand blue water. Its a bit crowded but thats nice. The sellers for tours are a bit annoying ( they try to sell you a tour for 1000 peso and dont tell you you need to pay for a 850 peso lunch, im fooled :( ) But a cute beach with nice restaurants
Written March 12, 2023
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