White Beach
White Beach
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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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  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand742 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watch out for falling coconuts
    This was my second visit to the island. Once again I stayed at Station 3 as I find this end has less tourists around and it is quieter at night. Plenty of tourists coming and going each day. I noticed along Station 3 many of coconut trees where people walk have coconuts on them. This is a very dangerous environment to be walking through. I did not check whether Stations 1 and 2 were similar. The authorities should address this problem before someone is seriously injured or killed.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Voted #18 best beach in world
    This beach is one of my favouites and one of the best in the Philippines. It was recently voted #18 in the world. The white sand and crystal clear waters are stunning. Dining at the many beachfront restaurants and bars, you will have fantastic views of the beach. Sunset is a really special time and you will see many Paraw Sailing boats in the area.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 24, 2023
  • Andreas W
    Busan, South Korea103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Re-visiting Boracay after22 years.
    Sand is still awesome. Clean-up was happened a while ago and it would not hurt to remove those sticks leaves and other organic rotting debris from time to time as well. Anyway, the beach is still one of the most beautiful around. As for the other side of the beach walk, incredible changes happen. Not necessarily for the good. So many big resorts and hotels side by side. We somewhat miss the old Boracay here, the place where backpackers, divers and people for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing meet. But that is just how times are heading to, consuming, commercialized environment as every tourist hot spot. Don’t get me wrong, it it good to be here, hotel is nice, staff everywhere friendly and attentive. Food is mainly a ripoff, you must be lucky to pick the right location. Restaurants of big hotels are no Garantie for good food - we rather experience the opposite - lousy food but highly overpriced.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • royce r
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    This was my second visit to the island. Once again I stayed at Station 3 as I find this end has less tourists around and it is quieter at night. Plenty of tourists coming and going each day. I noticed along Station 3 many of coconut trees where people walk have coconuts on them. This is a very dangerous environment to be walking through. I did not check whether Stations 1 and 2 were similar. The beach is absolutely stunning...clear water...white sand and amazing sunsets but there are no rubbish bins except for 3 in the centre of the beach area so be prepared to carry it with you and there are no public toilets unless you eat at a restaurant and even then a lot don't have toilets.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 17, 2023
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KarlieTravel
Pretoria, South Africa141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I loved this beach!! Station 1 is nice and quiet, Station 2 is where D’Mall is at so it is busy and the locals are hustling for business, which can be a bit annoying but it’s understandable, cause it’s their ‘bread and butter’.
Written February 25, 2024
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Rahul Habbu
Mumbai, India92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach , you would never want to leave this place. Perfect for photography and lifetime memories . Specially the wave board you get on rentals can keep you busy and floating :)
Written January 31, 2024
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royce r
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was my second visit to the island. Once again I stayed at Station 3 as I find this end has less tourists around and it is quieter at night. Plenty of tourists coming and going each day.
I noticed along Station 3 many of coconut trees where people walk have coconuts on them. This is a very dangerous environment to be walking through. I did not check whether Stations 1 and 2 were similar.
The beach is absolutely stunning...clear water...white sand and amazing sunsets but there are no rubbish bins except for 3 in the centre of the beach area so be prepared to carry it with you and there are no public toilets unless you eat at a restaurant and even then a lot don't have toilets.
Written December 17, 2023
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,267 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
After a 20 minute ride on the hop-on-hop-off bus, we arrived at white beach. A pretty cool area with shopping, restaurants, and a nice beach area. However, ruined by hawkers selling whatever. And it doesn’t stop, no matter how far you trek they keep coming at you. Too bad because it could be a nice area to visit. Will not return.
Written November 20, 2023
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Glenn
Poole, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Boracay has fantastic sandy beach with beautiful sunsets but the beach is full of tour agents and staff touting massage services - it totally ruins what should be a relaxing holiday. On top of that you then have the paddle board operators all along the beach too. Then there are all the restaurant staff standing outside waving menus … So if you want a quiet relaxing beach then avoid White Beach on Boracay

I can’t understand the authorities allowing so many tour agents - just 20 on the beach would be more than enough instead of well over 100 - you can’t walk 10 metres without coming across another tour agent waving a card with the same photos that all the other tour agents have.
Written November 8, 2023
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Andreas W
Busan, South Korea103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Sand is still awesome. Clean-up was happened a while ago and it would not hurt to remove those sticks leaves and other organic rotting debris from time to time as well. Anyway, the beach is still one of the most beautiful around.
As for the other side of the beach walk, incredible changes happen. Not necessarily for the good. So many big resorts and hotels side by side. We somewhat miss the old Boracay here, the place where backpackers, divers and people for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing meet. But that is just how times are heading to, consuming, commercialized environment as every tourist hot spot.
Don’t get me wrong, it it good to be here, hotel is nice, staff everywhere friendly and attentive. Food is mainly a ripoff, you must be lucky to pick the right location. Restaurants of big hotels are no Garantie for good food - we rather experience the opposite - lousy food but highly overpriced.
Written September 28, 2023
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JC 23
Hong Kong, China71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Pristine white sand and the turquoise beaches makes Boracay a holiday paradise. Add to that the breathtaking sunsets, fun water activities, a booming nightlife and a plethora of top rated restaurants and resorts, and it is simply one of the best holiday destinations for couples and families alike.
Written August 5, 2023
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Paul C
Bantayan Island, Philippines468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Clean, tidy, no thrash, no dog poop White Beach is a fun place to spend a week as a beach bum.

From 5☆ Hotels, The Lind, to D' Mall or from Station 1 to Station 3 there are many very good restaurants and bars. Our favorite hangout was Cafe del Sol for coffee and cheesecake and Aria Cusina Italiana for pizza and pasta. There is a new restaurant The Royal Indian Curry House that is excellent

As we stayed at The Lind we were not bothered by the large number of beach goers but if you have been to Spain, Italy or Greece they are also crowded so nothing new here

You have to try the Paraw Sailing. Its a one of a kind thrll not found anywhere else!

Overall, Boracay is still a great place, offering the best standards
Written May 27, 2023
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Flightsnotfeelings
Shrewsbury, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Nice beach that has been cleaned up, very busy , lots of amenities, restaurants, boat trips, the usual tourist attractions. I wouldn’t say it’s a relaxing place but lovely views with beautiful soft sand and crystal clear water near station 3.
Written May 26, 2023
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Eunice B
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Beach was calm and warm. Sand was fine and powdery. It was just too many people on land selling you things and too many people on the water on paddle boats etc - also selling you things! its not relaxing. Plus there was so much seaweed/algae washing up on the shore - the cleaners can barely keep up!!!
Written May 7, 2023
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