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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  • Andreas W
    Busan, South Korea108 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
    1 contribution
    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
  • Wayne O
    Canberra, Australia101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best way to enjoy your stay in Boracay.
    We spent full days on this beach and loved every moment of it! As Australia's, we love our beaches, but this was something else. The white sand, the beautiful clear warm water. There's fish that swim amongst the swimmers, it's really amazing. All along the beach you have restaurants and shops. It's great to swim for a few hours, get something to eat, buy some gifts, and then go back to the water. We had two teenage children who were having fun the whole time. The only thing I saw my kids on their phones was in the hotel room. Don't worry about sitting on your towels and getting sand on them. You can hire mats on the beach and sit on those. We are already planning our trip for next year.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 17, 2024
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Mogadan
Macau, China89 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Maybe Borocay was beautiful a few years ago, now is just packed with Turism... it’s impossible to move after the sun sets, the restaurants aim mostly for the Chinese tourists (there is a Mac, KFC and Starbucks at the beach?!)
Either you pay to stay at a private beach, or you must love to hang with 100 people around you. If neither of these options suit you, don’t come.
Written January 29, 2020
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This approximately four-kilometer stretch of white beach is definitely Boracay Island's main attraction. It's the main reason why people visit the island. It may not have the whitest and the finest white sand in the country, but it's got a really nice one and great lukewarm clear waters, too. There are times of the year when green moss cover many parts of it, so be sure to check out the best season of the year to avoid this. In summer, the white beach gets pretty crowded and the cost of accommodation at the beachfront resorts is more expensive than usual. There are also many agents who try to give you their offers as to the water activities one can do in Boracay. Be sure to canvass and compare the prices first before you decide. Some of them are simply overpriced.
Written July 24, 2021
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Cherie Q
Daly City, CA153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
As if I had died and went to heaven, so goes the world's best compliment.
White Beach has the finest, whitest sands, a long shore and no rip tide to watch out for. No sharks either, just assertive locals exhibiting entrepreneurial spirit by offering boat rides.
Somehow the water was cool in February, when frequenters tend to expect warmth here in Southeast Asia. Blame the water temperature on the tragically melting glaciers, said my brother in law. But the water is so calm and soothing it's easy to forget the chill and luxuriate in its caress with the breeze in your face.
Written March 6, 2020
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Glenn
Poole, UK100 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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Catherine S
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Crystal clear blue and green water, talcum powder white sand. Nature gave this beach everything and it is super clean since the closure. There isn't a lot of shade now so mornings and sunset are best. I was there during a very quiet time, which was heaven. I t can be hard to find a peaceful spot during peak times.
Written March 26, 2020
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royce r
1 contribution
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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Doctor Ryan M
Gwangju, South Korea131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
There are a ton of cool bars and restaurants located along this beach. I went here with some friends from work and we had a grand time . When you travel to boracay this is the best place to stay. The water is not too deep and progresses slowly with lots of Room to Wade. The waves aren't so bad either.It offers the best sunset views around with sailboats in the background.
Written March 2, 2020
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Sam
Almaty, Kazakhstan99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
It’s an amazing beach with white sands and blue clean waters. Advantages: clean, beautiful sunset and sunrise, lots of restaurants and bars, coffee shops. Disadvantages: quite crowded, pricy goods in shops, very crowded with tourists. Also hotels and hostels are quite expensive in high seasons.
Written February 24, 2020
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Andreas W
Busan, South Korea108 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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Vasilis O
179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The beach is beautiful, amazing and super . Unfortunately it is overcrowded all day long . If you are going to book a hotel better try not the center but the far left or the far right corner of the beach to avoid the crowds
Written January 18, 2020
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