We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Padre Burgos, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 923 190 2100

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 77 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 18
    Very good
  • 35
  • 15
  • 4
jellyfishes all over

The first thing you will notice upon riding a boat near the shore are lots of sea urchins and jellyfishes. And when we arrived at borawan we noticed that there were nets. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jerrilyn B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 77: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first thing you will notice upon riding a boat near the shore are lots of sea urchins and jellyfishes. And when we arrived at borawan we noticed that there were nets. The purpose of this was to assign a designated swimming area to prevent jellyfishes to swim with other guest. But this net wont prevent then from entering the... More 

Thank Jerrilyn B
Manila, Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Island is good to camp and for overnight but the hard part is its water line is quite not friendly. Since it is open, under current can be expected. Have to ride a boat to transfer and will took you aroung 30mins transfer to puting buhangin or kuwebang lampas. Did not go off due to it has entrance fee once... More 

1 Thank michael P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Out of the three surrounding islands of Kuwebang Lampas and Dampalitan Beach, Borawan Islands has the most convenient location for camping overnight. Do note that the water here is unlimited, has electricity service from 6pm onwards.Borawan stays true to its name as the limestones rock formation around will make you feel like your in Palawan plus the white sand that... More 

5 Thank Laine_Leon
Romeoville, Illinois
Level Contributor
223 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Beautiful beach, great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Using the beach is 150 pesos per person. It was a little tricky finding a boat to take us to the island, however after we figured that out it was a great afternoon.

6 Thank Geo89_12
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Borawan Island was great. My group of friends had the whole island to ourselves when we got there at about 9.30am (via car from Manila). The friendly island security guard gave us the best spot to pitch our tent, a sheltered little nook between 2 limestone formations. There's a little store when you can buy snacks, coffee and even charge... More 

5 Thank criseleslao
Muntinlupa, Philippines
Level Contributor
95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay at Borawan months ago and still can't forget those memories, the food served and the personal care of our Tour Guide, Ate Irma Saniel. In fact, because of her, It was my review of Borawan in Tripadvisor that has the most viewed article of mine. However, we lost contact with her until she managed to... More 

8 Thank Certified_Biyahero
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

A huge disappointment. The beach is nice, water is okay but there's a lot of garbage, comfort rooms are messy and the queue is ridiculously long. The campers are awfully terrible and noisy. It would be a great place if the management could be extra strict for maintaining the place and the people especially at night. If you're planning to... More 

2 Thank tra v
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We super enjoyed our stay in borawan even if its a ahort dah preparation. We stayed in a little private island. Staffs were doing great and made sure for good accomodation. Foods were delicious. Water was so bluish clear that you wish you'd stay there forever❤️

Thank Rizel B
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

My second time around here. Entrance fee went up. Now it's Php150/person. Huts for leaving your things or for eating is Php850. They have a security guard there that welcomes you to the island. He will collect your fees before you leave. Public toilet and shower is now free. Toilet is stinky, no flush. Shower is fresh water. It's right... More 

4 Thank Rdm D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

As a person who loves beach, it's just an average. The beach is clean, limited electricity and there's no enough fun activities there. The store and restaurant there is quiet pricey so bring your own food, drinks and other necessities.

1 Thank Katherine Mae D

Travelers who viewed Borawan Island also viewed

Pagbilao, Quezon Province
Mauban, Quezon Province
Padre Burgos, Quezon Province
San Andres, Quezon Province

Been to Borawan Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Borawan Island and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Borawan Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?