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A secluded paradise

This has got to be one of the most underrated, overlooked treasures of the Philippines, a little... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Waikato Region, New Zealand
Relaxed getaway short distance from Boracay

Just an hour's boat ride away from the Caticlan airport is this rural paradise. Fewer than 20 cars... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Kauai, Hawaii
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Carabao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

This has got to be one of the most underrated, overlooked treasures of the Philippines, a little piece of Heaven on Earth, that is so accessible via Tables by ferry, the people here are so warm and welcoming, the beaches pristine and gorgeous blue waters,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank melanie259
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Just an hour's boat ride away from the Caticlan airport is this rural paradise. Fewer than 20 cars on an island of 15,000 people. Most roads were the size of sidewalks...sometimes cement and sometimes gravel or dirt tracks. Travel was accomplished with 'habal habal' motor...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

The Beach really is very surprising! Because it's very clean! The locals are doing a good job in maintaining their beaches nature friendly.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank celineemarielli
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Traveled with my friends to this beautiful island 1 day after Boracay had been closed to tourists and because of the closure, some of the tourists who were displaced headed to this island. I guess nobody was disappointed. The beaches boast of powdery sand just...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank odettsky
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Amazingly this lovely quiet and undeveloped island is only minutes away from Carabao The residents have an uncomplicated lifestyle and without exception were happy and smiling We walked a couple of miles in each direction from our little hotel on the east coast and saw...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mike48
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have been to boracay many times but this was the first time we ventured over to Carabao island and we were not disappointed. We took a private boat over for a day trip and our boatman arranged for motorbikes to meet...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Dem11
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Carabao Island is one of the undiscovered,humble yet gifted island located in San Jose,Romblon adjacent and 20 minute boat ride from the famous Boracay Island. Opposite to its sister island Boracay, Carbao Island is ultra laid back.You can just laze around the uncrowded and unpretentious...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Queen Ara S
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The rooms were beautiful and clean, and beds were extremely comfortable. It rained on a few days that we were there but the staff were very understanding and accommodating and helped us plan out our activities and always wanted to ensure that we were having...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Emdie J
Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

+locals were very hospitable + powdery white sand beaches underated than boracay + must try clif diving at kudingkuding point

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank cyrilp248
Reviewed February 23, 2018

This is the closest island to Boracay and easily reachable by local boat. I have been to this island twice in 3 years and it is developing every time I visit, with new hotels being built and good restaurants. One of the nicest islands in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Des W
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Pierre Alf G
June 10, 2018|
Response from Queen Ara S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Pierre, Once you arrive in Caticlan, you’ll need to catch a van or tricycle to the port known as Sambora Port (you need to tell the driver you are going to Carabao NOT BORACAY), which takes around 10 minutes and... More
Karriz S
June 24, 2017|
Response from Jevell D | Reviewed this property |
hi there! sorry because we slept on my co worker house, you can ask the driver of the motorcycle if you are there, it's easy to get room there because it's not busy place. Or message my friend Joaquina Sasana Miguel on her... More