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Address: Carabao Island, Philippines
Phone Number: 00639183348888

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Beach Paradise

Carabao island is the perfect getaway paradise if you feel the need to really relax. Especially if you've spent a few days on Boracay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Avoid around election times, it gets very noisy. Check reviews on resorts and read into them - some are overly expensive for what you get. Coral beaches, urchins in water, but great snorkeling, and not far from a nip to Boracay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Carabao island is the perfect getaway paradise if you feel the need to really relax. Especially if you've spent a few days on Boracay.

Thank ElGrandeWard
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Stayed here three nights. All the places along Lanas beach are great. Beach House had amazing food and Lanas was good too. Stayed at White Beach and Kite Resort - quaint and nice. No stress living. Visit this island if you want some peace and quiet. There's island touring too which is fun for a day trip (cliff jumping, bat... More 

Thank 33NG
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Carabao is a quiet island a short boat trip from Boracay and I am told what Boracay was like 20years ago. Beautiful quiet beaches, friendly locals, smiling children. You are shown the islands beauty whilst riding pillion on a motor cycle, stopping of to dive of the cliff, or swim through the coastal cave to the ocean. Climbing the trail... More 

Thank JulesD92
Trondheim, Norway
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Carabao island for people who wants to go native. Meet real local people, no sellers just smiles. Good local food with free fruit, fish vegetables...fantastic diving , sightseeing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling....

Thank Smileyguitar
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139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I was GRANDPAcking in the Romblon Islands for a few weeks. Carabao is just north of (the famous) party island of Boracay. Carabao is also known as Hambil Island (its pre-Spanish name) or as San Jose (its legislative name). Carabao is almost untouched by tourism. The beaches are deserted and quiet. It is nothing like Boracay. In fact, it is... More 

1 Thank Neville Shaun R
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We were with a group of 12 travelers and decided to rent a speedboat to get from Boracay to Carabao Island. A bit of a choppy but fun ride on the waves for about 30 mins. We didnt really know where to go on this island. Tourism is definitely not so developed yet, which is nice! but it also means... More 

1 Thank Tobias S
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you are looking for peace... this could be heaven for you! Friendly people, quiet nights, dogs barking, cocks crowing...

Thank Martin F
Fort Worth, Tx
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Carabao is a much quieter and totally uncrowded island compared to neighboring Boracay Island. Met quite a few people who came over to get away from the Boracay crowds. Diving is good but not great with respect to seeing fish. There are planned shutdowns of electricity each day by the government which is annoying, especially if your hotel doesn't run... More 

Thank shuffleboy
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

nice place to escape a few days if you bored or tired with busy noisy boracay :) take cash as no ATM , few shops with basics , get a nice resort like White Dive Beach and relax walk on the beach on your own , arrange a tour island, caves water buffalo riding snorkeling diving many to not miss... More 

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