Hands down the BEST hotel experience I have had thus far in my life. From the uniqueness of the hotels architecture to the quality of the food served on the beach; everything was wonderfully amazing. The only complaint I would have is that our net over our bed had a few holes in it that we covered with tape and some people might have difficulty sleeping if they cant handle the sound of waves crashing against rocks every night (I love the sound).
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not like wildlife or being "in nature" do not stay here. The rooms are open and geckos, spiders, insects, fruit bats, etc. are all aournd. With that being said; we slept without feeling creeped out by bugs because of the nets and there are absolutely no mosquitos.
Puka Beach is beautiful and there were only a handful of people there. The Bat Cave is awesome because we say a beautiful sea snake and cave crab, HOWEVER, it is quite dangerous in my opinion as the entrance is very slick and the fall (while only about 30 feet) is onto very sharp rocks. The crystal cave is not good.
Also, make sure you get a set price for the bat cave and puka beach trip. We were stopped by guys on the gravel road outside the caves and told to pay an extra 1500 pesos for "cave fees" which of course was a joke but there were 6 guys who were just sitting there so I avoided an awkward argument and paid. Do not pay them as I came to learn they were just pretending to be part of the "system".
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- Also Known As:
- Baling Hai Beach Hotel Boracay