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“Great long white beach”
Review of White Beach

White Beach
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Boracay
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Owner description: Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather.
Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
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“Great long white beach”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Sand as fine and as white as it could be!! Beach as long as it could be! Water as blue as it could be! but be wary of thefts!!! many theft in boracay targeting tourist.

Visited July 2014
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“Worth the trek.”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Its a bit of a hike, especially if you're staying in the super touristy section of the island, but its totally worth it. I was there during off season and it was less crowded, and more secluded. Great little spot to relax and enjoy the water. That being said, there are a lot of water sports kicking off from there and I'm sure its pretty crazy during peak season. Either way though, its very beautiful and the water is fantastic

Visited August 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“One of the nicest beaches.”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never expected that the sand would be so soft. I have traveled a lot around Asia and this is by far the best beach I have been to.

It can easily be compared to the Maldives beaches.

Visited June 2014
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Baguio, Philippines
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“A trip To Remember!”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Boracay Philippines Review
A Trip To Remember
Boracay, Philippines – A Trip To Remember!

Broken facial bone, face plated held by 6 titanium screws. 5 YEARS POST SURGERY: scarred face, lost sense of taste and smell, constantly twitching left eye – This is our unforgettable experience in this so called beautiful Island of Boracay, Philippines.

Is it a fun place to go? YES

Will BORACAY take responsibility for their lack of safety measures? Our experience, NO! – Travelers safety is none of their business!, your money, that is BORACAY’s business.

If you trip or accidentally slip and fall on their laid out trap like the picture below. They will tell you – “Too damn bad, that’s not our problem, that’s your problem”

My family visited Boracay in 2009. One evening, my brother who was standing close to the palm tree while I was paying our bill, tripped on a palm tree root and fell, face on, on the metal bar shown below. A metal bar (protruding through the light post) pierced through his left cheek. We managed to head back to our hotel room and called for medical help.

The resort staff and the attending doctor was very helpful but due to the lack of amenities to properly diagnose the extent of the damage, we had to fly back to our home town to have his condition thoroughly evaluated.

Went in for a long surgery to place a face plate held by 6 titanium screws.

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5-YEARS POST SURGERY: Partial loss of sense of smell and taste, scarred face, and constantly twitching left eye.

2009 – We filed a claim to the governing body of Boracay requesting reimbursement for the cost of the treatment.

BORACAYS Response: It was not their fault. It was apparently my brothers fault for having fun and consuming alcohol. Alcohol that they allowed resorts/restaurants/stores to serve in the island!

Yeah, shame on you my dear brother. You should have just stayed in our hotel and do nothing after spending thousands of pesos to get to what’s supposed to be “a fun place to be” vacation spot geezzz…….

Talk about taking responsibility ey? Blaming a tourist for having fun instead of taking responsibility and admitting their mistake. If, they would have cut those metal bars or even “bent” it, my brother would have just gotten a black eye or contusion.

2009 – Filed a lawsuit.

BORACAY’s RESPONSE: Delayed tactic (Constantly rescheduling hearings).

Their play is to force us to give up, drain our bank for paying our atty fee every time they reschedule - little did they know, their actions gave us more reason to pursue them.

2014 – Finally, a Settlement …. NOT!!!! { borat movie reference :) }

BORACAY offered a “slap on the face” settlement. If we don’t take it, they will take the case to higher court and we will lose.

Ohhh, we got so scared I tell you …… NOT!!!!

OUR RESPONSE: Let’s take it to the higher court.

No human decency! We felt stepped on, not respected

This is not all about the money anymore, we lost that a long time ago. It’s RESPECT! If this would have been offered back in 2009, even though it’s not enough to cover our expenses, we would have taken it, but no, this DISGRACEFUL settlement was offered AFTER 5 YEARS WITH A THREATENING TONE! - We are the government, we can do whatever we want. You are nothing - that’s what we understood from their response.

We were not treated as human beings by the governing bodies of Boracay during the incident. They played the blaming game pinpointing one department to another on who is responsible for the incident. We investigated and sorted things out ourselves. It is not the resort owner or whoever they want to blame that is at fault but it is the governing bodies of Boracay who is responsible for the safety of their visitors. (Our sincerest thanks to the attending Dr., the resort staff and owner, the island police/guard who helped us through the process and to all those who helped us throughout the process.)

What if this happened to someone who cannot afford to undergo surgeries to fix the problem? This person would have been walking in the street with distorted face, not able to find a job/ get a better paying job and potentially mocked because of the way he/she will look.

September 2014 - This is our next hearing date

CONSULTED OTHER LAWYERS: We were told that we are fighting against the government hence, we will always be in the losing end. Our best option is to take the settlement amount since we will not win against the government. Wow, just wow right?

SUCH A DISGRACE TO FILIPINOS and HUMAN RACE!

What would you have done if you were in our situation, would you have done the same, handled it differently or just gave up?

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Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Simply the main attraction in Boracay”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I like that it is white indeed, soft sand, and long shores. Ocean water is clear vivid bright blue! I recommend visitors to visit this very-very long beach on a daily basis!

Visited May 2014
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