Crystal Cove Island

Vacation Travel Guide
Crystal Cove Island

Have a picnic under the shade of a thatched-roof cabana, snorkel with tropical fish or explore crystalline rock formations in hollowed coves on this island paradise.

Crystal Cove Island is a peaceful retreat sheltered between the larger islands of Boracay and Panay. Formerly a fishing outpost known as Tiguatian Island, today Crystal Cove Island is a must-see destination when island-hopping around the aquamarine waters of the Western Visayas. Explore the island’s white-sand beaches and relax at the luxurious resort. Delve into the island’s enchanting coves, find beautiful coral gardens or check out the aviary and museum. Despite covering just 5 acres (2 hectares), Crystal Cove Island has a fantastic range of activities and a stunningly varied coastline.

Stroll along the island’s well-marked paths to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding islands. Visit the island’s namesake coves, which you’ll find on either side of the small island. Descend a narrow staircase to reach the first cove and see intriguing crystal-like formations in the rocks, as well as stalagmites and stalactites. Peer through the hollowed rock to see the Sibuyan Sea beyond the cave walls. A bamboo-lined path shows the way to the second cove. Crouch to walk through a tunnel to reach a rocky outcrop, which is a great spot to snap photographs of waves crashing against the rocks.

Grab your snorkel, mask and fins to explore the clear waters of the coral reef and see brightly colored fish. Check out the island’s museum which features a charming display of local seashells and make your way to the aviary to see a collection of local birds. The island’s thatched-roof shelters and waterfront cabanas are perfect for having a picnic and enjoying the view.

Crystal Cove Island is easy to access via bangka boat or charter tour from Boracay Island or Caticlan Port on the northern coast of Panay. It is a popular stopover on several island-hopping tours departing from Boracay, which is 10 to 20 minutes away by boat. Pay a small entrance fee for access to the entire island and its facilities for the day. Alternatively, stay overnight at Crystal Cove Island’s resort and fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping at the shore.

Top Hotels Close to Crystal Cove Island

La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel
La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
Station 2, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
Located in Boracay Island, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention center and within 2 mi (3 km) of White Beach, Station 2, and Station 1. Station ...
3.1/5 (994 reviews)
"Supposedly Boracay closed for upgrades, etc. This place didn't take advantage of it and the only upgraded was the beach front pool."

Reviewed on 2020/3/20

La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel
Deparis Beach Resort
Deparis Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Station 2, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan
Located in Boracay Island, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Station 2, White Beach, and Station 1. Station 3 and Department ...
3.9/5 Good! (82 reviews)
"The staff were excellent! The room was very clean. Location was perfect!"

Reviewed on 2021/7/31

Deparis Beach Resort
Henann Palm Beach Resort
Henann Palm Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
Station 2, Beachfront, Boracay Island
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island hotel is within a 5-minute walk of White Beach and D'Mall Boracay. Bulabog Beach and Willy's Rock are also within 15 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (168 reviews)
"The hotel has shortage in terms of manpower. But it is probably because of the pandemic. All in all, facilities and amenities is good and clean. Staffs are friendly but lacking. Thanks for the stay Henann Palm Beach! See you next time maybe? :)"

Reviewed on 2021/11/24

Henann Palm Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Crystal Cove Island

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2.5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$12,278 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Under the Stars Luxury Apartments
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