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Malay

Travel Guide
Crystal Cove Island

When you stay in this glorious area on the tip of Panay Island get out and explore because fascinating caves, superb dive sites, surf spots and tropical beaches await.

Malay is a municpality boasting miles of glorious coastline dotted with attractive bays, idyllic islands, seaside villages and watersport centers. Part of the Aklan province, Malay splits into a collection of 17 barangays (districts).

Caticlan is the main port of entry and the gateway to the region’s riches. Drive the coastal road to get a glimpse of the white-sand beaches and undulating green landscapes of Union Bay.

A short boat ride from Caticlan is the paradisiacal island of Boracay, one of the Philippines' most famous destinations for beachcombing, nightlife and watersports. Featuring 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of fluffy sand, transparent water, bars, clubs, hostels and hotels, White Beach is the heart of the island’s activity. Go Jet Skiing, kitesurfing and windsurfing at Bulabog Beach and escape the crowds at Diniwid Beach. Also worth visiting are Balinghai Beach, Cagban Beach and Puka Shell Beach.

Diving enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to explore the unspoiled caves and reefs of Laurel Island. Join snorkeling excursions to Crocodile Island. Try cliff jumping on Magic Island.

Back on the mainland, head along the west coast to Motag Living Museum and learn about the culinary, farming and handicraft traditions of Aklan. Nearby Nassug Point is another excellent location for scuba diving and snorkeling.

Travel inland for a break from the beaches. Marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites that decorate the chambers of Pangihan Cave. Hike the short, forested trail to Nagata Falls, in Nabaoy. Cool off from the summer heat at Agnaga Mini Falls and Cold Spring.

Reach Malay by flying to Caticlan’s Godofredo P. Ramos Airport from Cebu and Manila. It’s easy to get around the mainland area by taking tricycle taxis. Public buses connect Malay with other towns, such as Iloilo City, Kalibo and Roxas City, on Panay Island.

Candice Lucy Hotel
Candice Lucy Hotel
3 out of 5
Tolosa Street, Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
The price is NT$899 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in Malay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tabon Jetty Port and Caticlan Jetty Port. White Beach and Station 2 are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.4/5Excellent! (24 reviews)
"Beautiful place where the extra effort was made to create a nice, homey, welcoming atmosphere! Very nice restaurant/bar with good (not expensive) home made food and drinks! An unexpected delight!!!"

Reviewed on 2020/2/28

Candice Lucy Hotel
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
5 out of 5
Nasog, Malay, Aklan
Nestled on the beach, this Malay villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Caticlan Jetty Port, Buruanga Beach, and Cagban Beach. Tulubhan Beach and Tabon Jetty Port are ...
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
NAVSOT Hotel
NAVSOT Hotel
3 out of 5
Unnamed Rd, Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
The price is NT$1,398 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in Malay, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tabon Jetty Port and Caticlan Jetty Port. White Beach and Station 2 are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Quick stopover
"The staff here are fantastic. The room was large and the bed comfy. Breakfast was brilliant, very tasty. Very convenient for the Ferry too."

Reviewed on 2020/2/2

NAVSOT Hotel
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.
7Stones Boracay
7Stones Boracay
4 out of 5
Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is NT$722 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bulabog Beach, D'Mall Boracay, and White Beach. Station 2 and Station 1 are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (222 reviews)
Will stay again for sure
"This is the 2nd stay for me and my wife here. It is well maintained as a very good hotel with nice environment, friendly staff and peaceful beach area with convenient location to white beach."

Reviewed on 2018/4/9

7Stones Boracay
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
5 out of 5
Nasog, Malay, Aklan
Nestled on the beach, this Malay villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Caticlan Jetty Port, Buruanga Beach, and Cagban Beach. Tulubhan Beach and Tabon Jetty Port are ...
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
The Greenhouse Boracay
The Greenhouse Boracay
3.5 out of 5
Balinghai Road, Yapak, Boracay Island, Aklan
Situated near the beach, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Balinghai Beach and Puka Beach. White Beach and Diniwid Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing place
"Excellent place, lovely view and convenient for group or family. I’m looking forward for another holiday in this place 😉"

Reviewed on 2018/4/9

The Greenhouse Boracay
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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