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 AU$48 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Situated in Malay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Caticlan Jetty Port and Tabon Jetty Port. Crystal Cove Island and Magic Island are also within 1 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (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 28 Feb. 2020

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 ...
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Den Pasar Nasog Villa
S-E Hotel and Residence
S-E Hotel and Residence
3 out of 5
Aklan West Road, Malay, Aklan
The price is AU$55 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Caticlan Jetty Port, Tabon Jetty Port and Crystal Cove Island. Magic Island and Cagban Jetty ...
3.6/5 Good! (17 reviews)
"The property is so unique, that if you are fond of watching aircraft arrival and take off you are on the right spot. I noticed we are the only guest at the hotel weekend of Feb 21-23. Wifi on the ground floor does'nt work, you need to to upstairs. Noticed mosquitoes inside our room. A frog is roaming ..."

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

S-E Hotel and Residence
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.
Boracay Amor Apartments
Boracay Amor Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Bukid Way, Diniwid Beach Road, Balabag, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is AU$132 per night from 8 Nov. to 8 Nov.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Diniwid Beach and CityMall Boracay. White Beach and Balinghai Beach are also within 2 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (14 reviews)
Amor apartments
"Lovely little apartment complex, rooms were clean and basic. A hairdryer would have been a good thing to have in rooms. Surrounding area a little rough and ready and needed a tuck tuck to get to main drag for restaurants. Nice 15 min walk to top end of white beach. Wifi in rooms could be an ..."

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2019

Boracay Amor Apartments
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
7Stones Boracay
7Stones Boracay
4 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bulabog Beach, Station 2 and White Beach. Budget Mart and Department of Tourism ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (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 9 Apr. 2018

7Stones 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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