Malay

Malay

Everybody knows Malay’s world-renowned tourist destination, Boracay Island. But this glamorous island is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Malay, a humble municipality filled with stunning secluded getaways and unspoiled natural wonders.

Malay’s prime attraction is, without a doubt, Boracay Island. Tourists from all over the world journey to the Philippines to experience the famous white sands and iconic beachfront nightlife on this island’s White Beach. But if you try venturing away from this party hotspot, you’ll discover plenty of other attractions scattered around the island.

Opposite of White Beach, on the island’s eastern side, you’ll find Bulabog Beach, a hotspot for windsurfing and kitesurfing activities. While this area’s seaweed-dotted shores aren’t exactly perfect for swimming, they are home to some of the strongest winds and largest waves you can find on the island.

Tucked away in Boracay’s northern end is Puka Beach, a secluded spot perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds in White Beach. Discover more of Boracay’s lesser known destinations by going cliff diving on Magic Island, exploring caves in Crystal Cove, or going snorkeling and diving in the waters of Crocodile Island.

One of Malay’s most secluded beaches actually lies outside of Boracay Island, in the humble municipality of Naasug. Ride a banca from the town proper or from Boracay and spend a relaxing hour or two in the unspoiled white sands of Naasug Point. This ideal sightseeing and diving spot is also home to rich limestone forests and a 150-foot sea cliff.

From Naasug, you can journey to the neighboring municipality of Poblacion and go spelunking in the historic Pangihan Cave, a wildlife sanctuary home to hundreds of native bats. Travelers can walk among the stalactites, stalagmites, and clusters of nesting bats housed within the cave’s eight chambers.

Another ideal attraction for adventure lovers is the majestic Nagata Falls, the highest waterfall in Nabaoy. Trekking to Nagata Falls isn’t for the faint of heart, since the experience involves a three-hour walk through thriving forests and a total of five rivers.

Those who want a less rigorous waterfall experience can opt to visit Kabulihan’s Agnaga Falls instead. Its cold spring and short 30-minute trek make this mini waterfall site a favorite summer picnic spot among locals.

Head to Nabaoy River if you want a taste of Malay’s authentic local delicacies. Locals living in huts along the river offer traditional dishes at a reasonable price, and you can feast on these delights right by the river’s calm and clear waters.

You might also want to drop by the Malay Ecological Park in Argao. This rural eco-tourism destination is home to fruit-bearing trees, a butterfly and botanical garden, and tree houses with view decks. Climb the 65 steps up to its peak for a scenic view of Boracay Island.

Don’t forget to look around for delicious Aklanon eats during you trip. Dishes like binakol (chicken cooked in bamboo), inubarang manok (chicken cooked with banana stalk and coconut milk), and linapay (pounded freshwater shrimps and coconut meat in taro leaves) are just some of the interesting treats you might find in the area.

Of course, if you ever find yourself feeling tired from exploring the mainland, Boracay Island’s cozy resorts and chill spots are always just a short boat ride away.

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  2. Lemoni Cafe
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  3. Real Coffee
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  4. The Sunny Side Cafe
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  5. Dos Mestizos
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  6. Jonah's Fruit Shake & Snack Bar
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  7. Bar Lo
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  8. SpiceBird
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  9. Jony's Bar and Restaurant
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  10. Mesa Filipino Moderne
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Top Rated Hotels in Malay Browse All

  1. Two Seasons Boracay
    4.5 Stars
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  2. Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa
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  3. Discovery Shores Boracay
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    Hotel
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  4. Astoria Boracay
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  5. Zuzuni Boutique Hotel
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  6. White House Beach Resort
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  7. Estacio Uno
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  8. Spider House Resort
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  9. Sur Boracay
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  10. Ti Braz
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
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Top Rated Places in Malay Browse All

  1. Two Seasons Boracay
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
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  2. Boracay Island
    4.5 Stars
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  3. Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    28 Reviews View
  4. Zuzuni Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    35 Reviews View
  5. Lemoni Cafe
    4.5 Stars
    Mediterranean
    63 Reviews View
  6. Discovery Shores Boracay
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    21 Reviews View
  7. Boracay White Beach
    5.0 Stars
    Great Outdoors
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  8. Real Coffee
    4.5 Stars
    Café
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  9. Starbucks Coffee
    5.0 Stars
    Coffee
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  10. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
    4.5 Stars
    Great Outdoors
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