Diniwid Beach | Things to do in Boracay-Aklan
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Boracay Terraces Viewdeck offers a unique perspective to Boracay's White Beach and the mainland Panay. Marked by a gigantic red cross, the viewdeck is about four-storeys high, and sits on top of a cliff behind Boracay Terraces Resort. It is best visited during sunset, when the entire White Beach is tinged with an orange glow. The viewdeck itself is a grave site to the ashes of Steve Tajanlangit, owner of the resort who died in 2011. The ashes are placed inside a small cemented vault at the foot of the large cross, and enclosed in a quiet forest. To reach the viewdeck, visitors would have to trek on rugged terrain for about 10 minutes. During rainy days, however, the trail turns muddy and slippery.
The most photographed beach in the Philippines, Boracay's White Beach is an iconic tropical marvel in Asia. The sand is as fine as talcum powder, and stretches an overwhelming four kilometers. Walking barefoot from end to end would take about 30 minutes. The beach is roughly divided into three docking stations when boats used to drop off tourists along the shore. Station 3 is home to budget travelers and dormitories. Station 2 is the shopping center of the island, and is the most crowded. Station 1 is the high end and least crowded section of the beach. Farther away from Station 1, following the cemented pathway along the coastline will take visitors to Diniwid Beach. The most commercialized beach in the Philippines, White Beach swarms with tourists and establishments, from bars and restaurants, hotels and resorts, to dive shops and souvenir shops. This beach is also the gateway to Boracay's numerous water activities, the best of which include island hopping, paraw sailing, and sunset cruising. Major events in Boracay are hosted on this beach. These include the annual Ati-Atihan Festival (second Sunday of January), Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival (April or May), Halloween Party, New Year's Eve Party, and the monthly three-day Full Moon Party.
Ilig-iligan Beach is possibly the remotest beach in Boracay Island, and can only be accessed through motorbike, a short hike, or by chartering a tricycle (P250/hour). The beach stretches almost a kilometer of grainy, white sand, and faces a few islets. Unlike White Beach and Bulabog Beach, Ilig-iligan Beach is underdeveloped and less crowded, with only two resorts and a small restaurant. At the northern end of the beach are a forest and some rock formations. Farther off shore, visitors will find the Bat Caves with the help of a local guide (approx. P300 guide fee). Visiting the caves, however, may not be a rewarding experience. It requires a steep descent where rugged footwear is recommended. The caves reek of guano and are home to hundreds of fruit bats, flying foxes, and mosquitoes. Be sure to use insect repellant and bring a flashlight when visiting the area.
Where to stay
For international-standard accommodation in the world’s most beautiful island, choose Microtel by Wyndham – Boracay – Boracay in the Philippines. This beachfront hotel boasts top-notch amenities, facilities, and service that remain true to the standards of one of the world’s leading hotel chains.
With its location right on the white sands of Diniwid Beach, north of Station 1, this Mediterranean-inspired Boracay hotel is the best option for guests searching for peace and quiet. Yet it is also not too far from what the island has to offer, with all the establishments at White Beach just a short walk or shuttle ride away.
But even staying here is a guarantee for fun and relaxation, with features like an outdoor swimming pool, children’s play area, and air-conditioned rooms furnished with chiropractic-approved mattresses. With more than just the essentials available, anyone won’t only experience the comforts of home in this exciting island. They will also get to enjoy a memorable beach holiday at Microtel by Wyndham – Boracay.
SuluSea – the magical boutique hotel on Boracay
Elegant and still wonderfully relaxed. Small, distinguished and full of personality: SuluSea is your relaxed hideaway on the picturesque Diniwid Beach of Boracay. As your Austrian host, we attach great importance to having a lot of private space and providing individual service that fulfils all of your wishes. Discover our new boutique hotel on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
Vacationing in style in the Philippines
Modern materials and the stepped construction of the terrace make a dream-like atmosphere in the middle of the shady palm trees. High ceilings and first-class comfort make our rooms and suites luxurious in a casual way. You shall enjoy free Internet access. In addition, a beach bag with a beach towel naturally also stand ready for you. The picturesque beach is only a hop, skip and a jump away; the shopping street D’mall Station 2 is reachable by tricyle-moped-taxi in only 15 minutes.
A perfect day on Boracay
As a boutique hotel, we celebrate a laid-back zest for life and invite you to have breakfast with us like a king and enjoy your days on Boracay to the fullest: Certainly the most beautiful beaches worldwide, athletic adventure and real must-see sights are just waiting to be explored by you. Small romantic restaurants at the beach and bars in small cities astonish with enjoyable regional highlights.
DINIVIEW Villa Resort is located on the hillside between Diniwid Beach and White Beach, with a perfect view of the spectacular Boracay sunset. If you’re looking for your own private paradise away from the crowds, this location is perfect for you. The Villas are situated in splendid isolation surrounded by foliage, all with beautiful ocean views. In the centre of the resort we have a swimming pool and sundeck. Take the stairs down from the Villas along our little path and you’re on Diniwid beach in less than five minutes. Once on the beach it is a ten minute walk to the next cove which is the world famous White Beach, with all it has to offer, including, water sports, shops, spa’s, restaurants and night life. But don’t underestimate the very quaint DINIVIEW Beach as it has its own charms including locally run restaurants and spots to relax and spend the day. Diniwid Beach has become the unofficial second living room of DINIVIEW Villa’s.
The sand, sea, and wind is what inspires us and we hope you find a home away from home at DINIVIEW Villa Resort.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Yapak, Boracay, AklanGet directions