This tropical sanctuary at the heart of the Philippines has enough places to keep visitors busy during their stay there. However, if you want to experience Boracay at its purest and most unadulterated, then you are highly recommended to take a day tour at Crystal Cove Island.
Currently ranked at 6th out of the 34 attractions in Boracay listed on TripAdvisor, the Boracay Crystal Cove Island Resort covers 2.5 hectares of land surrounded by the sea filled with beautiful sights and natural wonders that this Philippine beach has been known for.
What makes this resort special?
The exclusivity of the Boracay Crystal Cove, along with the sublime sights, is what people love about this resort. As opposed to the many attractions in Boracay along the congested main beach that visitors continue to flock, the resort gives those who wish to escape the busy life and appreciate the tropic wonders of Boracay the opportunity to kick back and enjoy the simple and natural things in life.
How to get there
Boracay Crystal Cove is a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland and is a popular day-long island-hopping destination among visitors. The resort is open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The tour is divided into two trips: the first trip leaves at 9 am while the second leaves at 12 noon. People travel by boat from the Cagban/Tambisaan port to reach the resort. However, depending on the weather conditions or if the visitors prefer to travel on land, they can ride the multicab (good for 1-10 pax) or tricycle (1-6 pax).
Things to do
If you’re looking for the ultimate island hopping experience, the Crystal Cove island offers different packages to fit your needs. They can go all bare by simply paying for the entrance gate (just for a measly $5US). However, if you want the best during your visit, $25US will cover the transfer from the port to the resort and back, admission with a free tour guide, and a meal that consists of the most succulent seafood, juiciest chickens, and the freshest of fruits.
The resort makes full use of the private white beach on the island through various Boracay activities that will satisfy your thrill for the beach. You can go underwater (scuba diving, helmet diving), ride the waves (jetski, paraw sailing, flyfish, banana boat ride), or even fly high (parasailing)!