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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.

Top hotels in Malay

S-E Hotel and Residence
S-E Hotel and Residence
3 out of 5
Aklan West Road, Malay, Aklan
The price is £24 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated near the airport, 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 miles (5 ...

3.6/5Good! (17 reviews)

"It is very basic, just ok if you need a one night to transfer to Boracay"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

S-E Hotel and Residence
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
5 out of 5
Nasog, Malay, Aklan
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Nestled on the beach, this Malay villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Buruanga Beach, White Beach and Bulabog Beach. Station 2 and Caticlan Jetty Port are also within ...

Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Candice Lucy Hotel
Candice Lucy Hotel
3 out of 5
Tolosa Street, Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
The price is £27 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in Caticlan, 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 miles (5 ...

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 28 Feb 2020

Candice Lucy 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Malay

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 Buruanga Beach, White Beach and Bulabog Beach. Station 2 and Caticlan Jetty Port are also within ...

Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Robinson Beach House
Robinson Beach House
4 out of 5
The price is £757 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb

Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island villa is within a 5-minute walk of White Beach, Station 1 and Station 2. D'Mall Boracay and Bulabog Beach are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
편히 잘 쉬고왔네요~

"스테이션 1쪽에 있어서 디몰과는 거리가 있어서 한가하고 바로앞 바다여서 너무 좋았네요~ 직원분도 항시 대기하면서 우리가 필요한거 챙겨주고 넘 편히 쉬고 왔네요~^^"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Robinson Beach House
The Greenhouse Boracay
The Greenhouse Boracay
3.5 out of 5

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 miles (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 9 Apr 2018

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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Reviews of Malay

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5/5 - Excellent

Lyn

14 Apr 2019

Stay here next time

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Apr 2019

Don't go if you want peace and tranquily

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2019

I doubt if you could have a bad experience here. It’s a fabulous relaxing beach resort. With lots if water sports if that’s what you want to do. Paradise!

4/5 - Good

David

23 Mar 2019

After the clean up much has still to be done - the roads are a mess and will be sorted soon however there is a pride in the resort and Station 1 is super quiet and very well organised compared to the chaotic Station 2. Pinnacle is a haven here.

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