Malay

Travel Guide
Crystal Cove Island featuring a luxury hotel or resort, rocky coastline and tropical scenes

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.

Centillo Travellers Inn
Centillo Travellers Inn
2.5 out of 5
National Road, Malay, Aklan
The price is P1,607 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated near the beach, this inn is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Caticlan Jetty Port and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from White Beach. Magic Island and Tabon Jetty Port are also ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"Room was very clean and staff was friendly, however only good for sleep. Nothing to drink or to eat their."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Centillo Travellers Inn
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, Cagban Beach, and Tulubhan Beach. Caticlan Jetty Port and Tabon Jetty Port are ...
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
NAVSOT Hotel
NAVSOT Hotel
3 out of 5
Unnamed Rd, Caticlan, Malay, Aklan
The price is P3,125 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Situated in Malay, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Caticlan Jetty Port and within 3 mi (5 km) of White Beach and Station 2. Tabon Jetty Port and Magic Island ...
4/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
Quick stopover
"The staff here are fantastic. The room was large and the bed comfy. Breakfast was brilliant, very tasty. Very convenient for the Ferry too."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

NAVSOT 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.
One Hagdan Villas
One Hagdan Villas
3 out of 5
299 Sitio Hagdan, Hagdan Hills View,, Yapak, Malay, Boracay Island, Aklan
The price is P17,853 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Situated by the sea, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of CityMall Boracay and Puka Beach. Diniwid Beach and Station 1 are also within 2 mi (3 km).
One Hagdan Villas
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, Cagban Beach, and Tulubhan Beach. Caticlan Jetty Port and Tabon Jetty Port are ...
Den Pasar Nasog Villa
Robinson Beach House
Robinson Beach House
4 out of 5
Station 1, White Beach, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Boracay Island
Nestled on the beach, this Boracay Island villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Station 1, White Beach, and Station 2. Bulabog Beach and D'Mall Boracay are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (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 Aug 6, 2019

Robinson Beach House
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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