Malay Travel Guide

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  • Malay
    by jayjayc
  • Malay
    by jayjayc

Malay Things to Do

  • Swim and Snorkel

    There's not much in the way of entertainment here (alright, there's none!), but rest assured that when you get off the boat you'll want to jump into the sea for a swim. Bring snorkel equipment with you from Boracay.

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  • Nature Watching

    Shh! you don't know what you might see! I spotted this little yellow and black hummingbird flitting through the trees close to where I was sitting. Luckily it sat still for a few seconds so that I could photograph it. My friend's daughter found a green stick-insect and an enormous crab! Occasionally there are also dolphins in this area too - if you...

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  • Malay Ecological Park

    You'll find this little park/picnic area on the main road, about 10 minutes by tricycle outside of Caticlan (and pretty far from the beaches I described on the rest of this page). Entrance fee is P50, and you can wander around the grounds, explore the butterfly garden and enjoy a picnic (bring your own, and don't forget to pick up the garbage) in...

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Malay Hotels

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  • Blue Mango Inn

    1 Sitio Angol Barangay Manoc Ma Boracay Island, M

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Blue Mango Inn

    Sitio Angol Barangay Manoc Ma, MALAY, 5608, PH

  • Astoria boracay

    Station 1, white beach, boracay island, malay, province of aklan, philippines.

Malay Restaurants

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    by sirenna Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    There are no restaurants at Bong-Bongan beach, but this wasn't a problem for our intrepid sailing crew. In an hour or so, they had put together a veritable feast of BBQed chicken, fish and prawns, marinaded and spiced to perfection. This was accompanied by a huge bowl of salad, roasted potatoes, rice and a selection of fruit for dessert. The delicious meal was served on a bed of banana leaves and we washed it down with icy cold San Miguel Beer and a local favourite, Tanduay Rum and Pineapple. Who needs restaurants?

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Budget Travel

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Malay Nightlife

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    by sirenna Updated Nov 17, 2006

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    Each month (weather permitting) a friendly group of tourists and expats board a wooden banca (outrigger boat) from Boracay and head off for a romantic full moon trip to Cubay Beach, Malay, on mainland Panay Island. There, on a private beach under the stars, they eat, drink and dance the night away with live DJ's.
    For a set fee, boat transfers, buffet and welcome drinks are provided, though facilities are basic. There's a small bamboo bar/shelter and funky installations provided by local artists.
    News of these parties is usually spread by word of mouth, but if you are on the island around full moon, pop in and ask at Lapu Lapu Dive Centre (near Summer Place) or just ask around. Shhh, don't tell everyone!

    Dress Code: Dress Code: Wear whatever you fancy - something comfortable. Bring a sarong, and bear in mind that you'll have to wade through a little water when boarding and disembarking from the boat.

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    • Backpacking
    • Sailing and Boating

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Malay Warnings and Dangers

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    by sirenna Updated May 26, 2006

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    No doubt your boatmen will be well aware of what the tide is doing - and so they should be! The waters around Bong-Bongan beach are very shallow during low tide, and if you leave it too late to go home it could be difficult to get your boat out. Luckily we'd brought our flip flops, as the boatmen had to keep anchoring the boats further and further out, and when we left the beach we had to wade quite some distance to reach them. Had we not been wearing shoes, we could easily have stepped on an urchin - a painful experience!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Backpacking

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Malay Off The Beaten Path

  • Nabaoy - Nature Hiking

    Try a spot of nature hiking by the river at Nabaoy. You can reach this small Barangay by taking a boat to mainland Panay, and from there riding a tricycle on the main road. The fresh clear water is lovely (though a little cold) for a mid-day swim, and the locals will point you in the right direction of places of interest.

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  • Bonbongan Beach

    This is Bonbongan Beach on the coast of Malay - another nice spot for a daytrip from Boracay. The place is usually deserted and makes a nice change from the tourist scene in Boracay. Again, you'll need to bring everything you need with you - don't forget plenty of cold drinks (an icebox is useful) and sunscreen. You'll also need to pack a picnic or...

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  • Magical Sunsets

    The somewhat rugged coastline offers some excellent opportunities for photography, especially around sunset. We timed this particular trip so that we left for Boracay (by sailboat) just before sunset and arrived in Boracay before dark.

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  • Relax!

    You'll need to bring absolutely everything with you, as there are no facilities here. Food, drinks and snorkel gear can all be procured in Boracay, and bring a sarong or towel, sunblock and a hat. Toilet paper is also very useful - don't get caught short! The purpose of coming to a quiet, scenic spot like this is simply to relax, enjoy the peace...

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  • Collecting Shellfish

    These guys looked as if they were walking on water. In fact they were collecting shellfish. The water is extremely shallow around Bong-Bongan Beach, so if you are planning on wading around during low tide, be sure to bring slippers/flip-flops or dive shoes and beware of urchins. It's best to visit this beach when the tide is high.

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