Crystal Cove Island Resort is a private beach island near Boracay. The main attractions of the island are its 2 coves and white sand beaches, which offer great opportunities for swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue waters just off the shore. Located in the Sibuyan Sea, about a 20-minute boat ride from north-eastern Boracay, the uninhabited island is also within easy reach of Caticlan.

Crystal Cove Island - one of the highlights of 24 Best Things to Do on Boracay Island and 5 Best Islands near Boracay (Read all about Boracay Island here)

photo by Anthony Alger (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified

Crystal Cove Island features 

Crystal Cove Island Resort is a popular stop-off point for island-hoppers, offering a wide range of activities, such as trekking and cave exploration, sunbathing and snorkelling, pigeon feeding and sea kayaking. The well-preserved natural environment and resort also houses a museum and an aviary as alternatives to the beach. Though the resort’s 2 coves are the main draw, the area does offer picturesque views – perfect for picnics and relaxing – as well as caves for the adventurous to explore.

photo by Yen(yenlife007) (CC BY 2.0) modified

Getting to Crystal Cove Island 

Getting to the island requires a boat ride from either Boracay or Caticlan. As the boats, or bangka, are much less frequent from Caticlan Port, most visitors from Caticlan make the journey to Boracay first, before heading to the island. Boats leave from Cagban and Tambisaan ports regularly, usually as part of island-hopping packages. Shop around for the best deal to suit your needs.

photo by Yen(yenlife007) (CC BY 2.0) modified

Crystal Cove Island

Location: Tabon Point, Malay, 5618 Aklan, Philippines

Phone: +63 (0)917 841 6057

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller