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Peaceful Paradise

I love the peaceful vibe of Carabao Island. It is known as a twin island of Boracay but with more peaceful ambiance. You can travel the whole island in a day by a motorcycle. Just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
Quezon City, Philippines
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love the peaceful vibe of Carabao Island. It is known as a twin island of Boracay but with more peaceful ambiance. You can travel the whole island in a day by a motorcycle. Just prepare yourself and let the paradise surprise you.

Thank Jeng14
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We spend there 3 days. Is very amazing, very wild and good if want to chill for some days..is not boracay, after 9pm there is nothing to do! You can fell the nature and the locals are very nice.The roads are really destroyed, take care.

Thank Zio900
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lanas beach is has pebbles and corals but offers a stunning sunset view. Poblacion beach has a wide stretch of amazing wide beach with fine yellow sand. Lanas has better but more expensive accommodations while Poblacion offers simple but cheap accommodations.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Avoid around election times, it gets very noisy. Check reviews on resorts and read into them - some are overly expensive for what you get. Coral beaches, urchins in water, but great snorkeling, and not far from a nip to Boracay.

Thank chris_bramley
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Carabao island is the perfect getaway paradise if you feel the need to really relax. Especially if you've spent a few days on Boracay.

Thank ElGrandeWard
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Stayed here three nights. All the places along Lanas beach are great. Beach House had amazing food and Lanas was good too. Stayed at White Beach and Kite Resort - quaint and nice. No stress living. Visit this island if you want some peace and quiet. There's island touring too which is fun for a day trip (cliff jumping, bat... More 

Thank 33NG
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Carabao is a quiet island a short boat trip from Boracay and I am told what Boracay was like 20years ago. Beautiful quiet beaches, friendly locals, smiling children. You are shown the islands beauty whilst riding pillion on a motor cycle, stopping of to dive of the cliff, or swim through the coastal cave to the ocean. Climbing the trail... More 

Thank JulesD92
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Carabao island for people who wants to go native. Meet real local people, no sellers just smiles. Good local food with free fruit, fish vegetables...fantastic diving , sightseeing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling....

Thank Smileyguitar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I was GRANDPAcking in the Romblon Islands for a few weeks. Carabao is just north of (the famous) party island of Boracay. Carabao is also known as Hambil Island (its pre-Spanish name) or as San Jose (its legislative name). Carabao is almost untouched by tourism. The beaches are deserted and quiet. It is nothing like Boracay. In fact, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We were with a group of 12 travelers and decided to rent a speedboat to get from Boracay to Carabao Island. A bit of a choppy but fun ride on the waves for about 30 mins. We didnt really know where to go on this island. Tourism is definitely not so developed yet, which is nice! but it also means... More 

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