Alona Beach
Alona Beach
3.5
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  • Worldtraveler Natascha
    Katwijk, The Netherlands83 contributions
    Beautiful
    This beach is gorgeous, white sand blue water. Its a bit crowded but thats nice. The sellers for tours are a bit annoying ( they try to sell you a tour for 1000 peso and dont tell you you need to pay for a 850 peso lunch, im fooled :( ) But a cute beach with nice restaurants
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Len Mian
    Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
    I Love Alona Beach.
    Alona Beach is a scaled down version of Boracay but without the crowds and traffic. The beach is smaller but just as pretty. See the Alona Beach surfing dog. This area is known for the best snorkeling and diving in the PI. Island hopping to Balcasag and Virgin Islands is a must. Best fish and coral viewing. Lots of restaurants and shops in this area.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 19, 2023
  • AzRat
    Arizona1,991 contributions
    Not a good experience
    Beach is only cleaned once a week - piles of smelly rotting sea grass (except in front of Henann Resort which cleaned daily). Trash in water and oily residue from all the motor boats. Sand beach itself is only 5 meters wide. Plenty of bars, restaurants, and massage places make it crowded at night.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • arborantics
    Perth, Australia308 contributions
    Low season- perfect
    Travelling through Bohol lots but I do like time spent here in Alona. Nice water to swim with plenty options for drink and food. Spent 3 days around here just relaxing and enjoying the space. For sure with September + the tourist will arrive, Alona will become very busy and noisy with party times. I prefer low season to better enjoy
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Paul H
    28 contributions
    Alona Beach is a testimony to awfulness….
    It’s such a shame to see a beautiful beach and town turned into a dump. So surprised when we got here. Reviews and pictures certainly looked decent enough. However this place is awful. About time we checked out and went somewhere (anywhere) better than this.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 18, 2024
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Paul H
28 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
It’s such a shame to see a beautiful beach and town turned into a dump.
So surprised when we got here. Reviews and pictures certainly looked decent enough. However this place is awful. About time we checked out and went somewhere (anywhere) better than this.
Written January 18, 2024
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NorthStar57772179167
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The beach is nothing like the pictures I've seen online. The beach is dirty and there's garbage everywhere!
Written December 20, 2023
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Jeff
Guam, Mariana Islands3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
geat pool,, breakfast included, close to all, near downtown, close to the airport there. Enjoyed nthe stay there :)
Written December 1, 2023
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arborantics
Perth, Australia308 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Travelling through Bohol lots but I do like time spent here in Alona.

Nice water to swim with plenty options for drink and food. Spent 3 days around here just relaxing and enjoying the space.

For sure with September + the tourist will arrive, Alona will become very busy and noisy with party times.

I prefer low season to better enjoy
Written September 18, 2023
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pb2980
Livigno, Italy929 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is the most horrible place in Philippines, don't understand why is so popular. Hundreds of people asking is you want massages, food, trips and souvenirs. Restaurants are all bad but expensive, same as hotels. Beach is white but dirty and short. Paled with American and Korean tourists for nothing. Prostitution is very diffused. Avoid it!
Written September 1, 2023
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tates12
Philippines271 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Sadly, it is not worth visiting anymore. Alona beach is full of commercial establishment, overcrowded, noisy and polluted.

Even the beach in front of Bellevue resort has presence of green algae
Written August 12, 2023
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walktravelcoffee
Luzon, Philippines16 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
I expected too much kasi nag base ako sa vlogs... Ok sana yung beach, calm ang sea, clear ang tubig. However, madumi ang paligid, ang daming cigarette buds, kahit kinakalawang na tansan, plastic cups, ect. Pati mga aso, sa sand tumatae...

Yung food overpriced, hindi sya equal sa quantity and quality. I am disappointed...

At night, lively ang beach front, may nag ffire dance pa. I ordered inihaw na liempo, a little expensive, maliit and hindi na fresh ang lasa.

Kumain kami sa isa sa mga seafood restaurant sa area na nat ooffer ng seafood platter, yung tahong hindi na din fresh and yun alimasag.

Nangalay din ako kaka hinde sa mga nagaalok ng services, left and right...

Kung peace and tranquility ang hanap mo, not here. Pero kung kasama mo friends ang party, ok itong lugar na ito.
Written July 1, 2023
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GA UK
London, UK113 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
It used to be beautiful but now its an environmental disaster and hawker hell hole. I loath it now. It's been destroyed and most beaches nearby are barred from free public access.

How to destroy a beautiful place in just a few short years!!
Written June 28, 2023
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AzRat
Arizona1,991 contributions
Jun 2023
Beach is only cleaned once a week - piles of smelly rotting sea grass (except in front of Henann Resort which cleaned daily). Trash in water and oily residue from all the motor boats. Sand beach itself is only 5 meters wide. Plenty of bars, restaurants, and massage places make it crowded at night.
Written June 25, 2023
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Len Mian
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Alona Beach is a scaled down version of Boracay but without the crowds and traffic. The beach is smaller but just as pretty. See the Alona Beach surfing dog. This area is known for the best snorkeling and diving in the PI. Island hopping to Balcasag and Virgin Islands is a must. Best fish and coral viewing. Lots of restaurants and shops in this area.
Written May 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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