Are you looking for a secluded tropical beach without the crowd?
If you are searching for a great romantic and adventure getaway, Let me share to you another tropical beach I just discovered a couple of weeks back.
On my second day in Boracay, I planned to visit Carabao Island in Romblon – a beautiful island fronting Boracay’s famous Puka Beach but few minutes after reserving an outrigger boat to tour us around, we were informed that we cant proceed to Carabao Island due to unexpected high waves brought by the southwest monsoon.
I then asked the boatmen where to go for Island hopping and he recommended a place called Ariel’s Point which is formerly called Batason Point. A friend asked me, Why would I go somewhere else if I’m already in the Island Paradise? Well, the question is valid and I know there’s plenty of things to do in Boracay but Ive been to this place numerous times already and I just want to explore new activities near the island.
There are several coves and stretch of undeveloped private beach fronts that you can visit for free in the area but Buruanga’s main attraction is the Ariels Point which remains totally untouched as of this writing.
Ariels Point doest have a fine white sand beach front and outrigger boats are parked in the reefy shoreline. To get a nice view, you need to have short trek from the entry point then you will pass by a small cave which used to be a favorite hub of wild monkeys and fruit bats. Once you reached the top, you will have a breathtaking view of the Pacific ocean while enjoying the cool summer breeze under the colorful beach umbrellas situated right beside the diving board.
Its a perfect place for adventure seekers, A wooden diving board invites you to explore the clear waters and the colorful underwater wonders in the area. The serenity of the place makes it an ideal reception for weddings and other private functions since they also have couple of party tables for rent.
Imagine your party located on top of a huge limestone rock formation, I’m sure you’ll have a great time and everyone will enjoy it.
There is no restaurant and accommodation near the place so be sure to bring enough food and drinks for the rest of your stay. The narrow sea bed is not the best for bathing due to the reefy and slippery shore but there is some excellent snorkeling waiting for you to explore….. just be careful since Ive seen a lot of sea urchins.
Boat rental from Boracay to Ariels Point can range from P1,500 to P2,000 depending on the demand for boat rentals. Entrance fee to Ariel’s Point is P50 per head and if you need tables for picnics, you can rent one for P500.
Buruanga is one of the best dive spots in Aklan that can be accessed by boat if you are in Boracay and by land if your are in Caticlan. Traveling by land is easy, from Caticlan, you will pass Malay town before reaching Alegria in Buruanga which is about 18 kilometers from the port of Caticlan.
From Boracay, It only takes 45 to an hour boat ride to reach Batason Point which is one of the best place to go if you want a quiet place away from the busy Boracay.
With some of the best tropical island getaways in the Philippines, the province of Aklan is definitely a place you should include in your bucket list. Ariel’s Point in Buruanga is truly a quiet and adventure packed destination which is perfect for ocean pleasures.