We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tacky!!”

Crystal Cove Island
Book In Advance
More Info
US$26.08*
and up
Boracay Island Hopping
Ranked #17 of 74 things to do in Boracay
Attraction details
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Travelled to this little island as part of an island hopping tour. Was totally not expecting a tacky little island with strange and quirky little paths winding everywhere with bizarre statues and ornaments and unusual little buildings/structures placed all over the island. As for the crystal caves, you are required to descend down a tiny little spiral staircase to a cavern that is on the sea edge. The tide was in and the waves were crashing into the cave making it rather dangerous to tread. It was somewhat precarious as you felt as though you might get swept into water with each wave. After all that there was some strange so called crystal object sitting atop of a clearly man made concrete structure that had crystal rocks strategically cemented on. The whole thing was tacky and a fraud. I made a lame attempt at looking at the second and final cave but after climbing down the tiny spiral staircase the cave was rather flooded and a bit of swimming in the rough water was required I discontinued the attempt. Don't even bother with this island folks. If your curious do it. The small price tag of 200 pesos is hardly worth worrying about but it is certainly not what you would expect from what the name leads you to believe.

1  Thank TanyaLSNT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
crystal cove i, General Manager at Crystal Cove Island, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Greetings Ms. Tanya!

We are sorry to hear that you haven't enjoyed your trip in your tour. regarding the splashing of the water, that is normal during south monsoon, the month you visited. However, despite that, we have our lifeguards available on each coves making sure of the guest safety. again, we sincerely apologize that we haven't made your trip as enjoyable as it should be.

cheers!

Crystal Cove Island Family

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,145)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"entrance fee"
in 83 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 23 reviews
"small cave"
in 10 reviews
"picture taking"
in 17 reviews
"take photos"
in 18 reviews
"private boat"
in 12 reviews
"boat trip"
in 20 reviews
"white beach"
in 11 reviews
"caves"
in 322 reviews
"tunnel"
in 18 reviews
"php200"
in 16 reviews
"sea"
in 53 reviews
"pax"
in 17 reviews
"nature"
in 27 reviews
"waves"
in 33 reviews
"peso"
in 22 reviews
"rocks"
in 27 reviews
Filter

808 - 812 of 1,145 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2013

We went on a package arranged by our hotel Manager (Turtle Inn Resort) and took the lite meal package. We are greeted at the jetty with our Tour Guide, Paul, and were led to a private boat which ferried us to the Island. My Girlfriend and I enjoy our time at the Island visiting the two coves taking many breathtaking pictures! We had a exclusive Lunch of the best BBQ'd chicken i have ever had. The experience is something you wont want to miss with your loved ones. Paul was a fantastic tour guide, taking great photos for us during our stay! *Two Thumbs Up*

Thank Jeremy_Jetan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
crystal cove i, General Manager at Crystal Cove Island, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Greetings Mr. Jeremy!

Thank you for your heartfelt compliments and we truly appreciate your review. We are very much delighted that you have enjoyed your tour from point of pick up til the last of the trip. Rest, assured that we will continue to provide more quality and good service. we look forward in seeing you both again and tag along your family and friends!

cheers!
Crystal Cove Island Family

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Been here twice already, last Oct 2012 and Oct 2013. The first time I went here, I was amazed by the beauty of the place. You have to trek a bit to get to the coves. Steps go up and down giving you a very nice view of the ocean over the cliff. You have to see all the coves as well as swim in the crystal clear waters beneath them. It's a must try! The experience is not complete without it.

Things to consider, crystal cove island is one of the destinations in the island hopping group tour which costs P700/head. Getting in on the island, there's an entrance fee of P200/head. If you don't want to pay, you can stay on their beach but it'll be boring and you'll miss the experience.

Thank DoraInMars
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
crystal cove i, General Manager at Crystal Cove Island, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Greetings!

Thank you for your review and glad to hear of your return! it is an honor to fulfill your Boracay escape. we look forward on more visits! :-)

happy holidays ahead!

cheers!
Crystal Cove Island Family.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2013

crystal cove has two natural coves, explore the natural beauty of the rock formation, great view of the south china sea .enjoy the trekking, snorkelling, fish feeding, pigeon feeding. you can also crawl inside the coves and be amazed with the beauty of nature.. enjoy the waves splashing againts the walls of the cove..yet be very careful in going up and down in spiral stair, it's slippery!
beware of the stong current of the beach.

Thank thessam
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
crystal cove i, General Manager at Crystal Cove Island, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Greetings from Crystal Cove Island!

Thank you so much for your review and we are delighted that you have enjoyed your tour in our island. we look forward on your visit again soon or let your friends know, and like you, let them experience a one of a kind adventure in Boracay!

From your Crystal Cove Island Family!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2013

No regrets! We went to the cave inside & it's a different kind of adventure. The water is very clear & nice! And there's also friendly guide to help you take pictures. Must-go!

Thank Purpur22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
crystal cove i, General Manager at Crystal Cove Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Greetings from Crystal Cove Island!

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking time to review and recommend the island. we truly appreciate your feedback and rest assured that we will continue to provide quality service.

we look forward on your return! Happy holidays ahead!

Cheers,
Crystal Cove Island Family!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Crystal Cove Island also viewed

 

Been to Crystal Cove Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing