AKLAN | Diniwid Beach ~ Boracay Sunset Beach Without The Crowd

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Diniwid Beach Boracay

The morning was bright and the sky was cobalt blue in color. Shaded from the morning sun by a huge rock cliff facing the beach, we spread our blue blanket on the sand—laying our toddler’s sand toys right beside it. Completely ignoring his toys, he ran straight towards the waters—us, quickly scrambling to catch up with him. It seems Diniwid Beach’s aquamarine waters has won our son’s heart on first sight.


DINIWID BEACH BORACAY
WHAT’S INSIDE?

Understand Diniwid Beach
How To Get To Diniwid Beach
What To See & Do In Diniwid Beach
Where To Eat In Diniwid Beach
Where To Stay In Diniwid Beach

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UNDERSTAND DINIWID BEACH


Diniwid Beach is located at the northern end of Boracay White Beach, with a craggy coral stone hill dividing the two beach from each other. It stretches for about 280 meters, and is actually divided into two by another rock formation that has stone stairs for access.

Diniwid Beach Boracay Diniwid Beach Boracay
DINIWID BEACH 1 AND DINIWID BEACH 2

Its main stretch—the northern part—is where the accommodations and restaurants in the area are located. It is also where Din-Iwid Road is. Its southern part is faced by a sheer rock wall, and is devoid of any commercial establishments. This is where the path leading to Boracay’s White Beach is located.

Underwater Diniwid Beach Boracay
FINE SAND UNDERNEATH DINIWID BEACH

The best time to visit Diniwid Beach is during the Amihan months of October to March. During these times, the water is calm as the winds blow over the other side of the island (see Bulabog Beach).

Diniwid Beach Boracay
A LONE ROCK ALONG DINIWID BEACH 2

For the purpose of this travel guide, let’s refer to the northern part of the beach as Diniwid Beach 1, and the southern part as Diniwid Beach 2.

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HOW TO GET TO DINIWID BEACH


Lambros Point Diniwid Beach Boracay Lambros Point Diniwid Beach Boracay
THE PATH FROM WHITE BEACH TO DINIWID BEACH

Diniwid Beach can be accessed either from the White Beach or via Boracay’s main road.

From the north end of White Beach’s Station One, there is a narrow path that skirts the coral stone cliff that separates White Beach from Diniwid Beach. The trail is paved, but it gets narrower as you pass Lambros Point—the cave-like midpoint that separates the two beaches.

If you don’t want to walk all the way to the end of Station One, you can take an e-tricycle to Diniwid Beach Road [GPS MAP: 11.975377, 121.918456] that would take you to the end of Station One.

The second way to get to Diniwid Beach is via the Boracay Main Road. Its one-kilometer long access road, Din-Iwid Road, can be found at the corner of CityMall Boracay shopping mall [GPS MAP: 11.979450, 121.920389]. If you’re tracking your money savings, it is walkable—about twelve to fifteen minutes away by foot, but if you want to get there faster, there are e-tricycles on the corner of the main road.

►SEE: WHITE BEACH TO DINIWID BEACH


WHAT TO SEE & DO IN DINIWID BEACH


Lambros Point Diniwid Beach Boracay Diniwid Beach Boracay
KIDS PLAYING AT LAMBROS POINT | THE ROCK FACE AT DINIWID BEACH 2

The main draw of Diniwid Beach is obviously its twin beach. While both beaches has fine white sand, Diniwid Beach 1 [GPS MAP: 11.976479, 121.911811] is a bit rocky. Diniwid Beach 2 [GPS MAP: 11.975151, 121.912337] on the other hand has almost zero rocks on its sand. So, for swimming, Diniwid Beach 2 wins by a mile. Also, the sheer rock cliff at beach 2 also provides good shade during the mornings.

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Diniwid Beach Boracay
ROCKY SHORELINE AT DINIWID BEACH 1

The waters of Diniwid Beach has a gradual slope, good for kids and toddlers—just be sure to keep an eye out on them all the time. By the way, it isn’t too gradual as to be unswimmable for grown-ups. It does get deep about five meters from the shore.

Lambros Point Diniwid Beach Boracay Lambros Point Diniwid Beach Boracay
LAMBROS POINT DIVIDES THE WHITE BEACH AND DINIWID BEACH

Another area people flock to at Diniwid Beach is the cave-like hollow at Lambros Point [GPS MAP: 11.974544, 121.912646] which locals dub as the Mother Mary Cave—obviously due to the fact that there’s a Mother Mary statue in it. If you have an ultra-wide camera, you can take a photo with the cave framing the waters of Boracay.

Cross Of Christ Diniwid Beach Boracay
BORACAY’S CROSS OF CHRIST

The rocky hill that divides Diniwid and White Beach is actually the location of Boracay’s Cross Of Christ [GPS MAP: 11.974837, 121.913498]. I asked a few locals about it, and they said that the big cross is actually a grave marker for one of the island’s original inhabitants. There is, however, no trail that leads up to that cross. To get there, you’d actually have to scramble your way up the hill—which is quite dangerous—but doable. Well, I saw a few locals chilling out at the top of the hill, so I assume it is doable. If you really want to scale this hill, I suggest you ask one of the locals in the area to guide you.

Diniwid Beach Boracay
ROCKY SHORELINE OF DINIWID BEACH 1, PERFECT FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Diniwid Beach, faces west, so for those who want to view the sunset without the crowd in Boracay, this is the place to have it. And for landscape photography enthusiasts, the rocky portions along Diniwid Beach 1 can provide good foregrounds to anchor your Boracay sunset photographs.

During our visit, the ubiquitous Boracay crystal kayaks and stand-up paddle board rides are also available in Diniwid Beach.

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WHERE TO EAT IN DINIWID BEACH


Dinibeach Bar & Restaurant Diniwid Beach Boracay
DINIBEACH BAR & RESTAURANT, THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN DINIWID BEACH ~ PHOTO FROM FB PAGE

There aren’t that many restaurants and eateries in Diniwid Beach.   
   
Along beach 1, there are exactly three food places; Mamas Fish House, Ta’gig Boracay Café, and the largest one—DiniBeach Bar & Restaurant. There are a few more along the road leading out of Diniwid Beach, but most of these are budget eateries and carinderias.

►BUDGET EATS: AFFORDABLE FOOD IN BORACAY

 

Diniwid Beach Boracay Before 2018 Rehabilitation
SPIDER HOUSE AND BORACAY WEST COVE, DINIWID BEACH BEFORE THE 2018 REHABILITATION

There used to be an iconic hang-out restobar at the far end of Diniwid Beach, the Spider House, and farther on, the rumored Manny Pacquiao resort that hugs the cliff with a really scenic outdoor restaurant above Diniwid Beach’s rock formations—Boracay West Cove. Both has since been closed and demolished following Boracay’s 2018 rehabilitation.



WHERE TO STAY IN DINIWID BEACH


There are also very limited number of accommodations in Diniwid Beach. But if you’re the kind of traveler that wants to get away from the crowd but still experience a beachfront experience, Diniwid Beach is indeed the place to bunk in while in Boracay.

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Microtel Diniwid Beach Boracay
MICROTEL BY WINDHAM BORACAY AT DINIWID BEACH ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

MICROTEL BORACAY

Enjoy the usual comforts of Microtel hotels, but on an almost beach-front property—it’s literally just a few steps away from the beach. And they have a pool too.

 

The Beach House Boracay Diniwid Beach Boracay
THE BEACH HOUSE BORACAY ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

THE BEACH HOUSE BORACAY TEMPORARILY CLOSED

A three-star boutique hotel located at Diniwid Beach’s beach front. Unfortunately, it is temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

 

Mika's Beach Resort Diniwid Beach Boracay
MIKA’S BEACH RESORT ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

MIKA’S BEACH RESORT

A two-star resort with basic accommodations and expansive lawn space. It’s location is premium, a beach-front Diniwid Beach resort.

 

Sulu Sea Boutique Hotel Diniwid Beach Boracay
SULU SEA BOUTIQUE HOTEL ~ PHOTO FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SULU SEA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A two-star boutique resort located 190 meters away from Diniwid Beach. Not beach-front but close enough.

 

Boracay Amor Apartments Diniwid Beach Boracay
BORACAY AMOR APARTMENTS ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

BORACAY AMOR APARTMENTS

Located about 270 meters away from Diniwid Beach, this secluded place allows vacationers to rent whole apartments. Good for big families and those wanting more than the usual hotel space complete with balconies and terraces. A pool compensates for their non-beach-front location.

 

Hayahay Villa Diniwid Beach Boracay
HAYAHAY VILLA ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

HAYAHAY VILLA

Located about half a kilometer away from Diniwid Beach. Quite far, but its rustic cogon-roofed villas on a garden setting more than make up for it.

 

Diniview Villa Resort Diniwid Beach Boracay
DINIVIEW VILLA RESORT ~ PHOTO FROM AGODA

DINIVIEW VILLA RESORT

Luxury villas perched atop the hill in between White Beach and Diniwid Beach. Their huge villas can accommodate up to eight persons, the largest having four bedrooms and a private swimming pool. A private path leads directly to Diniwid Beach.

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