Live music at the Red Pirates bar.

Live music at the Red Pirates bar.

Boracay is one of the most popular beaches to visit in the Philippines. It can be a little crowded at times. but if you head way down the beach: Away from the big hotels and clubs. Then you have a wonderful little place called the Red Pirates.

What is the Red Pirates.

 

The Red Pirates is a little laid back beach bar that often has live music and sometimes serves food too. The place is not as fancy as most beach bars in Boracay. But retains a nice hippie vibe. Beer prices at the bar are very reasonable. The vibe is really good and the owners Jen and Joey are very talkative and welcoming people. There is also outdoor seating right in the sand. The place stays open until very late when there is a crowd, which is quite often.

 

The Red Pirates is also the best place for a boat trip.

The Red Pirates boat.

The Red Pirates boat.

The Bar also owns a traditional philippine sailing boat that they rent out for trips. Joey who captains the boat is really a cool guy to go with a guy who does not cut any corners when you do trips with him. I was once there with a larger group of people, who could not all fit into his boat. But he organised a good deal for me with other boat owners, creating a really nice afternoon for us. I would really recommend him if you want to go sailing, as he is a very friendly and decent person to go with.

With a boat, you can visit some of the lesser visited beaches in Boracay.

With a boat, you can visit some of the lesser visited beaches in Boracay.

Where is the Red Pirates?

White Beach on Boracay.

White Beach on Boracay.

The Red Pirates is located on the famous white Beach in Boracay. They are located at what they call station 3. This is the more quiet part of the beach, where guest houses, restaurants and bars tend to be cheaper. The place is right on the beach. You need to walk the last bit right on the sand to get there, as there is no paved road all the way to the bar. The owners are Jen and Joey. Jen is an english girl who has been in Boracay for many years and Joey is a local philippine guy.

Should you have any problems locating the place, then just ask. This is one of the places in Boracay that has been around for the longest and anyone who has been to Boracay for a while will know of the Red Pirates.

Have a fantastic time in Boracay.

Korean tourist girls posing at Boracay.

Korean tourist girls posing at Boracay.

Boracay sunset.

Boracay sunset.

Claus.

2 Comments

  1. uli (VT lotharscheer)

    I think i have been therr when it just had opened (long time ago, Boracay is not my favorite place)

  2. I remember this pace with great affection.

    On my last night on Boracay, I had nowhere to stay. My hostel was fully booked and there literally was not a bed in the place so Jen very kindly allowed me to kip in the bar on one of the benches. There was always at least one of the staff there to look after the place, so it was no problem. I had a “shower” out of the water butt in the morning and headed off to Bacolod to meet Buena and Gregg. Great night.

    I loved playing there, those guys were really good and a joy to jam with. Looking at YouTube, it seems like they are still there which is great. When all this nonsense is over, I’d love to go back to the Phils and visit Jen and Joey again although I know Duterte was talking about closing the whole place down because of the environmental problems. Bora wasn’t really my kind of place, too touristy, but I had a great time there with the VT crowd. That day on the paraw with Joey and his mate skippering the other one was a day that will live in my memory for a very long time.

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