At this time, we will feature the remote islands that we can
visit and stay in 2 days and a night. The islands that will be introduced in
this article are isolated and distant from the main land however the beauty in
it is remarkable. Here are the choices of which island you would want to visit
or you may visit them all!
Recommended Island 1: Bohol
You can find here the spectacular views of Chocolate Hills and Tarsier, the world’s smallest monkey. Bohol is very famous because of its natural habitat. This place is a home for nature lovers that are attentive in hiking and other activities.There are activities such as buggy and aerial bicycles that are suitable for wildlife paramour. The transparency of the waters on the beach is very clear that makes the marine activities prevalent. Loboc river cruise also has a very exceptional environment where you voyage while having a meal and drop by a station where local people dance. Bohol Island is very accessible, it can be reached approximately 2 hours by ferry from “Pier 1” in Cebu City.
Panglao Island, which is adjacent to the south side of Bohol, is also recommended for sightseeing! It is a popular tourist destination throughout the Philippines. It is well known to foreigners, and many European and American travelers can be seen. In particular, Alona Beach is very beautiful and widespread with its white sandy beaches and leisurely atmosphere, as well as the clear ocean. In addition, hotel and diving service are substantial. At night, the hotel along the beach becomes like a bar, and you can enjoy an atmosphere different from daytime!
If snorkeling is one of your interest, the beaches here is
the perfect place to be. You can encounter attractive corals and beautiful
creatures in the ocean while you swim specially in the deep portion. This place
is suggested for people seeking for relaxation and leisure. The access to
Panglao island is in Tagbilaran port of Bohol however it is better to plan in
advance before going.
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◆ Bohol Island recommended tour resort summary ◆ ◆ ◇
Recommended Island 2: Manjuyod
Incontrovertibly, nothing can cover nature’s magical competence, and Manjuyod is one perfect evidence to that. Devoid of luxury trappings, even coconut trees are nowhere in sight, Manjuyod is like a white gem that emerges from the seafloor when the tide recedes.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and appoint somewhere nonviolent, reserved, and unpopulated. We recommend you visit the Manjuyod in Bais City – dubbed as ‘The Maldives of the Visayas’. This hidden gem situated in Negros Oriental and has been an offbeat destination because of its 7 km stretch powdery white sand and clear blue waters.
It is quite difficult to locate the place however, you can leave it with us! To know more about how amazing is Manjuyod, CLICK HERE !
Recommended Island 3: Badian
Badian Island is located on
the west coast of Cebu, about 100 km south of Cebu City. It is very
popular with diving, and you can enjoy snorkeling with high transparency of
waters. Badian Island is a home of Badian Island Wellness
Resort. There is no accommodation on the island other than this resort, so
it has a relatively quiet and calm atmosphere compared to the bustling resort
area, and it is recommended for those who want to have a leisurely quiet time
to relax. In addition, you can appreciate the cuisine because of the fresh
"organic ingredients" freshly prepared daily at this resort, and the
taste is delightful.
Recommended Island 4: Camotes
Camotes is popular as a "country resort". Sometimes known as the "Lost Horizon of the south", within recent years Camotes has seen increased visitors and tourism and a growing expatriate community. Apart from natural attractions on land, there is also a score of dive sites around the islands.
To Camotes, there are two daily trips from "Ocean Jett" ferries to Camotes coming from "Pier 1" in Cebu City. You can also take a bus from Cebu City to Danao Harbor and then to Consuelo Port in Camotes (Pasihan Island).
Recently, two daily trips from Mactan Island, next to Cebu Yacht Club, is open at 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. The travel time is short and convenient, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, so it is a better use when going to Camotes from Mactan Island!
The Camotes Islands: Pacijan Island (aka San Francisco Island), Poro Island, Ponson Island, and Tulang Island.
Pacijan Island and Poro Island are connected by a paved road, and it takes about one and a half hours to go around one lap on both Pacihan Island and Polo Island.
Plainly, “camote” means sweet potato. Conferring to a folklore, the island got its name when Spaniards arrived and asked the farmers about the place. Thinking that the question was about what they were harvesting, the native farmers replied “camotes”. This group of islands known as “The Last Horizon in the South” are made of Pacjian, Ponson, Poro and Tulang.
The island has a rural atmosphere. The air brings so much peace in mind, so if you go there, it is perfect to stay outside at night and take a glare to the faultless starry sky! The beautiful view of sunset seen on the west side of the island is also wonderful. Camotes Island is also famous for its diving platform! It is located in Buho Rock on the island of Polo Island next to Santiago Bay Garden and Resort, about 40 minutes by bike. If you come to Camotes, try it!
In addition, Timubo Cave and Lake Danao Park are popular. The price is not high, and the island of Camotes has a relaxed atmosphere. You can leave yourself in a slow time and enjoy nature.
Recommended Island 5: Bantayan
Bantayan Island is located northwest of Cebu Island. How to get there: 4 hours by bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Hagunaya port. It takes 1 hour by boat from Hagunaya port to Bantayan Island. Bantayan Island is also famous for its beautiful sea and nature. There is a sensation of locality somewhere, there is a relaxed atmosphere. The most popular in Bantayan Island is the Sugar Beach. The beach lasts about 5 km and has no partitions, so it is open to anyone and can walk on the beach freely. There are several resorts along the beach. Also, an old church to represent the Philippines “Saint Peter and Saint Paul Parish Church". Ogtong Cave is famous in the island for its beautiful form and clear water. Kota Park is one of the best beaches in the island because of the white sands and clean environment. Moreover, island hopping is also popular in the place!
Recommended Island 6: Malapascua
Malapascua Island is popular among tourists from Western countries. It is a small island with a total length of about 2.5 km. It takes about 6 hours from the Cebu North Bus Terminal by bus to Maya Port. It takes about one hour from Maya Port to Malapascua. It takes longer to move than other islands, but it is still a fascinating island that you would like to visit once you go there. It is famous for having many diving points, but it is also popular among divers around the world, as it can be seen with a high probability that the “Thresher shark”, which is said to be a rare sight in the world, among other things, is also among the highest. The long-lasting white beach and beautiful sea are so called Petit Boracay. There are resorts and diving shops along the beach. Malapascua Island is an island that has both leisure and active travelers alike. Kalanggaman Island, where you can go by island hopping from Malapascua Island, is a remote island that you would like to visit with a beautiful set of sand bar and emerald green sea contrasts that appear during intrusion!
(Photo Emerald Green Diving Center )
Did you like it? Every island has a different atmosphere, so I wonder where to go! You can enjoy active diving and snorkeling, take a leisurely stroll on the beautiful beaches of the sunset, and enjoy a two-day trip! If you are sure about what you want to do, you will be able to fully enjoy the charm of the island!
▷ The island feature that can be reached on a day trip from Cebu is here ➡ [2018 version] 7 popular detached islands that can be visited on a day trip from Cebu