Kinh nghiệm du lịch white island camiguin philippines

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Did we get totally sucked into white Island, Camiguin thanks to some exotic and romantic photo we saw online? Yes. Totally. Và who the heck wouldn’t? I mean, look at this thing! So, of course, the most beautiful photos are usually aerial ones and unless you can fly or you have a drone, you’re probably not going to lớn see it from that perspective. Good thing that going khổng lồ White Island is still worth it without wings.

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White Island is an uninhabited sandbar just a 10-minute boat ride off the northern shore of Mambajao located on the island of Camiguin. It sits in a prime location with Mt. Hibok-hibok & Old Vulcan in the background và is surrounded by marine life. Known locally as Medan Island or Medano Islet, visitors can only come to lớn the island during daylight although given that it is literally just sand and no shade, you’re going to die if you’re there for any longer than a few hours.

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Tips for white Island

How to lớn Get to lớn White Island from Camiguin

Getting to lớn White Island from anywhere on Camiguin is cheap và easy. The ferry terminal is marked on Google Maps (below) and in Maps.ME.


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Take a tuk-tuk lớn the boat terminal to White Island. Shared Jeepneys travel around the island in both directions so just hop on và get off at the main road before the port. We travelled 15 km và paid đôi mươi PHP per person. The return boat from the port to White Island is 450 PHP for up to 6 people. If you aren’t travelling in a group, we suggest waiting until more people arrive to share a boat and split costs. You will then need lớn agree on a time to lớn leave the island.You will also need to lớn pay an entrance fee of đôi mươi PHP per person for white Island.

Getting lớn Camiguin

If you’re not planning on visiting Camiguin and are just considering making the distance to lớn visit trắng Island, don’t do it. Sure, the place is beautiful but come on, don’t come ALL this way just for a sandbar. Camiguin is actually a very interesting island with plenty to offer so at the very least, make it khổng lồ the island for a few days.

You can get to lớn Camiguin from a number of different locations by air or ferry.

Flights are available from Manila & Cebu with Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific but can be quite expensive if you don’t get them on sale. Alternatively, depending on where you are coming from, you can take a ferry (or a few) which is cheaper but time-consuming.

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White Island

What to lớn Bring to White Island?

Sun protection: unless you want lớn leave looking lượt thích a lobster, come prepared! There are no trees or shelter so you should bring a hat, sunscreen và sunglasses và even your umbrella if that’s your thing. You can also hire beach umbrellas from vendors on the island.Swimwear: that’s an obvious one! It’s totally fine khổng lồ wear a bikini here too.Snorkelling gear: the water around the island is calm and shallow, making it a great spot for snorkelling. You will see a lot of smaller fish và some coral và the water is a cool & comfortable temperature to swim in. Just remember, don’t touch anything!Drinking water: you can purchase this from vendors on the island but to lớn reduce plastic, we recommend that you bring a reusable drink bottle andCash: sufficient to lớn pay for the boat, entry fee và transport khổng lồ the port.

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Is white Island crowded?

Given that Camiguin isn’t the busiest of islands itself, white Island doesn’t draw in the same volume of visitors as other popular places (we’re looking at you, Boracay). However, given its relatively small size, you definitely don’t want to be here during the busiest time of the day. The best time khổng lồ go is early in the morning (before 8 am) or late in the afternoon (after 4 pm). Even then, don’t expect to lớn necessarily have the entire place lớn yourselves although it won’t be too crowded.


Tips for trắng Island

Don’t leave your belongings near the shore. The tide changes so a rising tide could see all of your things could be washed away!Go before 10 am or after 4 pm to avoid the middle of the day given the lack of appropriate shade & heat. The sun is at its strongest from around 11 am – 3 pm so this can be dangerous.White Island is great for viewing sunrises OR sunsets!Check the weather before going. We experienced all kinds of weather in Camiguin during the dry season. It’s best khổng lồ not make any concrete plans và play by ear the morning of.Please bring all rubbish with you from the island. Anything left behind will just get washed into the water.

Want more from The Philippines? Make sure you kiểm tra out some of our other guides lượt thích Kawasan Falls và Alcoy in Cebu or Nacpan Beach in Palawan.

Will you be visiting white Island on your trip lớn the Philippines? Please let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.