Monday, February 16, 2009

White Island, Camiguin

A "Pocket Paradise". Most people say this about Camiguin, a small island that offers a breath of fresh air from the busy hustle and bustle of city life. Upon arrival from this enigmatic island, I have noticed how lush it is with vegetation all around. Then we traveled to Paras Resort on a smooth, cemented road.

While at the resort, I reveled in the scene before me and what really caught my attention was a sparkling stretch of white sand bar that seem to float in the deep blue sea. I have learned later that I was looking at one of the famous attractions that have drawn travelers to Camiguin - the White Island. So right after taking lunch, we headed to this island which is just a little under ten minutes by boat from the resort I am staying.

Its famous white sand bar stretches for two kilometers surrounded by sparkling blue ocean. Be sure to bring a towel or malong or anything that may protect you from the sun because there are no sheds available there and the heat can be too unbearable. So, for my initial post on Camiguin, let me share to you the pics I have taken of and from the White Island:

White Island from Afar


The Stonewalls, the Boat and the White Island


Mount Hibuk-hibok as seen in the White Island


Stretch of Fine White Sand


The Other Shore


Life Guard's Bench and Made-Shift Shed


Boat Waiting on Crystal-Clear Waters


More of Camiguin on my next posts.

41 comments:

  1. I am a Filipino and I am very proud that we have beautiful places here like Camiguin.

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  2. ganda talaga ng islang yan. isla nga ba or atoll. wala naman yatang hindi na iinlove sa islang yan.

    ang tanong ay kailan ko kaya mapuntahan yan.

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  3. wow! parang paradise!
    summer na kuya! it'll be a great destination this season! hehehe. (excited ako wala pa ngang Finals e) hehe

    ingats palagi kuya=]

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  4. hay naku---kakamiss gumala-----lapit na naman summer.....

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  5. Is there a specific name for the boat in the last photo?

    (:

    Love the white stretch; maganda!

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  6. I always look forward to seeing your beautiful beach photos!!! I can't wait for next spring to go to The Caribbean!

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  7. Adoraria estar neste momento a passear nessa praia...

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  8. Beautiful. Would like to scale those mountain

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  9. Beautiful. These last couple of posts make me think of pirates - in fact, I wonder if parts of some pirate movies weren't filmed in the area. :)

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  10. This is so beautiful. Seriously, I think Survivor should film here...lol.

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  11. Ang sarap magswimming! ang ganda

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  12. mukhang nakaka relax naman dito!! ^^ ang saya saya! i really love white sand beaches!!

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  13. I want to go there next time! :)
    Gusto ko makita yung cemetery sa ilalim ng tubig. At peborit ko rin ang pastel nila.

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  14. ang kinis...

    pero meron din kaming ganyan sa siargao. naked island naman tawag namin dun.

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  15. i heard great things about camiguin before. and your pics tell me i heard correct things. nice pics kuya oman.

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  16. You're living a life of a great adventurer....


    Hehe :)

    Nice :)

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  17. LS: What a great beach and I loved the dead tree photo.

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  18. wow. i love the crystal clear water! sobrang nice. :)

    btw, bnagkita kami ni olan sa davao! sabi nya gala daw tayo dun. itour nya tayo. :)

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  19. Wow! this is what am talkin about. Hmm these photos reminded me of the days I spend in Camiguin. I would surely be coming back again soon, hopefully this summer.

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  20. ganda! sakto ang post at malapit na ang summer... medyo mainit na nga eh... parang ang sarap magtampisaw dyan :D

    belated hapi hearts day :)

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  21. I have always wanted to visit this place.

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  22. camiguin.. i remember the movie..

    hello po! I thought kasama mo po si kuya dong sa balloon festival. hindi ka po nagpunta?

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  23. As soon as I get over my fear of flying...I'm on the next boat!
    Sandi

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  24. Paradise island talaga. Tahimik. Am looking forward to see more pics especially the underwater cemetery.,

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  25. Wow...this is a beautiful place !
    Seems you travel all the time... lucky you !

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  26. nice captures, ls! i like the 1st 1!

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  27. @ donG hO: Ano ka ba? Anong atoll eh isang province kaya itong Camiguin :D :D :D

    @ Lawstude: Ganda ng mga kuha mo dito. Sana makabalik din ako dito. Nong tumira ako dito, wala pa kasing digital cameras noon. Kaya kukonti lang mga pictures na kuha ko. Mahal pa ng film processing noon.

    Anyways, salamat sa mga photos na ito. Nakaka-miss talaga ang lugar na ito...

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  28. Paradise yan grabe. I love it.

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  29. If not for the boat the 2nd pic looked a like a scene in the arctic :) Nice pics.

    Nice pristine white sand and clear waters :)

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  30. what!? tanghali kayo pumunta? it's hot out there!

    my family took the earliest boat and stayed til 9am only. the sun was killing us already. i can't imagine the sun at noon!

    we stayed at paras then transferred to bahay-bakasyunan. long story.....hehe

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  31. First foto = bliss!

    cant wait for summer. sigh....

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  32. balang araw mapupuntahan ko din yan

    ewan ko lang kung kelan yun hehe

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  33. Wow!!!beautiful place..I love it.
    Have a nice day.

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  34. awesome shots! did you bring home some mangoes :-)

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  35. Asan pasalubong ko ha?

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  36. wow ganda talagah ng camiguin pala hehe...

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  37. such a nice place...i would go there anytime...

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  38. Hi,

    Please post also a pics of the 5 countries u visited outside Phils. and its beautiful tourist spots where we can visit per country. You've got a very educational web...you've got to visit davao again and try the interesting zip line ride in Eden Nature Park and Zip City......it was funnnnn... :-)

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  39. The famed White Island of Camiguin... I wanna visit it too... By the way, linked you blog already.

    These are nice pics as well.

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  40. Wow, this island looks like exactly the island we've visit in davao oriental, kaya lng mas maliit yon... you might want to read my travel in this little island in davao oriental. The island has no official name but town folks called it Vanishing island because of its characteristic...

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