Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Bantayan's Virgin Island

It is an island destination within an island destination. Virgin Island is just about 20 twenty minutes boat ride from Bantayan Island. Although Bantayan Island is already a destination in itself and you can practically have its beaches all to yourself, still, if you want isolation and solace, then you may head to charming Virgin Island.

Virgin Island boasts of pure white sand beach in a cove-like surrounding so there ain't no strong winds. It is privately owned and they have strict laws about the cleanliness of the island. There are no restaurants or store there so you have to bring some for your consumption. There is an entrance fee, however of P300 per person to be paid to the care-taker of the island.

Before I forget, the water surrounding the island is said to be shark infested but the caretaker said that only minimal bites were reported. When I asked what minimal means, she said I better dip in the beach and experience it for myself. Hmmmmm. Here are some pics...

Virgin Island


Approaching the White Sand Strip of the Island


Shade made of Bamboos and Palms


Fine White Sand


Idyllic Sight


Fishermen off to Sea


Baby Sharks on the Shore


Tropicale Paradiso

Yay. It's December, advance Happy Holidays to all. And to all candidates who filed their Certificates of Candidacy for 2010 Elections... Good Luck!!! More of Bantayan Island in my next posts.

30 comments:

  1. Yay, baby sharks...i wanted to go to Bantayan once, but then again, maybe next time.

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  2. punta rin ako dyan next year hehe

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  3. oh my, a slice of paradise indeed! beautiful white sand--ganda! i've never heard of this island---from Bantayan, we sailed to Malapascua and it was more than 20 minutes away. Marami din daw sharks sa Malapascua.:p

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  4. sharks! were they captured? I hope not. Lovely pics! as always:) Hope i can get there someday soon. My world is here.

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  5. What a heavenly island. I'd like to emigrate there!

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  6. Hala may sharks! Is 300 entrance fee worth? You brought back home perfect photos as always.

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  7. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/4149511021_24f01cec79_b.jpg

    heart this picture much... wish i could getaway from the cold winter here to the tropical beaches there ><

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  8. one of the best snorkeling spot. parang tiger sharks ata yung dalawa. astig!

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  9. You continue to work your magic with that camera...I can only hope that you will make your fortune with that talent...if anyone deserves it, you do...
    hugs
    Sandi

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  10. Wow, fantastic island! Got baby sharks!

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  11. pwede bang mag camp jan overnite?

    solitude in paradise. great snaps as always.

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  12. stunningly beautiful pics. thanks for sharing

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  13. I think you will end buying an island!

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  14. Awesome pictures. I hope I could go there someday.

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  15. naku---bat me baby sharks? kung me baby sharks di me mother shark din. mukhang nakakay=takot atang mag-swimming dyan...di kaya?

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  16. If heaven is on earth, then it must be on that place.

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  17. i was reminded of the white beach sand in Simara, Romblon. nice pics as usual, lawstude.

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  18. Gorgeous photos of the beach and island. Do the sharks walk on land? Neat photos.

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  19. ang gandang island ...Napakatahimik.
    Ang sarap siguro ang magmunimuni dyan.

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  20. I am lost for words. The place is just beautiful. Yay, sharks.

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  21. This is the first I heard of Virgin Island. Very serene. =)

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  22. very peaceful. lucky are the cebuanos! ;D

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  23. Minimal bites from a shark? Oh no, I'll never trust a hungry shark ha ha ha! Virgin Island is beautiful, so are your shots!

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  24. nyero, i will be in manila next week. any chance i could meet you and your fotog friends?

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  25. Ang ganda naman ng lugar parekoy. Sarap mag-swimming with the sharks.

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  26. a place i intend to visit someday...i pity the sharks. they should never be caught for they're part of a vital ecosystem

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  27. LS: What a neat place. That first photo is has such a nice sky. That "Idyllic Sight" photo was so cool.

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  28. This sure looks like a paradise to me! Nice sandy beach against blue sky! : )

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  29. beautiful pics bro. the white sand is incredibly pretty.

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