One of my favourite trips is going to the different islets of Bohol Island. Since it is surrounded with around 70 islets, there are a lot to choose from!
On a Sunday, we explored an island less than two hours of travel from Tagbilaran City located in the beautiful town of Loon. It was a day full of sun, sea and relaxation as it seems like we own the beach that day. 😍
We went there to explore and swim. Sadly, we weren’t able to swim since we went there on the lowest tide (didn’t check tide forecast 😅). So we explored, “sat” 😂 in the water and relaxed (and slept) by the beach. It was an interesting place and we had a refreshing visit!
Here are some TIPS in going there!
On Food: There are a few options available for meals on the island so better bring your own food. Although you can buy drinks and some snacks near the docking area.
Cottages: These are available at a decent price and is good for families and big groups since the place don’t have a lot of shaded areas.
Available for free and water is available but use it as little as possible since the island do not have an abundant water source.
Support the local economy: Spend as much as possible on the island.
Buy food, use their local transport, etc. It is a small contribution to the island! 😊
Leave no trace:
Make sure to bring back trash you will have and pick up some trash you see by the beach too. 👍 #responsibleTravel
How to get there?
We road a jeep from Cogon Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran City going to Sandingan Island, Loon. From there was a motorboat going to Cabilao Island which was around 10 minutes trip.
Then from there, we rode habal-habal or motorcycle to the beach they call Baluate where we spent the rest of our time.
- Jeep (Tagbilaran – Sandingan, Loon): Php 45
- Motorboat (Sandingan – Cabilao Island): Php 20
- Habal-habal/Motorcycle (Cabilao dock- Baluarte) – Php 20
Here are some interesting facts!
🌞 Cabilao Island has lakes in it! Which unfortunately we weren’t able to visit;
🌞 There are also resorts around the island which are mostly diving resorts;
🌞 The island already has their own electrical power source;
🌞 Lastly, this island is known as an amazing dive site and is said to be home to diverse marine species and even hammer-head sharks. Cool!
ENJOY YOUR VISIT!
#BeholdBohol #ResponsibleTravel #ResponsibleLaag