When life begins to push you hard, get away from it all and immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of nature. Cebu is gifted with several islets close enough for a weekend getaway for some seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
In contrast to its name, which means “bad Christmas,” the place is nothing but a pristine paradise, with famed white beaches and diving spots. It’s located in Daanbantayan, Cebu on the northernmost tip of the province. The island has maintained its simplicity of life with the livelihoods of locals comprising of only fishing, farming, boat-building and tourism. Read more about the island in our previous article.
Ever wanted more exclusivity? The whole island is now the Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary. It’s only 30 minutes away from Mactan and the resort can provide transportation. You can choose to treat yourself to some rest and relaxation or keep yourself busy with scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking on this white sandbar. Read the article about all of the amenities Nalusuan has to offer.
If you take a look at its location on the map, you’d say it’s just one Olympian throw away from Nalusuan but it’s already considered part of Bohol, a neighboring province on the east. On the island, you can find what looks like abandoned ruins, a volleyball area and cottages for rent. Of course, with such beautiful waters, swimming and snorkeling are musts. Planning your next vacation? Read up on our adventure on the island.
This islet alone has four diving sites that are internationally renowned because of stunning clarity and the abundance and variety of marine life. The sandbar alone is a wonder because it changes shape and location with the season. You’ll never get bored with picnic, bird watching, hiking, trekking, paddling, fishing and touring. Sumilon Island is located southeast of Oslob, close to the southern tip of Cebu. Click on the link to our article to read up more about the island and how to get there.
It’s “every diver’s dream” because of its close proximity to shore and dive sites that range from shallow to deep. Located in the Western town of Moalboal, the island topography is most unique, surrounded in a reef plateau that slopes downward before becoming a vertical drop. Entrance is through a wall drop and holes in the reef which is home to numerous life forms. Sharks are frequently sighted on deep dives. To learn more about Pescador Island, click on the island’s name to read our article.