Cruising Romblon – What’s Lacking in Carabao Island

Roadside Beach in Carabao Island
Roadside Seashore in Carabao Island

Cruising Romblon – What’s Lacking in Carabao Island

It needs to be stated, Boracay units the bar because the poster baby of a massively profitable and internationally acclaimed vacationer vacation spot. It’s a tall order however I at all times knew that sometime I’d come upon a spot that might rival Boracay’s white shoreline.

Carabao Island in San Jose, Romblon is a welcome finale. What a option to finish the Cruising Romblon tour by discovering one thing that may compel you to return as regularly as you may sooner or later.

Right here’s an inventory of what what’s lacking on this quickly to be world class beach-bumming mecca:

1. Crowded Seashores

Because it’s nonetheless reasonably commercialized in comparison with Boracay, having the huge shoreline all to your self is completely priceless and a staple right here. Make no mistake, the white powdery sands of the seashores listed below are harking back to Boracay a decade or two in the past.

Carabao Island
Breathtaking Carabao Island shoreline – #GoVisitPhilippines
Serene coastline of Hambil
Serene shoreline of Hambil
Nipa Hauz beachfront
The Nipa Hauz Resort & Restaurant at Lanas, San Jose.
Lechon for Lunch
Lechon for Lunch

Because of proprietor Merelyn Gonzaga (09994074225) for making us that luxurious lunch! Included is a glimpse of their menu.

2. City Comforts and Connectivity

There are not any meals chains, malls, hi-end resorts nor vacationer traps in right here. As a substitute you’ll discover dwelling grown institutions oozing with native vibe and a tongue-in-cheek nature expertise.

Roadside near the beachfront in San Jose
Roadside close to the beachfront in San Jose
Roadside Beach
Roadside Seashore
Boracay from afar
Boracay from afar

Puka seashore down yonder – taken from the Tagaytay Level viewing deck.

It’s P5 per viewing utilizing their good binoculars. Carabao island is only a stone’s throw away from its extra well-liked sister Boracay island.

Rest your feet on the sides of the ‘katig’ while on your way.
Relaxation your toes on the perimeters of the ‘katig’ whereas in your means.
Port of Said – KC Perez of 2Go Travel
Port of Mentioned – KC Perez of 2Go Journey

From Tablas Island, it’s solely 45 minutes. to an hour of ferry crossing in the direction of the Port of Mentioned in San Jose.  Fare is at P100 per individual.

Inobahan Beach
A view from Inobahan seashore – Ramon Marinas of Bienvenido Excursions

You possibly can catch a pump boat going to Carabao Island or ‘Hambil’ because the locals would name it close to Bulabog seashore in Boracay and courageous the seas for 30-45 minutes. Observe that the connectivity in San Jose / Carabao Island is means higher than the remainder of the Romblon group of islands as a result of its proximity to Boracay. You possibly can take pleasure in HSDPA infrequently and the fixed 3G and EDGE.

three. Congested highway infrastructures

The roads listed below are comparatively small although there’s huge building on-going due to the efforts of the LGU and the native Division of Tourism right here. This in flip creates an entry to native sights which can be greatest skilled driving on two wheels equivalent to:

Path to Nigriton Cave
Path to Ngiriton Cave #GoVisitPhilippines
visiting the cave
visiting Ngiriton cave
Bat Cave photo by KC Perez
Bat Cave picture by KC Perez
Inside the cave
Contained in the cave

Ngiriton Cave

Located atop of a hill surrounded by forest at Sitio Lindero. There’s a white large rock on the opening of the cave which serves as a landmark. Solely few bats inhabit the cave today.

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We’re right here and we’re able to have enjoyable! – Ramon Marinas of Bienvenido Excursions

Kuding Kuding subterranean cave

Apart from the thrilling journey going to this place, this vacationer hotspot provides you with breathtaking views and an exhilarating cliff diving expertise.

Kuding Kuding subterranean cave
Kuding Kuding subterranean cave

Four. Costly Luxurious stays

No 5-star resorts right here but however every lodging out there listed below are principally backpackers fashion and might solely accommodate lower than 25 company at a time. Room cost ranges from Php500 to Php1,500 (good for three individuals) Will the value change? I hope not. Do word that the electrical energy within the island is rationed. At a further P300 can get you 24 hours of electrical energy from generator units.

Resorts in Carabao Island
Resorts in Carabao Island

Half of our group stayed on the Republic of Inobahan Seashore Resort. Rooms are homey with fan or a/c choices. Additionally they have a comfort retailer named 5-13 that are the names of their canines Sinko and Trese. Cute eh?

Terraza de Isla Carabao Resort
Terraza de Isla Carabao Resort

We stayed at Terraza de Isla Carabao Resort and our room is immediately reverse the DOT workplace proven above.

After what’s stated and accomplished, what’s lacking in Carabao Island? It’s you. Pack your luggage and share with us how you discover this gem of an island.

Photo by Ramon Figueras
Photograph by Ramon Figueras

This Cruising Romblon journey was made attainable by PHILTOA, DOT Area Four-B, Romblon Provincial Tourism workplace and 2GO Journey.

Additionally Learn: Prime Seashores In Romblon That Will Make Your Trip Blissful