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Virgin Island

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Balicasag and Panglao Island Hopping Including Dolphin Watching
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was disappointed during my visit because it was high tide, I wasn't able to see the Sand bar. More disappointing was the badjaos (locals from nearby islands) selling cheap pearls and accessories and they were keep chasing you to sell their goods even you...More

Thank Florencio G
Reviewed 3 days ago

lots of sea shell but its pricey....amazing beacause its first tinme to see that kind and live seashell..and the abalone sisig is yummy

Thank beth r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated island where boats can drop you for 30' only. Too many locals selling "jewellery" and fishes.

Thank Nicola V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit I did not do my homework regarding this stop. It was on the way to Balicacog Island. It was pretty. Lots of pidgeons and a pretty cool church. Just not my thing.

Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice island, but sandbar disappears at 10am. We were lucky to see the sandbar and see it disappear. Theres also vendors who sells streetfoods such as buco juice, barbeques, fishballs, squidball, bannanaque or fried banana. Water here is very clear

Thank saturn s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The island is like a size of a two basketball court. It is literally small, but this island is not crowded when we visited. There are food to eat here, like banana cue, Grilled fish and other sea food. I would recomend you to try...More

Thank Udes D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was expecting to be able to spend a nice afternoon on the beach of Virgin island, but when we came it was a low tide and the sea level was up to our knees, so there was no place to sit down. There is...More

Thank Millie019
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

My first time around together with my ❤️. Very nice 👍 , peaceful place. You can see the white sand beaches along the shores. Very approachable staffs on the bangka and at the canteen.

Thank laceeleslie
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Virgin Island is usually the last stop in a half-day boat tour from Panglao. Tune out the hawkers, the flimsy food stalls and the flock of tourists and it's possible to enjoy this pristine sandbar off the coast of Panglao.

Thank LawrenceSanDiego
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice little spot but shame about the number of boats and the number of hawkers as soon as you get off the boat. shade sail stalls set up on the sandbar. Would be nicer without that

Thank Eve L
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Louise Aena C
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jonathan J | Reviewed this property |
3 islands, I think! We saw sea turtles on a small boat which was great. Virgin Island was a sand bar though, not so much fun.....
22 January 2016|
Response from Madel T | Reviewed this property |
Visit Virgin Island early morning or maybe late afternoon. Just avoid noontime if you really wanna see the sandbar. It's high tide at noon. You can ask for suggestions from your tour provider though, we were just running out... More
Tricia T
3 July 2015|
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Response from Chad C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tricia T, I know this answer is quite late but still answering for the sake of future travellers. :) When we went there November 2015, we did not pay any environmental fee upon entering the island. Yes, it is required to... More