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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this was the most wonderful thing i've ever done in bohol, to see the virgin islands. walked through the sandbar, you'll also see a chapel and a little paradise island at the end. this is a half day tour that started with dolphin watching while...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hazelrum
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Virgin Island is so pretty and shallow. Only a half day tour with snorkeling on the way. The water was warm when we were there.Locals selling their produce.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really expensive trip fit what they offer you, a snorkel place where after you paid so much for the trip you have pay again for everything, absolutely an abuse . After the tour you are left with an incredible ridiculous face ..

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank joseluisgN7377QV
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited as part of an organised boat trip. The island is basically a large expanse of white sand, most of which is exposed only at low tide. It has a very peaceful atmosphere and if you're lucky you may find some nice sea shells.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SimonDabbs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sandbar and the waters are nice in theory, but there are way too many establishments on the "Virgin" island for it to be called that. There are just way too many stalls selling grilled food, coconut juice, pearls, etc on this poor poor sandbar....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TrishA289
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pass by Virgin Island and it was low tide so we have to walk a bit to reach it and it being December there are lots of tourists. There are also food and drink stalls but thats about it. Virgin Island is a sand...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank eteng2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little sandy island outside Bohol. Very shallow water which was really hot. In addition to that only a few sea stars to see. If you combine this to diving or snorkeling, then pay a visit, otherwise not worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PetriSuomesta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky I had read reviews prior to going and knew what to expect. Simply a sandbar with sellers of food and drinks selling to tourists to make a quick buck. We stayed for twenty minutes for a few photos, but honestly, that was 19 minutes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the island after we made a snorkel stop. The island was very boring. And we stayed here for 40 minutes watching locals wanted selling us stuff we don’t want. I would not pay money to go here..

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

It’s great to have this transformed into a pilgrimage site. The island now becomes triply amazing. The seafloor has wonderful marine life with starfish, sea urchins, fish, and a whole lot more. This place is good for snorkeling.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ayamran13
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Dagz J
August 22, 2018|
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Response from CraigM172 | Reviewed this property |
There are literally hundreds of boats travelling from Alona Beach (southern Panglao) on a daily basis for island hopping. You will most likely have a Virgin Island visit incorporated in a Balicasag Island trip... More
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May 30, 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.....
January 22, 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