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Address: Maripipi Island | Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines, Philippines
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Simply breathtaking!

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever had so far. :) With the side trips going to Sambawan island, your eyes will already be filled with nature. You’ll be experiencing a lot... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2016
Cebu City, Philippines
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It is okay but for the entrance and all the unbelievable fees that you need to pay, there are far better islands that are more worthy to visit. You can find less corals and fishes. Not value for money.

1 Thank 707gerardo
Cebu City, Philippines
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever had so far. :) With the side trips going to Sambawan island, your eyes will already be filled with nature. You’ll be experiencing a lot of mode of transportation upon going there: From Naval, you have to ride a bus going to Cawayan then get a boat going to Maripipi Island.... More 

1 Thank donnyal
Valenzuela, Philippines
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place gives you amazing view and some Instagram-worthy photos. You can swim from the shore but i suggest you wear aqua shoes just in case. Php2500 for kubo good for 10pax. Haggle you can get it for Php2K :P (if off peak)

Thank Trisha A
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went here from Agta Beach resort in Almeria, Biliran. Boat ride from Agta resort took about 1.5 hours. Upon arriving we registered and were briefed on the diving. They charged us 500 pesos per person with unlimited diving and includes the island entrance fee. This is a very good rate. I guess the rate was like that because we have... More 

Thank DiverPeeves
Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beautiful island in Eastern Visayas which is unspoiled and have few visitors owing to its remoteness. There are few facilities in the island due to its small beach area so bring your own water and food. Cheapest would be to bring a tent and just pitch for just 150 php ( $3). Or rent one in the resort. The entrance... More 

1 Thank byrone29
Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This island is so beautiful and amazing, one of the best I would say in the Philippines. The best part is, it is very unspoiled by tourists. The island gets a lot of local visitors, and several tourists, but on week days it is very quiet and amazing. We went on a weekday by hiring a boat from Agta beach... More 

Thank Olga S
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We went from Tacloban city, jumping on a van. The journey took us to Naval port, which took about 2 hours. From naval we got a pump boat to Maripipi island and that took 2 hours. From Maripipi we were taken to the local dive centre, who arranged a small Bangka boat to get us to Sambawan. The island is... More 

Thank Matt F
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

“Hidden Gem of Biliran Island” This would be definitely the best beach in the province of Biliran. The beauty of Simbawan Island have logistic hurdles to overcome. From Naval port, one must be able to catch a boat to Marapipi Island (it would take an hour and a half) and from the Island, a habal habal ride and a 15... More 

Thank Ahren S
Cebu City, Philippines
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Closed by maripipi this is particularly of leyte. Sambawan island's is small island. the sand just like a crystal a perfect view was given an attraction to all beast beaches a nc snorkeling area also for dive.

Thank melmalapascua
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Sambawan is a beautiful island that needs government/ environmental protection asap. It's sad to see the island being polluted by trash coming in from nearby islands through water current. I will give it a 5 star rating if it wasn't for the trash getting stuck in one portion of the island. The place has an amazing view of other islands... More 

Thank Sheila P

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