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White Island

Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Camiguin
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Valenzuela, Philippines
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a c-shaped sandbar. And this is paradise. We came in during the off-season, and we literally had the island to ourselves. Imagine clear waters, white sand (though not as fine in Boracay), bright sun, blue skies and a nice view of the Camiguin island. In short, paradise. You have to pay 450 pesos for a boat to take... More

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Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
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189 reviews 189 reviews
77 attraction reviews
525 helpful votes 525 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

if you are planning to visit white island i would suggest very early morning or late afternoon because the sea is still quite and the sun is not so hot. be sure to bring with you so foods and drinks not available foods in the island, except a sea urchin they offer. it is a thorny sea creature that inside... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this is the second time I visit camiguin, and what a holiday. white island is one of my favourite place to visit as its beauty for a city boy like me is breathless. very easy to reach from the barangay yumbing straight into the island with the boat takes about 10 minutes. the only reason why i gave 4 instead... More

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Quite a distance and delving dark blue waters after, appeared the White Island. It was around 7:30 am when we arrived and the tide was getting high. We took some pictures of the beautiful scenery and swam in the clear waters for an hour or so. The bancas were provided by the LGU which can accommodate a maximum of 6... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Been coming back here since the 80's with different sets of friends and family and the feeling of awe and wonderment is still the same. No fancy resorts, no posh accommodations; just plain, simple, unadulterated beach with its white sand and clear, turquoise water. Enjoying and savoring the island-sand bar with the other locals give you feelings of simple and... More

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Puerto Princesa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's just a sandbar. It's visible during low tides. It could disappear during high tides. No trees or restaurants or cottages. Some people rent out a beach umbrella for a shade. This island offers snorkeling but not as good as Mantigue Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The White Island is quite accessible,esp. from the hotel resort that we stayed in(Dreamland Resort and Hotel). There are boats that you can reserve in advance so that you can go there first thing in the morning. The boat owners are quite helpful, they will require you to wear a vest for protection. Boatride ranges from 500-600php so its wise... More

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Los Banos, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visit the white island early in the morning because part of the island is submerged during high tide. :)

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I visited the island with friends way back June 2012. Going there was part of the day tour. It's about 10-15 minutes away from the main land. Better go there early morning (while it's not that hot yet) to see, feel and enjoy the pristine white sand bar. Take pictures with Mount Hibok-Hibok as backdrop. You can also try the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Had a great time with this beautiful white island, sea, sun and white sands perfect relaxation and adventure. I love this place simply amazing!!!

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