Virgin Island
Virgin Island
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Ron
Taguig City, Philippines4,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited here 2nd time.
This place is still amazing and always give me peace of mind
My fave place is at the back area of the resort.
The place is really a paradise.
Entrance is 500 for first 2 guest.
I would love to go back and stay overnight in one of their cabin. Daytour is not enough for me. I would love to see either sunset or sunrise in this paradise.
I will surely go back.
Lots to do here esp lots of place to chill and relax. Do cliff diving, picnic, swimming.
Paradise.....
Written April 27, 2020
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lalalageselle
Las Vegas, NV67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is an amazing, beautiful island that I highly recommend you to visit. The trip there is a boat ride for about 20-30 minutes depending on how the waves are. It has tables and chairs, places to get some food from. There are fees so prepare for that. Not expensive though and definitely worth it! Snorkel with the fishies and swim on the beach. It’s a great time for your family!
Written February 15, 2020
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Gilbert W
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was a nice beach, we paid P1000 for boat ride from santa fe. The boat could fit maybe 8people but it was just 2of us on the boat.
30mins boat ride.

We left at 6am. Arrived early, no one else was on the island except for staff.

We paid P500 entrance. This was for 2people. P100 extra for each additional person.

We explored the beach, and amenities.
It was nice but EVERYTHING had a fee.

A crappy table under the shade suitable for 4 people was P600. The most expensive was a seating area for 12people in the shade with a view for P3500.

These prices we outrageous. I searched the island for free seats, and only found 4 sun loungers suitable for 1 person each and these did not have any shade.

At 9am it was boiling hot. Although we arrived early we still found the sun unbearable because our boat ride back to santa fe wasn't for another 3hours.

We took water with us, we didn't buy food because it was overpriced.

Rock jumping was offered but once again it was for a fee of P900 per person.

The toilet had a tip box and the cold water taps did not work.

For snorkeling, we had to pay P250 to rent a face mask and breathing tube. Fins were an extra P100.

So absolutely minimum cost on this island is P1000 boat ride, P500 entrance, P250 snorkeling gear.

Go early, avoid the heat and bring your own chair to sit down on.

The island is commercial operation, staff are not friendly. They just want your money.
Written August 14, 2018
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Geir L
Porsgrunn Municipality, Norway29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
The beach is just as nice as all others in Bantayan.
The entrance is 250 php person
The food is terrible
The beer is hot..but you can buy cold water. Everyting is expencive.
Try another beach and save money 😊
Written January 6, 2017
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Susha2012
Tokyo, Japan8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Very expensive food... Toilets are dirty..You have to buy even the ice... and the most funny thing is Entrance is Expensive for a Single to 2 pax ( 250 pesos each!! OMG!).. Swimming area is designated but Boats can Park?? What the heck your Rules is all about ?.. Take out of your "Swimming Area Only" instructions if your Boat can Park there... nobody cares if it is an owners Boat.. Tourist and Vacationeers are PAYING you!!
Written January 15, 2019
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Constantin N
73 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Business
I spend a lot of money just to reach this boring island. There is nothing to see, very few to do 45min to 1 hour by boat.
Doesn't worth loosing your time for this island, you can choose a trip around Bantayan island. It worth way better, and way cheaper. For 2 person just rent a motorbike, for larger group get a van.

I visit all the island via motorbike with my wife, and I can say as as foreigner that is a safe place.
Written June 27, 2017
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ShinaGonzales
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
Do your research first before getting boat tour that includes this not so "VIRGIN ISLAND". Don't be deceived by the name. There's nothing "virgin" about it. It is an island resort and not a Virgin Island! If you're expecting a natural beach experience, you'll be disappointed. As soon as we arrived, we were met by a lifeguard telling us to pay entrance fee of P500 per 2 pax. We asked him what that include, it seemed like he had no clue. Apparently, the fee includes stepping on the sand, sitting on the bench, laying on the duyan, swimming by the shore. They'll "lend" you beach umbrella if there's "no wind". Sun beds and chairs are not allowed to me moved as those are for picture taking purposes only! You can bring food but use of their table will cost you at least P300. You cant eat by the beach or grass because of their ants. They sell rice but it costs p100/kg. According to exasperated reactions of the staff, this is all the resort management's decision and policy. Which leads one to the conclusion that they made this resort specifically targeting clueless foreigners/tourists with lots of money to spend. Next thing you know you need to pay for your everything step! Stay on Bantayan Island. It's the same beach experience but with friendlier people, more overall options, and way less expensive.
Written January 19, 2017
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jsvviernes
Metro Manila, Philippines53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
First of All Virgin Island made us WOW.
Virgin Island is a Very Beautiful place for us.We been there this May 13, 2016 from 8:00 Am to 11:00 Am.I will recommend it for Every one to Try.
It has White Sand beach and a Really Clear Water even if you are in the deep waters..You can Take picture in this Beautiful Island and Boast with everyone.
They have Cottages and a Place where you can buy your Foods.
All in all we really Had a great time in Virgin Island.Thanks to the people who accommodate us there.

Tips I can give but not Guaranteed okay for you.
1. Bring your Snorkeling Gear and Life vest for safety.
I use my Thenice Full Face Snorkeling mask and it was great.
Fish here are in Shallow waters.not enough to see in deep water but you may practice your swimming skills and kinda diving skills there. but still it is beautiful in deep waters.
2. Bring Enough cash for Food and Cottage there if you want to rent because cottages are not free..
You may Bring your own food from Bantayan island.
3. Transportation. you may Contact Kuya Jp for your Transportation through Bantayan Island by Tricycle and ask Him for the Island Hopping.Contact Num. +63929 647 0185.
Virgin Island-Island Hopping that we avail is 700.you may have less or More.just ask for discount to kuya Jp.He is a really good guy and knows many place.
In Virgin Island you will pay for there entrance fee of 500 Php for the First 2 Person.and exceeding is 100 Php per person
4. Be there Early in the Morning.
5. Bring camera and Underwater camera selfie sticks.you might need it.
6. Please don't Throw your Trash anywhere.
Let us maintain this place clean from garbage.Throw your Garbage in their proper Trash Bins.
7.The waves going to Virgin Island is Kinda Rough but not much so be prepared for any instance. but it is totally safe. wear your life vest for safety.
8. Lower your Expectation and Just Enjoy the Beach!

Thank you TripAdvisor to Virgin Island Staff.
My Comments/reviews here are on my own.I want to promote this place because this is a Beautiful place.
Written May 16, 2016
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Niko_sta
Kotka, Finland843 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It's a beach you have to pay 200 pesos per person just enter the primitive shore. Nothing so spectacular, too much people all around without well made infrastructure.
Written May 31, 2019
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KingSevens
Pasay109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We rented a boat for 1000 pesos for two persons for the whole day. The locals said that it is the standard rate so i am not sure if you can get a cheaper rate than that (i tried to haggle but to no avail). This was our second stop but when we got there, we decided to stay the whole day and enjoy the island to maximize the P250 per person entrance fee. There is a restaurant in the island and a bar to chill in. Prices are a bit high but with no other options than to bring your own or buy form there, there is no room for complaint. The island itself is a relaxing one. You can pick your own spot where you want to hangout. There were other guests in the island but I found it very peaceful and quiet at that time. I even tried the cliff diving at the other end of the island. Maximize the entrance fee by spending the whole day here. It is worth it.
Written October 14, 2018
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