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The best little island, ever.

So amazing, i won't ever forget this day. Theres a few rules to pay attention to, but anything that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Canmore, Canada
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Spectacular experience

This is a great place to include in ones bucket list. Pinkish sand clear waters. Fresh fish and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Munster, Indiana
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Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So amazing, i won't ever forget this day. Theres a few rules to pay attention to, but anything that helps keep this place clean, is a good thing. It's so beautiful and should stay picture perfect forever.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to include in ones bucket list. Pinkish sand clear waters. Fresh fish and crabs that you can purchase and will be cooked for you. Very safe. The island is a protected Philippine treasure- so it is well maintained. You can...More

1  Thank jsn888
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Loved the pinkish hue of the sand and the calm waves of the sea, though the travel to and fro the island is quiet scary since the motorized outrigger we boarded doesn't have any "katig". The highlight of the trip is the bucketful of small...More

Thank rey m
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Very relaxing beach. Clear water. Pink sand. Not crowded. Virgin island. The disappointed part is their comfort room. No water at the faucet to wash up. I suggest to get a tour for this Island to experience the beautiful santa cruz.

Thank ejdm2014
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

If u love beach... i will say this is a must visit beach. If u love to post nice pictures, this is also a must go to place. I am not a good photographer, but jusg look at the pictures i got from my phone...More

1  Thank Elson13
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Meeting point before going to sta cruz island is you have to go first to paseo del mar which is just a stone throw to where the boats dock, have to register name first, the island is nice with not very many tourist, the sand...More

1  Thank 0808richardC
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

The place is very clean, the local government is the one incharge in preserving the place. Their are cottages, but no restaurants in the area. You have to bring your food and take the garbage as well when you leave the place. Php 20 entrance...More

2  Thank Ligaya P
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one beach that is definitely worth a visit. You have to get the boat at about 7am in order to get there and leave about 2pm due to the current increasing. As only 200 people are allowed there each day it is peaceful...More

1  Thank Phy510-Man
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Santa Cruz Island is one of the best place that I’ve been. The water is clear and the sand is pink. No trash everywhere. I just love staying in here. I wish that this will be open for longer hours a day.

Thank maripinkremot
Reviewed June 19, 2018

So happy to experience one of Zamboanga city's famous tourist attractions, the Sta. Cruz island...it's just a 20 minute boat ride from the city (Paseo)...you will be fascinated by the pink sands of the island.if you love water, this is the place for you.The facilities...More

3  Thank paolozambo
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Dan M
April 15, 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Dan.You'll need to take a flight going to Zamboanga City and there are lots of affordable accomodities and a lot of food cuisine you can try. Also, there is an official page for Sta. cruz island and how to book a... More
Joan May B
March 14, 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there. I am sorry. There are only cottages available and staying overnight isn't allowed on the island.
Tikang K
February 28, 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you will need to book a flight for a stay on Zamboanga City. There are lots of affordable accomodities and are near the said site (berthing place) before going to the island. You may contact or visit the office at... More