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Breathtaking View

Untouched and beautiful! Unspoiled! Boat trips from Naval might change from time to time, so be... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
delight g
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Cebu Island, Philippines
One of the Most Picturesque Island in the Philippines

very long road trip, very long boat rides.... but very worth it!! The entire island offers a 360... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
Jhun R
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Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines
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Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Sambawan Island is one of the upcoming top tourist destinations in Visayas Region whereas various activities are available like diving, snorkeling, swimming and hill climbing on top of its view deck. A picturesque view of the island and its nearby islands can be seen well. Happy travel! #travelguide101 @topherhpunzalan

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

...is just stunningly beautiful. This island is beyond words to express. I climbed up to the view deck, made a few stops, I was in awe. I couldn't say anything more!

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Going to this place is quite expensive you have to rent a private bangka to go to this place. But this is a must see place!
So lovely and beautiful! This place is beyond words to express.
There is a 100 peso park fee. You can hike, snorkelling, scuba dive and just sun bath. This place is stunning.
A few steps up and will give you a breath taking view.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

Sambawan Island is now Sambawan Dive Camp and Beach Resort managed by private operators including the boat transfers from the boat station in Maripipi to the island.

The white strip is actually covered with crushed corals and pebbles, not white sand but it was still amazing. When you go snorkeling, you will find awesome fishes but the corals are not that stunning anyway.

Cottages and rooms are available for rent thought you can pitch your own tent if you want to stay overnight for a minimum fee.

Sunsets and sunrise are all spectacular at Sambawan. Make sure you trek to the watch tower too

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

First off, Sambawan is in Biliran Province, not in Leyte. In my recent trip here, I realized Biliran has got to be one of the most stunning provinces in the country.

Sambawan is very small but the view from the sea and on top of the hill is just exceptionally beautiful. Until now I'm not fully convinced that what I saw was real. It felt like I was staring at a life-sized postcard from someplace else.

What makes this place even more beautiful is the fact that it remains virtually unknown to many tourists so there are very few people on the island. There are cottages that one can rent but the caretakers won't care if you just leave your belongings and take your meals under the trees (this is what we did!).

After hiking to the hill and taking endless photos of the nearby Maripipi volcano (inactive) against the blue sky, take a dip in the water but take care that you don't hurt your feet. The seabed is quite rocky and sharp. I actually hurt both feet.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Argel M
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