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“Overrated”

Great Santa Cruz Island
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

If they say it's "Pink beach", don't expect it's totally pink, it only has a slight shade of pink in it because of the crushed red corals. The current is too strong, so be careful when swimming. Not good for snorkelling. Always wear your slippers because there are lots of sharp stone on the shoreline.

What's nice of this beach:

1. very near the city, around 20-30 minutes banca ride
2. very nice people on the island
3. fresh and affordable sea foods that the locals can cook for you
4. army on the island will keep you safe at least.

5  Thank iOpenerMD
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

The pink silky sands n the light bue water make it special. For a swim better be a skilled swimmer. Geys deep pretty fast

1  Thank basdeckers
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Adventure beyond the see? Sta. Cruz island is one of the best! I've visited the island many times already but i am still mesmerized by it's beauty. I actually want Sta.Cruz island the way it is because this is what makes it different from all the other beaches- no showers..no changing rooms just nature itself. The serene beach makes you feel relaxed. I just LOVE it! if your up to some adventure then give it up to Great Sta.Cruz island. It's really cool. They also sell seafoods by the way like fish and crabs.. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. :)

2  Thank mijoy_02
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

The only beach I've been to with honest to goodness pinkish toned sand. My children enjoyed playing on the sand and snorkeling. The commute is approx 15-20minutes boat ride. Security escort is a must. It is just sad that because of the never ending security threat in Zamboanga City that this little island has not (and i assume never will be) been developed. Toilets are spooky so we just bathe at home. We had to bring our own rinsing water. We had to go back by 1pm as the waves can get really rough.

2  Thank Jing G
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

with the corals around gave a good look of the island having pink sand give a try folks and visit the island

1  Thank Phil J
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