Oh, what’s not to love about sandbars?
Complemented with crystal clear water and fine white sand, any beach with a lovely stretch of partly submerged sand is instantly a vacation dream come true for any traveler. But hey, no need to look further and travel beyond the borders because we’ve got pretty cool ones here in the Philippines. Without further ado, here are five of the stunning sandbars you should totally visit soon!
5. Bantigue Island, Iloilo
Tucked in the lovely province of Iloilo, Bantigue Island is part of the well-known Gigantes Islands that can only be reached via boat. Best known for its pristine beach and a sandbar that only appears during low tide, the place advertises itself.
How to get there? Fly to Iloilo then ride a bus or van going to Estancia Port. From the port, take a boat ride going to Bantigue Island.
4. Sumilon Island, Cebu
One of Cebu’s most sought travel destinations, Sumilon Island never fails to disappoint with its white sandbar surrounded by blue waters.
How to get there? Fly to Cebu City, ride a bus going to Brgy. Bancogon, then take a 15-minute boat transfer to the island. You may also reach Sumilon via an hour of car ferry and tricycle ride from Dumaguete City.
3. Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Whenever someone says “sandbar”, Kalanggaman Island’s stretch instantly comes to mind because of its breathtaking beauty. We’ve also heard that the sunset view on the island is so captivating you’ll think you’re inside a wallpaper.
How to get there? Fly to Tacloban, ride a van or bus going to Palompon, then hire a boat going to the island.
2. Mararison Island, Antique
The unspoiled beach and must-see sandbar are good enough reasons to brave the sea in order to get to Malalison Island. No worries because on the other end of the island, you’ll get to enjoy a Batanes-like scenery.
How to get there? You may reach Malalison via Iloilo, Caticlan and Kalibo. From these three points, take a bus or van going to Culasi, ride a tricycle going to the port then rent a boat going to the island.
1. Bulubadiangan Island
Bulubadiangan Island’s sandbar is another lucky find in the province of Iloilo. Depending on the current and level of water, the sandbar changes its shape and visibility making this piece of natural beauty even more interesting.
How to get there? Fly to Iloilo, take a bus going to Concepcion then ride a pump boat going to the island.
So, which of the following island sandbars would you like to visit soon? Make sure to tag us and use #wheinmanila and #wimadventures so we can feature your photos!
Love local destinations? Read our article about Coron’s Malcapuya Island here.
Do you know other stunning PH sandbars? Tell us in the comments!