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  • Excellent43%
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“sand bar” (68 reviews)
“abalone” (19 reviews)
“sand bank” (14 reviews)
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Philippines
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"sand bar"
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"abalone"
in 19 reviews
"sand bank"
in 14 reviews
"sea urchins"
in 44 reviews
"high tide"
in 33 reviews
"buko juice"
in 7 reviews
"white sand"
in 47 reviews
"vendors selling"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful sandbar"
in 8 reviews
"coconut rice"
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"isola di"
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"boat tour"
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"star fish"
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"crystal clear waters"
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"long stretch"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Virgin island is very close to mactan island only 1000 peso to go and come back by boat ,if u get the right boat guys hahah. Bring ur own food and drink cause nothing on the island except some locals selling drinks and food at...More

Thank ecofire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was truly amaze the beauty of Virgin Island.This is place of meditation and reflection owned by the Philippine Centre of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.The beautiful sandbar is open to the public with free boat shuttle service going to and back from the island for...More

1  Thank tootyadam89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a highlight of my trip, there weren't too many people and the view was incredible, white sand and turquoise waters. Many food stalls to try interesting Seafoods and local delicacies, strongly recommend a private tour for around pp2000 per boat.

1  Thank bridgetclaire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was interrupted by the several vendors who managed to paddle out there and harass visitors.

Thank AsianAbroad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing really "virgin" about this sandbar. It's covered in food stalls. Still it makes for pretty pictures and good eating. Try the Sea Cucumber and Sea Urchin!

Thank WanderingWheatleys
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I heard “virgin island” I imagined beautiful hidden island. When our boat stopped I got shocked as there were about 30 boats surrounding this tiny little island filled with food stands and people. It’s usually part of island hopping tour so you can’t really...More

1  Thank mtheknife
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not natural any more. Too many shops are selling fruit and sea food. I didn't see any thing to visit this island. We like beautiful natural. Not like this.

2  Thank Manzure
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there around 11 am, unfortunately the sand bar would only be visible in the afternoon during low tide. The place was crowded small stalls selling grilled food and cold drinks.

Thank Alexis P
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful maybe 10years ago , it’s just set up as a Food market on a sandbar now with over pushy hawkers trying too sell you overpriced trinkets etc Very disappointing , ruined by overcrowding & greed

1  Thank inparadise26
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Wow! Wow! Wow! This place is a must see if you're in that part of the island!! The views are breathtaking and the water is clear and beautiful.

Thank Nicole K
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Louise Aena C
31 May 2016|
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Response from Jonathan J | Reviewed this property |
3 islands, I think! We saw sea turtles on a small boat which was great. Virgin Island was a sand bar though, not so much fun.....
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realjoyestate
22 January 2016|
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Response from Madel T | Reviewed this property |
Visit Virgin Island early morning or maybe late afternoon. Just avoid noontime if you really wanna see the sandbar. It's high tide at noon. You can ask for suggestions from your tour provider though, we were just running out... More
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Tricia T
3 July 2015|
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Response from Chad C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tricia T, I know this answer is quite late but still answering for the sake of future travellers. :) When we went there November 2015, we did not pay any environmental fee upon entering the island. Yes, it is required to... More
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