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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If i would have known it was gonna be this crowded, we wouldnt have bothered to come see it. It wasnt much, you cant even swim becuase its so shallow and covered with sea grass everywhere. The only thing i liked about it was the...More

Thank Ricalabonita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I visited this island almost 7 years ago, the island was completely bare and absolutely mesmerizing! Everything about it took your breath away. Now at present its still lovely although I wouldnt call it a Virgin Island anymore but more like a...More

Thank ana izabella an... P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice sandbar and interesting park. Free shuttle service from the pear near Panglao church. Current name is Isola di Francesco.

Thank _oceanlover1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was fun to see the islands which disappear in high tide. lovely sighting of star fish and beautiful trees.

Thank Sonali S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chartered too large outrigger boats for our group of 18. VIrgin island is basically a large sandbar. We disembarked and walked the island for about 90 minutes. The 7 kids in our group found it exciting. We bought some lobsters from a vendor and...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here early if you wanna see the sandbar. When we got here, there was no sandbar already and it was only 10AM.

Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special, just shallow water on/next to a sand bar. It's really just a tourist trap as there is nothing to do there but wade in the water. There are many vendors selling pearls and other fake jewelry. They are constantly following tourist and trying...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get the fuzz... It's a sand bank, in my eyes. And a boring one, with a lot of ugly shops... It could be pretty without all of the sellers... :s I didn't like it...

Thank Sofie W
Reviewed December 13, 2017

I actually liked the food stalls. We got here after a six hour visit to Balicasag, and we were a bit hungry, and it was nice to have something to eat, and sit in the shadow for a while. And there were not too many...More

Thank nasztyusenka
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Amazing sandbar. Enjoyed the clear waters and the food in the sandbar from pop up stores was nice but a bit pricey

Thank Glacey G
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Louise Aena C
May 31, 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.....
January 22, 2016|
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
Tricia T
July 3, 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