Virgin Island

Virgin Island, Panglao Island: Address, Virgin Island Reviews: 4/5

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Marco
2 contributions
nice
Jan 2020
after my balicasag trip we stop here i was expecting a lot to see but i only see those vendors on the sand bar. . .. will it life they have to live also. . i hope they clean the place and doesn't leave any single pieces of garbage . .love the nature!!
Written 10 March 2020
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Jon b
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
not virgin
Feb 2020
i do't like the idea the vendors on the sand bar. . it should be bare from any vendors .. i don't understand why they allow this such activity in selling on the sand bar, ,we are all responsible of ourselves. .
Written 7 March 2020
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Edwin Tee
Quezon City, Philippines113 contributions
Virgin Island
Feb 2020
Looks like a big sandbar with patches of mangrove trees in the middle of the sandbars. There are food vendors that sell grilled squids, grilled prawns, and fresh urchins.
Written 26 February 2020
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Anita
Budapest, Hungary22 contributions
Tourist trap.. don’t go here
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was the final stop of our private island hopping tour. There is nothing to do here, but you can buy a lot of fake jewerelly, sellers don’t leave you alone. We said several times no, but after 2 meter walk, another seller came to us. It was an awful experience. Unfortunatelly the weather was wrong too so we didn’t enjoy it at all.
Written 14 February 2020
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Bobby_mn
Warsaw, Poland13 contributions
Not worth it
Feb 2020
Horrible piece of crap. There are algae everywhere, very crowded and stalls are everywhere. Nothing majestic or virgin about it.
Written 9 February 2020
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anna f
baveno5 contributions
a lovely stop at the end of the excursion
Jan 2020
The little fish markets are charming and the fish is cooked fresh and you eat it sitting in the sea.
Written 6 February 2020
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Pam F
15 contributions
Bohol Sea Tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went in a sea tour group tour. We were told to meet at a location at 0600 but was not picked up until close to 6:20. When we got to Alona beach there were hundreds of tourist waiting for the tour to start. We went looking for dolphins but with the weather being a bit cloudy we were told that it would be hard to find one. Fair enough...not really their fault. We got to Balicasag Island to start out snorkelling tour but again was struck by how unorganized it was. Boat offloading to another small boat. We had 16 people with one tour guide in our group which was alot but would be fine if they were organized. The tour guide left with 7 people and we were told that he already spoke to someone about getting us another guide and a small boat. We preordered a meal for when we got back. Lots of meal choice at a suitable price. We waited close to 20 minutes just watching as they load and offload people on the little boat. Finally it was our turn, they fit 5 adults and 1 child. I remember saying out-loud “is this safe?” The guy just ignored me and said “This boat was the available now” They took us by the drop off which was a cool site. We didn’t see any turtle but I was just happy to be in the water. The guide started paddling across the black water and we were told to swim after the boat. I didn’t really see the point of moving away from a great spot but I think it’s to make room for another boat. After snorkelling for 40 minutes, we got back in the boat and back to the island. Our meal that we preordered was waiting for us when we got back to our table. It was BBQ meats which was delicious. After our meal, the guide told us to get back to the boat which we gladly followed but of course when we got there they realized we were missing a family of 3. The guide looked for almost 40 minutes for this family. Our main tour guide didn’t even bother coming with us to Virgin Island probably to avoid confrontation from the other angry passengers. We got to Virgin Island close to noon so the sand bar was slowly depleting. We were told to stay there for 30 minutes only. We then made our way back to Alona Beach. Would i recommend this tour? probably not unless it was a private tour. They need to be more organize. If you have 16 people a boat have 2 guide and 2 small boats available designated for the group. People invest on coming to the Philippines to enjoy the island and not be sucked into a tourist trap.
Written 26 January 2020
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Kevin Z
Davao City, Philippines15 contributions
If you have been Island hopping elsewhere in Philippines such as Palawan then you will not be so impressed.
Dec 2019
Virgin Island is basically a sandbank on which they have converted the tree-shaded area to a place for reflection for the Christians complete with a small church.
Written 30 December 2019
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Sous13
43 contributions
Not an island
Dec 2019
We went on an island hopping trip, We weren’t impressed by this patch of sand, I wouldn’t call it an island. Wouldn’t recommend going there. It’s just....Meh!
Written 26 December 2019
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Anyrubina
St. Petersburg, Russia325 contributions
Don’t do it!
Dec 2019 • Friends
It’s not a real island, just a stripe of land covered by a lot of food stands. They try to sell you everything: food, bracelets and other things that you don’t need, many boats, so a lot of people are wondering around. It’s a huge disappointment.
Written 12 December 2019
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