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Great Santa Cruz Island

Mindanao, Philippines
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Christmas vacation

This beach is far from the city but it is worth to travel along with your friends and family. Nice... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pagadian City, Philippines
via mobile
Pink Sand!

A great getaway, yet not that far off from the city. The pink sand made it a bit more... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
orli b
Makati, Philippines
via mobile
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pink sand” (17 reviews)
“boat ride” (9 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is far from the city but it is worth to travel along with your friends and family. Nice place and good people!

Thank queenmary28
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A great getaway, yet not that far off from the city. The pink sand made it a bit more interesting... the water is very clear. The sand can be very sharp for those taking a dip, and potentially can bruise you if not careful. I...More

Thank orli b
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Great Sta. Cruz Island is just a stone's throw away from Zamboanga City and is famous for the pinkish color of its beach. It gets its color from a mixture of white sand and crushed red organ pipe corals. This year 2017 it has been...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Be sure to do the lagoon tour. It is amazing. A great mangrove filled lagoon. The guide can place a none stinging jellyfish in your hand. A once in the lifetime experience

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Use official transport, boat from harbour, dont go by yourself or someone you dont know tell you..bee aware!!. Even the sweetest mouth..can bee a trap..i thinking of cidnaping..its just a advise, so you enjoy 100% - and not get in any conserns in your vacation.

2  Thank Knut f
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I love it and I will go there again4, you need to ask for lagoon that has unique gully fish beside visiting the village in sta cruz island. Btw it is safe and you have security army around you.

3  Thank Ahmed_alharthi83
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

You will have to book your boat at Paseo the day before.They now allows only 200 visitors a day to the island.you must go in the morning n all boats will leave island by 2-3pm...no overnight stay at the island. There are huts on the...More

5  Thank frank c
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This island is worth going to because of its fine pink sand and the view is beautiful. However, it's not quite good for swimming because of the dead corals - hurts your feet when you step on them. So let's be more aware eco-friendly, shall...More

1  Thank zeija
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The beach is great,it has fine pink sand because of the corals..Another good thing is there's a signal in the island and it's just a 15 minute boat ride from the city. There's also a lagoon at the back of the island where you can...More

1  Thank Kimberley Faye R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

that's pretty much it. This place is known for it's pinkish sand caused by tiny broken pieces of red corals. And that's all there is to it.. It's a beach. To get hear you have to ride a pump boat with a fee of 1000...More

2  Thank GalacticBoomer
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Jean A
26 September 2017|
Response from frank c | Reviewed this property |
you go to Paseo Del mar one day in advance n book seats for the boat to the islands.I don't think they have contact number.Apologise for late reply.
10 June 2016|
Response from Jungle_flycatcher | Reviewed this property |
Take a tricycle from the airport to Paseo del Mar. Here you can take a boat to take you to Sta Cruz Grande or Little Santa Cruz (there are two Sta Cruz Islands). It's 20 minutes boat ride from Paseo del Mar to the islands... More