We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A great island destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sambawan Island

Sambawan Island
Attraction details
Tacloban City, Leyte
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A great island destination”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Sambawan Island is a refreshing get-away destination, a quiet and rustic away-from-it-all world.

Sambawan island is part of Maripipi, is a 5th class municipality and an island in the Province of Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
4 Thank LeyteGulf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    13
    0
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“2nd Best Small Island Destination if the Philippines!!! What a Wonderful Creation!”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Sambawan Island is the Best Island Destination in the Philippines' most beautiful region (region 8!). It is part of the Municipality of Maripipi province of Biliran. Its location is just so perfect for someone to take thousands of different, amazing photos. It is in the middle of great looking islands in the Visayas and the 360 view from the island's highest point is just perfect! Swimming and any water activity here would be fantastic. A visit to Sambawan will make one's stay in the Philippines the most memorable. I always recommend this island to my friends who are looking for great adventure.

Thank you Jesus for the Very Very Beautiful Sambawan!

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
9 Thank RayGohetiaJatico
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Undiscovered paradise”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We sailed for 3 hours from malapascua island, cebu to get into this little paradise.. And the place took our breath away.. Though it does not have a fine white beach but the pure white pebbles turned the crystal clear sea water like a mirror of the blue sky.. Diving is terrific around the island if u wanna see some black tip sharks, sea turtles and even manta rays.. The only problem on this island I guess is the source of fresh water since its pretty far from the mainland.. And u can never find any restaurant on this place so better bring your own foods on your visit. :-)

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
8 Thank Billeah10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Sambawan Island also viewed

Palompon, Leyte Province
 
Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province
Leyte Island, Visayas
 

Been to Sambawan Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing