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“Typical Beach” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Island

White Island
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Camiguin
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Iligan, Philippines
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“Typical Beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Growing up in the Philippines I had this privilege to actually observe different kinds of beaches since I was a kid. For me, White Island was just like any other white sand beach. The only difference is that it's a sand bar in the middle of the sea so you need to spend 450 PHP to get from the main Camiguin Island to the area via small, wooden speedboats and 20 PHP /pax for amusement fee. The place is quite hot ( there was no breeze the whole time I was there) so you better bring an umbrella, a tent, lots of water and a sun tan lotion. Keep yourself cool by swimming into the water but .please take note that the water is very salty (which actually caused my lips to swell, lol). There are make-shift vendors of sea urchins, drinks, food and owners of big umbrellas, tables and chairs for rent.

Visited May 2014
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“White Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Beautiful stretch of white sand... clear and cool water to swim in.... bring your own food and drinks... never missed this part of Camiguin. Bring sun block and an umbrella also as the sun maybe too hot for some... no worries though as the water is invitingly cool..

Visited June 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Be sure to tell your tour guide that this will be the first place to visit in your itinerary so that you won't get burn under the sun. Lets say 7am is A-OK. Somehow there is a small sari-sari store in the island selling from water bottles to soda's and some local vendors also sells buko, sticky rice and sea urchins. As you take a look around you'll get a panoramic view of the island plus the mountains/volcanos towering Camiguin island.

Visited April 2014
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cagayan de oro
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“bright island”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

its over-rated..small island few corals but nice swimming..white sands..only problem no shade..bring your own..and water and food..

Visited September 2013
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Taichung, Taiwan
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“Depends on what you are looking for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

While island in simply a coral reef sandbar off of Camiguin Island. It is unique in that it is made up of white coral sand in contrast to the darker volcanic sand of Camiguin. Though I didn't try it, snorkeling around the island looked like it would be pretty good. The waters were clear and clean. Otherwise, lounging on a beach towel under and umbrella is about the only thing left to do. Be sure to take your own supplies as there is nothing available on the island.

Visited April 2014
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