I was in Camiguin last week and it was my fourth visit in the island. Going back over and over again to this beautiful island is always an exciting experience.
One of the must-to-go places in Camiguin is the White Island. The White Island is an uninhabited white sandbar and has a crescent shape (but changes depending on the tide).
There are no trees or shelter of any kind, however you can rent huge umbrellas if you prefer. But if you really want to avoid the scorching heat of the sun, you can visit the island between 5:00 am to 8:00 am. This is also the best time to witness the sunrise from Mount Hibok-Hibok. Others also prefer to visit during the afternoon to witness the sunset.
The White Island is accessible through a motorized bangka or boats from Barangay Yumbing which cost around Php 450 pesos good for 6 persons. Boats are numbered and you have to remember your boat number as you will need that information once you want to get back to the mainland.
The sand is not as powdery compared to the usual beaches you have been. According to my tour guide, they are not really sand but powdered corals. You can really feel it on your feet that it’s a bit rough and sometimes a bit painful.
The view and the place alone is simply amazing and breathtaking. You can enjoy watching from afar the beauty of Mt. Hibok-Hibok and Mt. Vulcan.
You can also make your White Island visit more fun and exciting by snorkeling for corals and other marine life or just enjoy swimming. You can also try eating sea urchins.
Just a reminder: Don’t forget to bring hats, sunglasses, sunblock and of course drinking water. You can also bring food as you might get hungry while in the island.
Have you been to White Island in Camiguin lately? How was it? Would love to hear your story.