Sunday, April 28, 2013

Carabao Island (The next Boracay!)

The Philippines is endowed with 7,104 islands. Each of these islands are unique in its own simple way and offer a different taste of paradise. They say that no two islands are the same. And I have to agree to that. In my years of travel, I have explored and hopped from one island to another and it was good thing that I came across one of the best islands in the Philippines with my friends in our island hopping adventure. Touted to be the next Boracay - Carabao Island.

My friends and I were having our vacation in Tablas, Romblon. And from the spur of the moment, we agreed to do island hopping in this island that they say will be the next Boracay. Honestly, before going to this island, I did not surf the net and had no idea of what to expect. It was part of the adventure!

We departed from Looc Port and proceeded to Carabao Island. We rented the boat and the cost was P6,000 for 8 persons. The sea was calm that day except for some intermittent strong waves in the middle of the trip. Carabao Island can also be reached from Boracay. 

After 1.5 hours, we reached our destination. We chose to stay only in one resort and we've chosen the best in the island. There are many resorts in the islands but this resort stands apart from the others and is reputed to be one of the best resorts in Luzon.

I could not conceal my excitement and emotion after placing my feet at the beach.
 It was paradise!  

The Carabao Island and Tours Activities offers a variety of adventures ranging from snorkeling, scuba diving, banana boat, island hopping, kayak, horseback riding, hiking, and motorbike rental.

And I almost forgot to say that they serve the best food in town!

Accommodation is also provided for those persons who  love to spend their time at the island.

Shirley A. Patron
General Manager
Contact No. 0916-9897545

The resort even has its own spa and souvenir shop.

Everything you need to have a good and relaxing time is here in this resort.

I strolled in the beach and  notice how beautiful the island is.

I decided to see the other side of the island and rented a habal-habal. The fee is P300/hour. But I haggled a bit and got it for P200 only for less than an hour. The road from the resort to the town was narrow. Good only for motorcycles!

After 20 minutes, I reached the town of San Jose. The only municipality in Carabao Island, though it has 7 barangays. 

And I witnessed why they call it the next Boracay! The white sand is the same as that of the white sand of Station 1 in Boracay. And the wind and the waves were strong! Perfect for surfing and kite surfing! I love this island!

After 2.5 hours in the island, we decided to extend our island hopping to the next island - Boracay

The trip was good for 45 minutes only from Carabao Island. 

We stayed in Boracay for almost 30 minutes before we decided to go back to Looc, Romblon. We had one great time in our island hopping adventure! =)

That afternoon, we headed back to Batangas. But the beauty and splendor of Carabao never left our minds! 

It's Really More Fun in Carabao Island!


  1. The more I read about how the sand quality in Carabao resembles that of Boracay's Station 1, the more I get curious and am now planning to go soon. Thanks for this blogpost, Jun!

  2. Though the sand is not as fine and white as Boracay's, this island will be one good destination for tourists in the near future.