|at Feast of Tabernacle Beach Resort, Barangay Wawa|
From SM Calamba, ride the van going to Tagaytay and alight in Jollibee, Olivares. Fare is P70.00 and travel time is more than an hour depending on the traffic. From Olivares, ride either the jeepney or bus going to Nasugbu, fare is P78.00 and travel time is 60-80 minutes. Alight in Jollibee, Nasugbu, Batangas. Then, ride a tricycle to Barangay Wawa for P10.00 only. Specifically, in Fortune Island Resort.
Option 6 - from Talisay, Batangas
Ride the jeep going either to Talisay or Laurel, Batangas. Fare is P23 and travel time is less than an hour. Alight at the Municipal Hall in Talisay and board the tricycle to Banga. Reaching Banga, ride the jeep (P40), motorcycle (P150) or tricycle (P300) to Tagaytay. Travel time is 15-20 minutes only. Alight in Olivares, ride either the jeepney or bus going to Nasugbu, fare is P78.00 and travel time is 60-80 minutes. Alight in Jollibee, Nasugbu, Batangas. Then, ride a tricycle to Barangay Wawa for P10.00 only. Specifically, in Fortune Island Resort.
Hire a van going to Nasugbu.
Foton Van for Hire (several units available)
Derick Villegas - contact numbers: 0917-504-0770 / 0998-545-0016 / (043)-778-4657
With wifi, GPS Navigation, videoke, RFID, Sky
ALTERNATIVELY - (But I still RECOMMEND that Fortune Island Resort be the one to arrange your boat rental needs.)
Best time to visit the island is between the months of March to June only. It is better to travel in a large group (8-10 pax) to minimize the cost of renting a boat.
|Fortune Island viewed from the boat|
|panoramic view of the Fortune Island beach|
Sir Rico enjoying the panoramic view from the top of the island
|view at the top of the island|
There is no electricity nor drinking water in the island. No food outlet or canteen. But it has mobile network signals of Smart and Globe. There is a toilet but there is no water. It is better to bring your wet wipes or use salt water for toilet purposes.
|the ship wreck|
After spending an hour at the top of the ruins, I went down and explored the island. There was this ship wreckage at the opposite side of the island and a good site to take your souvenir pictures. There are no pirates! =)
From the ship wreck, there is a trail going to the lighthouse. Rico, Samara, Marcio and I decided to trek the lighthouse. From the wreck, you have to walk for 40-50 meters and you will see a black pipe. Just follow the black pipe and you will end up at the lighthouse. No need for a guide, only your courage, determination and perseverance will do.
|With Samara and Marcio, Brazilian tourists in the Philippines|
We spent 15 minutes enjoying the scenery and after that, we decided to descend.
|with Steve, Korean owner of the island|
|fishermen in the island|
|July holding the 2 Unicorn fish|
|enjoying the grilled fish!|
I woke up 4:45 am only to find out that it was still cloudy that morning but I still decided to watch the sunrise from the ruins.
The sun came out that day but there was no splendor or drama to it as it was covered by the clouds. Another futile wait! And so I decided to go down to shore and take a morning swim! It was a good day even though it was a bit cloudy.
I strolled again in the island and took pictures. Fortune island offers so many pictures.
|breakfast prepared and cooked by Red Chuca|
|the 12 participants, I took the picture in case you are wondering =)|
The waves were so strong that day and while boarding the boat, I got wet again in the process. But I did not mind it! =)