Gibitngil Island is popularly known as Funtastic Island. It is a project of the local government to spur tourism in the area. It is a resort featuring colorful cottages situated on top of corals and black rocks. The waters surrounding the island are crystal clear while the white sand beach beckons to anyone looking to have a fun yet relaxing weekend in northern Cebu. Some people refer to Gibitngil Island or Funtastic Island as a little Palawan due to the walls of rocks along parts of the island.
The name says it all. Funtastic Island is a place where you can have fun under the sun. You have a number of fun activities waiting for you at the island. You can go swimming or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters of the island. You can also opt to go kayaking around the island. The island also has a zipline for the more adventurous visitors. For adrenaline junkies, cliff jumping is another option while nature lovers can go trekking around the island.
There is an entrance fee of PHP10 per person at the Funtastic Island. Cottage rentals are between PHP150 and PHP500. You can bring your own food and drinks since the place does not impose corkage on food and drinks brought to the island. You can also opt to grill your food at the place since they also have a number of grilling stations guests can use.
You need to ride a bus headed to Kawit in Medellin at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. The trip takes around three to four hours depending on the traffic. Once you reach Kawit, you can ride a pumpboat for hire to go to Gibitngil Island or Funtastic Island. Pump boats have a flat rate of PHP1,500, but you can also negotiate with the pump boat owners. Some of these boats can accommodate up to 20 people.