Virgin Island is a privately-owned island located close to Sta Fe, Bantayan. It features fine white sand and cool clear waters suitable for snorkeling. You can also opt to try your hand in cliff diving at the island. The island is also known as Sillion Island among the locals. The island is relatively less developed compared to the other tourist spots in the country.
Since it is privately-owned, there is an entrance fee if you want to visit Virgin Island. The entrance fee is PHP500 for the first two people and PHP100 for each additional person in the group. If you planning on snorkeling at the island, it is advisable to bring your own gear since equipment rental at the island may be somewhat costly. Aside from swimming and snorkeling, you can also play volleyball at the Virgin Island.
If you want to go to Virgin Island, you have to go to Bantayan Island first. The journey to Bantayan Island starts at the Cebu North Bus Terminal where you can get on a bus headed for the Hagnaya Port. The trip from the terminal to the port takes around three hours depending on the traffic. Once you reach the port, you can get on a boat headed for Sta. Fe in Bantayan. After reaching Bantayan, you can charter a boat headed for Virgin Island. While you can reach Virgin Island from any part of Bantayan, the best jump-off point is in Sta. Fe. It is also advisable to visit the island with group of friends to reduce the cost of hiring a boat.
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