One of the destinations when one goes island hopping off Mactan Island is actually a part of the Province of Bohol. Pandanon Island is a small island located between Cebu and Bohol. Its immaculately clean water and white sand are temptingly alluring. The island has a small community living on one side of the island.
The island features a number of picturesque views good enough for a photo shoot. The small chapel on the island can also serve as the backdrop of a pre-nup pictorial. A seemingly unfinished structure featuring Roman columns also offers opportunities for picture-taking.
Pandanon Island is a great place for swimming, sunbathing and other summer activities. The island also has facilities for playing volleyball. The beach is also wide enough for a short game of beach football. There are some has some basic facilities on the island, including a cooking area, cottages and a changing area. The island does not offer any facilities for an overnight stay. The entrance fee to the island is PHP 150 per person.
If you want to go to Pandanon Island, you will have to hire a boat to bring you there. The trip to Pandanon Island typically takes around one hour. A number of travel agencies offer packages for anyone who wants to spend a day in the island. Rates can range from PHP 1,350 per person up to PHP 5,950 per person depending on the number of people in the group. These packages typically include the entrance fee, set meal, as well as pick up and drop off at your preferred location. Some packages include stopovers in other islands close to Mactan Island.
To maximize your stay in Pandanon Island, it is advisable to go there early in the morning. Since the island has cooking facilities, you can also bring charcoal and the food you want to cook on the island.
With just a few weeks to go before the end of summer, you may want to consider taking a trip to Pandanon Island and check out this small piece of paradise in the middle of the islands of Cebu and Bohol.
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