White Island is nothing other than a sand bar lost in the sea. It lays a 1.4 kilometers off the northern shores of Camiguin Island between Brgy. Agoho and Yumbing.
Time and Distance
Brgy. Agoho and Yumbing are 4 km north of Mambajao. A motorela brings you there in 10 minutes. The boat trip from the boat-station in Yumbing (behind Paras resort) to white Island lasts for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the height of the waves.
Rolly Gallardo, the owner of Caves Resort displays signs that say:
Only 3 piece swimmsuits allowed:
We complete this list by:
4) SUNSCREEN (at least factor 40)
What to see
First of all a lot of white sand an then a great view of Mounts Mambajao, Hibohibok and Old Volcano. On clear weather conditions you see the island of Bohol and when it's extremely clear weather you may see the island of Leyte.
An amazing feeling is the change between low tide and high tide. Go to the island at low tide and see the island shrinking for the next 6 hours. No fear, it will never completely disappear!
What to do
Swimm, snorkel, building sand castles or do simply nothing.
REMEMBER: Re-apply your sunscreen after each bath and at least every 2 hours. This is not a hint, this is an order!
Otherwise you look like her!
Drinks and snacks are sometimes available on White Island.
Motorela from Mambajao to Yumbing:
Boat to White Island per boat (up to 8 pax.):