Monday, June 9, 2008

island hopping - to the virgin island

the sky was cloudy when we prepared for the island hopping. we are to visit Virgin island and Hilantaga-an island with a small motor boat. we crossed the Sta. Fe pier and we first dropped by Okoy Beach East of Bantayan .we then went off to see the Virgin island which is also called Silion island. the island is largely made up of rocks with some strips of white sand beach.
as we we get closer to its major docking site, we see cottages. the island itself is actually a beach resort but we are not interested of the resort. because we are curious of what the locals is boasting about this island ever since we arrived in Bantayan.they said that the Virgin island has one of the best snorkeling site here in Bantayan. before jumping into the water, we decided to take a loop of the island to search for the best spot for snorkeling.and we finally discovered why it was called Virgin island. that's on my next post.

46 comments:

Panaderos said...

Very beautiful shots of the island. The island seems so tranquil.

Dakilang Islander said...

feel ko ang virgin look ng island na 'to...heh
have you explored other part of cebu after bantayan?

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Great photos! Is the one in your banner from this outing? I love that one in particular. I also like the one with the trees all evenly spaced out. It feeds my need for order. LOL!!

the donG said...

>panaderos, thanks. the sea was calm the whole time we were there. maybe because of bantayan's location.

>dakilang islander, not much. i haven't been to camotes and malapascua. but i have plans. you might want to suggest some places that i can visit.

>hi karen, thanks! yes. the banner was taken during this trip to the island. but the island in the banner is bantayan island (not virgin island). i also wonder why those trees are evenly spaced out. at least it reminds you of something.

BW said...

What a tranquil and beautiful sceneray. Love that island hopping expedition you're doing bro :) Excellent pics :)

R-yo said...

just made me homesick....

Aracir said...

wow point and shoot yan? ang ganda naman. lalo na cguro kung may dslr ka na =)

the donG said...

>bw, thank you. i always enjoy island hopping. specially on islands like these.

>r-yo, that's sad. but at least it reminds you that there's a really good place to see when you come back.

>hi aracir, yes. i only have one digicam. and i've been dreaming to have a dslr.

estan said...

hmm, still virgin territory for me :)

Luke said...

some extraordinary shots! certainly a fun place to be.

Lawstude said...

ang sarap maglakad doon sa sixth pic. and mukhang mababaw lang ang tubig sa first two pics kasi medyo light pa. great shots as usual dong.

the donG said...

>estan, you'll be more convinced that it's really virgin when ill show you the wonders beneath it's calm surface.

>luke, thanks.

>lawstude, salamat. yes. mababaw yung first two kasi paalis pa lang from Sugar beach resort. big parts of the sta fe coastlines are shallow.

Pietro said...

What wonderful places! Your trip is really nice and interesting, and your lovely photos describe very well the environment.

rayts said...

looks like an amazing place. i really like the way you frame your shots, Dong. ganda nung first shot. the texture of the boat really added some fine accent to the shot. hoping to see more.

Rio said...

may mga nakatira ba d2? mukhang ang tahimik...=)

the donG said...

>pietro, the experience was really great when i was there. from the place to the people.

>hi rayts, thanks! hearing it from an experienced photographer helps me appreciate the photos even more.

>hi doc rio, yes. in fact the island itself is a resort. the structures are hidden from the trees. pero tahimik nga talaga dun.

SandyCarlson said...

These are gorgeous. The silhouettes of the palm trees and the clean beaches and clear water make my morning. What a beautiful place.

redlan said...

patay na error ang comment ko. huhuhu.

virgin nga ang isalnd as I look at the pics. medyo hindi pa dinadayo at saka hindi pa na-develop. Medyo may takot ako habang tinitingnan ang pics. Napa-peaceful kasi ng island. Parang may nakakubli sa likod ng mga coconut trees. hehehe.

am looking forward to know why it is called virigin island. abangan.... susunod...... the eskapo....

the donG said...

>hi sandy, what more if you actually woke up one morning in this island? it's definitely an island to visit.

>redlan, yes. we actually dock on one of its isolated strips and crabs were freely roaming. it was quite safe.

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

hayy.... i feel like jumping into the bath, pretending im in that place. lol.

Cavite Daily Photos said...

Wow kuya dong! Graaaaaabe! Super ganda naman po jan! Hindi ko pa po natatry maligo sa beach. jajajaja pero nakarating na ako sa pagudpud. Dami kasing sea weeds. Pero kung jan naman! naku! talon na agad! jeje

Uy kuya Thanks nga pala sa pagiging frequent visitor and commentor (may ganun bang salita?) sa cavite Daily Photo Blog ko ah! Balik ka lagi! Ako din dito jeje God Bless po^^

eastcoastlife said...

Wow! look at the white sandy beach and clear water! I want to take a dip!

the donG said...

>jasper, hehehe... when i was taking these photos the eagerness to snorkel was already there. but i made sure i have enough shots to share the sight. hehehe...

>steven, maganda talaga dun. daming mga magagandang beach site within its shoreline. kasi sa pier pa lang parang ang sarap nang tumalon.

no problem. as long as i have enough time, i make sure i blog hop. salamat din sa pagbisita dito.

>eastcoastlife, an island so rich is really worth hours of swimming.

kingdaddyrich said...

sheet sheet! dami kong namiss!

kapag pumunta ba dito its either mawawala ang virginity o babalik ang virginity?

Josh of Arabia said...

txs sa dalaw dong..I added u up, so i could return here, too..and enjoy your amazing shots.

as per your Q on the burj, accordingly, it almost double the height of taipei 101. 3281/1671..

see u again:)

the donG said...

>kingdaddyrich, marami rami na nga ang namiss mo dito. hehehe... virgin because of its underwater treasures.

>josh, thanks for dropping by. salamat din sa pag add sa blog link. im adding your blog on my blogroll.

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful shots. I hope someday I can visit this lovely paradise.

Maya said...

As i have miss this one & hhave seen the corals. i would not say that this doesn't appeal me coz it does.
it shore line just so tranquil that i could just see my sleep swim & laydown on the sand.
Beautiful!

Islander said...

ive heard so much about bantayan island. a friend based in cebu even invited me for a getaway there. so looking at the photos, im more than excited to experience the island adventure there. murag nindot gyud bah.

the donG said...

>islander, maganda talaga dun. you really need to see it in person. if you are really like a peaceful, semi-private and good ambiance feeling, this resort will give you that. it is best to go there off season because this island transforms into a party islands on weekends of summer and on easter season.

mimi said...

ang ganda!!! walang basura... walang tao!

katahimikan lang..

Travel vacation said...

a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

Travel vacation said...

a good place that can increase the inspiration for all of us ..

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thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

Insurance Quotes said...

thank you for this excellent info, I would like to visit there.

Technology and Informations said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

Technology and Informations said...

beautiful, beautiful, interesting ... that's no good at these places .. I like that.

Healthy Live said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Healthy Live said...

I like it, and I'm sure everyone would like to place this good, I was eager to visit it for the sake of my family happy.

Finance Business Corner said...

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Thank you for everything you have shown to us, you will definitely experience I use to soon come and visit this nice place.

Technology said...

very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

Technology said...

very good, the quality of the natural beauty of incredible ..

bobby said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

bobby said...

really beautiful and very fitting for my soon to visit.

7a'faR said...

what a beautiful island..

and stil virgin,,






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