The boat ride from the port to the island is about an hour and a half. They said it's best to visit the place between the months of February & May because sea waves are calmer compared to the remaining months not mentioned.
|Our quiet Bangkero|
The island is designed for beach camping so do not expect comfortable accommodations aside from the tents you brought with you. For those not bringing tents, there's still a place to stay; the ruined lobby of the supposed hotel. Not bad at all. At least you're not obliged to pitch tents. But, if I may say, there's nothing like the experience of the real beach camp. Legit beach bummers, yeah!
|Lutu-lutuan by the beach|
Water source and wash rooms are absent so make sure your toiletry kit's well packed. Aside from bringing your personal drinking water, make certain that your group has enough water for washing utensils, cooking food, drinking sesh etc.
|Shot shot shot shot|
|When you're happy and you know it|
There are also cottages at the back but we didn't check nor bothered asking if they're for rent. You can probably ask your bangkero or your contact person. In our case, it's Kuya Chris.
What made us decide to spend our precious weekend here? Obviously, the Grecian pillars and the replica of the boat that sunk off this island are of really great factors.
|Good morning ☼|
|Replica of the San Diego Warship|
|Babes before the Warship's replica|
|♪♩ Take my breath away (like Emma Bunton's singing)|
|Efren in character - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ^|
|♬ ♪ ♩ You are my sweetest downfall... ♭ ♫ ♪|
|Ram ❤ Con|
|★★ Mie and Con ★★|
|Sea of Stars|
Did I just forget to mention that the night sky was ugh-may-zing too? Well, well, well..
And they were able to do light paintings too (c/o Ram) while me and Maycon are in dreamland. We woke up jealous!
|Elphaba and Uhmmm.. Mask Rider Black?!|
The said remains of the girl who killed herself here was also an awesome thriller, plus there are a fewer people visiting the place compared to other beaches. With Summer still at its heyday, it's possible to encounter a LaBoracay kind of crowd in terms of quantity.
|The remains: This should be creepy at night|
One of the many things that made me giddy about this getaway is the thought of cliff diving. With all my heart I really do wanna cliff dive, but I am, with all my heart, too afraid to jump too.
|Louise Brave! Efren|
I remember 2 years back, I went to Hundred Islands with friends and jumped my ass off twice the waters of Marcos Island. I revisited the place a year after and failed to jump. I was grandly nervous. Same thing happened to me in Fortune Island. Mustering all the courage that I need didn't do much to make me jump from a certain height. Not bad? Probably. I guess heartache can really make you "do things." HA! I won't give up on this. HAHA!
|How was it Kashogs?|
Break Camp at around 8 in the morning because the sun's too hot to bear. We found a place to squat until about 12:30 pm, laid our bags and ground sheets under a tree - just enough to cover us from the beaming sun. Breakfast was followed by a hilarious game, Sharade with that stocking on. Imagine the humidity and sweat. LOL.
|1, 2, ready, ACTION!|
This was fun, really. Right after the game, we spent the last few hours snorkeling, swimming, cliff dive (if I could call it that), photo ops and whatever. FUN, short weekend it is!
|Kimmy and what is that look, Con?|
|Talk about it somewhere only we know?|
|To Cliff Diving site|
|What is this actually? haha|
|Monic and Louise|
Photo Credit: Ram, Kashogi and Kim
Side Trip: Kainan Sa Dalampasigan - review will be on the next entry. :)