After snorkeling at Balicasag Island, we hopped back onto our boat. We had no idea what to expect. All we knew at the time was we were heading to another island.
We traveled for around 20 minutes until our boat slowed down. We noticed the very shallow water. The sea floor covered with sea grass and corals. We still didn’t know where we were going until we had a glimpse of this beautiful island with a really long white sandbar. At that moment, without our boatmen confirming anything, we knew that island paradise was our next destination. And we were right.
When we finally docked, we were welcomed by vendors offering something curious — sea urchins. “How are we supposed to eat that,” we asked.
“Raw,” answered one of the vendors. We were weirded out but found it really exciting. A couple of our friends gave it a try. Me, no thanks. Maybe next time! LOL.
After our gastronomic challenge, we started camwhoring at the sand bar. The island was crescent-shaped and really gorgeous. At its center was a stretch of greens — trees and bushes — and it made the island much more attractive.
We decided to explore the island. We walked around the perimeter of the island. It wasn’t really a task because the island was quite small.
In between trees, we noticed some plastic garbage. It made us really sad. If you’re visiting this island in the future, please don’t bring trash or if you are going to, please take it with you when you leave. Please.
We decided to swim and play afterwards. The sand beneath the water wasn’t really as fine as that on Panglao. It was a bit rocky, to be honest, but that doesn’t make the place a bit less beautiful.
After 15 minutes or so, our boatmen called us back to the boat as they were afraid low tide would hit and we could be stranded in the island. Like I said before, the water was quite shallow.
Reluctantly, we bade goodbye to one of the most beautiful islands we’d ever seen.