It was almost four in the afternoon as we alighted from our outrigger boat into the creamy sands of Bulog Dos Island. As the cliché goes, time definitely flies by when you’re having so much fun.
This was the smallest of the three islands we visited that day, but I liked it the most among the three. Being 1/8th the size of Banana Island, it can be explored in less than thirty minutes.
I’m not sure if visitors can stay overnight here, but there is a lone hut on the island which looked decent enough for an overnighter.
The sand was fine and creamy, the water crystal clear, much like those found in Malcapuya and Banana Island. Craggy rock formations appear on the island’s northern location and hits both the golden sunrise and sunset hours, good news for landscape photographers.
Off the southern side, a sandbar appears during low tide and connects Bulog Dos to the larger Malaroyroy Island. Our visit chanced upon the ebbing tide and we were able to cross to the nearby island, pretty cool really.
Underwater, I’d still stick to Banana Island as the seabed here has mostly sea grasses. It does get more interesting as you wade further, but you have to go pretty far before you get something good.
But what really endeared me to this island though is its coziness. Its size is just enough for a group of friends or maybe a couple wanting to have some overnight solitude over Coron.
I’d say, let the tides move up and disconnect the island; accede to the sun moving down and allow the moon and the stars to rise and be thy lights; this could be the perfect island getaway everyone’s been dreaming about.
Malcapuya | Banana | Bulog Island Tour
Recommended Boatman: Avel Arevalo | (0939) 815-0044
Php3,500.00 2-4 persons / Php 4,500.00 6-8 persons whole day boat rental fee