Romblon

Romblon Island Hopping: Touring the Beautiful Isles of Romblon Bay

Posted on May 11, 2022

On my third and last day on Romblon island, I visited the beautiful islands fronting Romblon town, the capital of Romblon province best known for its hilltop fortress and other unique heritage sites. I already visited two white-sand beaches on Romblon island itself – Bonbon and Talipasak – on my self-guided round-the-island scooter tour the day before. But island hopping around Romblon Bay offered even more beaches to visit! The morning island-hopping tour was arranged by the Romblon Provincial Tourism Office.Read More

Romblon Island: Exciting DIY Scooter Tour from Marble Quarries to Sunset Sandbars

Posted on May 5, 2022

On my first day on Romblon island, I visited the unique heritage sites of Romblon town, before checking in at Dream Paradise Mountain Resort, the accommodation arranged by Romblon Provincial Tourism. I had already rented a Yamaha Mio Soul scooter and was raring to see the rest of the island the following day. With a total land area of only 87 sq km, Romblon island can be easily explored on two wheels along its circumferential highway. Circling the island nonstopRead More

Romblon Island: Remarkable Heritage Tour of Romblon Town

Posted on April 19, 2022

As soon as I got off the ferry, I spent my first morning on Romblon island attending the local festivities at the capitol grounds. Romblon town is the geopolitical heart of the archipelagic province of Romblon, which includes the larger islands of Tablas and Sibuyan. Serendipitously, my arrival last March 16 coincided with the province’s 121st Foundation and 77th World War II Liberation Anniversaries. A scaled-down edition of the Marble Festival, usually held in January, was also held. The RomblonRead More

Tablas Island, Romblon: Buenavista Marine Sanctuary

Posted on December 10, 2013

A local villager at Buenavista Marine Sanctuary in Tablas Island, Romblon shows off a horse’s hoof clam. From Carabao Island, I got another free bangka (outrigger) ride to Tablas, a much larger island that also belongs to Romblon province. Near the pier area was a marine sanctuary I was interested to visit. I was looking forward to visiting the Looc Bay Marine Refuge and Sanctuary, but was extremely disappointed to find out that they do not permit tourists to take photographsRead More

Carabao Island, Romblon: Escape from Boracay

Posted on December 9, 2013

Glassy waters of Lanas Beach on Carabao Island (San Jose), Romblon Just 30 minutes north from famed Boracay Island is Carabao Island, whose territory is contiguous with San Jose, a municipality of Romblon province.  The island is also known as Hambil, hence, its inhabitants are called Hambilanons. There are two possible reasons why the island is named after the beast of burden. Some say that the island has long been populated by carabaos or water buffalos, while others say itsRead More