The Balicasag and Virgin Island is located in Panglao, Bohol in the Philippines. These island sanctuaries are a-must-see places when you visit Bohol.
“Take nothing but pictures leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.”
On the second day of our Bohol trip last November 2012, we went Dolphin watching and island hopping. In order to see the dolphins, we needed to wake up early in the morning. Luckily, even if we arrived a bit late, we managed to see some of the dolphins.
After that, we decided to go to our next destination which is Balicasag Island. The island is famous for its white sands and wonderful marine sanctuary that makes it a perfect spot for snorkeling.
After a 30- to 60-minute boat ride, we arrived at the island. The first thing we did was to look around the island and go to a mini-seafood market where we picked fresh fish, squid and prawns which we asked the locals to cook for us for a small price.
While waiting, we went to the snorkeling spot of the island a few meters off the shore via banca.
I got to take pictures of the different species and marine life under the sea — I even saw a clownfish swimming around in a sea anemone!
Here are some of my videos I took at the island:
Puntod Island, also known as Virgin island , is a long crescent-shaped island with palm trees at the end of the island. The island is best viewed at low tide because during high tide, it is filled with water and only the trees and branches are seen. We roamed around the island, took photos and saw some locals selling fresh buko juice, sea shells and even a FRESH SEA URCHINS ready to eat.