OVERVIEW

In the middle of Luzon’s Southern waters, just an hour off the coast of Nasugbu in Batangas lies Fortune Island. As little as it is, this lone island is hard to ignore with it boasting of creamy white shores of powdery sands and turquoise waters as cold as ice. Not only that the beach is beguiling to the eyes but its richness reaches hundred of meters deep, making its surrounding waters a favourite diving spot. And just when you think that’s all there is to this little island, wait until it charms its way to your heart, taking you into some unearthly place created only for the gods. Yes. Fortune Island is not your typical tropical paradise. It is that and more. Surreal. Mystique. Mythical. So if you need a quick beach fix with a goddess’ touch, simply head your way to our country’s own version of Athens.


HISTORY

It has been a long time mystery to many how a structure resembling the Acropolis found in Greece stood on top of Fortune Island’s limestone cliff which overlooks the vast ocean. Also in the island found remnants of what seemed like a luxurious beach house with an empty swimming pool. According to the information I managed to extract from some locals and from people who frequent the island, Fortune Island was once an exclusive island resort similar to what became of Balesin. The project was spearheaded by former Governor Jose Antonio Leviste who also owned this little paradise.

The resort was designed to please the upper class members of the society and the best way thought possible was to build something similar to how the Greeks built their gods temples. Hence stood an acropolis atop a cliff much like how the Acropolis of Athens stood several meters above ground to remind the commoner of the “higher power”. The resort also featured a salt-water swimming pool with vacations houses fronting the beach, a serpentarium, a helipad and a museum dedicated to San Diego, a warship which sank off the island in the 17th century. Now that’s what we call luxury!

The resort went to operate for several years until it shut down in year 2006. Primary reason found for the resort to finally cease its operations is the lack of fresh water source. Other circulating cause is due to the island being prone to typhoons with the strongest to hit sending its intricately designed infrastructures into rubble. Leviste must have thought about keeping the resort a bad investment given the massive amount needed for restoration and so decided to leave the island abandoned instead.

In 2013, Fortune Island opened its doors again to the public through the initiative of a Korean businessman who currently holds the island under lease. Up to this date, it remained unknown as to whether the island is still owned by Leviste or was bought by some other entity or is already under the local government’s jurisdiction which surely involves some legality issues that I don’t really want to dig into further. One thing is evident though. The island is undoubtedly beautiful beyond its league but is badly neglected.


THE NAME “FORTUNE ISLAND”

I, just like many people, have wondered why Fortune Island was named such. To think about it literally is a folly given how bad luck seemed to stick to the island. Tragic shipwrecks, it being a cyclone magnet and a failed business venture make it more of a misfortune island instead. Perhaps some people just wanted to be funny and took its ills lightheartedly thus naming it Fortune.

I don’t know but of all the tales I’ve heard surrounding the mystery name, the one that totally got me was of the Spanish galleon-turned-warship San Diego which sank off near the island in the 17th century. The wreck and the treasure trove it carried which consisted of ancient artifacts were not discovered until 1992 by a French archaeologist Franck Goddio. Hence the name which probably pertains to the long undiscovered wealth lying beneath the waters near the island.


URBAN LEGEND: The Mystery Of A Ghost

Ever thought about waking up in the middle of the night in some remote island too far away from civilization with you still half asleep while you walk to relieve yourself off fluids? And just when you’re about done with the earthly mundane, a strange air suddenly sent shivers down your spine, instantly waking you up from your slumber. You froze and hesitated to look around. You turn your eyes slowly to the left then right, up and down. No one’s around. You hastily walk back towards your camp but just when you’re about to take the turn to safety, a woman dressed in white with her pale face obscured by her long black hair stands in the way. She slowly turns to look at you revealing her lifelessness. Her ferocious stare sent you choking until it is hard to breathe. You try to scream but you just couldn’t find your voice. And then… And then….

Okay enough… I was just sharing what immediately came playing over and over inside my head the moment I heard about the story of a ghost while we were having our evening chitchat session over a bottle of GSM Blue few minutes before midnight in Fortune Island. Imagine me a little tipsy with one too many glasses of alcohol in my system suddenly jolted back to my senses upon hearing about the ghost they fondly called Anna or Maria. I couldn’t remember which. Our friends were even challenging Ian, my boyfriend who is a non-believer of all things superstitious to ask the ghost to appear in front of us. While he was as cool as the breeze with the challenge, I on the other hand was like crazy asking him not to do anything stupid. I should really thank Cupid for sending me a man who understands the scaredy cat that I am.

Anyhooo! Nobody really knows about the truth behind the lovely bones of a girl found buried under the fine white sands of the island. Even if someone knows what her fate really was, he/she chose to carry that secret to his/her grave. And for many years to come, Ana or Maria– (I hate myself for not dropping by her tomb. Now I am struggling to remember what her name really was) –will continue to walk along the shores, wondering why the sands feels so good against the thin skin of her toes. She will continue to climb that staircase to the acropolis every night especially when the moon is at its brightest. She will still be seen staring blankly into space while she effortlessly stood at the edge of the cliff with her silky black hair gracefully flying with the wind. Despite her underlying circumstance, I really wish she was happy.






WHAT TO DO IN THE ISLAND MADE FOR THE GODS?

I’m pretty sure reading everything I’ve written about Fortune Island sparked your interest even more or did it make you change your mind? I hope not because the island just got a whole lot of things to offer you. Fortune Island is surely not a bore. I promise. You asking what you can do for fun. Here’s some of them.

  • Trek to the Lighthouse – Sweat those extra calories and go on a 30-minute trek to the lighthouse atop the island’s highest point. You’ll love to see the antic that it is.
  • Do a Greek style photo shoot – Get enough selfies, groupfies and what have you with the Grecian pillars of the acropolis as the backdrop. Dress like the ancient Greeks for more style. Pretty classy enough? Who’s up to playing Psyche and Cupid?
  • Cliff Dive – Are you up for the coolest plunge? Then jump into the tempting turquoise waters from a 25-30 feet high cliff. Just make sure to bank more than enough courage as it can really be frustrating if you haven’t.
  • Snorkel and discover the colorful world underwater – Marvel at the abundance of life within the waters surrounding the island. Do it your way. You can either snorkel with a floater or if you are far more skillful than that then this might just become one of your favorite free dive spots.
  • Swim and frolic under the sun – Nothing beats the classic. While some dudes and chicks get on with their adventure, don’t feel left out if you are more into relaxing by the beach. Indulge into the cool refreshing waters and frolic under the sun as long as you want! Sometimes it’s okay to skip playtime and have a little me-time.
  • Explore the Batcave through a canoe/kayak – If the waters are friendly, you might wanna ride with tides and explore the batcave to ravel on some amazing rock formations.
  • Visit the shipwreck site – Ask your boatman to take you to the shipwreck site. This is something diving enthusiasts don’t want to miss.

“Alright. Have I kept you waiting long enough?.. Yeah.. Of course! I know what you really came here for… You probably Googled for itinerary or directions to the island or possible expenses and oh my favorite, contact info! You’re definitely not here to read about my blabber and stuff like that (but I was hoping you would somehow, not that I’d hate you if you didn’t)… So! I won’t keep you browsing any further. Here are the nitty gritty.” 🙂


HOW TO GO TO THE ISLAND

  • Commute –  From Baclaran or Buendia Bus Stations, ride a BSC or DLTB bus bound for Nasugbu. Alight the bus in Nasugbu Bus Station then ride a tricycle going to Fortune Island Resort. Pay the fees and charter an outrigger boat to take you to the island. Total travel time may take 5-6 hours.
  • Private – Drive via Cavitex. Continue driving to Governor’s Road then to Nasugbu Ternate Hwy until you reach Nasugbu. Turn right to C. Alvares, the street passed Jollibee. Continue driving then turn right to Apacibe Blvd. Just drive straight until you find Fortune Island Beach Resort.

SOME OTHER THINGS WE MIGHT NEED TO KNOW?

  • Fortune Island is devoid of comfort. There is no electricity. No decent toilet and bath rooms. No clean water source. But! You might be happy to know there is mobile data signal in the island so keeping your IG and FB updated will never be a problem.
  • Since there is no clean water source, it is better to bring extra gallons of water for washing and cleaning up. You may wanna bring lots of wet wipes too.
  • Shaded camping space in the island is limited so if you hate exposing yourself in the midday sun then be there early on, especially on weekends and the summer so you can save yourself the best camping space.
  • There is no trash bins nor trash bags in the island so please don’t add up to the existing garbage scattered there. If you can’t pick those rubbish up at least keep yours for proper disposal when you get back to the mainland.
  • Prepare yourselves for a rough boat travel as the waves can really be unforgiving especially in the rainy season.
  • If you need anything like floaters and snorkel gears or if you seek assistance, please look for Tatay Dante, the island caretaker.
  • For those bringing their cars, there is parking space in Fortune Island Resort.

POSSIBLE EXPENSES, ESSENTIALS, CONTACT INFO AND SAMPLE ITINERARY

 
ISLAND FEES

***ENTRANCE FEE
>Day Tour - P300
>Overnight - P400

***BOAT RENTAL
>Group of 5-10 - P3000 Day Tour | P4500 Overnight
>Larger groups - P4500 Day Tour | P6000 Overnight
SAFE BUDGET (OVERNIGHT) FOR 5 PAX

We joined an organized event for this trip to Fortune Island and we paid P2300 each for everything. We were in a group of more than 10 people. If you are going to DIY travel, here is a sample expense breakdown.

DIY COMMUTE

RT Bus Fare Manila-Nasugbu - P300
RT Fare Tricycle - P20
Entrance Fee - P400
Boat Rental P4500/5 - P900
Food Contribution - P250
TOTAL - P1870

DIY VAN RENTAL

Van Rental P3000/5 - P600 (Price just an estimate)
Boat Rental P4500/5 - P900
Food Contribution - P250
Entrance Fee - P400
TOTAL - P2150

Note: Come with bigger groups of 10-15 to save a few hundred bucks of your travel money.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Fortune Island Resort - 09155047166
Tatay Dante - 09394895292
SAMPLE ITINERARY (OVERNIGHT)

DAY 1

0300 Assembly Bus Terminal Buendia/Baclaran
0330 ETD Nasugbu
0600 ETA Fortune Island Resort. Breakfast
0700 Boat Travel Fortune Island
0800 ETA Fortune Island. Set Up Camp
0900 Free Time. Photo Ops. Swim. Explore
1200 Lunch
1300 Siesta
1630 Trek to the Lighthouse
1730 Sunset Viewing in the acropolis
1900 Dinner. Socials
2300 Lights out

DAY 2

0500 Wake Up. Freshen Up. Sunrise Viewing
0600 Breakfast
0700 Cliff Dive
0800 Snorkel. Swim
0900 Pack Up
1000 ETD Fortune Island Resort
1100 ETA Resort. Wash Up
1200 Drop by Jollibee or Mang Inasal For Lunch
1300 ETD Manila
1600 Home



HAPPINESS OVERLOAD

There you go. Fortune Island is such a precious little jewel that is in danger of losing its shimmer if we continue to take it for granted. Being responsible with our trash while in the island is one great way to lessen the negative impact we bring to this little paradise. Yeah. I know P400 entrance fee is huge but what can we do? That’s business! But lets look more into the bright side. If we the least preserve the beauty of this unspoiled heaven then she’s going to stay longer and there will come more years for us to visit to experience her allure. Until next time lovelies. For questions, just drop them on the comments box but make sure to have done your reading first. Ayt. Ciao!  🙂





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167 Comments

  1. Richelle Abellar Reply

    Hi ma’am Keza. Tatanong ko lang po kung may Contact Number kayo ng boat papunta ng fortune Island Hindi kona po kase macontact yung number ni tatay Dante eh. and ilan po ang kasya sa Large group sa boat

  2. Good morning po maam keza.. gusto ko po sana pumunta jan. Pero mag isa ko lang kasi.. ano po maisasuggest nyo para sa travel ko.? Thanks.

  3. Hello! Nice post po! 💘 I was really looking for the “signal” hehe. Hmmm. I was a curious po e, haha, ano naman po yung naging experience nyo nung gabi? Like sa pag tulog? Haha kasi baka mamaya may wildlife? (Maliban kay Anna or Maria, haha!) 😆 wala po ba tlgang nakatira sa Island hahahaha nakktkot eh 😆😆 sa Sat And Sun na kasi kami…. so aun,, nag rresearch ako ng reviews 😛 Thank you so much for sharing!!! Such a big help!!! And malalim po ba agad un sa beach??? Hehe salamat po

    • Hi Reg. Okay nman po yung tulog. Wala nman pong naligaw na wild animal sa camp namen. Yes. Wala po nakatira dun sa island maliban sa caretakers. As for the beach, di nman malalim agad kaso malakas ang alon at mabato yung sea floor pero maganda tlga sya.

  4. hi, tanong ko lang po kung pwede ang one day tour lang with the family mga 9 adult tapos 6 na kids youngest is 2 and oldest is 16. mga weekday po. estimated expenses po.
    salamat po

    • Big boat 4500
      Entrance fee 300/ head. Dunno if no entrance kids below 4.
      Transpo depende if may own car kayo. If commute 159 bus one way then trike 10. Just do the math na lng po.

  5. may place po ba na pwedeng pag stay-an sa fortune island? kahit inn or anything na pwedeng matulugan overnight? thanks

  6. Hello! Just asking if kailangan pa namin kumontact sa resort dun or dun kay Tatay Dante para alam nila? Or derecho punta nalang kami dun? Thanks sa mag rereply.

    • Hi! Tatay Dante will be the one to lead you to the resort. When we went there last year, we weren’t able to contact the resort but he was the one who talked to them. Just to be sure nalang din siguro, you can ask him about it. 🙂

  7. gud day..what time po ang day tour..kasi after work ng 1am diretso na kami papunta po dyan then until 12 noon lang po kami..mga 15-20 pax po kami..magkano po kaya yung boat pag ganong system po..thanks!

      • Hi,

        May schedule ba ang boat going to Fortune Island?
        Is the Fortune Island Resort different from Fortune Island?

        Can you recommend hotels to stay near Fortune Island?

        Thanks and kudos for sharing your wonderful experience

        • Hi Ted. Wala pong schedule. Depende po if may mga pasahero at gusto maghire ng boat patawid ng isla. Yes po diffrent po yung fortune island resort, yun po yung jumpoff kung san magbabayad ng reg fee at maghahire ng boat papuntang fortune island. I’ll try to collate po names ng hotel na pwde nyo pagstayhan in nasugbu.

  8. Good day! This is so helpful! 🙂 San po kayo nag avail ng org. event for that trip? Thank you!

  9. are there travel groups going to the island on weekdays? i was hoping to go there solo? who’s Mr. dante is he a travel guide? thank you. nice pics btw

  10. thank you, last question hehe my bangka na galing sa munting buhangin resort papuntang fortune island? thank you

  11. hi gusto sana namin pumunta sa fortune island, anong pinaka malapit na hotel bago tumawid papuntang island? thank you

    • Hi Nico, I dunno of any hotel in Nasugbu pero you may wanna stay sa Munting Buhangin Resort or Terramanna. You can google them for the rates.

  12. Hello me and my group were looking for joiners this coming weekend March 18-19 overnight. If your interested to join po text me at 0916 9798969. Thank you 🙂

  13. Hi Keza,

    balak namin pumunta day tour lang. Sa fortune island ba. meron mapaglalagyan ng mga gamit or any cottage? or do we need to bring tent para sa mga bags & gamit po.

  14. jacey mhel vicroy Reply

    hi plan po namin pumunta this coming june sa fortune island kelangan po b mag pa boOk ng hotel?

    • Hi Jacey. Depende po sa inyo kung di po kayo magsiset ng camp sa Fortune Island, then you can book any of the hotels or resorts in Nasugbu. 🙂

  15. Hi! Do we need to make reservations? We’re just planning to have a day tour. Thanks in advance!!

  16. Hi keza, Is the tent available sa mismong lugar or do we need to bring our own tent? Wala bang matutuluyan dun?

    • Hi Alexis. You need to bring your own tent. There is no available accommodation in the island so tent is a must if you are to do overnight. If you wish to spend the night in Nasugbu, there are plenty of resorts out there that you can choose from.

  17. Hi balak bang pumunta feb 20-21? 4 lang kasi kami ehh para maka less sa bangka 🙂

  18. Hi pupunta kami sa feb 18-19. We are 3. Yung isa making up his mind pa, may pasok kasi. Sino gusto mag join? Text nyo ako 09395603827.

    • iamcreza@yahoo.com Reply

      Hi. Mag overnight ba kayo dun? Plan kasi namin ng boyfriend ko feb 19

    • Hi! Mark Here from Bulacan. I am also thinking of going to Fortune island Feb.18-19.
      Solo Traveler here. madali lang naman sa akin regarding travel
      my only concern is the Food. do you have plans? +63915 882 0219

  19. Hi. Were planning to go here sana on Feb 7. 2 palang kami, baka may pwedeng makasama? Thanks.

      • hello po! Gusto din po kasi sana namin ng mga friends ko pumunta dito. Baka po pwede makisabay sa inyo? 🙂 3 po kami.

  20. hello po! pano po kami makakahanap ng group na pupunta din sa fortune island? dalawa lang kasi kami e. thanks so much!

  21. hello po, may mghahatid parin po bang bangka sa isla kahit after lunch na kami manggagaling?? tnx po.

    • Hi Dab. Yes meron naman po but you should know na sobrang maalon na during those hours. . Basta wag lang masyadong late.

  22. hmmm magkakaroon po kami ng company outing this january 27, and sa fortune island po yung punta namin. kapag po ba nag rent ng boat what time po yung balik sa pangpang? kasi may nakapagsabi saken na dapat before mag lunch nakaalis na dapat sa isla. hmmm, for clarification lang po. salamat 🙂

    • Hi Marian,

      Yeah in most cases, advisable na before lunch umalis na at bumalik na sa mainland pra di kayo abutan ng malakas na alon. But then again, it’s still up to you at kung ano advise ng mga bangkero nyo.

  23. Cristin Mahinay Reply

    Hi Every One ^_^

    Were planning to go to Fortune Island Feb 1-2 2017, baka pwd kami maki join para mas ma less yung expenses 2 pax po. pa text nlng po ako salamat po 09072111087

    Cristin po

    Thank you

  24. Hi Ms. Keza!

    My friends and I were planning to go to Fortune Island this Feb (dahil wala din naman kaming mga ka-date, hahaha), kaso lang, we are only 3pax. Meron bang mga boat na naghihintay/nagpupuno to the island? Medyo mabigat ang 4500 to the three of us eh hehehe. Salamat 🙂

    • Hi Bern, wala pong boat na naghihintay magpuno unless may ibang group na naghihintay din ng makakahati sa boat fee. Pwde kayo maghintay for other groups and see kung may makakahati kayo pero walang assurance.

    • Cristin Mahinay Reply

      pwd pa join sa group nyo 2 pax po kami date nami from jan 28-feb 2 ang stay namin with Luzon, salamat po 09072111087 Cristin po salamat

      • Hi. We are planning to go to Fortune Island ng February 18. Want to share the boat rental fee?

        Text me 09156910010.

        Thanks.

    • Hi Bern. I am also planning to visit to this island and I am traveling solo. Planned date is on Feb 11-12. Can I join your group? Contact number is 09231868387. Thanks 😀

      • Hello po! we’re planning din po kasi to visit here same date po sa inyo. Meron na po ba kayong kasama? baka pwede po kami makijoin? 🙂 3 po kami. Pwede niyo po ako itext 09954485849

  25. pwede ba magdala ng food or magihaw kami dyan? what do you recommend? thanks

    • Hi Dan,

      May pros and cons kasi yung pagdadala ng prepacked at pagluluto na lang while in the isla. Kung magdadala ka ng food, baka mapanis so mas mganda imake sure mo na maayos pagkakaluto at packing ng food nyo. Kung magiihaw nman, given the limited resources sa island, you have to provide your own like ihawan, cookset and everything. It really is up to you kung san mas convenient sa inyo. 😊

  26. Hi, I am planning to bRing my team about 10pax for april29-30, 2017 for Fortune Island. Can you arrange package tour for me? Thanks in advance

  27. Ruth Alcantara Reply

    hi meron po ba for jan 8? 5 kami ng friends ko, day tour lang naman 🙂

  28. Hi. I will have my Day Tour Trip in Fortune Island this April 2017. Meron bang masisilungan don or need ko pa bumili ng tent? Thanks.

    • Hi Sophie,

      Yes meron masisilungan pero better to bring pa rin your own tent para sigurado kasi konte lang yung shaded area sa island and most of the time occupied na. 😊

  29. Hi we’re planning to go here on Jan 1st & 2nd meron po kaya pede masabayan na group na all in na ung budget friendly lang 🙂

  30. Cocojoemartin Reply

    ***BOAT RENTAL
    > Group of 5-10 – P3000 Day Tour | P4500 Overnight
    > Larger groups – P4500

    yan po bang Boat ay Balikan na?

  31. Hi im joanna, we’re planning to go here on the 26th are there any tour groups we can join for this date?

  32. Hello. We’re planning to go here in Dec. 21-22 and we’re a couple. San po kaya pwede sumabay yung all in na? Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Beah. I know a group who’s in need of at least 3 joiners pa. Can you message me on facebook. Here’s my profile link. Facebook.com/keza.awanderfulsole

  33. Hello po. Meron po bang pupunta dito ng Dec. 21-22? Para po sana may kasabay kami. Maraming salamat po! God bless! 🙂

  34. Hi po.. Balak namin pumunta ng boyfriend ko 14 and 15 san po kaya pwede sumabay na may iterinary na? Yung all in na po?

  35. Hello po! I have an event at fortune island on December 18 (Sunday) baka may gustong sumabay po sa group namin? 1,300 all in napo kasama ang van transfer from manila to nasugbu (back&forth) free meal (lunch buffet) kindly text or call nalang po kau 😊

    09100041060
    09365182765

    Thankyou po!

  36. Miracle V. dela Cruz Reply

    goodmorning. meron po bng official contact numbers ang fortune island?

    • Hi sir! Kelan nio po balak? Sabay nalng po kau samin! Cubao po ang meet up namin. 😊

      09100041060
      09365182765

  37. Hello po.

    Question lng. Balak sana namin ng girlfriend ko pumunta this December, and 2 lng kami. Regarding sa boat, pede kayang maki-join lng sa mga ppunta din ng island since 2 lng naman kami or do we need to rent the boat by ourselves lng tlg?
    TIA

    • Hi! We’re also planning on Dec 17-18, 3 po kami. Naghahanap dn po kami pde makakasabay para makatipid sa boat

      • Hi. My group will be on fortune island on Dec 17 to 18. We are 12 on our group so I guess we can use the 15pax boat.

      • Hi mam madel1394, meron po kami event sa 18 sabay napo kau samin. Call or text nio nlng po ako for full details. 😊

        09365182765
        09100041060

  38. Ma Keza question po ulit. Si tatay dante po ba ay yung sa boat? Would you know ilan po ang pwede sumakay sa boat? And if nack and forth n po b yun. Salamat

    • Hi..

      Si tatay Dante po yung caretaker po ng island but you can also communicate with him regarding sa boat.
      Yung rate po sa boat na nsa post is balikan na. Kindly refer back na lang po sa post ko. Thanks 🙂

  39. Hi Ms Keza, were you able to go to the shipwreck? do we need some permit to go there? Thanks a lot

    • Hi.

      We didn’t go to the shipwreck due to rough seas. I guess permit is not required. If the seas are okay then you can simply ask your bankeros.

    • Hi Camille. Whatever expenses I’ve indicated on the blog, they’re pretty much the expenses na babayaran. And yeah may CR but don’t expect too much.

  40. we are just two. do we have to pay for the boat fee of Php4,500 or we can wait and join others. Thank you in advance!

    • Hi. Yeah. You can save more if you will join other groups rather than splitting the cost bet. The 2 of u. 😊

  41. Hi! You may join us 🙂 we’re planning to go this month. Maybe October 16 or 23. You can text me po 09169798969 🙂

  42. Hi. We planned to visit fortune island kaso dalawa lang kami and we want day tour lang sana. May joined tour ba sa boat upon arrival o wala? Hope u can help us. Thank you.

  43. Hi! This is really helpful po kase we’re planning to go there by the first week of November, safe po kaya ng mga ganong month? 🙂
    And pag overnight po pano yung foods? I mean, meron po ba dun na pwedeng lutuan kase baka mapanis yung foods pag overnight stay? Hoping sa reply. 🙂 Thanks po 🙂

    • Hi Jasmin. Im not really sure sa safety kasi pag rainy season malakas ang alon dun so expect for a rough boat ride. Regarding sa lutuan. Para sure magdala na lang po kayo ng sarili nyo pong cookset. Wala po amenities sa island so everything must be covered by you.

  44. Hi! Your blog is really detailed and informative. 🙂 But may I know what tour company did you joined in? And yung boat fee ba balikan na yun? Or one-way lang? Then, yung tinulugan niyo tent ba sya? Provided by the tour company? If day tour naman where can we stay if we want to have siesta? Please respond. Thanks! God bless.

    • Hi Abby. I joined an organized tour by Sir Chester Anda. There are lots of organized events in Facebook which you can join also. The boat fee is balikan na. Yes we slept in tents. We brought our own tent but normally if you join organized tour kasama na yun sa cost na babayaran mo. If you are gonna do a detour, you can stay dun sa ruins ng resort house fronting the beach.. 😊

      • May I know kung ano name ng agency nila? Yes marami nga rin ako nakita kaso medyo hesitant ako baka kse hndi totoo. May mga reservation fees kse. Is it cheaper kung DIY ung pagpunta dun or kung sa organized tour? Then, nakapunta kayo sa Bat Cave and sa Lighthouse? May nagsabi kase na hndi na dw npupuntahan un.

        • Totoo nman po yung mga organized events sa facebook. Pipiliin mo lang tlga. Kung DIY cheaper if nasa at least 5 pax kayo kasi normally 2500 rate nun sa mga organized tours. Yes nakapunta kmi batcave and lighthouse kaso off limits na at di na pinapapasukan kasi nga old na.

  45. Hi, this is very informative. Thank you for sharing your experience. 🙂
    Btw, I just wanna ask where did u take a bath or do that thing during your stay there?
    Are there CR as well? Thanks!

    • Hi Mikes. Yes there is CR pero walang clean water. Water supplied sa Cr is for flushing lang and it was taken from the sea. As for paliguan, there’s none. You will have to find yourself a spot where you can clean and wash up. The thorough cleaning can take place as soon as you go back to Nasugbu.

    • Hi Chindai. The photos at the pillars were shot using Nikon D5200 and those photos at the beach were taken using supremo1 action camera. 🙂

    • Hi Grace. Overnight fee is 400. Other cost like the boat and everything else would depend on how many are you in the group.

    • Hi PM. Wala pong accommodation sa island. You have to bring your own tent. For overnight stay, the entrance fee is P400.

    • Hi Maurene. Yes those are the current fees. You can contact the numbers on the blog to verify if there are recent changes. 👼

  46. I’ve always wanted to travel to Greece and it is very fortunate that a lot of resorts in the Philippines nowadays are designing their place to rival that of Santorini, Athens, etc. Your post about Fortune Island is very informative and you really didn’t skimp on the details especially about what you think would be helpful to those planning the same trip. Keep on exploring!
    https://afu.ac.ae/en/location-map/

        • Hi Mhae. Kindly refer to the rates given to smaller groups. If there’s only the two of you, you might wanna contact the numbers Ive indicated on the blog to maybe get a discount. 😊

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