Travel: Fortune Island, Nasugbu Batangas


Fortune island is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It boast its beautiful white sand and Greek inspired view. This is a famous destination as its a raw island perfect for camping, with a great view and diving spot that is also as breathtaking.

It was really unplanned as we are just celebrating our Lola's birthday in Batangas. The night before we thought of trying to go to Fortune Island. We also have a back up plan that we will just go boating if this doesn't work out. I don't actually like the idea of going there because the last time I went there around February 2017, the waves was EXTREME (well, for me). Going home, we needed to swim to get to the boat, they just tied a string from the island to the boat to guide us. AND BECAUSE OF THAT I NEVER WANTED TO GO BACK! But lo and behold, I came back. I was somewhat feeling better as I was with my family. We asked the bangkero if we will experience the same thing but he said as we were just staying there until around noon, they can still bring their boats to the shore. 

We started our journey around 8:40AM and we got there around 9:30AM, the waves are not that big I still got to film while on the boat and we were still chatting and laughing. When we got the it was REALLY HOT, maybe we are wrong but I think the temperature there is different from Nasugbu proper. I noticed that the shore is sure white and fine but its a mixture of pebbles and fine sand, so I will suggest to us aqua shoes. We went directly to the famous Grecian pillars, it was beautiful from there because you can see the beauty of the whole island. The beauty upfront and the dangerously tempting cliffs behind it. The island is also famous for cliff jumping so one activity you can do there. We took a lot of picture of course!

After taking a minimum of 1.5k picture, we headed to the beach to have a swim. The beach was really nice and clear. The only issue for us is that the waves are quite strong. We have 2 kids who loves swimming so it was scary for us adults but the kids had fun going against the waves. The sand on the beach is a bit rocky for me, so I didn't really enjoyed swimming. 

As we didn't really swim that long and my hair is still dry, I think the island decided that I still needed to get wet. On our way back, the waves was really big and the boat we were in was like flying! Once we hit the water, the splash is really big! It was a scary thing but quite enjoyable. We were holding our breaths and hoping we get to the shore as soon as possible. We started our journey going back around 11:50AM and we got there around 1:45PM. Atleast we live! 

Things to know:

  • No stores to buy food or water on the island but the resort you will come from have them.
  • They have cottages but when we went there it was all full.
  • You can set up towels or anything anywhere on the island.
  • They have IMPROVISED comfort rooms and shower rooms in the island but don't expect anything fancy.
Generally, the island is RAW, so no luxury relaxation can be achieved.

Going there, we took the CALAX route. For expenses:

Boat - 4000php
Entrance fee - 350php/person

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