The White Island




Camiguin White IslandSome say that it’s just a piece of white sand; this little strip of dandruff that’s visible from the shores of Camiguin. Too small to be anything significant. Too insignificant to catch the fancy of bigtime developers. And even if it does, it is not commercially viable (unlike the red light district that is Boracay).

Which is just as well.

The white island cannot be owned gently, or forcibly even. It is a blip of sand that you go back to over and over and find it changed everytime. It is a moveable feast. It will always remain undeveloped. Nature intended it to be such. And we are all oh so lucky for it.

Featured Photo Credits Steve Currington

31 Comments… add one

  • vinay Mar 21, 2009

    Very well said . That is the true beauty of nature and we should keep it like that. We should not try and change things around us which are not meant to be changed. Some things are just there to be felt and savoured.

  • crissy Mar 23, 2009

    I heard nothing but great things about Camiguin. Philippines is blessed with many beautiful spots and I hope people will preserve its beauty.

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  • louraine Mar 23, 2009

    i was here… white island was truelly enchanting.i did enjoyed the sand..

    love the color, it was like crytals..i miss them.

    camiguin has underwater volcanos. that made the island, thats what i knew.

  • carey @ happysteps Mar 24, 2009

    Camiguin is on my list of places to visit in the Philippines… hope it will be soon. :)

  • Lifecruiser Travel Blog Mar 24, 2009

    Such a paradise island! You know, we once were on our way to the Philippines and of course Boracay were included in our plans. First Malaysia 2 weeks and then Mindoro and Boracay + some roundtrips. What happened?

    This was Jan 2005, The Tsunami did hit Malaysia were we should stay AND we both got pneumonia (what’s the odds of that happening?) so we sadly had to cancel in last minute. It took us half a year to recover and then we went to South America in the autumn instead.

    We have since then been tempted to make another try, but something else is always coming up for some strange reason.

    Well, maybe some day – and then I’ll remember the white island, so thx for the tip!

  • elmot Mar 25, 2009

    wow, paradise! this is in camigiun? good thing with this place is it that its still untouched, unlike that of boracay. i would rather choose this place than that of boracay for me not to die of suffocation, stampede or even chloroform infection, ehehe!

  • JessQ Mar 25, 2009

    Yes, I was there, too, more than two decades ago. I wonder how it looks right now. I’d love to savour again nature’s blessed gift to the Filipino people, the Camiguingnons most especially. I hope no one desecrates its virginal paradise.

  • Liza Mar 28, 2009

    Ganda! I hope someday we can visit Camiguin. I heard so much about it. 😀

  • askcherlock Mar 29, 2009

    Looks like an absolute paradise…

  • Easy Job Information Mar 29, 2009

    wow, that’s a fantastic place, it’s good to be there :)

    • admin Apr 6, 2009

      It is indeed fantastic!

  • frostygirl Apr 3, 2009

    If I could be on that beach at this moment it would be a dream come true for me, I love the beauty of it, the clean water white sands, I know it would talk to my soul if I was walking there

    • admin Apr 6, 2009

      I’m sure it would frostygirl. Do visit it!

  • Mikes@NewsBlog1st Apr 6, 2009

    Let it remain to be undeveloped. Great pic! Great beach! Great post!

    • admin Apr 6, 2009

      Thanks Mike. I’m pretty sure it will remain undeveloped. :)

  • EdZee Apr 21, 2009

    Is this place near the sunken cemetery? Or I am confused about the sunken cemetery being in Camiguin also. Let's hope it won't be invaded by the civilized people or else it will lose its virginity.

  • White Island Visitor Apr 21, 2009

    I just went there with my GF last February. Although, our stay was very short, this short strip of white sand captivated both of us. Hope it remains as natural as it is now.

  • pinoytraveller Apr 22, 2009

    Hi Ed, not really sure. lol.

  • kate Apr 28, 2009

    try visit http://www.boracayflights.ph to gain more bora experience out there!!!….Have a nice day!!!…

  • pinoytraveller Apr 29, 2009

    Hi Kate! Thanks for this site. I sooo love Bora!

  • cat dandruff Jun 4, 2009

    I heard nothing but great things about Camiguin. Philippines is blessed with many beautiful spots and I hope people will preserve its beauty.

  • reed anderson Jun 15, 2009

    sunken cemetery is south of white island so not so nearby

  • reed anderson Jun 15, 2009

    white island can not be developed because it's a large and forever changing sand bar no services like water or electricity can be provided. It will always remain natural.

  • Club Penguin Cheats Aug 30, 2009

    That is the true beauty of nature and we should keep it like that. We should not try and change things around us which are not meant to be changed. Some things are just there to be felt and savoured.

  • zoids Sep 11, 2009

    Very nice picture…

    If you want to know more about Camiguin, please visit my blog: Camiguin – the Island of your Imagination

  • pinoytraveller Sep 13, 2009

    Hi Zoids, thank you. Good for you to promote Camiguin. By now, the Lanzones festival is fast approaching I think! Do you operate a travel and tour company? Anyway, thanks for visiting.

  • licoan Oct 10, 2009

    Hi, i took the original photo of the White Island sandbar at the top of this blog. I do love Camiguin, i've visited the place several times already, something in the name i guess, hehe. But, on a serious note, Camiguin's in danger of losing it's identity and what's made it so beautiful in the first place. My first visit to White Island was when i was a teenager, it was just the sandbar on it own, and it was the most awe inspiring thing i ever saw in my life back then, but now it's covered in nipa huts which i think takes away from it's “natural beauty”. Ardent Springs is becoming like that also, the owners developing the area around it, how long until the trees surrounding the springs start to disappear more? Camiguin still holds some beauty for me still, but the day it turns into another Boracay, it's beauty will be forever gone.

  • zoids Oct 13, 2009

    yes, lanzones festival will be next week. I'm planning to make an online booking website for camiguin but it's not yet done so i just utilize my domain for a blog.

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