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Information about Antonia's Beach Resort

4.4
86 Google reviews
Type
Beach
Location
Antonia's Beach Resort, Carles, Iloilo, Philippines
Opening Hours
07:00 - 22:00
Distance From City Center
2.6 km
Family Friendly
No
Average rating
4.4
Number of reviews
86

Antonia's Beach Resort

A boat docked in Antonia's beach

Antonia’s Beach Resort is located at the southernmost eastern tip of Isla de Gigantes Sur, which is part of the islands that make up Islas de Gigantes in the municipality of Carles, Iloilo Province.

It is best known for the white sandy beach accentuated by unique limestone boulders jutting in and around its surrounding areas. 

 

Unique Topography

What makes these rock formations special is its sandwich-like appearance. Some say it looks man made, but it’s not; the downward leaning flat rocks are a natural phenomena called karst formations. One distinct feature of this type of topography is the appearance of sinkholes and caves, which is perfect for visitors who can opt to go spelunking in some of the tourist-friendly caves nearby. 

The crystal clear waters and powdery white sand make it an ideal location to laze around on the beach and swim a few laps along the shoreline. Just off the shoreline on the northern part of the beach you’ll find fish, corals, sea grass, and other types of marine life that can be clearly seen even without snorkeling gear, although if you want a closer look you can always rent one out for a small fee. 

 

Seafood Galore

Antonia beach is usually the lunch stop of choice of island hopping tours offered to day trippers, and the food will inevitably include the usual seafood fare like crabs, oysters, scallops, squid and various types of fish. Make sure you look for “wasay-wasay” a type of seafood similar to oysters, but with shells that resemble a sharp axe. 

 

Other Activities

Aside from sightseeing, swimming and cave-exploring, visitors can also rent jet skis and banana boats for a small fee. Guests can even stay overnight and camp at the air-conditioned tents when available; otherwise you can opt to stay with the locals or rent a pump boat for a day trip. Staying overnight is a great way to enjoy a fantastic view of the both the sunrise and sunset at Antonia beach, where you’ll experience what nature has to offer at its finest.