Governor’s Island is the largest and one of the well-developed islands among over a hundred island in the famous Hundred Islands National Park. The park is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, and is most likely the topmost tourist attraction in the province.
The place is also known as Primicias Island, which was then named after a former governor. The island was once a shooting site for the Philippine version of a reality show “Big Brother” in 2006, known as Pinoy Big Brother (PBB).
Being one of the largest island in the park, Governor’s Island offers a lot of activities to its guests. The PBB House used in the 2006 show still stands on the island and is open to the public. People can rent the house and stay here for the night. It can accommodate eight to ten persons, complete with furniture, bedrooms, restroom and bathroom, dining and living room, kitchen, ceiling fans, and other amenities.
Aside from the house, there are gazebos in the area that visitors can also rent. Another notable feature of Governor’s Island is its pristine light-brown sandy beach and clear water. A small cave can be found here as well. It is home to bats and swiftlets.
Leaving aside the usual sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling, guests can try a 500-step hike leading up to a 546-meter zip line that goes down to the nearby land which is Virgin Island. There is also a 120-meter pontoon bridge that connects the two islands.
Guests can also go trekking up the hill of the island and be entertained by the rock formations along the way. There is one iconic long rock on the wall along the way which locals dub as a horse’s foot. On top of the hill is a view deck of the entire park and the statue of Joseph the Carpenter that is made by the sculptor Cyril.