Pack your sunblock and prepare to explore the stunning Sambawan Island, hidden in the town of Biliran, Leyte. This shared day trip is perfect for travelers who love off-the-beaten-path places and unique beach destinations.
After your guide picks you up within Tacloban City, you will be taken to Naval Port. The tour boat will be waiting for you here. Once you arrive at the site and geared up with your life vest, you will sail through the sea to Maripipi Island. From there, you will be traveling to Barangay Ol-og to transfer to another boat going to Sambawan Island.
Known as Biliran’s little paradise, Sambawan is a small inhabited island located west of Maripipi Municipality in Leyte. What makes this destination unique is its interconnected islets, which dot across the sea. This picturesque island also features a semi-curved beach with soaring rock formations. Among the interconnecting landmasses, Sambawan has two main islands, both of which have rocky and hilly terrains.
Upon arriving on the island, you will be rewarded with tree-lined shores and turquoise blue waters. Hike on top of the hill, going to the watchtower and marvel at the panoramic view of the ocean with the neighboring islands of Maripipi, Biliran, Samar, Leyte, and Masbate on the background. For campers on the island, the watchtower is perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset. Don’t forget to take pictures of the stunning scenery.
Aside from going on a sightseeing escapade, you may also try other water activities, including kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Sambawan Island is a popular dive site, and its marine sanctuary is full of thriving underwater world. It has an extensive wealth of corals and various fish species. Enjoy a delicious lunch by the beach while admiring the serenity and beauty of the place. Before the day ends, you will be returning to Naval Port, where your guide will safely take you back to Tacloban.
Discover the beauty of Sambawan Island in Leyte with this shared tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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