Best Nalusuan Island Resort blog review and travel guide. Nalusuan Island is one of the most amazing islands I have visited in the Philippines. One of the best for snorkeling and island hopping because the water is insanely clear and it is very near to other beautiful islands like Hilutungan Island and Pandanon Island. The island is also a well known Marine Sanctuary.
Nalusuan Island Resort Travel Guide
I had the pleasure of staying in this famous island in Cebu few months ago and I am here to share with you this travel guide and blog about this island.
How to Go to Nalusuan Island?
The most common point is arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport. From there, you can wait for your service van offered by Nalusuan Island Resort. If you have booked hotel accommodation from the resort’s website, this airport transfer is already included so no need to worry about getting there although there are service fees for that roundtrip boat service. You will be transferred to a big boat which will bring you to your destination, Nalusuan Island and Marine Sanctuary.
Nalusuan island is located in Olango Reef, Cordova Cebu. It will take you an hour to reach the island. It is kinda wavy at the beginning of the trip but no worries, you will sail smoothly as you approach the island. Always check for life jackets available at your boat service. You will definitely enjoy your boat ride as you will pass by other virgin islands and resorts as well.
Nalusuan Island Resort Review
I recommend booking an early morning flight to Cebu so that you will be having the sea tour going to Nalusuan at the time when the sea is calm. We left the port in Cebu at 8am and arrived at Nalusuan at 9am.
You will be greeted with welcomed drinks and coral necklace like this one.
We were lucky to arrive at the island without too many people so we got some great photos like these ones. Like I said, the early you arrive, the better. Foreign tourists will be coming to snorkel at around 11am so if you were early, you will be able to have the opportunity to take solo shots.
Free breakfast is already included for the hotel accommodation. I loved their breakfast because of plenty fruit servings on them.
Since the island relies on power generator, electricity is available only from 6pm to 8am. So you better bring your power banks to charge your cellphones, cameras and other gadgets in case they run out of battery power.
Best time to snorkel is around 10am.
Do not miss to enjoy the amazing view at low tide in the morning. Wear your water shoes as it is kinda rocky at some areas of the white sands stretching around the island.
Nalusuan Island Room Rates
- Stilt Rooms: ₱3,500 per night
- Extra Person Air-con: ₱1,000 per night
- Family Room: ₱6,500 per night
- Extra Person Air-con: ₱750.00 per night
* Rates are good for single or double occupancy with breakfast. Electricity(genset) starts 6pm-8am.
Nalusuan Island Map
Check out Nalusuan Island Map here to guide your trip or scuba diving plans. You can save it on your phone as well.