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Once a year, we see each other not in malls nor fancy restaurants but in a place that we want to explore.


This time, thanks to Vin of World Behind My Wall for booking our trip. 

We have places to visit in mind but since the contact numbers we have didn't replied and one has no schedule during that time. We just arrived and let's see where our itchy feet would reach. We actually arrived Tablas with no contacts and specified itinerary.

After arriving at the airport. We bought water and a little merienda in the nearby store then we just asked manang about the possible tricycle rate and she was so accommodating, she even got someone for us. His name is Kuya Oyet.

We decided to visit and just stay at Aglicay Beach Resort so we can have a good rest as well.

Aglicay Beach Resort


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View of the hill side rooms


Aglicay Beach Resort is a private beach located in Alcantara, it is below south-east corner of Tablas Island, Romblon. Palm trees tower over the white sand, creating a natural wall between the accommodation and the private beach. 



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View upon entering the restaurant. It also serves as the front office during our visit.
We are lucky enough that we decided to go there on our first day as the whole resort is closed on the two following days due to a company outing.  The staff also accommodate our request to have an overnight. We just told her that we will be leaving very early in the morning to catch a trip going to Romblon Island.


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A picturesque view while waiting for our merienda to be served at the restaurant.
We took the hill side room which is Php 1,900.00 that is already good for three persons. Visitors from outside the resort are welcome to enter for just Php 50.00 (fifty pesos) per person and enjoy Aglicay Beach Viewpoint as well as the spectacular beach. Since we will be staying there, there is no need for us to pay the entrance fee.
We placed our things in the room then ordered food for merienda and also ordered our dinner in advance.

Aglicay Beach Viewpoint

This is also located at Aglicay Beach Resort, we intend to visit it before sunset. The staff give us the direction on how to go to the viewpoint. It's very easy because there is already a path that would lead you to the stairs. We walked up the stairs down the far end of the beach. At first we thought it was already the viewpoint because the view is already beautiful. Took some pictures and decided to go through the path. The view did not disappoint. Indeed a great view of Aglicay Beach Resort and a very nice view on the other side too. Another magnificent sunset view for us!
We had our dinner, freshen up and then have a good night rest. Scheduled our alarm clocks as we need to leave early to catch the earliest boat going to Romblon Island.
We talked to Kuya Oyet and scheduled our pick-up two in the morning (2 A.M). He came around 1:30 and then we left immediately.
It was a dark and long drive but we safely arrived. It's very early, around 3 A.M but there are many people already waiting. Unfortunately, they said that the boat that was scheduled for that time will not sail because it has to be repaired. So since we are already there, we just waited for the 6 A.M sailing schedule.



Tiamban Beach


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Tiamban Beach is beside or shall I say just around the corner from Bonbon Beach. This is the beach next to Bon Bon Beach. 

A place perfect for swimming. We are so lucky that the place is not crowded. Aside from the two caretakers, we are the third group during that time. First was a family of four and then the other one is two old ladies eating. 
Entrance fee for adults is forty pesos (Php 40.00). Among the beach that we have been to during our Romblon escapade. This is probably the most swimming friendly among others that we have visited.

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The Bon Bon Beach Sand Bar is at the back.

We swam until afternoon hoping that Bon Bon beach sand bar will appear already. We decided to visit the other beach since the caretaker told us that the sand bar will probably appear around 5 PM.

Talipasak Beach Resort

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Talipasak beach view on my left side

Talipasak Beach is also known as San Pedro Beach Resort. For me, it is one of the gems of Romblon Island has to offer. Thanks to my instincts, I decided to request our trike driver to visit the place. So after we swimming at Tiamban Beach and since we are still waiting for the sand bar to appear. We decided to go at Talipasak then.


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Talipasak beach view on my right side.


It is a long ride from Tiamban beach. My two friends fell asleep already while enroute to Talipasak. It is hidden away down a side road, the trip was a little scary haha but when we arrived, I am amazed by it beauty! Worth the ride as this is a perfect place for relaxation. The ambiance is very peaceful. 

What I love about the place is that you can really relax here. There are benches made of marble and hammocks which you can sit and relax. What makes it more nice is that you will be overlooking the crystal clear and peaceful water. The tree of us find the perfect spot to take a nap before going back to Bon Bon Beach.

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The water here is a colder compared to Tiamban beach. However, the depth of the water is quiet unpredictable here compared to Tiamban beach.
There is a restaurant where you can order food as well. By the way, the entrance fee is Php 50.00 (fifty pesos).


Bon Bon Beach

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Bon Bon Beach and its sand bar is one of the must see place/beach when visiting Romblon Island. It is one of the best beach in Romblon Province so we should not miss it.


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Bon Bon Beach is free for all. I love that it is free of charge so everyone would be able to see its beauty.

It's a long walk if you are going to the sandbar but who cares walking in the sun with the beautiful view and clean water touching your feet in the shore.

We waited for sunset here and it did not disappoint. Got to experience swimming as well and made our day well spent.

Before ending the our day. We visited the marble shopping center and look for some pasalubong and remembrance.


First in the morning, before going back to San Agustin. We planed to see the must-visit places around. 


St. Joseph Cathedral


We visited first St. Joseph Cathedral, it is the oldest church in the province which was originally built in the fifteenth (15th) century but is now reconstructed with its facade made of marbles. 


We were not able to go inside because there is an early morning mass during our visit. I just say a little prayer outside. Thankful for our experience and wishing for guidance on our travel.


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After visiting the church, we went next to the ticketing area to reserve our seats before roaming around. 

Next stop is Fort San Andres which is also walking distance only in the port area.

Fuerza de San Andres (Fort San Andres)

Fort San Andres looks like Fort Santiago. It's a lookout place over the main town of Romblon Island.

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Stairs going up to Fort San Andres, Romblon


The journey going to Fort San Andres entails a long set of walking upstairs. We have some stops because there are areas that you would want to stop and see the view.

Also, since its a little early, we waited until it opens at seven in the morning (7 A.M).

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Trying to open the door so we can see what's inside.

When we reached the top the guard was just about to close the gates. We had just made it up in time to catch the sunset out over the ocean. You are allowed to climb to the roof of the Fort and from the roof, we sat on the walls and watched the sun disappear into the horizon.

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Me, Alvin and Gina with the caretaker of Fort San Andres.



Binucot Beach

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Running and excited to soak. Who would not love this view, right?



How to Get to Romblon?

By Air:

Tugdan Airport in Tablas is the gateway to the province by plane. Cebu Pacific regularly fly to and from Romblon. From the airport, we rent a tricycle going to Alcantara.

You can also catch a ride going to Odiongan Port or hop on to ferries going to Romblon Island.

You can also travel by land going to San Agustin where there are regular boat trips (10AM and 3PM) to Romblon. Meanwhile, Romblon to San Agustin boats departs at 8AM and 1PM everyday via M/V Querubin and Star Horse.


By Sea:

Batangas to Romblon

From Batangas, several shipping lines serve Batangas – Romblon (Odiongan, Romblon, San Agustin and Sibuyan) everyday. Make sure to check their ferry schedules. 2GO and Montenegro Shipping Lines are the two among those who has a sailing schedule.

I will definitely go back! There are still so many places to explore!

Have you been to Romblon? Which place is your favourite? Share your experience too!


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