The Treasures of Fortune Island

My travels are usually very random. One day, I’ll research for a place to go then pack my bags and leave. So it happened again last Sunday. Good thing, I am a member of DIY Travel Philippines so it’s easier to go to places and meet new travel friends. 🙂

We decided to go to the popular Fortune Island. It is located at Nasugbu, Batangas. I’ve been seeing people post about this island because of the ruins and the story behind it. I’ve learned that it was supposed to be a luxury resort but a typhoon happened so everything was ruined. As of now, the owner of the island have no plans of fixing it or making it a resort yet. 

Transportation:

  • There are bus terminals going to Nasugbu in Cubao, Coastal, Buendia and a lot more. Our meeting place was at DLTB Buendia, 3:00 AM. Aircon bus fare from Buendia to Nasugbu is Php160 for adult and Php128 for the kids. They leave every 30 minutes. 2-3 hours travel time.
  • At DLTB Nasugbu Terminal, you can ride a tricycle going to Wawa port for Php20 per head.
  • Boat going to Fortune island from Wawa port costs Php3500-4000 round trip. So the more pax, the lesser the expenses. It is an hour bumpy ride.
  • Going home, the last bus trip is 8:00 PM, so make sure to be at the bus terminal at least 30 minutes before.

Fees:

  • Day tour entrance fee – Php350
  • Overnight entrance fee – Php400

Tips:

  • Bring your own tent, hammock or anything that you can rest on. There are no cottages there.
  • Bring snorkeling gears if you want to snorkel.
  • Bring water and food. You can buy food near the bus terminal, there’s McDonald’s, Jollibee and Chowking there but you can also bring cooked food. You can buy water at the Wawa port for Php50 for a gallon.
  • No comfort room in the island, you can take a bath in the Wawa port for free. Bring toiletries.
  • I suggest you leave the island before 4:00 PM for people who will do day tour. The waves are pretty high after 4:00 PM and not advisable for kids (based on my own experience)

On the way to the Island  

   

Usually people go here during weekends and do overnight so expect it to be crowded especially on Saturdays. You’ll see tents everywhere. Good thing, we went on a Sunday so there’s less people. 

The water is clear, just a bit rocky near the shore. Sand is almost pure and white. We had so much fun swimming and beach bumming.        

You can also do cliff diving. Unfortunately, we were not able to do it. 😦

Snorkeling!

And of course meeting new travel friends is always fun! Thanks to M.A.P travel and tours for making this DIY trip possible. 🙂    

We didn’t mind the heat and basked under the sun. Hello, sunburn! Haha! 🙂 

And the tourist attraction where a lot of people do their photoshoots. The Ruins.          

And the view of the island from the ruins. What a beauty! 🙂

 

We were able to see the sunset from our boat going home. Photo from our photographer, Mark.  

There goes our Fortune island day trip. In total, I spent around Php2,000 for me and Kyle. That includes transportation, entrance fee and food. Kyle was free from charge for the boat and entrance fee.

For  more of my adventures, click this Althea’s Adventures. Happy Summer! 🙂

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  1. Hi! I am new to this blog! I hope you can follow me back and share each other’s travel experiences! Thank you po! hihihi ❤

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  2. Beautiful photos! I’ll plan my trip now. Thank you for the tips. I also like that for a beach like that, it is not that expensive.

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