Located in the heart of the Philippines lies the marble island of the country, the beautiful islands of Romblon. The 3 main islands that makes up the province are named Tablas, Sibuyan and Romblon. Separated and surrounded by the blue waters of the sea, these islands are abundant with the best of nature from the beautiful white sand beaches to the clean wonderful waterfalls, untouched small islands with uncrowded resorts and a lot more tourist destinations.
I am a proud Romblomanon, born and raised in the capital of the province, Romblon, Romblon. With my family, blessed and know how lucky we are to have seen the wonders of these islands. Island hopping adventure was one of our hobbies especially going through a motorcycle island tour. These are compiled stories of adventure that will navigate you to the unspoiled wonders and undiscovered treasures of this small island, Romblon.
Considered to be the marble island of the country; this island contains the main product that the whole province is known for. The island is rich with Marble Stone in which the people or the locals earn their way of living. The marble stone gets handcrafted or machine processed and are then sent to businesses to different parts of the country and even exported by some locals to different parts of the world.
Romblon, Romblon is not only about marble stone, you can also find fine white sand beaches in the main island to the small islands that surrounded it. Some islands are uninhabited and some are uncrowded which are inhabited only by few local people and are very attractive for tourists and island adventurers. . There are 3 small isolated islands in Romblon,Romblon, these are the virgin islands of Logbon, Alad and Cobrador.
Few kilometers from the main town of the island is the place called Brgy. Lonos, where my family’s residence is and where you can find the white beaches that are considered as the 2 main attractions or tourist destinations of Romblon,Romblon. You can walk in a long white sand bar of Bonbon Beach, a very peaceful place to relax and where you can be one with nature. But if you would want to stay in a resort and experience the same, you can visit Tiamban Beach Resort located just few steps away from Bonbon Beach.
The white sand beach of Tiamban Resort in Brgy. Lonos, Romblon,Romblon
Almost 37 kilometers away or two hours travel by boat or RoRo ship from Romblon,Romblon is the Island of Sibuyan. Considered as the “Galapagos Island of Asia”, the smallest among the three islands that consist the province of Romblon. Different from the island of Romblon, Sibuyan was not known by its beaches but by the numerous beautiful waterfalls, clean rivers and is the most visited by hikers to explore the Mountain of Guiting-Guiting. These are the main attractions that can be visited by anyone who seeks adventure in the deep forest of the island.
View of Mount Guiting-Guiting, Uphill of Sanctuary Garden Resort in Magdiwang, Sibuyan Romblon
When we visited Sibuyan, we stayed for 2 days in 2 different places but both were owned by my Papa’s friends, private residence in Brgy.Magdiwang and in Sanctuary Garden Resort. We Packed all the things we needed such as bag of clothes, snacks, water, hat and sun glasses, My brother and I took the challenge to visit each and every falls that Sibuyan offers. We traveled by a motorcycle to reach each location, hiked through the woods of the forest, followed the path of the river until we reached and witnessed the unique beauty of each falls. The long journey going through the forest, rocks and difficult narrow trails were all worth it when we reached the very end. We were amazed how pure and clean the water is, flowing down the falls going through the river.
Lambingan Falls in Magdiwang, Sibuyan Romblon
Bila Bila Falls- 3rd level in Cajidiocan, Sibuyan, Romblon
Cantingas River in San Fernando, Sibuyan Romblon
Due to a very limited time we missed to visit some of the places but the experience was great and very memorable.
Facing the island of Romblon,Romblon, 5.6 kilometers away and an hour travel by boat or Roro ship from the capital, you will reach the island of Tablas. The largest among the three island of Romblon is Tablas Island, where you can find the only airport in the province, Tugdan Airport located in the locality of Alcantara. Tablas is also the closest island to Boracay, which is the most popular Philippines tourists destination. Though it’s the biggest island, there are only few resorts that are known to people there like Tablas Point Resort in Sta.Fe, Villa M. Exclusive Resort in Looc and Cummings Highlands Accommodation. Tourists destination here also include Looc Bay Marine Refuge Sanctuary- which are fish sanctuary treasured by the locals of Looc, the Groto de Banloc and the lights of Bantigue Resort located in the same locality.
Beautiful sunset setting off at Tablas Island, Romblon
My father and I visited Tablas for an island tour, it took us almost 5 hours to tour the whole island by the motorcycle and few minutes of stop over in a store to grab a drink and food. We passed through concrete roads and rough roads along the way and most of it were near a cliff or near the bay looking over the wide ocean of Tablas Strait. The island has rivers too but it was not as many as what Sibuyan island has. Some rivers here are wide that we have to passed through bridges to cross some roads.