Virgin Island, also called Pontod Island, is one of the several islands included in Bohol Government's jurisdiction. It is located 15-20 minutes away from Panglao Island in the Philippines. This is known to local as the Virgin Island because nobody lives here and the place is not always visited by tourists even though it's opened to the public a long time ago. Virgin Island is one of the many isla ...
nds in the Philippines where a big area of the beach sink during high tide and only the palm trees in the middle of the island are visible.
Known to many locals as the "hidden oasis", Virgin Island is clearly an attraction due to its long stretch of white sand beach during low tide which spans around 1 hectare. The problem during shallow waters is that some motorized outrigger boats can't dock in the island because a lot of sea plants surrounding the area near the docking station will stick to the propeller causing it to malfunction. There's no other docking station except for this single area of the island because most of the parts have very shallow water even during high tide which can cause the outrigger boats to get caught on the underwater rocks or sands.
Virgin Island or Pontod Island Bohol News
Bohol is like a condensed version of the entire country, which is why this bountiful province is always on the list of must-visit places for first-time travelers in the Philippines. Whether you are looking to get a tan at white sand beaches or dive into the colorful underwater, be mesmerized by the sprawling Chocolate Hills or simply indulge on a relaxing river cruise, visit elegant archaic churches or conquer thrilling adventures, say it and most likely Bohol has it!
We visited the "Friendly City" as we welcome of the Year of the Dog. Bohol is one of the most visited destinations both by foreign and local tourists in the Philippines. The island is famous for its unique landscapes such as the "Chocolate Hills" and also a home of a world endangered species the Tarsier.
Join us as we cruise the surrounding islands of Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines. See the turquoise waters of the beaches in Balicasag Island and Virgin Island. See aerial drone view of the islands.
Balicasag Philippines is a small island off the coast of Panglao Island, Bohol. It is a marine sanctuary with white sand beach and beautiful corals in shallow and deep waters. Balicasag island is a haven for snorkelers and divers and also for those who simply love to swim and go island hopping.
Virgin Island (also known as Pungtud or Pontod Island) is probably the most iconic island destinations in Bohol. Its main draw: a lengthy sandbar that curls and fades into the sea like the tail of a mischievous tadpole (or a sperm cell,lol). The sandy runway makes for a postcard perfect backdrop! The ...
On Oct. 15, 2013, the earth trembled for 33 seconds in Bohol, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the island and reduced structures both old and new into piles of rubble. Despite the odds, this melancholic Central Visayas paradise has proven to be as resilient as the centuries-old bricks that make up the churches of its heritage district. Now Bohol, which has always been known for its unique chocolate hills, is showing that they are more than these inedible little mountains. For anyone looking for a place where culture meets nature, this is exactly where they should be.
Heritage Dist ...
Isola Di Francesco located Pontod Island, Panglao, Bohol. They also known as Virgin Island. The management of the island said the Francescan friars turned out bought this island , it was renamed Isola di Francesco. The Isola di Francesco a perfect place of meditation and reflection.