Melchor Island Sanctuary

Gasan, Marinduque

Melchor Island Marine Sanctuary is located in Gasan, Marinduque. Melchor Island Marine Sanctuary is part of the Tres Reyes Marine Sanctuary located on the southwest side of the island of Marinduque.

Melchor Island and Marine Sanctuary News

  • Marinduque Day 3

    Marinduque Day 3

    After visiting 3 major tourist spots in just one day in Marinduque (Paadjao Falls, Bathala Caves, and Maniwaya Island), I asked myself if Marinduque has more to offer. Well, I know for a fact that Bellarocca is in Marinduque. But I was in a tight budget that day, I could not afford staying in a world-class resort. I have to find a good alternative!

    Good thing Marinet, my FEU student, told me that we have to indulge in an island hopping escapade in Tres Reyes Islands or Tres Reyes Marine Sanctuary.

    How to Get There

    Board the bus to Lucena (Dalahican). The terminals can either be found ...

  • The Epic Journey To Tres Reyes Islands In Marinduque Philippines

    The Epic Journey To Tres Reyes Islands In Marinduque Philippines

    The hidden gem of traveling to Marinduque is really not the Moriones Festival, it's the untouched beauty of the islands. How many do you know have traveled to Marinduque Maybe one Maybe two My friends haven't gone anywhere near this province. It's relatively unheard of except the popular advertisements of "Bellaroca". Even though known as the smallest island province of Southern Philippines, it boasts of the richest marine life and blind white sandy beaches.

    From Katala Beach Resort, i hired a boat together with the people i was traveling with to get to the Majestic Tres Reyes islands. The ...

  • Weekend Getaway Marvelous Marinduque

    Weekend Getaway Marvelous Marinduque

    Marinduque, an island tucked in the geographic center of the Philippines, was a fascinating discovery for me. I didn't do much research before going there so I was awestruck to see old and charming Spanish houses lined in its laid-back town and posed against a backdrop of its flawless sea and mountain views. Secured, undisturbed, untamed, raw. This island province is promising, indeed.

    After spending a beautiful weekend there, I can say that there are more than enough reasons to visit this heart-shaped island besides attending the Moriones Festival, which it is known for. There's no need to ...

  • Tres Reyes Melchor Island

    Tres Reyes Melchor Island

    Melchor Island is the nearest to mainland Marinduque of the Tres Reyes group of islands. Plus, they say that the other two (Gaspar and Balthazar) aren't really conducive for docking.

    Melchor offers crushed corals as sand. In front, there are cottages for rent and a thriving community of locals. Marinduque waters is clean and perfect for swimming. However, there is a strong current in the waters in front of Melchor so visitors are always advised not to go too far. It offers a view of mainland Marinduque, Malindig Volcano and farther in the horizon, Elephant Island.

    Boatmen and guides usua ...

  • Trip to Marinduque Province

    Trip to Marinduque Province

    Marinduque is an island province of the Philippines in the region of Luzon. Its capital is Boac. Marinduque lies between Tayabas Bay to the north and Sibuyan Sea to the south. It is located south and west of Quezon, east of Mindoro and north of Romblon.

    The island is surrounded by clean, clear, warm tropical water with good marine life for snorkeling and diving. The Tres Reyes Islands (also known as the Three-Kings) is especially a great place for snorkeling, it's pure white sand is protected by the massive cliff faces and rock caves, and is very much isolated from anything.

    You can hi ...

  • Marinduque Revisited

    Marinduque Revisited

    We had planned the Holy Week trip to Marinduque and thus had budget for that. But since hubby's siblings couldn't join us then and could only go this May, we had to make a choice.

    Admittedly, it wasn't a practical choice, to go there again. Not only was air fare more costly (because we couldn't book it earlier) but we also had to dip into our savings. Pappie also had to go on leave again. But we thought, money and leave credits, we could earn again. The main motivation was to see Yakee bonding with his cousins at the resthouse that was second home to hubby and his siblings growing up.

    Th ...