Marungas Island

Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu

Marungas Island is located in the Municipality of Hadji Panglima Tahil, Sulu. Pearl Farm at Marungas Island. It can be reached in a 30-minute pumpboat ride from the mainland of Jolo. The Sulu Sea is dotted with coral reefs and can provide probably some of the world´s best dive spots for those seeking the ultimate in underwater beauty and adventure.

Marungas Island News

  • Hadji Panglima Tahil Sulu Exploring Marungas Island

    Hadji Panglima Tahil Sulu Exploring Marungas Island

    A fisherman told me to snorkel past the village jetty to admire an extensive growth of coral that he said looks like "big plates". The table coral was more impressive than described, descending towards the drop-off like the undersea counterpart of Balinese rice terraces. I float across the vibrant reef. Posses of purple-eyed cardinalfish peered from their underwater patios, while countless blue-green chromis zigzagged through their refuge of labyrinthine tree-like coral. Now and then, a shy Moorish idol or butter-colored butterflyfish would grace the remarkable scenery with its striped eleganc ...

  • A Deep Exploration of the Island

    A Deep Exploration of the Island

    Dubbed as the "Mother of Pearls", Sulu pearls were considered as the finest in the world, found in high-bred shells in deep, clear, and rapid tidal waters. The Pearl Farm at Marungas Island, Sulu Sea, is dotted with coral reefs and can provide probably some of the world's best dive spots for those seeking the ultimate underwater beauty and adventure.

    Maubo Beach in Patikul is one of the many fine beaches in Sulu. It boasts of about one kilometer of white sand. Another beach is the Tanjung Beach located just three kilometers away from the town proper.

    Other places to see is the Far-flung ...

  • Sulu groomed for tourism

    Sulu groomed for tourism

    Sulu as a tourist spot Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan said has approved the formulation of a Provincial Tourism Master Plan (PTMP) to establish a clear direction and provide the necessary information and strategies to develop a viable tourism industry in the province.

    In a press statement, Tan said Sulu's natural beauty, unique environment structure and refined white sand beachfronts are a come-on to local and foreign travellers.

    A tourism multi-stakeholders forum was held on Wednesday at the provincial capitol to gather insights into the development and identification of potential tourist des ...

  • Explore the Major Attractions in Sulu

    Explore the Major Attractions in Sulu

    The province of Sulu consists of several islands roving the area between Basilan and Tawi-Tawi in southern Mindanao and assembled into four major insular groups: Jolo, Panguturan, Samales and Tapul. Bounded on the north and west by Sulu Sea, on the east by Mindanao Sea and on the south lies the Celebes Sea.

    The island terrene of Jolo is mostly mountainous due to its volcanic origin. While the Siasi island has a hilly interior and the remaining part are composed of coral and reef formations with low-forested and swampy areas.

    Sulu originated its name from the word "sug," meaning "wa ...