DANJUGAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
ABOUT DANJUGAN ISLAND
Danjugan Island, a 43-hectare of land and marine sanctuary is located in the Southeast part of Negros Occidental, the Municipality of Cauayan. It is in total 1.5 km long and 0.5 km at its widest point. What makes this place extra special than the other islands of the province? It has a total of 5 lagoons which may be enjoyed by those who are fond of such natural beauties. Similarly, it has a forest covered with unusual limestones which serve as the real haven and habitat of hundreds of other species.
The place was previously considered as an exploited area regarding over-fishing. Now that it is a protected sanctuary under the project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc., the life of the marine life continued to flourish and to give inspiration to all. More than being a mere tourist spot, the Danjugan Island is also being utilized by the educational institutions as a place of immersion as well as a place for doing environmental-based researches.
It serves as a haven for a total of 72 bird species including the White-breasted Sea Eagles and Tabon Scrub Fowls. It has ten bat species, 22 butterfly species, 17 mangroves species, 572 fish species, 244 hard corals species, eight seagrass species, and 74 macroalgae species in total. Indeed, the place is gifted with natural beauty and resources making it irresistible for tourists to visit the site.
The authorities have emphasized that Danjugan Island is not a resort, but a sanctuary where one would find peace and serenity amidst the beauty of nature. It is a place of conserving natural resources and a place for education. Remember that there is no electricity as well as running water provided in the area, everything is being done through solar panels and the sources of these are all-natural. As much as possible, authorities would like to make it stay that way to retain its natural beauty spirit.
There are two available accommodations in the Danjugan Island, the Moray Lagoon Camp and the Typhoon Beach. The Moray Lagoon Camp is situated on the east side of the island with five eco-cabanas providing a fantastic view of the lagoon. It has a total capacity of 32 guests or 8 pax per cabana. On the other hand, the Typhoon Beach is located on the West side of the island facing the Sea of Sulu. It has a total of 4 private rooms with a maximum capacity of 16 guests or 4 pax per room.
To thoroughly enjoy the experience, tourists may also choose to join activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, bird watching, sailing, and scuba diving. Similarly, the food being served for the tourists here are always in a buffet style. The resources that they use in preparing the food are all gathered in the local setting of the place. Overall, Danjugan Island is simply perfect for the nature lovers and for those who would like to take a break from the busy city. Whatever the reason is, Danjugan Island is one of a kind.
DANJUGAN ISLAND PACKAGES AND RATES
Eco-Tour – PHP 950/person
This 3-hour guided tour covers the following: Boat transfer from Bulata Mainland (an additional boat charge of PHP 600 applies for a group of less than 7) Island Tour; Purified drinking water; and conservation fee.
Gears for snorkeling or kayaking are not included.
Day Trip – PHP 1,950/person
This package includes the following: Boat transfer from Bulata Mainland; Lunch with 2 snacks; purified drinking water, Snorkeling and Trekking Guide, Conservation Fee; Free use of Kayak and snorkeling gears on a first come first serve basis.
Moray Lagoon Camp Overnight Stay – PHP 2,950/person/night
This package includes the following: Boat transfer from Bulata mainland; Overnight accommodation; 3 meals with 2 snacks; Purified drinking water; Boat Tour around the island; Snorkeling and Trekking Guide; Free use of kayaks and snorkeling gears on a first come first serve basis; conservation fee; Accident Insurance
Typhoon Beach Overnight Stay – PHP 3,950/person/night
This package includes the following: Boat transfer from Bulata Mainland; Private room accommodations; 3 meals with 2 snacks, purified drinking water; Boat Tour around the island; Snorkeling and Trekking Guide; Free use of kayaks and snorkeling gear on a first come first serve basis; Conservation fee and Accident Insurance
BOOK A TOUR IN DANJUGAN ISLAND
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Punta Bulata Beach Resort
HOW TO GET TO DANJUGAN ISLAND
Danjugan Island Via Punta Bulata Resort
Take the bus from the Ceres South Terminal bound for Hinobaan or Sipalay.
Inform the conductor or bus driver that you’re heading to Punta Bulata Resort & Spa (Drop off point – Bangga Salamat Po). The moment you arrive at the drop-off point, take a pedicab (tricycle) to Punta Bulata Resort & Spa. If you are booking at Punta Bulata Resort, you can ask the front office to facilitate a pedicab to pick you up at the drop off point.
From Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Proceed to the South Ceres Bus Terminal located at Lopez Jaena Street. Take the bus bound for Hinoba-an. Bus ticket cost PHP 180 (non-aircon) or PHP 250 (aircon). There are buses traveling every hour from 2:30 am to 6:30 PM. Travel time to is approximately 4 hours. If you wish to visit Danjugan Island for just a day. It would be best if you travel very early in the morning.
Danjugan Island is part of the Municipality of Cauayan. Inform the conductor that you are heading for Punta Bulata and to drop you off at Crossing Remollos-Quadro de King. This is located at Purok 3, Barangay Bulata, Cauayan.
If you have booked in Danjugan Island, the moment you arrived at Crossing Remollos-Quadro de King, boatmen of Danjugan will be there to guide you to the shore where a “bangka” or outrigger boat will take you on a 30-minute boat ride to the island.
By Private Car
From Bacolod, take a 3 to 4-hour drive towards the Municipality of Cauayan.
The moment you arrived at the town center of Cauayan, keep driving until you reach ANTOL, you will be seeing a signboard on your right. This is after the “Welcome Bulata” and KM 143 marker.
Enter the driveway to the Antol carpark, a private property exclusive to Danjugan Island’s guests where you can leave your vehicle.
Boatmen from Danjugan waiting with a “Bangka” or outrigger boat will then take you on a 30-minute ride to the island.
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