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Traveling A-Z: Romblon
Source: Manila Bulletin
Date: 2010-10-20
A private island, an exclusive resort and a surreal hidden sea are just among the wonderful features of Romblon’s untapped natural beauty.

More popularly known for its marble and often called Marble capital of the Philippines, the province is divided into three major islands which are Romblon, Tablas and Sibuyan Islands. Aside from its leading product which is the marble, Romblon’s raw features are perfect for travelers and adventurers wanting to discover a new getaway destination.

One of the most charming in the country lies only 30 minutes away from its main airport in Tablas.

Found on the tip of Tablas Island, Calatrava is home to one of the most exclusive yet cheapest private island in the country. Complete with white sands and refreshing clear blue waters, the private Dao Resort makes the dream island getaway come to life.

Next to Dao resort is an experience of a lifetime from a place hidden by medium sized rock formations called “Tinagong Dagat”. While on the other tip of Tablas Island is the world class Resort called Villa M in Buenavista bay, Looc. The resort is an exclusive getaway with regal treatment and amenities.

Fast facts:


Biniray Festival – a nine-day town fiesta held every January in honor of the patron saint of Romblon, the Sto. Niño.

Local dialect: Romblomanon

Must See:

Tinagong Dagat – a hidden sea in Calatrava waiting to be discovered by tourists and adventure- seeking locals.

Villa M- Swim, have a massage, walk through the seashore or simply enjoy the incomparable view of the sunset of this exclusive resort.

Mt. Guiting-Guiting –Romblon Island’s highest peak that has been attracting mountaineers for its abundant wildlife, plant species, and waterfalls.

Isla de Gallo -The coral reefs around the island, with its white sands, are well known as a great diving spot.

Cantingas River - Known for its enchanting vistas and as the dwelling place of the world’s smallest bats, the endangered wild cat called singalong and the toughest wood known as mangoco.

How to get there:
There are scheduled flights going to Tablas island at least once a week. The island can be reached via a transfer ferry from Batangas.

[ Tinagong Dagat Wiki | Romblon Wiki ]

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