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Palawan is the last ecological frontier in the Philippines. We’ve been traveling for the last 12 years and so far El Nido was listed in our top 3 destinations to visit. No wonder why it was listed as one of the World’s top beach destination reviewed online.

Check out this video i created for the recommended tourist spot to visit in El Nido, Palawan. Later on, i will post another blog for the complete itinerary and walkthrough experience.Experience all these as low as Php3,600 all-in per pax. Minimum of 2 required. For booking and reservations, please visit my website www.elnidotours.ph

Because of another long weekend, we decided to visit another bucket list destination that is difficult to reach but very rewarding once you get there. Let’s get started then 🙂

The Paradise Island of Jomalig is another remote island paradise in the easternmost part of Polilio Group which is very near in Camarines Norte where you can find another paradise called Calaguas Island. It is Pronounced as “hu-ma-lig”, Jomalig is an island municipality of Quezon Province. Another fact is that the locals of the island are called “Jomaligins” and are among the kindest persons in the Philippines. According to my habal habal driver, the population is only about 7,000.

Jomalig Island is surrounded with golden sand and rich turquoise water, where most locals get their livelihood. Their premier beach is situated in Salibungot (Sitio Burungawan) with a long coastline of golden sand uniquely dotted with agoho trees and a sandbar on the other end during low tide.

The beauty of the island, the serenity of the place and its warm people are the charm of this lovely town. Experience Jomalig and fall in love with this golden paradise.

How to Get to Jomalig

By Air

Jomalig has an airstrip, so it is possible to charter a plane to go to here. Just like Balesin Island (a private 5  star island resort experience), you can rent a private chartered plane in NAIA.

By Land/Sea

Going to Jomalig is an adventurer’s treat especially if you go there by boat. There are three possible ways to get there by boats: via Real and Atimonan, Quezon; and Panganiban, Camarines Norte. These are not commercial boats but cargo vessels. Going there by boat is difficult from October to mid-March due to huge waves brought by northeast monsoon or amihan.

Via Real

This  is the most common route since there are regular boats from Real that go to Jomalig. The boats are found in Ungos Port near the school (not in Puerto Real). As of 2018, there are three departures on a good day – 5AM, 7AM and 10AM. These boats ferry cargoes and fish as well. Fare is at P400 per person and usually includes fisherman’s meal, travel time is at least 4 hours.

If you miss the boat to Jomalig, you may opt to catch a boat to its neighboring island of Patnanungan, and then charter a boat to Jomalig from there.

Going to Real via public transport, catch an Infanta or Real bus bound in Legarda, Manila. Raymond Bus Line has round-a-clock schedule for Infanta/Real for at least four hours of bus ride passing to Rizal Province, Siniloan and Famy in Laguna. Bus fare starts at P200.00. Get off at the docking station near the school before the Puerto Real port.

Alternatively, there are vans located near Raymond Bus Terminal, fare is P250 Travel time is three to four hours.

Via Atimonan

Boats to Jomalig from Atimonan ferry copra, but unlike Real, the ferry services from this point are irregular and not on daily basis. Travel time from Atimonan to Jomalig takes six to seven hours.

From Manila, Atimonan is accessible by land transportation. Buses going to southern towns of Quezon and Bicol pass to Atimonan. Travel time is approximately four hours. Once in the town, take a tricycle to go to the port.

Via Panganiban

Like Atimonan, boats to Jomalig from Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte have irregular ferry schedules although this is the closest entry point to Jomalig from mainland Luzon. Travel time takes three to four hours.

Catch a bus going to Daet and get off at Talobatib Junction in Labo. From Talobatib Junction, you can ride a bus going to Panganiban, bus fare is less than P50. Travel time from Manila to Talobatib is approximately six to seven hours, and from Talobatib to Panganiban is around an hour to an hour-and-a-half.

Where to Stay in Jomalig

There are no high-end hotels in town, only homestays and lodges. We stayed in Hayahay Beach Resort and Restaurant in Barangay Casuguran which offers rooms for P500 to 600 per night (with shared toilet and bath) It’s a great place as they are infront of another beach called Little Baguio. You will experience a private beach here seriously because there are no other resorts nearby

Camping along the beach is also allowed, but bring your own camping equipments.

Things to do in Jomalig

Being there is a great escape from chaotic city living. Sit on the sand, see the sunset, enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place, kill time, mingle with the people. Jomalig is a paradise, a golden paradise.

Other activities to enjoy your stay in Jomalig are:

  • Swimming and Beach Hopping (Sitio Burungawan is a must visit place)
  • Snorkeling
  • See the mangroves in Sitio Landing
  • Go island hopping
  • Camping/Picnic
  • Visit Little Boracay, Little Batanes, Canaway Beach, Golden Sandbar and Bigwangan Lake
  • Explore the other islands and beaches of Polilio Island Group specially those in the town of Burdeos

Sample Jomalig Island Itinerary Overnight
Estimate Budget: Approximately P3499 / person for 3 days and 2 nights. That includes a round trip private van from Manila-Real-Manila, 6 set of meals, boat ride round trip, habal habal tour, FREE keychain and private room accommodation with unli KTV. Send me a message at this number 09178580986 or 09989770817 for booking. 

Available tour and joiner’s date: (Php3,699 per pax)
3DAYS 2NIGHTS TOUR SCHEDULES:
MARCH 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24,29-31
APRIL 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
MAY 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
MAY 31- JUNE 2

2DAYS 1NIGHT TOUR SCHEDULES: (Php3,150 per pax)
MARCH 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
APRIL 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
MAY 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
JUNE 1- JUNE 2

Exclusive dates available for big group minimum of 15, please contact us ahead of time.

TOUR Inclusions:
✔️Roundtrip Van transfer
(MANILA -Real Port-MANILA )
✔️Roundtrip Boat transfer (Real Port-Jomalig Island- Real Port)
✔️KUBO Room accommodation (Standard Fan, Pillow, Bedsheets)
✔️Tent accommodation
✔️VAN transpo / Habal Habal to Hayahayy Resort (check in)
✔️Hayahay Resort Entrance Fee
✔️Terminal Fee
✔️Coordinator Fee
✔️LGU FEES
•Environmental Fee
•Tourism Fee
•Registration Fee
✔️ HABAL HABAL ISLAND TOUR
(JOAMLIG ISLAND TOUR destinations:
•LITTLE BORACAY
•LITTLE BATANES
•GOLDEN SAND
•CANAWAY
•PUNO NG WALANG FOREVER
•SALIBUNGOT )

(PLUS FREE JOMALIG LAMBANOG & KEY CHAIN SOUVENIR )

FREE Additional Activities:
BONFIRE
UNLI VIDEOKE

TOUR EXCLUSION:
Island tour resorts
entrance fee(30.00-50.00)

Activities Exclusion:
Kayak – 150.00
Rubber Boat Sailing- 150.00
HORSE BACK RIDDING
PANGINGILAW
SNORKELLING

✔️1yr. Old kid is FREE
✔️2-7yrs. Old is discounted
✔️15pax (1 FREE FRIEND)
✔️ FREE JOMALIG version of LAMBANOG (lambanog only , softdrinks or cheazer is not included)
✔️FREE SOUVENIR KEY CHAIN
✔️FRESH SEAFOODS & VEGETABLES
✔️UNLI RICE
✔️UNLI COFFEE
✔️and LOTS of “ FREE ACTIVITIES”

NO HIDDEN CHARGES
RESORT NOT CROWDED
NO CANCELLATIONS OF TOUR

3D2N ALL-IN ITINERARY
Day 0: Departure 9:00-10:00 PM VAN Pick UP Legarda Raymond bus terminal (jolibee)
1:00 AM ETD to Real Quezon Day
1: 4:00 AM ETA Real Quezon, Preparation
6:00 AM ETD to Jomalig Quezon
12:00 NN ETA Jomalig Quezon
12:30 PM ETA HAYAHAY BEACH RESORT (Check in)
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Free Time own Leisure (Rest/ Swimming /Explore/ Picture taking )
6:00 PM Dinner 8:00 PM Socials / Stargazing / Videoke
12:00 MN Lights Off

DAY 2: 5:00 AM Wakeup Call/ watch sunrise
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Start of Island Tour
1:00 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM SWIMMING/ REST
2:30 PM CONTINUATION OF TOUR
5:30 PM END of TOUR
6:00 PM Dinner/ Boodle fight
8:00 PM Socials / Stargazing / VIDEOKE/ Bonfire with Free Jomalig Lambanog
12:00 MN Lights Off

DAY 3: 5:00 AM Wakeup Call
6:00AM Breakfast/ Swimming/Picture taking in RESORT
8:00 AM Pack UP
10:00 AM Early Lunch
10:30 AM ETAJomalig Port to Ungos Port.
3:00 PM ETA UNGOS PORT
3:30. PM SIDETRIP: WINDMILL TANAY RIZAL
4:00 PM ETD Going to MANILA
7:00 PM ETA Manila

2D1N ALL-IN ITINERARY

Day 0: Departure
10:00 PM START of VAN Pick UP
1:00 AM ETD to Real Quezon

Day 1:
4:00 AM ETA Real Quezon, Preparation
6:00 AM ETD to Jomalig Quezon
10:00 AM ETA Jomalig Quezon
10:30 AM ETA HAYAHAY BEACH RESORT (Check in)
11:00 AM LUNCH
12:00 PM Free Time own Leisure (Rest/ Explore/ Picture taking )
1:30. P.M START OF HABAL HABAL ISLAND TOUR
5:00 P.M END OF HABAL HABAL ISLAND TOUR
6:00 PM Dinner/ Booddle fight
8:00 PM Socials/Walwalan / Stargazing/Bonfire/ UNLI Videoke
11:00 PM PANGINGILAW
12:00 MN Lights Off

DAY 2:
5:00 AM Wakeup Call/ watch sunrise/ SWIMMING
6:30 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM Picture with horse or Horseback ridding
8:00 -9:00 AM Pack UP/Early Lunch/ Group Picture
10:30 AM ETA Jomalig Port to Ungos Port.
3:00 PM ETA UNGOS PORT
3:30 PM SIDETRIP: WIND MILL TANAY RIZAL
4:00 PM ETD Going to MANILA
7:00 PM ETA Manila

For booking and other inquries please contact the following number: 09178580986 (globe), 09989770817 (smart), 02-616-5677 (landline) or visit our website www.jomaligisland.com

For high resolution video, please visit my youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJZcVHs8i1w and subscribe 💖

Thank you for watching.

Have you ever wonder to visit Maldives which is located in the center of Indian Ocean? Did you know that we have multiple similar Maldives as well here in the Philippines? yes, that is true. One is in Bais, Negros Oriental and another one in Grace Island Resort located in San Jose, Mindoro. So if you have a tight budget going to Maldives, why not go to our own Maldives version right? Going to Maldives will cost you about Php40,000 or even more for one person while going to one of this  local destination can go as low as Php10,000. That’s a huge difference right?

So let’s get started then and will focus in the Maldives of Mindoro – Grace Island Resort. Originally, we don’t have any idea about this place until we saw a promo airfare sale offered by Philippines Airlines bound to San Jose, Mindoro from Clark. The one way ticket was only Php250 just last 2 weeks ago. So after computing for the three of us, it was only around Php3,500 round trip! that was a great deal already versus going there through RORO bus which is also give you similiar expenses plus the travel time of around 24 hours or less while traveling by plane will only take you there for 45 minutes.  Make sure to check for promo from PAL and Cebu Pacific as both offer direct flight to San Jose Mindoro.

How to Book an accommodation in Grace Island Resort?

Grace Island Resort offers different packages depending on your goal and number of person. They have honeymoon package for couple, threesome for a small family or friends or even for a huge group. They have a day tour and overnight packages as well. Check their website at www.grace-island-resort.com to know more about the price rates, photos and other info. Personally, we availed their threesome package since we have our Son with us, Von Artemis! The overnight all in rate cost Php8,000. That includes the airport pickup, boat roundtrip travel, overnight floating cottage accommodation with 2 beds, set of meals for lunch, dinner and breakfast. It also includes free kayak boat, bike, ball activities and others. They also have a mini-zoo within the island and obstacle course for team building activities. Aside from that, they have a play ground for kids so its a child friendly resort.

Make sure to bring your under water camera, aerial drone if available, snorkling and goggles, sunblock and camera.

Overall, our expenses are as follow for three persons:

Airfare from Clark to San Jose – Php3,500 (3 pax for roundtrip)
Grace Island Overnight Accomodation – Php8,000
Jetski water activity – Php500
Optional tip – Php500

Overall: Php12,500 for a perfect holiday 🙂

Do you wanna visit this place or if you have question, please drop your message below.

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