FORTUNE ISLAND, BATANGAS: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

More detailed travel guide here: Fortune Island Travel Guide

Aside from the mainland beaches attractions, Batangas has a number of small islands offering a rugged yet exciting trip for those who like to explore their options further. Fortune Island has intrigued a lot of people, consequently drawing curious travelers to the island. This once impressive exclusive luxury resort sits on an island in Nasugbu, Batangas. Built atop the island’s limestone cliff, the sight of the Grecian acropolis ruins commands attention and serves as a reminder of its past grandeur.

How to Get There:

Nearest Airport: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as Manila International Airport (Manila)

By Land
  1. Coming from Manila, take the bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas (P150-180). DLTB in Taft Avenue and San Agustin Bus Line in Cubao have a direct route to Nasugbu.
  2. From Nasugbu town proper, there’s a tricycle terminal near Jolibee. Ride the tricycle going to Fortune Island Resort (P10-15/person).
  3. Register and pay entrance fee at Fortune Island Resort (P300/person for a day trip; P400/person for overnight).
  4. Rent a boat going to Fortune Island (P3000-4500/boat for day trip; P4500-6000/boat for overnight).

Total travel time is 3-5 hours depending on traffic situation.

 
It’s highly suggested to go there using a private vehicle. Leave very early in the morning.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: P300 – P400
  • Camping Fee: Included in the entrance fee.
  • Cottage Rental Fee: No cottage on the island, but you can pitch your tent.

Don’t Miss

  • Make the most of your visit by taking advantage of the Grecian-inspired ruins as backdrop for selfies, groufies, and profile picture-worthy snaps.
  • Trek to the lighthouse
  • Cliff diving!

Don’t Forget

  • Since there’s no source of freshwater on the island, it is highly suggested that visitors bring ample amount of water. Bring enough food for your stay, whether it’s for day trip or for overnight.
  • Also, there are no decent bathrooms and cottages, so bring your own tent, umbrella, or anything that will serve as your shelter. Most of the mainland resorts offer the use of shower and toilet for a minimal fee.
  • There are no life guards around the island, only caretakers, so please take the necessary precautions, especially if you are planning on cliff diving.
  • Make sure to charge all your gadgets or better bring power banks and extra batteries if you are staying overnight as there’s no source of electricity on the island.
  • Keep the place clean. Practice proper garbage disposal. Leave nothing but footprints.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • For those who like scuba diving, there are few diving spots nearby like the Wreck, the Blue Holes, and Fortune NW.
  • You may also camp overnight on the island and appreciate the night sky’s stellar showcase, given that the weather is good.

Where to Stay

There are a number of resorts in Barangay Wawa, especially along the jumping-off point to Fortune Island. One of them is Fortune Island Resort, which officially manages the trip to the island. If you want to consider other options, here are some of the top resorts in other parts of Nasugbu.

Photo above was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Nasugbu Resorts


Reminders

Comments

  1. Allyn buenavista says:

    good morning ano po ang contact number fortune island. Kailan pa po ba mag pabook

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