2024 FORTUNE ISLAND, BATANGAS: Important Travel Tips

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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 bound for Nasugbu, Batangas (P160-250). DLTB (Buendia), San Agustin Bus Line (Taft), and St. Gabriel Bus (PITX) have direct routes to Nasugbu. The travel time is 3-4 hours, depending on the route and the traffic.
  2. From Nasugbu town proper, there’s a tricycle terminal near Jollibee across Plaza de Roxas. Ride the tricycle going to Fortune Island Resort in Barangay Wawa (P15-20/person). The travel time is 10-15 minutes.
  3. Register and pay entrance fee, ecological fee, and other service fees at Fortune Island Resort.
  4. Rent a boat going to Fortune Island. If you want to charter a boat outside the resort at a cheaper rate, note that you still have to go to Fortune Island Resort to register and pay the entrance fee. The travel time is about an hour. It might take longer if the waves are strong. Boats usually leave from the mainland to the island between 6:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

If you are traveling using a private vehicle from Manila, you can take take the SLEX or the CAVITEX. Whichever route you want to take, it’s best to turn on your Google Maps or Waze App to help you navigate easily. Leave early in the morning, especially if you are just going on a day tour.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

As mentioned before, you need to register at Fortune Island Resort and pay the entrance fee. During our recent trip, we chose to book our boat here for a hassle-free transaction. We also paid for other services like cottage rental and shower fee. Here are the rates at Fortune Island Resort.

Entrance and Other Fees

  • Island Entrance Fee: Day Tour – P350/person; Overnight – P500/person
  • Island Camping Fee: Day Tour – P100/tent; Overnight – P200/tent
  • Tent Rental Fee: P500/tent
  • Cottage Rental Fee: Day Tour – P1,500; Overnight – P2,000
  • Resort Shower Fee: P20/person
  • Snorkeling Gear Rental: P100 – P150
  • Ecological Fee: P20/person
  • Resort Parking Fee:
    Day Tour – Car, P50; Motorcycle, P30
    Overnight – Car, P100; Motorcycle, P60

Boat Rental

DAY TOUR

  • P4,000: 1-4 Pax
  • P4,500: 5-8 Pax
  • P5,000: 9-12 Pax
  • P5,500: 13-15 Pax

OVERNIGHT

  • P4,500: 1-4 Pax
  • P5,000: 5-8 Pax
  • P5,500: 9-12 Pax
  • P6,000: 13-15 Pax

Don’t Miss

  • Take photos! Make the most of your visit by taking advantage of the Grecian-inspired ruins as a backdrop for selfies, group photos, and profile picture-worthy snaps.
  • Swimming. Head to the beach and frolic in the water. The waves can get strong, so always stay vigilant and stay close to the shore if you are not a strong swimmer.
  • Cliff diving. Calling all adrenaline junkies out there! Here’s your chance to satisfy that thirst for adventure. Make sure to ask the staff for assistance.
  • Snorkeling. It’s best to bring your own gear if you want to go snorkeling.
  • Stay for a night. You may also camp overnight on the island and appreciate the night sky’s stellar showcase — given that the weather is good.

Don’t Forget

  • Bring ample amount of water and food. There’s no source of fresh water on the island, so whether it’s for a day trip or for overnight, make sure to have enough food and water for your stay.
  • You’ll only find basic facilities on the island. Bathrooms and cottages are straightforward. Most resorts on the mainland offer the use of a shower and toilet for a minimal fee.
  • Bring sun protection. Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses, cap/hat, umbrella, environment-friendly sunscreen, etc.
  • There are caretakers and staff members on the island, but still 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.
  • Bring a first-aid kit, medicine, flashlight, insect repellent lotion, whistle, Swiss knife, rope, and other life-saving gadgets and tools. These are beneficial, especially when camping overnight on the island.
  • Bring your own tent if you don’t want to rent. You can also bring your own portable stove for cooking.
  • Don’t leave your things unattended.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Bring your trash with you if there’s no trash bin. Observe proper garbage disposal.

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.
  • If you want to make the most of your time on the island and you have no problem roughing it out, then experience going back to basics when you go overnight camping here. Watch the sunset at dusk, map out the stars at night, and witness the sunrise at dawn.

Where to Stay in Nasugbu

Pico Sands Hotel
Pico Sands Hotel. Photo provided by the resort via Agoda.

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

Top Hotels on Agoda

Top Hotels on Booking.com

If you want more suggestions with more details about each hotel, you can also check our Top 10 Resorts & Hotels in Nasugbu article.

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2024.06.03 – First uploaded

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Comments

  1. Allyn buenavista says:

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

  2. Manolo dela cerna says:

    Pwde na po ba ang 4tune island ngayon ang mga visitors kc i was there in bragay waw sbi nila off limits pa daw kc tatawid sana kmi don.ask ko lang kung open na.tanx

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