Siargao’s Naked Island

Siargao’s Naked Island

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@Ferina Santos

One thing that Mindanao does not lack are beautiful white sand islands like the famous Naked Island in Siargao. If you think about it, Mindanao has many versions of islands like this, mostly undiscovered ones. For now, let’s feast our eyes on the beauty of Naked Island.

 

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This is how the water looks when you travel from General Luna to Naked Island in Siargao. So blue, clean and refreshing — it makes you just want to jump in.

If you go to Siargao Island, this is usually included in arranged tours, although you can opt to just visit Naked Island and spend as much time there as you want. From General Luna, you can rent an outrigger boat exclusively, or you can join a pre-arranged tour from your hostel or travel agency.

From General Luna’s jetty, it takes around 15 to 20 minutes to get to Naked Island depending on the speed of your boat. When I visited Naked Island for the first time in September 2016, I felt it only took around 5 minutes from mainland Siargao to Naked Island because I was too mesmerized by the beauty of the ocean.

 

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Naked Island is actually an islet — a strip of white sand with little to no vegetation. This sight greets you upon arriving. If you visit Siargao on off-peak tourist seasons, you can even have the whole island to yourself.

There’s just so much to see that you’ve already had a visual feast upon arriving in Naked Island. I could do my best to describe it but I’ll let the pictures do the talking or the convincing because it is always better to experience amazing places like this firsthand.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan in a visit to Naked Island in Siargao for 2017! To see more adventures and read more stories in beach travel around Mindanao, you can check out my blog.

 

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What makes Naked Island unique from other white islets all over Mindanao is that at the other side of it, there’s a little touch of roughness because of the reef. This makes an ideal spot for a different backdrop for your social media profiles.

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