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Address: Mindanao, Philippines

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beautiful place

one of the must-see in Samal Island. i suggest that you should go here early in the morning to witness the beauty of this place.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jelle V
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makati city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a short boat ride from Island French Resort, you will find the vanishing island. It has a sandbar with mangroves on one side and crystal clear water ideal for swimming. There is a floating store where you can buy drinks and chips. Not sure if there's an entrance fee here because Island French Resort offer a free trip here... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the chance to go there, go there. Boats are not going at any time. You must negotiate hard with the boaters, they will always try to get p1k from you. The Island itsself is ok, could be nicer without garbage. This side of Samal is the dirty side because it faces Davao. Avoid bathing there, try to... More 

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Thank DonDan16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the must-see in Samal Island. i suggest that you should go here early in the morning to witness the beauty of this place.

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Thank Jelle V
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This island is accessible only by boat, it is of fine shell and the surrounding water extremely shallow for safe bathing

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Davao City
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed here for two nights and three days and found this place to be a right place for solitude. Away from the city, right in the middle of the sea. No one could come and pick me up. A nice place to be away from the hassles of the city. You just relax and enjoy the nature and meditate about... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Just last sunday, I went on an Island hopping tour exploring the beautiful Islands of Samal. We started with Babusanta, then Angel Cove, then passed by Pearl Farm, then went to the Vanishing Island, stop over at Samal's Sand bar, then to Diaz Island then to Wishing Island.. A lot right.. So this is where my P375.00 took me.. A... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Average. Generally, i was expecting that the bankero would ask me to pay more but i'm glad i only paid 300 for the boat. We're 2

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2 Thank Drew W
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175 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The island is still in its simplest form. Though habited for the purpose of spending a night with friends & family yet still the simplest with all its basic necessities. The sand if low tide will appear & if high tide, it would submerge. It still is the best way to spend it without any pompous elegance besotted to an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,740 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Just an island that is submerged with the tide... We came here and snorkelled when the island was gone. You see some fisha fb there is some coral too, but nothing special.

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The vanishing island literally is what it says. It's an island that vanishes below the sea when the tide comes in. It's truly a brilliant place to see and a must for anyone travelling

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