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Sambawan Island

Maripipi Island | Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines, Philippines
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A Place for Relaxation

We came here to Sambawan during a 3 days tour of Biliran. The hilltop place have a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Renz jay D
via mobile
Lovely and remote island, soso diving; Avoid Weekends

Upon arrival at noon Saturday we were enthralled as there was NOBODY but a few workers there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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Maripipi Island | Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here to Sambawan during a 3 days tour of Biliran. The hilltop place have a great picturesque view of Maripipi and the whole island. This island has a similar structure of Isla Gigantes in Ilo-ilo. You have to bring you own food if...More

1  Thank Renz jay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival at noon Saturday we were enthralled as there was NOBODY but a few workers there. Later in the afternoon quite a few boats showed up, and some stayed overnight. The bungalow was 1500P per night and VERY rustic. Electricity from 6 to 6...More

1  Thank NewWorldSurfer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Definitely worth coming to. A little touristy, but you can tell its only those who can afford to come who do. I came from Tacloban. Had to take a van to Naval, then a carrier boat to maripipi, and then another small traditional boat to...More

1  Thank hasconure
Reviewed 25 May 2017

before i came to malapascua i found this island in the dive site introduction and got great interest in it, also the pics i saw online of it and the maripipi volcano told me that they were waiving their hands to me at my request,...More

2  Thank annamarie Y
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for an overnight stay and found the cottages a bit overpriced, probably as we had foreigners in our group. Mainly for local tourists and not much to do apart from a hill lookout to climb and a bare rocky beach to swim...More

2  Thank daCoach420
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

It is okay but for the entrance and all the unbelievable fees that you need to pay, there are far better islands that are more worthy to visit. You can find less corals and fishes. Not value for money.

1  Thank 707gerardo
Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever had so far. :) With the side trips going to Sambawan island, your eyes will already be filled with nature. You’ll be experiencing a lot of mode of transportation upon going there: From Naval, you have...More

1  Thank donnyal
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place gives you amazing view and some Instagram-worthy photos. You can swim from the shore but i suggest you wear aqua shoes just in case. Php2500 for kubo good for 10pax. Haggle you can get it for Php2K :P (if off peak)

Thank Trisha A
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Went here from Agta Beach resort in Almeria, Biliran. Boat ride from Agta resort took about 1.5 hours. Upon arriving we registered and were briefed on the diving. They charged us 500 pesos per person with unlimited diving and includes the island entrance fee. This...More

Thank DiverPeeves
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful island in Eastern Visayas which is unspoiled and have few visitors owing to its remoteness. There are few facilities in the island due to its small beach area so bring your own water and food. Cheapest would be to bring a tent and just...More

1  Thank byrone29
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Modalyn G
4 April 2017|
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Response from donnyal | Reviewed this property |
i didnt get your question of having this place too crowned?