Camiguin Island tour won’t be complete without visiting White Island and Mantigue Island. When I tried to do some research, White island gained more popularity in the web compared to Mantigue Island. I haven’t heard of the latter until we reached Camiguin. I was postponing this blog post, hoping to find the extra memory card of my GoPro where basically stores majority of my photos on both islands. I guess the long stretch needs to end and I need to stick on some shots imported on my phone and from my other camera.
If White Island and Mantique island may have been rivals when these two existed. I would say they don’t look like friendly neighbors; they were situated on the opposite sides of Camiguin. White island is somewhere in the Northern part where mostly resorts where available, while Mantique is on the Southern part.
White Island is generally a horseshoe shaped, uninhibited, white sand bar stretch. It’s totally bare so make sure to visit the island first thing in the morning before making any other plans if you don’t want to be soaking under the sun. The island can be easily accessed in brgy. Yumbing, Mambajao through small boats with a maximum of 6 people/boat. Travel time is only around 5-10 minutes.
Mantigue island is just somewhat similar with white island, although it’s much bigger than the latter. Both Islands do have crystal clear waters with super fine white sand so you can totally enjoy the day touring both islands. Shades are also available on Mantigue Island so you can opt in to stay longer. You have the option to just dip and enjoy the sea or go snorkeling around their fish sanctuary.