Danjugan Island – A Heaven on Earth Eco Friendly Place

Surrounded by beautiful trees, I couldn’t imagine what’s on this island. Danjugan Island? Where is it located? I sure of this place is unfamiliar to most of the Filipinos. This is located in the southeasternmost part of Negros Island.

I had the privileged to visit this for free courtesy of our guests. Started visiting this place 3 years ago, from then on, I was able to revisit once a year. On my 3rd time visit this year, it still mesmerizes me with the stunning beauty and the improved eco-friendly environment. Not to mention, their DEEP program had empowered little ones to dream a meaningful life to live.

I’m amused at how they serve their guests, professionally, they are on time, food is honestly excellent, way too approachable. I wish this would continue as it really gives an add on the good impression to this island.

Sadly, the old tour guide named “Ruben” doesn’t work here anymore. I didn’t know that last year will be my last embraced by this person. He was one of the best guides, his smiles captured my heart, so with the guests. He was 72 the last time I meet him, with the good news from Danjugan people, he finally agreed to retire which for me is the best time to give to him. He was the long-time caretaker of Danjugan. I wish I was able to Thank HIM more as he will never be forgotten.

So much for that, their new tour guides were both working hard to give the best service for the guests especially giving wild knowledge about this exotic island.

There has been a huge improvement for the rooms to stay and their restaurant, I honestly love the simple yet clean surroundings.

It’s a good example of an island to stay, their water drainage, water storage, their rainwater storage and the Eco garbage. These are just one of the many things that new generation forgets to take notice of and give importance on. It was by far, the first eco-toilet that I’ve seen too, which needed to be followed through.

I, as well loved how the cook introduces Filipino food, from snacks, for lunch to afternoon snacks. I wish I had stayed overnight here since I will surely embrace every minute of it and eat food from breakfast to night snack.

It has 4 saltwater lagoon sites. The huge one which situated on the north side is actually a little bit similar to the big lagoon Tour A in El Nido, only this one is the smaller version.

It is during this third visit that I also was able to see the Tabon bird (which means covered in a Local term). With the help of my guest’s binoculars, my nearsighted meeting with the cave bats was stunning, there were hundreds of cave bats or thousands perhaps that I really lost count on.

I aspire the beauty of this whole place. With 43-hectare land area, they have a different beach location to which you can calmly relax for no one will disturb your time. Apart from that, only the staff stayed on this island together with the guests, were not more than 15 people are accepted daily.

As a lover of sunset, I could imagine the beauty every end of the day on how the sunsets from afar.

There are various activities offered here for free which is inclusive of their whole day tour and stay. Snorkeling to the purple color giant clams just in front of the main beach with different types of fish from angelfish, parrotfish to barracuda is extravagant, they have 6 diving sites too. With complete amenities for snorkeling and kayaking, plus it is a bird watcher’s heaven, I bet one won’t get bored to be here.

I was informed that during the end of March, there are also baby sharks (complete information will be given by the manager of this island when you inquire)

I can say one won’t get bored from the inside and outside beauty of this place.

I’m constantly looking forward to my next trip to this isolated spot, next time will be a 3days stay to fulfill my craving for staying longer time here.

Have you heard of Danjugan Island before? Do you know where it’s located?

You can also check their site here.Β 

It’s in Cauayan, Negros Occidental (west side of Negros Island)

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DANJUGAN ISLAND A Heaven on Earth Eco Friendly Place

Author: Ferna Mae

Ferna is a spontaneous traveler from the Philippines who had a great experience traveling her own country first before she embarked to other countries. She thrives to be more independent in her own skin. Connect with her at everywherewithferna@gmail.com

30 thoughts on “Danjugan Island – A Heaven on Earth Eco Friendly Place

  1. Danjugan Island is already included in my list, I just need to find a schedule to squeeze it in. Haha. It’s a marine sanctuary, correct? I plan to go here for a day tour after beaching in Sipalay. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my! Thanks for sharing Ferna! Have only heard of Danjugan right now. And it seems like a heavenly place to visit. I totally would love to do the snorkeling to see the purple giant clams! Hope i can come back to Visayas soon! πŸ™‚

  3. This sounds like a wonderful place and how nice to hear they regulate the number of people on the island so well! I’d love the snorkeling, it sounds like it would be a beautiful and colourful experience!

  4. I did hear about it till I read this post. Thanks for sharing it. The world is full of beautiful places and this is one of them. It is an addition to my bucket list

  5. I never heard about Danjugan yet. Its quite a lovely and really a beautiful place. Would love to visit it for a day and take a lot of photos for framing. I am always amused with nature and marine sanctuary. ThIs must be included on my bucket list when i visit Negros.

  6. Wowww! Never heard of this place before! But it looks amazing. Loving the clear blue waters πŸ˜€ I’m a beach person so I’ll definitely be adding this place to my list hehe.

  7. The pictures are simply breath taking. I am a beach person and didnt know about this island. Thanks to your post its now made its way to my travel list. That cane bench is really exquisite

  8. Havent heard of the Danjugan Island but it is something I would want to visit with a friend. There are indeed so many beaches within Negros and mostly arent being explored that much. I hope the local government and tourism work hand in hand to promote the place.

  9. There are so many different places I would love to visit in the Philippines; after reading your post – this looks like another destination i’ll have to add to my list!

    I think when I’ve finished planning I’ll have to stay for a year! πŸ˜‰

  10. Danjugan Island… haven’t heard of it before until now, admittedly. Guessing from your positive review of the place, they really treated you well here, especially Mr. Ruben. It’s a good thing they regulate the population of tourists on the island as it might strip the experience away. πŸ™‚

  11. This is actually the first time that I’ve heard about this island. I haven’t been to Negros yet and would really wish to be there soon! I just hope that I will be able to reach Danjugan islang when we go there! πŸ˜€

  12. I strongly feel a sense of care for the environment so it was really nice to read about a place which has eco-friendly facilities. It is really good to see that these days more such places are developed with an inclination to preserve the environment. Also, being an unknown place helps to some extent too. Looks like a lovely little island

  13. the place sounds familiar. I haven’t been there but sure I have heard about it before. It looks pretty awesome there. As per seeing your pictures, I am sure that it is indeed worth it to visit.

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