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?
It’s in Cauayan, Negros Occidental (west side of Negros Island)
Were you able to experience the same as mine? Share your thoughts.
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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 email@example.com