Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary
Nalusuan Island lies 20-40 minutes by boat from Mactan Island. The time depends on your choice of boat rental. It is 17 kilometers (9 nautical miles) from our Scotty's Dive Center in Mactan.
Once upon a time, there was only a sandbar. A reclamation project expanded that sandbar into Nalusuan Island. The 1-hectare islet is now part of the Olango Island Group.
The Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary provides more than a snorkeling opportunity. You will also be able to learn about marine preservation.
Your Virtual Private Island Rental
Nalusuan Island is not a private island. But, there are few more than a dozen rooms. So, if you stay overnight, Nalusuan Island feels like a private island.
The overwater bungalows add to your experience. As they are over the water, your balcony will have dynamic views of aquatic life. They are also positioned to capture the sunrise every morning.
Amenities on Nalusuan Island include a boardwalk, a fish pond, a garden, a restaurant, and a bar. Enjoy a massage and live entertainment. The guest services are excellent.
Your Nulusuan Island Snorkeling Excursion
For a small islet, Nalusuan Island offers many activities. You can go swimming in the swimming pool, play beach volleyball or ping pong, or ride a banana boat or personal watercraft (Jet Ski). You can also rent a kayak or paddle boat. At low tide you can go sunbathing or looking for sea shells on the magnificent sandbar. At night, away from the light pollution of big cities, try stargazing.
As part of the Olango Island Group, Nalusuan Island also offers a snorkeling experience. In very shallow waters, you may see: hard corals, soft corals, coralline algae, crabs, giant clams, groupers, moray eels, sea snakes, sea stars (starfishes), sea urchins, sponges, stingrays, and other picturesque fishes. In fact, you can see much of this marine biodiversity from the long pier or from your room's terrace. But, bring your waterproof camera for the underwater views!
From Nalusuan Island you can see Mactan Island, Olango Island, and other Olango Island Group islets. Of course your package tour can include island hopping.