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Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary

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

Nalusuan 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.

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Nalusuan Island, Olango Island Group

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, heading ___° on the compass. Make sure you have a waterproof camera with you before you go!

The route to Nalusuan Island takes you parallel to Mactan Cebu International Airport. Thus, you get more than seascapes with islands, boats, and aquatic animals. You also get a skyline with commercial planes and Philippines Air Force jets.

Upon arrival, you will notice something special. Once upon a time, Nalusuan Island was only a sandbar. A reclamation project expanded that sandbar into a 1-hectare islet. Thus, Nalusuan Island and its marine sanctuary, by design, have the look and feel of a small private island.

Snorkeling Nalusuan Island

Your boat rental will stop just outside the snorkeling area. You will swim from your boat to a buoyed line, and then cross it into the snorkeling area. By snorkeling at a distance from the island, there is plenty of space to swim around and explore.

Because the depth is only 2 meters, you might scream "wow" through your snorkel. Bright, rainbow-colored fish swim right in front of your snorkeling mask. That's not the only surprise, such as giant clams, but you'll have to discover the others yourself!

Also, the Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary provides more than only a snorkeling opportunity. You will be able to learn about marine preservation from your private Scotty's tour guide.

Your Nulusuan Island Excursion

After snorkeling, enjoy lunch at the daytrippers' restaurant. Fresh seafood is on the menu, but there are other choices, as well.

After lunch, take a walk around this small islet. Take photos of the long pier, milkfish pond, overwater bungalows, lighthouse, and more. Also, consider watching or playing a game of basketball or water volleyball.

From Nalusuan Island, you can see Mactan Island, Olango Island, and Bohol. Your island hopping tour package can include one of the several nearby islands that are in visual range. A popular tour package is a morning at Nalusuan Island and the afternoon at Pandanon Island.