The Famous Island Tour: Virgin Island near Panglao
Virgin Island (also Puntod Island, Pungtud Island, and Pontod Island) lies 15-20 minutes away from Panglao Island, Bohol. Its "virgin" name is because it is unpopulated and often devoid of tourists.
It is best to visit Virgin Island at low tide. During high tide, all but the treetops submerge.
Walk to a Tropical Island Paradise
Virgin Island has a 1-hectare white sand bar. It is long and thin, and curves away from the island. If your boat rental docks near the end, you can enjoy a long walk from your boat to the island.
As you walk, there will be blue-green water on both sides. The seascape reflects the sky above like a mirror, making for great photography.
And the water is crystal clear. High visibility allows you to photograph underwater starfishes without an underwater camera. You can take photos from the white sand or from your boat rental.
Your Virgin Island Excursion
The boat ride to Virgin Island is a dolphin watching opportunity. Upon arrival, you will find sea urchins and colorful starfish (sea stars). Sea shells are everywhere.
If you get hungry, vendors are there to sell snacks. They also sell various souvenirs.
Because Virgin Island is not developed, it is only a stop on your package tour. It is a good stop to or from nearby Balicasag Island, or even Pamilacan Island.