BEST THING TO SEE & DO IN GIGANTES ISLAND
Here are just some of Gigantes Island's terrific getaways and what you could do while you are in Iloilo.
The Bantigue Island is a small island that has a mesmerizing sandbar that only appears during low tides. This island has one of the most transparent waters among the islands’ shores. The long winding sandbar will lead you to a cluster of houses where the villagers live. The villagers can offer you steamed scallops at one peso a piece.
There are more seafood to feast on while you are in the Islas de Gigantes where you can buy fresh seafood (at a very cheap price) from fishermen living at some parts of the islands. The Gigantes Islands are also miraculously abundant in squid, fish, shrimp, crabs, wasay-wasay (a very delicious axe-like shellfish endemic to the place), and other delectable seafood, especially scallops, earning the islands the moniker as the “Scallops Capital of the Philippines”.
You can make a splendid island hopping with magnificent sandbars and visit some of the islands’ main attractions. These alluring destinations in the Gigantes Islands include the Cabugao Gamay Island, the Bantigue sandbar, the Tangke saltwater lagoon, the Antonia Beach in Antonia Island, and the Pawikan Cave.
The Antonia Beach is place to unwind and relax while admiring the stunning surrounding. You can find this amazing beach in a secluded portion of Gigantes Sur where the sand is pristine white, clean environment, while the ocean is a dazzling turquoise water. The beach is just perfect for snorkeling, swimming, camping, and picnics.
The Tangke Salt Water Lagoon is a natural saltwater pool lying in a hidden spot behind the cliffs of Gigantes Islands where you can swim and enjoy the natural surrounding. The magical lagoon sits behind tall rock cliffs along the shoreline of Gigantes Sur.
Whenever you are at the Islas de Gigantes, never let your mobile phone loses power because you might missed one of the most important parts of your life. Taking selfies at the islands are most welcome and not prohibited. You can even climb the giant rocks to have a picture-perfect view of the islands’ spectacular landscape and seascape.