The 10 Best Things to Do in Romblon Island, Philippines

November 20, 2017 Alice Mieles

Romblon, officially the Municipality of Romblon, is a 3rd class municipality and capital of the province of Romblon, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 38,758 people.
Restaurants in Romblon Island

1. Tiamban Beach

Romblon, Philippines +63 908 554 4975
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Tiamban Beach

Reviewed By dpalisoc - Cainta, Philippines

White beach, calm water, relaxing place....what else can you ask for? Well, since this place hasn't been visited yet by many, they have no activities here yet to offer except swimming...hoping that this can be improved in the next years to come!

2. Cresta de Gallo

San Fernando, Romblon, Philippines +63 905 285 0700
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Cresta de Gallo

Reviewed By Galaer - Quezon City, Philippines

Amazing white sand bar, good for relaxing, picnic, and swimming. About one hour travel by boat. Advisable to come here in the morning, about 12pm sea water start to hide the sand bar. You have to pay P10 to care taker.

3. Bonbon Beach

Lonos, Philippines
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Bonbon Beach

Reviewed By daCoach420 - Boracay, Philippines

A beautiful stretch of sand just outside the town of Romblon with nothing on it. The beachfront is supposedly privately owned but the mayor has opened an access road for the public recently, making it a favorite stop for those who know of it. Definitely the best beach in Romblon without a doubt!

4. Fort San Andres

Romblon, Philippines
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Fort San Andres

Reviewed By EricSkopec - Carmona, Cavite, Philippines

Romblon is the only heritage town in the Philippines protected by two forts. Only San Andres has been restored, but it offers great views of the town and harbor. Steps up to the fort have been lovingly restored and frequent stopping points along the way give old folks like me many places to catch their breath. Marble creations by local artists add interest to the climb. Sadly, hours of operation are a bit erratic and visitors may not be able to go inside. However, views even from outside the fence are spectacular and make the climb well worthwhile.

5. Sibuyan Island

Sibuyan Island Olango Bay Village | San Fernando/Espana, 5513, Philippines
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Sibuyan Island

Reviewed By Hollies2010 - Chorley, United Kingdom

Sibuyan was one of our favourite Islands during our 5 month tour of the Philippines. We stayed at Sanctuary Garden Resort in Magdiwang, it was wonderful!!
Sibuyan is known as the Galapagos of Asia due to the abundance of flowers, trees and animals found nowhere else in the world. We saw so many beautiful flowers, Sibuyan has so much natural beauty, it is a really special place to visit.
We hired bicycles to explore some of the Islands Waterfalls. From Magdiwang we visited Cataja falls and Lambongham falls, just a couple of the many Waterfalls on the island. Both were beautiful, with natural pools of cool sping water, perfect for swimming, we had the Waterfalls all to ourselves, it was incredible.
The centre of the island is dominated by Mt Guiting Guiting, beautiful when viewed from afar, it is possible to climb the mountain but this takes several days for experienced climbers.
Sibuyan can be reached from Romblon by a daily ferry which takes around 2 hours.
Sibuyan is an incredibly beautiful and unique island. The natural, untouched beauty is breathtaking, the locals very friendly and welcoming, we had a truly amazing time and feel very lucky to have visited such a wonderful island

6. Cobrador Island

Romblon, Philippines
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Cobrador Island

Reviewed By mowma - Quezon City, Philippines

When visiting the Romblon,Romblon you should not miss going to the nearby island of Cobrador. Cobrador Island could be accessed through the island of Romblon (there are three major Islands for the Romblon province - Tablas (the biggest), Sibuyan (2nd biggest) and Romblon (smallest, but where the provincial government resides). From Romblon you can rent a boat to the island which will take you more or less an hour. It is always best to communicate with the Provincial Tourism office when you want to visit the island so they can prepare meals on the island and visits to sites within the island. At Cobrador you will be given a brief introduction of the island and you will be taken around the island, first stop is called the "guard house" or more known as Takot Reef and there you could do an exciting cliff jump. You can also swim, snorkel around the reef. After that you will be taken to the place they call "tinagong dagat" or literally in English hidden ocean, inside is a beautiful site of water gathered by strong waves to create a pool like haven, You could spend hours on that place alone. Food prepared by the people of Cobrador is great, so its a must try as well.
I would definitely be back to explore more of the Islands of Romblon.
To end, do not expect to much comfort when going to Islands like Cobrador, potable drinking water are hard there, mobile phone signal is hard specially if you are using smart phones.

7. Alad Island

Romblon, Philippines
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Alad Island

Reviewed By unsavvytraveler1 - Manchester, United Kingdom

This Marine Sanctuary is great for snorkeling/diving, underwater landscape has many soft/hard corals, plenty of marine animals hanging out enjoying the atmosphere. Just a 35-45 minute boat ride from Romblon Island, great place to spend the day but take food because there arent any restaurants on this small island

8. Marble Beach

Romblon, Philippines
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 5 reviews

Marble Beach

Reviewed By unsavvytraveler1 - Manchester, United Kingdom

White sand beach 14km away from the port of Romblon, the locals say you can see sea turtles and sea horses snorkeling. When I went I didnt swim out very far but saw a Lionfish

9. Lambingan Falls

Magdiwang, Philippines
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Lambingan Falls

Reviewed By Hollies2010 - Chorley, United Kingdom

We visited Lambingan falls whist we staying at Sanctuary Garden resort in Magdiwang on Sibuyan island. We rented bicycles from the resort for the 8km journey down the coastal road to the falls. The views along the road are beautiful, several sections of the road were very bumpy and we had to walk at times but this was fine and all part of the fun!
The falls are a 5 minute walk from the coastal road, there were trees at the side of the road where we could chain up the bikes in the shade. There is a small entrance fee to the falls, php100 for foreign visitors, php30 for local visitors, we were happy to pay the fee as we felt the money would go into helping the local communities on the island.
After the long and very hot bike ride, it was such a pleasure to reach the cool waters of the falls, with natural pools perfect for swimming. We spent a few hours relaxing in the sun and swimming in the pools, we were the only people there and it was very peaceful. We were able to climb up the falls surrounded by the jungle, it really was a wonderful experience. There is also plenty of shade provided by the jungle so you can escape from the sun. We took drinks and snacks with us as there is nowhere to buy close to the falls, it would be a wonderful spot for a picnic lunch.
We visited many Waterfalls during our trip and around the Philippines and this was one of our favourites, it was very natural, beautiful and peaceful, a great place to visit.
For more details of our trip and the many wonderful places we visited in the Philippines, please take a look at our travel blog
http://blog.travelpod.com/members/perkins2013

10. St. Joseph Cathedral

5500, Philippines
Excellent
28%
Good
72%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

St. Joseph Cathedral

Reviewed By ProcomSioPao - Manila

Almost every catholic in Romblon is baptized here. It is a 15th century baroque inspired structure located at the center of Romblon Town. The facade and roof have seen several repairs but on its side the old bell tower still stand. Fort Santiago, one of the two spanish era forts built to prevent pirate attacks and guard the port, is located behind the Church - but only a few stones are left. The Cathedral is the center of most fiestas, baptisms and last farewells. Exploring around it and standing right in front facing the plaza gives you a feel that you were transported back in time to the colonial days of Spain and America in the Philippines. The upper portion of the bell tower is relatively new but it's base is at was when it was built. The Cathedral was built by the Augustinian Friars.

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