Mactan Island Hopping – An adventure from one island to another awaits you at Mactan, Cebu. Enjoy the warm waters, see and explore the underwater scene of Coahagan Island, Nalusuan Island and Hilutungan Island as we take you for an island hopping adventure.
A marine reservation area that stretches up to three kilometers, Caohagan Island Marine Sanctuary is perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
With less influence of today’s modern living, islanders of Coahagan enjoy their simple lives in a community of small houses, stores, chapel, community hall and other facilities.
Tourists who would come to the island to enjoy a good swim anywhere in the island or sunbathe under the sun. The water close to the island is shallow so it’s best to go swimming during high tide.
One of the best things to do while in Coahagan Island is eat freshly caught shells, shrimp, crabs, fish and other edible sea creatures. You can bring your own food too like lechon, pastries and water and soda.
Tables and chairs and cottages are available for renting.
Nalusuan is one of the islands of Olango Island Group. This man-made resort island is almost a hectare in area and is located between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island.
Nalusuan is originally a sandbar and was reclaimed to allow construction of the Nalusuan Island Resort which occupies the entire man-made island.
Just 30 minutes from Mactan Island, Nalusuan island is great for snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and just relaxing by the beach or enjoying the sandbar. Guests have the option to stay overnight and get a wonderful view of the sunset.
FUN FACT: Nalusuan known as “kalusuan” meaning the island of “penises”. Named as such because the island is teeming with sea cucumbers that resembled the male genitalia.
Hilutungan Island Marine Sanctuary is one of the best locations for first-time snorkelers and divers. The island is the oldest marine life-protected in Cebu province. And because of the conservation efforts, Hilutungan Island has the best collection of marine species in Cebu.
Although a protected area, snorkelers and divers are allowed to experience the beauty of the sea world.
You can swim, if you need a life vest, you can rent one, to see the colorful fish underwater. Even if you don’t swim or get in the water, you can still see the beautiful underwater scene because it is visible up to 35 meters deep. The water is clear and warm so it’s a nice place to snorkel or dive underwater.
If you enjoy taking a photo or two, Hilutungan Island is perfect for neophyte or professional photos of schools of anemone, batfish, blue tiger fish, parrot fish and other marine creatures.
Pandanon Island lies between Mactan Island Cebu, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour travel by motorized boat going to the east side of the island and northern side of the mainland of Bohol. Unlike the other 3 islands mentioned above, Pandanon Island only offers long strecth of white sand beach / sandbar with cottages and clean, clear and bluish waters perfect for swimming. No sanctuaries there for your snorkeling adventures but yeah, swimming experience here was really great!
Exciting adventures await you, on land and underwater. There are so many things to do in Cebu. So, plan that trip now and visit our site for more information.