Coron Adventure Day 3: Malcapuya Island, Banana Island, Bulog Dos Island

On our third day of touring in Coron, it was mostly all about lazing around and basking in the good weather. No intense hike or activity were in our itinerary, just leisurely island hopping trips that would take us to three islands–Malcapuya, Banana and Bulog Dos islands.

After a hearty breakfast, we were again whisked away by a van and driven to the jetty. We were in a very lazy mood, so we were looking forward to a stress-free day of touring. We’ve seen the ocean and the islands so many times throughout our vacation but I still get excited hopping into the boat, plopping myself on a seat in the front part of the boat, and taking in the beautiful scenery. <3

The iconic hill at Malcapuya Island
The iconic hill at Malcapuya Island

Our first stop was Malcapuya Island, which I heard has been acquired by the Henann Group of  Resorts. Malcapuya Island has a gorgeous beach, with water as clear as the blue sky. The sand had a lot of twigs and branches, but it still doesn’t take away from the island’s beauty. There were a lot families snorkeling here, owing to the island’s abundance of corals and marine life. 🙂

Beach paradise!
Beach paradise!

We had no snorkeling gear whatsoever, so we just frolicked in the water, relaxed in a cozy hut and hammock, and napped the hour away. I spotted a sari-sari store here and they were selling beer but sadly they had no ice. It would have been nice to have a bottle of ice cold beer in my hand while getting burned under the sun. 😀

Can I stay here forever?
Can I stay here forever?

We left the island just before noon and headed to Banana Island, where we were going to have lunch (more like feast).

We had lunch at one of these cozy huts
We had lunch at one of these cozy huts

This beach paradise is just as gorgeous as Malcapuya Island–although come to think of it–everything about Coron screams PARADISE! As soon as we touched down, our tour guide brought us to a hut where she quietly prepared our lunch. This place is just amazing!

Don't mind me, I'm just living in paradise
Don’t mind me, I’m just living in paradise

I loved that there were coconut trees lining up the shore, making for a great place to escape the sun. The hammocks under the trees are great additions too. After eating lunch, we headed straight to the hammocks and enjoyed siesta with a heady combination of the ocean breeze and the summer sun.

Hi baby :)
Hi baby 🙂

We didn’t want to leave this island because it was absolutely relaxing. I could’ve stayed here forever! Not long after an amazing lunch and relaxing siesta at Banana Island, we headed to Bulog Dos Island.

Touchdown!
Touchdown!

Our timing was perfect when we arrived at Bulog Dos Island because we were the only ones there.  It’s a small island, adjacent to the island owned by Two Seasons Resort. And even though it was tiny compared to the other islands we visited that day, it was by far my favorite!

We have Bulog Dos Island all to ourselves. AMAZING island.
We had the incredible Bulog Dos Island all to ourselves. <3

Bulog Dos Island is quite unique too, with gorgeous rock formations dotting the island. It was a pretty sight–rock formations amidst white sandy beaches. 🙂

Pristine clear waters. Gotta love our country for its breathtaking beaches!
Pristine clear waters. Gotta love our country for its breathtaking beaches!

Our quiet moment in paradise was short lived when a boat filled with a rowdy family arrived. We stayed  for a little while longer, soaking up as much summer sun as we could. I was noticeably getting darker so the boyfriend decided it was time to pack up. 🙂

Coron is definitely one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been to. I want to go back as soon as possible and try the different tours–the ones with the shipwreck and safari tours, more specifically. <3

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