Want to visit white sand beaches and a few islands of Northern Iloilo while in Iloilo for only a “day trip”? The town of Ajuy has organized a tourist package called “Three Islands Tour,” in which visitors can experience three different islands in convenience and be back in the city just after sundown. These three islands are Calabazas Island, where an 18th century Spanish Era lighthouse stands, Marbuena Island, an island-resort where visitors can take part in a nature walk, and Nasidman Island, a traditional fisherman’s village. All of these three scenic islands are blessed with white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and rich marine resources.

Calabazas (or Calabasa) Island is more commonly referred by the townsfolk as Parola because of the  lighthouse built in the 1900s located in one of its hills. There is also a coral garden near Calabasa Island, where visitors can go snorkeling.

Meanwhile, Marbuena Island is a privately owned Island, where Marbuena Island Resort is located. Amenities in the resort include a function hall, playground, tennis/basketball court and spacious lawn for seminars, weddings or other similar events.  Accommodation varies from fan-rooms on its floating cottages to fully air-conditioned rooms.

Nasidman Island, on the other hand, is where you can get to witness local traditions of fishermen.

Here’s a copy of Ajuy’s “Three Islands Tour” Itinerary:

  • 9:00 am: ETD – Iloilo City
  • 10:30 am: ETA – Mangorocoro, Ajuy
  • 10:45 am: ETA – Marbuena Island (Snacks will be served)
  • 11:30 am: Briefing and Nature Walk (PR: Tour Guide)
  • 12:30 noon: (Lunch)
  • 1:30 pm:  ETD – Marbuena Island
  • 2:15 pm:  ETA – Calabazas Island
  • 2:45 pm: ETA – Nasidman (Snacks will be served)
  • 3:15 pm: Fishing Village Tour/Fishing/ Head, Hand & Foot Massage/ Free Time
  • 4:30 pm: ETD – Nasidman Island
  • 5:00 pm: ETD – Ajuy
  • 6:30 pm: ETA – Iloilo

For more information you can contact:

The Office of the Mayor (Ajuy, Iloilo 5012)
Telefax: (63)(033)392-0408
Email: [email protected]