Pandanon Island, Philippines


Pandanon Island is found in the northern part of Bohol in the Philippines. It is one of Getafe (Jetafe), Bohol’s political barangays. The island has gradually gained popularity because of its natural white sand that extends into the sea. Because of its shallow area, Pandanon Island is not a good place for snorkeling or diving but it is one of the best family oriented places. It is a tourist destination in the Visayas.

Pandanon Island was just recently opened to the public. It is 70-80 minutes away from Mactan Island, Cebu and 20-30 minutes away from Getafe, Bohol. Local outrigger and motorized boats from any point in Mactan and beach resorts such as Marigondon, Agus or Maribago, and the port near Hilton Hotel can reach Pandanon Island. Prices of motorized boats starts at P3,500 for a 30-person sized boat but the prices will vary depending on the season and boat size.

Pandanon Island

Pandanon Island

Mark and Lisa going to Pandanon Island

Mark and Lisa going to Pandanon

Chapel and east side

Chapel and east side

West side of the beach

West side of the beach

Cogon grass cottages

Cogon grass cottages

Pandanon Island has an estimated population of 2000; most houses are found in one area of the island in about 20 minutes walking distance from the beach. The major occupation is fishing and selling accessories made from shells. The entrance fee is P150 per person but if you go in groups you can get a discounted price of P100. Rental of natural cogon cottages are at P250.

The island is perfect for family swimming and looking for sea shells on the sea shore. The sandbar that extends 1km away from the main island is a good place to drink the beers with friends. There is a church (that seems like a big chapel) which stand in the middle of the island which is open for wedding events and vigils. Food preparation can be outsourced to locals and boatmen at a very minimum price. They can prepare the barbeque and fruits at world-class style.

Pandanon Island is a paradise but it doesn’t compete to Bantayan and Malapascua Island yet. Bring your friends and family at Pandanon and enjoy the island.

Shell accessories for sale

Shell accessories for sale

The natural white beach

The natural white beach

Eating lechon and barbeque with the team

Eating lechon and barbeque with the team

Enjoying the white sand

Enjoying the white sand

Front view of Pandanon Chapel

Front view of Pandanon Chapel

Front view of the beach and cottages

Front view of the beach and cottages


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:48 pm
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  1. April Fale says:

    im asking for pandanon island, can we bring our own foods there? corkage? from mactan island/maribago “pakyaw system” pumpboat or can commute for small group 3-4 persons? thanks!

  2. lovely micon says:

    total are of this?

  3. Leoka123 says:

    Do you know who is the contact person for inquiries and discounts if I want to have my wedding in this island?

  4. Krystalyn says:

    THX that’s a great anwesr!

  5. carleen oliquino says:

    im asking for pandanon island if they have rooms for overnight..?thank you so much…

  6. carleen oliquino says:

    i just want to ask if they have rooms for overnight?please response me as soon as possible please…thank you very much..

  7. Elsie Tubigon says:

    How much is the cost for a room for two and just a day use?

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