The Island

Sambawan Island

Location Maripipi; About 1 hour and 30 minutes boat ride from Naval.

20 mins boat ride from Ol-og, Maripipi

45 mins boat ride from Kawayan Port

Sambawan Island is endowed with beautiful white sandy beach, rich marine life and coral gardens, which invite intrepid divers and snorkelers especially on summer season. During high tide, Sambawan transforms into three beautiful islets.

Sambawan Island has a stark, mountainous coastline and a spectacular sunrise, a stunningly beautiful view, which will surely melt your heart.

What to Bring

Food, Water, Camping equipment


Fishing, Camping, Trekking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling etc...

How to get there

Located in the northwest of Biliran, the island is 50 minutes away from Kawayan Wharf via motorized bangca, for only P1,000.00 (pakyaw) going to and from the island.

One may also reach Sambawan in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Naval via motorized bangca. The transportation fee from Naval to the island and back ranges from P3,000.00 to P8,000.00 (pakyaw).

Island Fee

Entrance Fee at Sambawan Island Php 50 per person
Cottage: Php 500


You should not travel after 5 pm especially when the weather is not good.

Electricity is from sundown up to sunrise; cottages with fresh water shower & toilet amenities.

Bring your own food, drinks & other provisions.




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