Apo Island

Apo Island is considered to be part of the jurisdiction of the town of Dauin in Negros Oriental. Its pride is its fantastic rock formations scattered over the terrain, a protected marine reserve, magnificent white sands and a relatively untouched endowment of natural marine resources – 650 documented fish species and 400 kinds of corals.

Apo Island is one of the top ten dive sites in the country and around the world. It can be accessed via a 30-minute boat ride from the neighboring town of Zamboangita or anywhere near the coastline of Zamboangita.

Apo IslandPackage tours can be found in Dumaguete dive shops and beach resorts. You can opt for a one-day adventure or stay nights at nearby hotels and beach resorts, some of which are the Liberty’s Lodge or Apo Island Beach Resrto on the island itself or Coco Grove, Kan-Upi Beach Resort or the Wellness Beach Resort in nearby Zamboangita.

Life in this island is said to have its own pace. Perhaps this is where time has stood still — in the primitive and wild beauty that it is most famous for.

The underwater scene is even more fantastic! You can snorkel, scuba or deep sea dive in as much as 15 pre identified points around the island. Other activities include island boat rides, treks and bike rides.

Apo Island is sure to fascinate every diver’s and traveler’s imagination – from the unique aquatic habitat and its dwellers, the rustic view of an old lighthouse, the image of a sunset tinting the sky with pink to the magical feel of white sand on your toes while having a cool drink on a night of the full moon.

For one who appreciates the genuine wonders of nature, Apo Island is beyond doubt a soothing balm to the soul.

An Overview

Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. All of a mere 72 hectares, the island is home to some 700 people who rely on fishing as their main source of income. The island has one elementary school, two restaurants, one general merchandise store and a small church. The two resorts […]
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Apo Island Beach Resort

The very first thing you notice upon approaching the island is this two story building with a distinct Filipino design. Formerly known as the Kan-Upe Cove Resort, the Apo Island Beach Resort claims 1.5 hectares of cunspoilt coral sand. The resort is built on a cove facing two big rock formations on each side of […]
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Day Trip

We went over to Apo Island as a day trip in stead of an overnight stay. Getting to Apo Island is easy, you go down to Zamboanguita where the Malatapay Wednesday market is held. We drove down the deserted market road (it was not a wednesday) all the way down to the beach. The drive […]
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Dive Sites

Diving in Apo Island If you are on your way to a diving activity in Negros Oriental, then include a trip to Apo Island in your itinerary. It is situated about six kilometers off the southeastern shores of Negros Island and south of Dumaguete City. It can also be reached by boat from Silliman Beach. […]
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Dive Sites (Additional)

Apo Island located near Dumaguete has a number of dive sites no diver should miss. Diving enthusiasts visit Apo Island to see various fish and coral species that are unique to these dive sites.
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Apo Island is surrounded by clear blue waters where a rich and exotic breed of marine species subsists in harmony. To dive in these waters have always been a pleasure whether it be for education or leisure. Being considered as one of the top dive sites to be seen in the Philippines, Apo Island has […]
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Liberty Lodge Resort

One of the two beach resorts in the island, Liberty Lodge is a unique structure whose central portion is built into a rock wall, giving you the impression of being actually carved into it. The lodge has nine rooms, all with electric fans and decorated in typical Filipino fashion. Large windows abound in the whole […]
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Marine Sanctuary

The Apo Island Marine Sanctuary is a protected reef where fishing is strictly prohibited. However, traditional methods of fishing are allowed beyond the sanctuary’s area and never the harmful and non-ecological methods like muro-ami (dynamite fishing) and other related methods. Traditional methods would include hook and line, bamboo traps, gill nets, spearfishing without scuba, and […]
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