I’ve never seen a place blessed with naturally beautiful, exquisite flora and fauna with abundance of hidden islands and the sea. I’ve been to Sagay City a couple of times but I wasn’t able to fully explore their neighboring islands. I was asked to visit Suyac Island recently but I declined because I can’t leave my baby yet and I am also busy for the entire month of July. So to take part of the experience, I shall be blogging my personal journey when we visited Suyac Island last year.
While me and my friends were doing our Negros trip, we stayed at Sagay City for three days to attend a wedding and visited the boyf (now the husband) back then. On our very last day we visited Suyac Island.
Suyac Island is a Mangrove Eco-park, it’s pretty cheap, tranquil and it’s something different from the normal island hopping we usually do in Cebu. You’re jump off point is the port of Old Sagay, where there are tourism staff ready to assist you. My friend and J bought foods to be cooked in the island. The fees being collected are used to fund their coastal clean-up and for the island’s eco-tourism project, so you see, that’s money put into good use.
In the island, you will find century-old mangroves and a sturdy footbridge which takes you around the island to see and experience nature up close and personal.
It’s best if you visit the island during low tide and wait for the water to rise during high tide, so that you can walk around the mangroves and enjoy the mini dipping pool once the water rises. They also have the perfect viewing deck and a mini sand bar if you want to bathe under the sun.
With each picturesque view, Suyac Island is surely a great place to visit with your family and friends, not only you have the perfect vacation but you are also helping in maintaining nature’s wonderful creation.