Bonbon Beach in Romblon Island is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Philippines, boasting a unique sandbar that looks far too good to be true!
I have put together this complete guide to Bon Bon Beach including where it is, how to get there, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS BONBON BEACH?
Bonbon Beach is located on Romblon Island in the Philippines.
From Romblon Town, it’s a 5-minute drive to reach Bonbon Beach Romblon or approximately a 45-minute walk along the coastal road.
HOW TO GET HERE
You can rent a scooter in Romblon for approximately 400-500 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
If you are not confident driving a scooter, the other option is to hail down a tricycle or habal habal (motorbike taxi) along the main road in Romblon and you can expect to pay around 50 pesos.
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Exploring Romblon by scooter
ARRIVING AT BONBON BEACH
When you arrive at the pin location on Google maps, park your scooter on the side of the road and follow the signs down to the beach.
At the jump-off point, Bon Bon Beach isn’t visible, though it’s no more than a 5-minute walk along the coastline and around the corner to where this dream-like beach will reveal itself.
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On the way to the beach
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BON BON BEACH
Bonbon Beach features a glistening white sandbar that stretches from Romblon Island mainland over to the uninhabited island known as Bang-og.
On either side of the Bonbon sandbar is waist-deep turquoise waters that are utterly inviting and the perfect opportunity to take a dip.
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This location is privately owned by one of the locals, though tourists and Romblon Island residents are free to roam around the area providing everyone respects the land by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.
On low tide, Bonbon Beach sandbar is completely exposed making it possible to walk across to Bang-og Island and explore the beach over there.
On high tide, however, the sandbar is only partially exposed so make sure to be aware of the tides if you plan on crossing over to Bang-og Island. You wouldn’t want to get stuck over there unless you are well equipped.
Bonbon Beach Sandbar
Hanging out on the beach
Drone shot of the sandbar
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One of the best parts about this beach is that there are no resorts or any signs of development which is a great thing in my opinion! Just sugary white sands, azure waters, and incredible views of Romblon and the neighboring Tablas Island.
If you have the time, I recommend visiting at sunset with a beer in hand and also at sunrise with your early morning coffee. It is hands down one of the most peaceful beaches in the Romblon Province!
If you have a drone camera I highly recommend flying it at this location as it looks even better from the sky!
Bon Bon Beach
WHERE TO STAY ON ROMBLON ISLAND
Romblon has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay on the island to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Stone Creek House
Stone Creek House is the best luxury accommodation centrally located in the main town. Featuring modern and spacious living, flat-screen tv, air-conditioning, kitchenette, dining area, balcony views, and free wifi. There is an executive suite, deluxe king suite, or the deluxe single suite available to rent during your stay. Perfect for couples, families, and friends.
Mid Range: Coral Canyon Resort
Coral Canyon Resort is an affordable accommodation located on the southwest coast of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar, billiards table, squash court, dart board, well-kept gardens, and a terrace, all of which are on the oceanfront. There are dorm rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and quadruple rooms available with air-conditioning, spacious bedrooms, a private bathroom, and some with private pools. Perfect place to stay for families, friends, couples, and solo travelers!
Budget: Reggae Vibes De Isla Romblon
I personally stayed at Reggae Vibes Hostel and can’t recommend this place enough! Situated on the southwest coast of the island, this epic hostel lies right on the beachfront and features a small swimming pool, a restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace, and a shared lounge with a flat-screen tv. There are dorm rooms, triple rooms, and beachside bungalows available to rent with air-conditioning/fan-cooled, large comfortable beds, and private bathrooms. If you’re a solo traveler, couple, or with a bunch of mates, Reggae Vibes is where you’ll want to base yourself!
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WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES
When visiting the Philippines, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Philippines sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or lying out on the sand.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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