My cousin suggested that we celebrate her daughter’s birthday by visiting Potipot Island which is 2 hours away from their home in Subic. We had to ride a boat to get to the island and it only took 8 minutes to reach it. We paid Php500 for the boat ride that can carry 7 people. ( back and forth trip) Entrance fee is Php100 and Php300 for an overnight stay. The island is not well developed yet. There is no electricity and source of water comes from a hand operated water pump. We were all excited to explore the island but it was such a disappointment to find out that the surroundings were quite dirty. The fact that they ask for an entrance fee, the caretakers should maintain cleanliness around the area. Some people even leave their garbage expecting someone to clean up for them. Nobody even cared to rake up and remove all the fallen leaves scattered around the place. You won’t notice it in the pictures as I had picked out the best place to take photos while we were exploring the whole island. All tables and cottages were already occupied so we just settled under a shaded tree. The kids couldn’t wait to dip in the water. Surprisingly, the water is very clean and clear! Potipot is a beautiful island. There are lots of nice spots for photo ops but sad to say it is poorly maintained. It’s not worth it to come to Potipot if you are from Manila or somewhere farther. It will take 6-7 hours travel to just get disappointed when you arrive. Maybe in the future when Potipot is already well developed and the caretakers can properly do their job.
Here you can see Potipot Island in the background.
No more table for us so we just lounged under a shady tree.
Eating roast chicken, sweet and sour fish, spicy chicken wings and taiwanese sausage.
Clean and crystal clear water
We found a dead tree!
My cousin and niece.