The unique name of the island was Sabuluag or Salauag but was later on altered to Islas de Gigantes, as it was whispered that coffins found in Bakwitan cave enclosed huge set of human being skeletons. It is an isolated set of island positioned in northeastern Iloilo, Philippines. It will take at least 5 hours to get there from Iloilo City. Those who travel 5 hours to visit Gigantes Island, can look ahead to enjoy beautiful expanded sea. The Gigantes Islands consists of about ten islands; the two biggest are Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur.
The Gigantes Islands are situated approximately 18 kilometers (11 mi) from Panay Island in the Visayan Sea. Gigantes Norte is 213 meters (699 ft) at its peak point, while Gigantes Sur is 232 meters (761 ft) at its peak point. A fine 0.80-kilometre (.5 mi) large channel divides the two islands. Close by islands consist of Balbagon Island, which is 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) west of Gigantes Sur and is part of barangay Lantangan.
The islands are sacred with perfect white sand shores, plentiful fresh seafood and rough rock formations covered by magical tales of locals. Despite the raise of tourist arrivals in current years, Gigantes has retained its off-beat attraction and remains moderately underdeveloped compared to Boracay, Bohol, and other admired tourist destinations in the Philippines.
The attractions of Gigantes Islands are,
- Cabugao Gamay
- Antonia Beach
- Bantigue Sand Bar
- Tangke Lagoon
- Puting Baybay Gamay
- Puting Baybay Daku
- Pulupandan island
- Way Dahon Island
- Bulobadian Island
- Langub sandbar
- Pawikan Cave
- Bakwitan Cave
If you seem for a break from target and pressure, the Gigantes Islands may be just what you want. This island group off the coast of Iloilo has abundance of shores, a little people, and almost no cell service. There is no way to escape from the relaxation!
Find out more details about the above listed attractions by reading the full article on Adventure in you by Tom Rogers and Anna Faustino.