Bonbon Beach is arguably the most beautiful beach in the Philippines, boasting one of the most unique sandbars that looks far too good to be true!
Here is a complete guide to Bonbon Beach including where it is, how to get there and what to expect!
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WHERE IS BONBON BEACH & HOW TO GET THERE
Bonbon Beach can be found on Romblon Island in the central 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.
You can rent a scooter in Romblon for approximately 400-500 pesos per day and make your own way over to Bonbon Beach Philippines.
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. For a 5-minute drive to Bonbon Beach, you can expect to pay around 50 pesos.
ARRIVING AT BONBON BEACH
When you arrive at the pin location of Bonbon Beach 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, Bonbon Beach isn’t visible, though it’s no more than a 5-minute walk along the coastline and around the corner to where Bonbon Beach Romblon will reveal itself.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT BONBON BEACH ROMBLON
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.
Bonbon Beach is, in fact, a privately owned beach 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, Bonbon Beach is only partially exposed so make sure to be aware of the tides if you plan on crossing over the sandbar to Bang-og Island. You wouldn’t want to get stuck over there unless you are well equipped.
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Bonbon Beach Sandbar
Hanging out on Bonbon Beach in Romblon
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One of the best parts about Bonbon Beach is that there are no resorts or any sings 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 Bonbon Beach for 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!
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Golden hour at Bonbon Beach Romblon
Azure waters surrounding Bonbon Beach
WHERE TO STAY NEAR BONBON BEACH
Romblon Island has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Romblon to fit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers.
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 Romblon. 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 in Romblon. Perfect for couples, families and friends.
Mid Range: Coral Canyon Resort
Coral Canyon Resort Romblon 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, 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 Romblon Island, this epic hostel lies right on the beachfront and features a small swimming pool, a restaruant, 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. Rose, the owner of Reggae Vibes, is super friendly and always down to take guests on an adventure around the island! 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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Another option for accommodation in Romblon is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BONBON BEACH
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.
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BONBON BEACH – FINAL THOUGHTS
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Bonbon Beach Romblon, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.