Guyam Island – Beautiful Island Found In SurigaoBy admin On December 10, 2012 Under Travel & Leisure
Try to picture the typical exotic deserted island having a small grove of coconut trees where shipwrecked people usually get stranded on. Well, Guyam Island seems like one. I’m speculating that it’s precisely Guyam’s cliché tropical island photo, that’s the reason why it was featured on the cover of the 8th Edition of the Lonely Planet Philippines travel book.
This uninhabited islet, about 150 meters in diameter, is not likely an island one can get stranded on since it is situated just 2 kilometers from the main island of Siargao, facing the town of General Luna. And it is about 10 mins away by pumpboat. Some people say that you could supposedly swim or walk to the island during low tide and that it is definitely reachable by just kayaking.
Guyam Island is surrounded by nice white sand (some say it’s powdery while another account claims grainy) and it is a fantastic area to enjoy a daytime picnic (there are huts there),you can go snorkelling, or simply to bum on the beach. The island also provides an awesome view of the raging surf waves that Siargao is best known for.
Despite being small, this tiny island has a wide range of attraction for any island lovers.
The following are some brief review from tripadvisor website, individuals who experience to take pleasure from the wonderful thing about this small island:
“Paradise and a beach”
With the friendly locals selling you coconuts on arrival and the scenery second to none, bring a minimum amount of peso’s and stay all day! Great shells, snorkeling, coconut trees to escape the sun from. Bliss
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012
Had a few parties here, being only 20 mins by pump boat makes this a great day trip to swim eat drink and be merry!!
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012
Cottages are available for picnic / swimming in the morning and in the afternoon. But no late at night as there are no local who live on the island.
“Island hopping in Siargao”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012
The island is a miniature tropical paradise. There are open hut-cottages you can rent. The islet is well-maintained and beach facing GL is nice for swimming. A boat trip to this island from GL is approx. 20 mins.
“Wow! A truly beautiful and relaxing place…..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012
Guyam Island: Swimming, soaking, shell searching, picture taking, beach walking, resting under coconut trees and eating freshly grilled fish in bamboo cottages. Bring aqua shoe for the tide pools. No snorkeling. Walk down the beach west of the market and arrange a boat trip the morning you want to leave. There are several pump boat just sitting there.
“The best island among ALL, this part of the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011
No word to describe this island! The water here is shallow, clean, clear and NOT salty. A perfect place to swim in and kids will definitely like it here…SUPER place! 6 stars really….Lunch huts are available here as well
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