Most people’s favorite pastimes are snorkeling the house coral reefs, just 10 metres out, strolling or cycling along the palm canopied paths to visit the many other secluded beaches, or just relaxing on the beach or around the beach bar.

But we offer a wealth of other activities for the visitor, taking advantage of the unique opportunities available on Carabao Island.

Because there are so few tourists on the island all of the activities are a total delight and our staff will always be on hand to offer suggestions or guidance or help you with equipment if you require.

Learn more about Carabao Island – see it for yourself!

Carabao Island, Philippines

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On the Sea :

  • Boat trips on one our own boats around the island, or to other islands, to visit other beautiful and secluded beaches – we can provide a gourmet picnic!
  • Fishing – our guests caught a 4ft Barracuda in April and a 12 Kg snapper in May!
  • Paddle boats – traditional small boats with outriggers
  • Boat trip to the sea caves on the SW tip of the island
  • Boat trip to Tablas Marine Reserve
  • Sailing – Tailor made trips in association with our partners on the fantastic bespoke sailboat ‘Misty Morning’
  • Kite surfing (new this season)
  • Surfing – some of the local beaches have good conditions for surfing
  • ..or just swimming in the beautifully clear warm water of the Sibuyan sea
  • Fabulous caves with underwater and semi submerged sea tunnels out to the sea
  • Exciting cliff dives


Under the Sea

  • Snorkelling – the coral reef right in front of the hotel has a fantastic variety of fish, coral, star fish and nudibranchs
  • Excellent Scuba Diving (we have an arrangement with the PADI certified dive centre just 5 minutes along the beach) – Numerous amazing dive sites from shore dives or very short boat trips await the novice and experienced diver alike. The Wall – goes down to 60m and The Cathedral is an amazing underwater cave. Try a Fun Dive for the novice or why not go for PADI Open Water Diving Certificate?


On the Beach:

  • Beach sports – badminton, volley ball, Frisbee
  • Water guns for the kids
  • ..and of course just lazing on the beach relaxing – beach beds & beach towels are provided!


On the Island:

  • Cycling around the island along the beach tracks and up the mountains – we have top quality mountain bikes
  • Trip to the amazing White Beach in San Jose – more beautiful that in Boracay – but with no people!
  • BBQ on the White Beach – we will set up your own special BBQ site with gazebo, all equipment and great food!
  • Visit to Sea Garden at the far end of the whet beach, great for BBQ or pic-nic and lazing on the fine white sandy beach, or cooling off in the secluded cave
  • Carabao ridding. A great photo shoot opportunity to ride on the docile and friendly great creatures, who do all the work on the island!
  • Visit to Bat Caves – Stunning great cathedral cave and 2 inner caves with stalagmites and stalactites and a huge number of bats!
  • Walking/Hiking – beautiful beach, track and mountain walks
  • Camping – you can extend your exploration trip and take our camping equipment
  • Photographer’s paradise both around the island and of course the amazing underwater world of the coral reefs
  • Observing wildlife; guests will find exotic birds and butterflies on the quite tracks around the island
  • Guided trips around the island on our motor bikes or in our air-conditioned 4×4
  • Golf (not on Carabao yet, but our boat can take you direct to the Fairways and Bluewater Golf course own jetty in Boracay in 20 mins – quicker that from most places on Boracay)

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