2018 DANJUGAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Danjugan Island, a 43-hectare of land and marine sanctuary is located in the Southeast part of Negros Occidental. It is in total 1.5 km long and 0.5 km at its widest point. What makes this place extra special than the other islands of the province? It has a total of 5 lagoons which may be enjoyed by those who are fond of such natural beauties. Similarly, it has a forest covered with unusual limestones which serve as the real haven and habitat of hundreds of other species.
The place was previously considered as an exploited area regarding over-fishing. Now that it is a protected sanctuary under the project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc., the life of the marine life continued to flourish and to give inspiration to all. More than being a mere tourist spot, the Danjugan Island is also being utilized by the educational institutions as a place of immersion as well as a place for doing environmental-based researches.
It serves as a haven for the total of 72 bird species including the White-breasted Sea Eagles and Tabon Scrub Fowls. It has ten bat species, 22 butterfly species, 17 mangroves species, 572 fish species, 244 hard corals species, eight seagrass species, and 74 macroalgae species in total. Indeed, the place is gifted with natural beauty and resources making it irresistible for tourists to visit the site.
The authorities have emphasized that Danjugan Island is not a resort, but a sanctuary where one would find peace and serenity amidst the beauty of nature. It is a place of conserving natural resources and a place for education. Remember that there is no electricity as well as running water provided in the area, everything is being done through solar panel and the sources of these are all natural. As much as possible, authorities would like to make it stay that way to retain its natural beauty spirit.
There are two available accommodations in the Danjugan Island, the Moray Lagoon Camp and the Typhoon Beach. The Moray Lagoon Camp is situated on the east side of the island with five eco-cabanas providing a fantastic view of the lagoon. It has a total capacity of 32 guests or 8 pax per cabana. On the other hand, the Typhoon Beach is located on the West side of the Island facing the Sea of Sulu. It has a total of 4 private rooms with maximum capacity of 16 guests or 4 pax per room.
To thoroughly enjoy the experience, tourists may also choose to join activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, bird watching, sailing, and scuba diving. Similarly, the food being served for the tourists here are always in a buffet style. The resources that they use in preparing the food are all gathered in the local setting of the place. Overall, the Danjugan Island is simply perfect for the nature lovers and for those who would like to take a break from the busy city. Whatever the reason is, Danjugan Island is one of a kind.