Fortune island is a small resort island in Batangas. It’s a 3 hour bus ride from Manila and a 45 minute boat ride from Nasugbu.
It was once a luxury resort called Leviste Island but now an abandoned and rustic place, the columns and demolished structures made this place famous specially for travel Instagramers. A taste of Greece they said.
The water here is so blue that even a non-swimmers tempted and tried to cliff jumped.
How to get there?
Public – From Buendia, ride a bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas then alight to Nasugbu bus station, ride tricycle going to fortune island resort then rent an (expensive) boat going to the island.
Private – use waze then rent a boat. 🙂
I’m telling you now. Don’t expect too much, the pictures online and in instagram have good angle and filters, the sand is creamy white but it’s not fine, it has big pebbles, some are bigger than baseball, there’s a lot of garbage in the island, lot abandoned rooms and an old swimming pool with green water – home of the dengue mosquitoes I guess. But overall, the island is somehow nice.
The very welcoming comfort room.
The columns and the photo bombers.
You can do a day tour or overnight in the Island, there is no hotel so make sure you bring your own tent.
You can also do a 30 minutes trek to the lighthouse though we did not tried it because we enjoyed and spent too much time cliff diving.
Because the place is so IG worthy, I suggest, specially for girls, to bring your OOTD in the Island, most people are doing their little photo shoot, some have costumes, dresses etc.
Itinerary and Expenses
|4:00 AM||Ride bus from DLTB Buendia||160.00|
|8:00 AM||alight in Nasugbu Terminal|
|8:05 AM||Buy Food||100.00|
|8:15 AM||tricycle to Fortune Island Resort||15.00|
|8:30 AM||Boat to Fortune Island||300.00||**3500 per rental/12 person|
|1:00 PM||Swimming/Cliff Jumping|
|4:00 PM||Boat back to Fortune Island Resort|
|5:00 PM||Tricycle to Nasugbu Terminal||15.00|
|5:15 PM||Bus to Manila||160.00|