Monday, November 16, 2009

Discovering Passig Islet

Hidden away from the clamoring sound of the Big City, a secret Islet kept by many from the crowd so hungry for beach escape was the recent beach destination I discovered last Sunday. The secret little islet is called PASSIG ISLET.

This “secret no more” beach haven lies at Sitio Bato in Santa Cruz, Davao Del Sur just so near to the City of Digos.

Passig Islet used to be a very tiny islet open to the public. It used to be a favorite beach hang-out of the local beach goers in the area. Soon after, the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur saw its eco-tourism potential that resulted to the allocation of funds in developing the Islet turning it into a stunning and relaxing resort with an astonishing ambience of tropical leisure.

Managed by the Provincial Tourism Office, the Islet is now known as the Passig Islet Aqua-Eco Park Resort. Today, it is one of the province’s pride and honor.

Getting to the Islet, I passed a newly constructed concrete foot bridge in the middle of the bushy mangroves. The walk on the bridge amidst these abundant mangroves gave me a sense of adventure feeling like I’m on an amazing race. At the foot of the bridge, there awaits several pump boats ready to take guests right to the Islet. The 5 minute boat ride to the islet was stunningly awesome giving me 360 degrees view of the sea, the islet and the mountains behind me.

Upon docking, I was so impressed with the tidy ambience and the heartfelt tranquility of the Islet. I felt so relaxed and comfortable. It seemed that the place is my sanctuary.

oing around the islet, everything is in place. From small cottages to its main function hall, everything seemed to be just right. The whole surrounding is so clean and well maintained. Tropical trees and palm trees were planted and fully manicured. Bathrooms and restrooms are clean and fresh waters are provided.

The Islet’s abundant white sand is not as refined as those of Boracay’s but its color gives the Islet a real tropical beach touch. The ocean surrounds it is clean and green. There were small fishes nearby.

The humidity of the air is just so right for a perfect beach getaway. In general, Passig Islet is one of the beach places I would recommend to my friends so worthy to spend time just lazing around and savoring its beauty. For that, I’ll be back there soon.

19 comments:

  1. wow, looks like a good place to visit. pero i've always wondered how water supply and drainage goes on in those kinds of cottages..hehe

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  3. hello, do you have any price range for this trip? how much did it all cost? it looks almost like heaven to me :)

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  5. visit here in bato sometimes!! :)

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  7. visit here in bato sometimes!! :)
    all are welcome :)

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  9. hi! do you have a contact number for Pasig Islet?

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  10. you should have visited this islet when it was connected via a foot bridge, the more that half a kilometer walk going to the islet was an awesome experience and the sea life under the foot bridge was simply amazing. It used to be called PANIF-TF and I remember Manong Dodong who was so keen at teaching the visitors to the islet. My students and I had the chance to participate in planting those mangroves. God look at how they have grown...Yahoo! Dav Sur your the best LGU

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  11. amazing.............wait, i'm coming..........superman to the rescue

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  12. as of May 11, 2011:
    Fare from Davao City to Bato, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur is P80 (1hour travel). Then entrance fee is P15, Boat fare is P20 (back and forth), cottage fee is ranging from P100-P500 depending on the type you want.

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  13. HOPE TO SEE YOU SUPERMAN...HEHEHE

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  14. hey nice place..dati when we got there, the island was not yet developed,ngayon super nice place na. ask ko lng: anong tawag sa exact na babaan nmin if mgsakay kmi ng bus.i mean is there a landmark para hindi kmi mawala?..tnx i hope you can reply agad..hehe trip kc nmin 2mrow :) God bless!

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  15. we will be having our wedding ceremony in this island,,,,looks very nice and cool

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  16. its like an island in Maldives when it will be develop.

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  17. Hi! allowed po ba mag bring ng baon?

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