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Fortune Island | Acropolis of the Philippines

One of the main attractions in Fortune Island is called the Acropolis. It features replica of ancient buildings of great architectural like Parthenon. The island is located about 15 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu, Batangas which can be reached via 1-hour boat ride.

Fortune Island | (c)  Neon Ibanez


Fortune Island was once a luxury island resort. It measures 27 hectares and filled with Grecian architecture from the famous pillars of Parthenon and structures featuring ancients gods and mythical creatures, imitating Greek Acropolis.





The island is perfect venue for selfie, groupie and photoshoot. Some of the local brands'commercial shot in this beautiful island. The Grecian pillars and statues on the edge of the island overlooking the sea are the best spot to take picture.



There are some stories that the ghosts or souls of the people who died in the tragedy in the past (sunken merchant galleon San Diego) haunts in the island. Some of the visitors don't stay overnight because of these horror tales.  


You can find around 20 diving spots near the island. Most visited dive spot are the “blue holes” located on the northern most tip of the island. Aside from diving,  one of the exciting to do in Fortune Island is the cliff jumping. Enjoy the breath-taking view of  the rock formation and crystal clear water as you dive into the sea. 

How to get to Fortune Island
  • Take a bus bound for Nasugbu in Buendia. Travel time is around 2- 3 hours
  • From Nasugbo Terminal, take a tricycle going to the resort, jump off point
  • From the resort, take a boat going to Fortune Island. Travel Time is around 1 hour
Expenses
  • Manila to Nasugbo (Bus)- P150
  • Nasugbo Terminal to Resort- P20
  • Fortune Island Landing Fee / Permit- P300/pax/daytrip -P400/pax/overnight
  • Boat Rental Fee- P4000-P6000/ depends on the number of pax 

Travel Guide / Tips / Reminders
  • There's no cottages available in the island
  • Please put sunblock on your skin or bring hat /cap or umbrella to protect you from the direct heat of the sun
  • Please bring enough water and food. No store in the island
  • Secure your mobile phone, camera or any gadgets from water. Put it in a plastic bag or drybag
  • Haggle the price of the boat. Please use your convincing power to make 'tawad' to the boatman
  • It's advisable to go the island during summer season like March to May
  • There's available CR in the island. Please don't expect too much!
  • There's no electricity
  • There's signal for  Smart and Globe user
  • Cliff jumping is a must try 
  • Include on your itinerary the sidetrip to Tagaytay
If you have other review, blog or opinion about Fortune Island, please put a comment below. Enjoy travelling!
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