Fortune Island is a resort island in Batangas province in the Philippines. The 27-hectare (67-acre) island lies about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) off the coast of Nasugbu in Batangas.Fortune Island is once a private island owned by Laurentina Pestano. It was turned over to the government and the island was now owned by José Antonio Leviste, a former governor of Batangas. Leviste opened the Fortune Island Resort Club on the island in 1995. The beach resort was built along a 20-metre (66-foot) stretch of pristine white sand. Several rest houses facing the water. The resort features a salt-water swimming pool, clubhouse, cabana, basketball court, helipad, desalinator for freshwater consumption, and a small serpentarium, a reptile zoo for snakes. The beach also has an acropolis with Grecian pillars and statues on the edge of the island overlooking the sea. There is also a museum dedicated to the San Diego, a Spanish warship that sank off the island. Read more…
How to get there:
BSC Bus Line (EDSA/MRT Taft), San Agustin Bus Line (Cubao) and Coastal Mall Terminal (Paranaque) have buses going to Nasugbu Batangas everyday. Travel time is 3-4 hrs depending on traffic. Fare is around P200 to P220 one way (aircon). From the town proper, hail a tricycle that will take you to Fortune Island Resort PADI Dive Center .
(Best Option is to take San Agustin bus because the terminal of San Agustin in Nasugbu is just right beside Jollibee where you will wait for your contacts.)
Alternatively, there is a UV express or Van going to Calatagan located beside Kabayan hotel in Pasay Rotonda. You may alight at the corner of JP Laurel and Palico-Nasugbu Highway, from there you will need to take bus going to Nasugbu.
If you’re coming from Manila, the most easy, fast and convenient way to reach Nasugbu is via Cavitex passing Naic, Maragondon and traversing through Kaybiang Tunnel, that connects Ternate Cavite and Nagsugbu Batangas through Mt. Palay-palay range. This option will cut your travel time for 30-40 minutes.
lternatively you may try the SLEX, exit to Sta. Rosa, after the toll exit (look for the largest coke in-can to your right), turn to that side and follow the road to Nuvali then to Tagaytay. From Tagaytay, follow the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, once you reach Palico, take the Palico-Nasugbu Highway to your right don’t go straight for it will lead you to Tuy-Nasugbu Highway. The road will again diverge once you reach the end of Palico-Nasugbu Highway. There’s a Shell gasoline station to your left, the road directly to your right will lead you to Nasugbu town proper, don’t take left for it will lead you to Lian, Batangas. Proceed to Jollibee right beside San Agustin Bus Terminal.
What to expect in the Island
Expect treacherous waves going in and out of the island. For day trip, leave the island by 3pm or 4pm
- There’s no water source in the island
- No bathroom nor working toilets
- The heat is formidable so bring extra protection (lotion, sunscreen, shades etc..)
- “Garbage here and there “
- The sea bed is not good for swimming
- The island has a cliff jumping spot – that’s the only thing I enjoyed during my visit.
Environmental fee of P400 per person
Parking Fee : Free
Boat: The resort will provide the boat for you.Boat ride to the island ( Vise-versa)for 400php per person.
Ycel : 09155047166
Mr. Song : 09158819756
Tips: Bring your own food and a lot of water
You can buy food and supplies in Nasugbo Public Market near Jollibee.
If you are looking for tour going to Fortune Island. You may contact us at 09167020281 /firstname.lastname@example.org avail/join our tour
Here are some of our pictures last April 09-10,2016
the boat ride – Malubak ang dagat- kapit!
KKB KAME –
We rented a private van – 9000/16 + Drivers meal – 750php each
Environmental Fee: 400php each
Boat Fee : 400php each
Food /Drinks /Ice : Share Share ng food for Lunch – Dinner – Bfast – ( Less 500 each )
Safe Budget – 1800-2000 per head
———————— Till next time Fortune Island – Magdadala na ako ng malaki at madaming garbage bag. Salamat sa lahat ng mga nakasama ko. Sa uulitin!