This was my second visit here - my first was washed out by the tail end of a typhoon, so I was keen to finally get to see the reef here. It wasn't disappointed either! A beautiful healthy reef pretty much surrounds the island, with beautiful corals and abundant fish and turtles. Don't expect to see anything big here though (such as sharks). My favourite spot was to left (whilst facing the sea) of the resort, just opposite the naval building. There are loads of day-trippers here in the morning, so you are probably best waiting until after lunch to snorkel as you will have the place to yourself. Also, don't worry about paying any park fees as you don't need to being a guest of the Dive Resort.
Getting to and form the island involves chartering a boat. On the way out from Alona Beach, I booked one through a travel agent for 1200 and the resort sorted out my return boat for the same price.
The actual resort is fine with basic bungalows with AC and small but functional bathrooms. It was great to just sit outside my bungalow in the evening and watch the sun go down whilst sipping a San Mig. I'm afraid the food was a bit of a mixed bag. I think the breakfasts were fine, but I didn't manage to find anything to write home about in the dinner menu. The island is very small, so its easy to have a wander around and say hello to the locals.
So great snorkelling, an OK resort, very chilled out and not bad food.
Solo travel - Aug 28, 2016