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Sambawan Island

Maripipi Island | Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines, Philippines
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Must go place .. The thing I like most about Sambawan is simplicity they maintain on island , it... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Tiny Naksha T
via mobile
The View is to die for

We took an hour boat ride from Sunset Resort in Cawayan to reach Sambawan. The water was clear with... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
imitheos92
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Tacloban, Philippines
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Maripipi Island | Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Must go place .. The thing I like most about Sambawan is simplicity they maintain on island , it teach us to live happily with basic things without expecting luxury, that night I felt like I’m sleeping with stars with music of waves; I felt...More

Thank Tiny Naksha T
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We took an hour boat ride from Sunset Resort in Cawayan to reach Sambawan. The water was clear with different hues of blue. The sand is made up of corals. You can buy chips and drinks from the sari-sari store in the island. I had...More

2  Thank imitheos92
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

First look of Sambawan was enough to fall in love, but actual beauty you can see by little cliff and some effort will bring you top of the mountain on the island which takes away your breath for wonderful stunning view also you can enjoyed...More

Thank Snehal P
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sambawan Island is considerably a virgin when it comes to tourism. There's no electricity but decent water supply is available. Overnight camping is encouraged for those who are up for it. Sambawan offers one of the clearest and cleanest waters in the area, housing hundreds...More

Thank Benedict A
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sambawan is an incredibly beautiful little island, and I almost feel like I don't want to review it because I don't want other people to know. But it left such a mark on me that I'm compelled to tell others about it. The island is...More

4  Thank Karla C
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This is a must see place in Leyte. They have the magnificent view of Mt Marikiki. Activities include snorkling diving and trekking. Very impressed with management. I suggest you stay overnight or 2 days. They have fan nipa huts that can fit 2 to 8...More

4  Thank cititourist
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

From Maripipi, you'd have to endure a long boat ride. It was probably more than two hours. Along the way, you'll see a few interesting-looking, small islands. However, once you reach the island, you'll know it's all worth it! There are a couple of huts...More

1  Thank Grace V
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We came here to Sambawan during a 3 days tour of Biliran. The hilltop place have a great picturesque view of Maripipi and the whole island. This island has a similar structure of Isla Gigantes in Ilo-ilo. You have to bring you own food if...More

2  Thank Renz jay D
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Upon arrival at noon Saturday we were enthralled as there was NOBODY but a few workers there. Later in the afternoon quite a few boats showed up, and some stayed overnight. The bungalow was 1500P per night and VERY rustic. Electricity from 6 to 6...More

1  Thank NewWorldSurfer
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Definitely worth coming to. A little touristy, but you can tell its only those who can afford to come who do. I came from Tacloban. Had to take a van to Naval, then a carrier boat to maripipi, and then another small traditional boat to...More

1  Thank hasconure
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Nancy N
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jack C |
From Tacloban catch a van going to Naval, Biliran. And then hire a tricycle or motorcycle going to Kawayan town. Then charter or hire a boat going to Sambawan Island.
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