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Wonderful Beach Trip

This is one beach that is definitely worth a visit. You have to get the boat at about 7am in order... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Santa Cruz Island is one of the best place that I’ve been. The water is clear and the sand is... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one beach that is definitely worth a visit. You have to get the boat at about 7am in order to get there and leave about 2pm due to the current increasing. As only 200 people are allowed there each day it is peaceful...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Santa Cruz Island is one of the best place that I’ve been. The water is clear and the sand is pink. No trash everywhere. I just love staying in here. I wish that this will be open for longer hours a day.

Thank maripinkremot
Reviewed 19 June 2018

So happy to experience one of Zamboanga city's famous tourist attractions, the Sta. Cruz island...it's just a 20 minute boat ride from the city (Paseo)...you will be fascinated by the pink sands of the island.if you love water, this is the place for you.The facilities...More

3  Thank paolozambo
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Had to do an ocular for a convention we are doing. The tour guide we had was one of the best ever. Very knowledgeable about Zamboanga lore and culture. The island sand pink can allegedly be captured only by a drone or Samsung! Hehhehehe Poor...More

1  Thank Dudz S
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a Great trip. There is a ferry boat from Sandakan in Malaysia. The nearest One World airport is Kota Kinabalu. We only fly with One World as I am British.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The island is a 15minute one way travel from Zamboanga. An island of white sand with pink coral beach and foods like fresh fishes, crabs and latu are sold and served cooked by locals.

Thank Thom Y
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Can only stay here until 3pm for safety and security reasons. There are coast guards patrolling the beach and they also remind the day visitors when it’s time to go. Sand is not as fine, faint pink hue (maybe depends also on the time of...More

2  Thank iamshutterbugbabe
Reviewed 29 March 2018

It's a clean and beautiful place. If you have young kids, be sure to always look after them because the water's deep. The water's clear and the shoreline's clean.

Thank Khalid E
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was very pleasant and relaxing. Low impact for individuals that are short on fitness, but need to be able to climb in/out of a banka boat. Suggest booking the full package that includes the mangrove lagoon tour.

Thank David F
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Pink Sand beach of Sta. Cruz island is one of the majestic sceneries you can visit around Zamboanga City. It is considered to be one of the best beaches to be visited. I am proud half Basileño and half- Zamboangueño citizen and would like...More

Thank APaul121991
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Dan M
15 April 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Dan.You'll need to take a flight going to Zamboanga City and there are lots of affordable accomodities and a lot of food cuisine you can try. Also, there is an official page for Sta. cruz island and how to book a... More
Joan May B
15 March 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there. I am sorry. There are only cottages available and staying overnight isn't allowed on the island.
Tikang K
1 March 2018|
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Response from APaul121991 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you will need to book a flight for a stay on Zamboanga City. There are lots of affordable accomodities and are near the said site (berthing place) before going to the island. You may contact or visit the office at... More