BONBON BEACH SANDBAR ON ROMBLON ISLAND
Bonbon Beach on Romblon Island in the Philippines is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the world. It’s definitely the best beach in the Romblon Province and the sandbar makes it an iconic location in the region.
Bonbon Beach in Romblon is located only 3km from the Poblacion (main town). I even jogged here one morning from my accommodation, Stone Creek House. There aren’t too many epic beaches like this one on the doorstep of the main town and the ferry port!
It is a privately owned beach and we actually met the owner as he patrolled the beach making sure no-one littered, which is always great to see in the Philippines or anywhere in the world.
The main drawcards for the beach are the crystal clear water but mostly the sandbar, which links the island of Romblon to a Bang-og Island. It is possible to cross the sandbar to the island at low-tide but you must be careful not to get stuck out there when the tide rises and the sandbar becomes submerged. At high tide, the sandbar is about waist deep and at low tide, it is obviously full exposed.
As of 2018, there are no resorts, no structures or commercial activities at Bonbon Beach. A few tour boats will sporadically anchor up near the sandbar and drop off visitors for a look but for the most part, it was quiet. In fact, you can see in all of my photos that there is actually no people in them. We really did enjoy this epic spot all to ourselves for the majority of the time.
Flying the drone at Bonbon beach was incredibly fun. To see the sandbar from the air was just one of those travel moments you never forget. For me the picture defines paradise. Crystal clear water and a sandbar leading to a mysterious, uninhabited island. It doesn’t get much better and is definitely drone heaven.
Sunrise and sunset at Bonbon are both incredible and Nic managed to capture this epic sunrise during our stay on Romblon Island.
Beaches nearby include:
- Tiamban Beach
- Dolphin Beach
- Talipasak (San Pedro Beach
How to get to Bonbon Beach in Romblon
The parking lot for Bonbon Beach is actually a turn-off before the beach. This is actually really nice because it means you have to walk 500m to get to the sandbar. Beleive it or not this stops a lot of through traffic and tourists. There is a sign that says Bonbon Beach parking and you can park in here and then walk down along the shore. Many of the local families swim at the beach next to the carpark. The water here isn’t as clear and the beach isn’t amazing, which is strange considering a few hundred meters down the road is one of the best beaches in the world.
We rented a moped for 500 pesos per day and cruised down to Bonbon beach in just a few minutes.