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You Can Explore This Entire Island in Negros in Less Than a Day—All While Riding on a Bike

Take a side trip at Sipaway Island when in Negros!

By: Niña Caraig | April 22, 2024
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Sipaway Island

Get ready to discover breathtaking sights and sounds as you pedal through this beautiful destination.

Images: Whispering Palms Sipaway Facebook page (L); Sam Where (R)

Imagine exploring an entire island in Negros, all while riding a bike and admiring the stunning landscapes, breathtaking views, and the island's natural beauty like you’ve never done before.

Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Sipaway Island in Negros Occidental and make your dreams come true. With its unique and exciting attractions, you'll feel the wind in your hair and let the refreshing sea breeze take your breath away as you explore the island's hidden gems. Trust us, this is an experience you cannot miss!

Sipaway Island

Experience the thrill of exploring this entire island in Negros in less than a day, all while riding a bike.

Image: Whispering Palms Sipaway Facebook page

Sipaway Island is a long, narrow, 7-km island called Refugio or Sipaway to locals. It is a 10- to 15-minute boat ride from San Carlos City and less than three hours from the Bacolod-Silay International Airport. This island in Negros boasts white sand beaches comparable to those of Guimaras Island. Although the sand is not as powdery as Boracay's, it is still stunning and unspoiled. Its natural resources are abundant; you can taste fresh, healthy, straight-from-the-catch marine delicacies.

Sipaway Island is a rural area that needs more specific modern amenities. Despite being established only recently through San Carlos City, the island now enjoys a reliable 24-hour electricity supply, making it more convenient for locals and tourists to live and stay there. With its untouched and simple beauty, the island is a serene escape from busy city life.

Sipaway Island

From lush green hills to pristine beaches and sparkling blue waters, the island promises an unforgettable experience.

Image: Whispering Palms Sipaway Facebook page

Still, Sipaway Island offers a range of resorts, but Whispering Palms Island Resort is your best bet for modern amenities. With access to electric power, you'll enjoy all the comforts of home. Room rates are reasonable, ranging from PhP2,200 to PhP5,500. However, if you're on a tight budget, smaller resorts offer non-aircon rooms for two at an affordable price of less than PhP1,000. A tip is to bring extra cash because some smaller resorts don’t accept cards or online payments.

Sipaway Island

The famous Balete tree in Brgy. San Juan, Sipaway Island.

Image: J-ann Cogonon

If you're looking for adventure, Whispering Palms Island Resort provides free bike rental to start your island tour at no cost. You can explore Sipaway Island on a bike and complete an island tour in less than a day. You can start your bike tour at the old-century Balete tree at Brgy. San Juan, where Whispering Palms Island Resort is located. The famous Balete tree is one of the island's attractions.

Sipaway Island

As you pedal along, take in the awe-inspiring beaches and mesmerizing landscapes surrounding you.

Image: Darkae Quillas

Get ready to discover breathtaking sights and sounds as you pedal through this beautiful destination. Along your way, you can enjoy famous and untouched beaches where you can swim and snorkel. You can also enjoy picnics while relishing the island’s simple life; picnic areas are accessible! Catch some snacks along your biking adventure, as local carenderias and restaurants are available.

How to get to Sipaway Island:

From Bacolod City, take a Ceres bus, either via the coastal highway or the Don Salvador routes, to San Carlos City. Take a tricycle to the San Carlos pier and ride a pump boat for about 15 minutes to Sipaway Island.

Get ready to discover breathtaking sights and sounds as you pedal through this beautiful destination. Embark on this journey of a lifetime at Sipaway Island!

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About Niña Caraig
Niña is the Content Development Manager at Yoorekka. Prior to Yoorekka, she began her career at a publishing company. In her free time, she loves to pamper herself, go shopping, and watching movies with her friends.
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