Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sarangani, Davao del Sur (Balut Island)

BALUT ISLAND is located in the west part of Sarangani, Davao Del Sur with an elevation of  862 masl.   It is composed of twelve barangays where residents are usually  sangils, bilaan and muslims. Three shipping lines are catering trips to Balut IslandBoats are loaded with cargo since almost all  basic needs in  the island were bought in General Santos City from food, furnitures and some accessories. There are no daily  trip to Balut Island so it is better to contact the shipping lines for the trip schedule.

purchasing our tickets bound for  Mabila, Balut Island
Lions Beach Wharf
cargo loading
M/V NIEKY 2 (photo courtesy of  Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)

From Davao City take a bus or van going to  Gen. Santos City. The port of   M/V SONG OF DOLLY 3 is located at Lions Beach and  Puting Bato wharf  for M/V NIEKY 2 and M/V SABHANG.  Estimated time travel is 6 hours.

Tourist Attractions:

Ulaniban Island (photo courtesy of  Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)
the Lighthouse at Ulaniban Island (photo courtesy of  Sir Maulvi Bajunaid)
Sabang Hotspring

Bolae Cove
swimming time at Bolae Cove
Balut Island as seen from Bubo Beach
Bubo Beach
Tuke Maklang Resort owned by Mayor Jerry Cawa
With Mayor Jerry Cawa in Tuke Maklang Resort

Tuke Nunsol
crystal clear water in Tuke Nunsol
Villalobos or Balistic  Island
ruins of rocks made in 15th century which was used in the war against Roy Lopez Villalobos
Balut Island Peak is a 30- minute ride  accessible by motorcyle
Municipal Hall of  Balut Island,  Sarangani, Davao del Sur
with the municipal mayor Hon. Jerry Cawa
I would like to thank my  travel buddies Cheryl Arcilla, Kristina Corpuz for coordinating with HRMO, Sir Maulvi Bajunaid for sharing some photos and Sir Rolando Paalisbo specially to  the Honorable Mayor Jerry Cawa  for the warm accomodation in Balut Island.  Some Photos are  courtesy of  Sir Maulvi  Bajunaid and Kristina Corpuz.


  1. nice trip Sar... nadayon jud diay mo. Nindot kaayo ang Sabang Hotspring. Ibog ko ba.

  2. sayanga jud oi.. wala ko ning-uban. naglaway ko sa pictures. :(

  3. @ leo, yes nadayon gyud mi although balikan lang but its worth the trip.. @ olan: balik ta next month..