Sunday, January 13, 2013

Britannia Group of Islands and Hinatuan Islands

The original plan was to climb Mt. Apo via PNOC trail but a few hours before our scheduled trip our group was informed that it was not possible to pursue the climb due to security reasons. Since everything was already prepared from food and transportation  we decided to chose another tourist destination and everyone agreed to go to BRITANNIA GROUP OF ISLANDS AND HINATUAN ISLANDS. 

Britannia Island is located in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur which is  composed  24 beautiful islands and islets. Our group left Davao City at 2:00am. We arrived at the visitors Area in San Agustin at 7:00am, had a short briefing and register our names before the boat took us at BOSLON ISLAND to stay overnight. We had the whole day to relax and  swim. During the night we had our parlor games with prizes. 

Jumpshot with Hanz and Aye at Boslon Island
The Whole Group

The next day after breakfast we made our tour to some of the islands of Britannia. Before lunch we headed to Hinatuan, Davao del Sur. We had sumptous seafoods lunch before we took another boat. This time its a bigger boat that will  take us to Maomawan Island and Tipdos Island. 

Maomawan Island in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Maomawan Island is a small island with only three coconut trees. It is not advisable to stay overnight here. While Tipdos Island is a big island with lots of trees. It was so fun swimming with the  big waves in Tipdos Island. 

Golden Powdery Sand of Tipdos Island
Twenty Six Islands and Islets in all for two days was a  great adventure experience for us. We may never climb the highest summit in the Philippines that time but we surely did have a lot of great time.

To those who plan to stay overnight in Britannia Island make sure to bring tents, food and drinks. There are no sari-sari stores or fast foods in the islands.

Photos courtesy of Roy Geonzon, Weng Gales and Hanzel PacaƱa.


  1. Sounds like a great adventure! This place is in my travel plan for this year. I hope matuloy. :)

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