How To Get To Sipaway Island

Sipaway Refugio Island Negros OccidentalSipaway is accessible from both Negros Island and Cebu island. If your jumpoff point is Bacolod City, Ceres Bus service two routes, via the coastal highway or via Don Salvador. The coastal highway will take you 3 hours and a half by bus. I highly recommend the Don Salvador Benedicto route. This is the fastest route which will only take you more or less two hours from Bacolod to San Carlos at a little over P100. You will also enjoy the view and cooler climate of Don Salvador. If you’re traveling from Cebu, Ceres Bus Lines services the route between Cebu and San Carlos on an air-conditioned bus, for about P190, using the Lite ferry.  The trip will take you a total of about 3 hours, 1.5 hours by bus and the 1.5 hours on regular ferry. A more faster sea travel from Toledo to San Carlos is by fastcraft which will take about 35 minutes.

From San Carlos pier you ride a pumpboat for about 15 minutes for P10 fare. Just inform the boat man where you want to stay in Sipaway and they’ll dock at the nearest wharf. There are several small resorts in Sipaway but the more modern one with their own electric power is Whispering Palms Island Resort. Room rates are from P1,350 – P3,500. Smaller resorts charge around P400-P500 for a non-aircon room for two.

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