Tapiutan Island is the most remote island in the Bacuit Archipelago near El Nido, located in the South China sea parallel with Matinloc Island. The pass between the two isles is narrow and etched with towering cliffs, which gives people passing through it a special and mysterious feeling. It faces the open sea and smaller boats have trouble reaching it. There are several beaches on the western side of the island facing the wide open sea. Further out of the bay, Tapiutan’s rich marine life provides for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. Tapiutan Island is also home to the one of the best beaches in the entire El Nido – Star Beach. The beach is a twin beach, meaning one part is pristine white sand for swimming and sunbathing and other is rich in corals and perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The corals are colorful and beautiful and fish diverse. The most interesting are angel fish, moorish idol, sea urchins and the species this beach owes its name to – the majestic blue starfish.
Fronting South China Sea, get puzzled with the island’s striking panorama. This one of a kind island, few meters away from Matinloc offers a taste of unique structures. The sheer marble wall and enormous rock formation of Tapiutan is the right spot for water adventures. Tapiutan Island is the best diving site for advancing dive lessons. Guests can also swim and snorkel on the emerald waters along the shoreline. Are you craving for white beaches? Take a break on the outstretching white sand of Star Beach. This twin shoreline of both Tapiutan and Matinloc Islands is excellent for picnics and seaside outings.