Most people’s favorite pastimes are snorkeling the house coral reefs, just 10 meters out, strolling or cycling along the palm canopied paths to visit the many other secluded beaches, or just relaxing on the beach or around the beach bar.
But we offer a wealth of other activities for the visitor, taking advantage of the unique opportunities available on Carabao Island. And because there are so few tourists on the island all of the activities are a total delight and our staff will always be on hand to offer suggestions or guidance or help you with equipment if you require it. Learn more about Carabao Island — see it for yourself!
Boat trips on one our own boats around the island, to sea caves or to other islands (Tablas Marine Reserve), to visit other beautiful and secluded beaches – we can provide a gourmet picnic!
Fishing – our guests caught a 4ft Barracuda in April and a 12 Kg snapper in May!
Paddle boats – traditional small boats with outriggers
Water Skiing & Wakeboarding – using our 150HP mercury-powered speedboat
Surfing/Kite Surfing – some of the local beaches have good conditions for surfing or just swimming in the beautifully clear warm water of the Sibuyan sea
Kayaks – we have double and single kayaks
Pontoon– you can swim, paddle or launch to our pontoon above the coral reef and serve yourself ice cold beers from the cool box.
Under the Sea
Snorkelling — the coral reef right in front of the hotel has a fantastic variety of fish, coral, star fish and nudibranchs
Excellent Scuba Diving (we have an arrangement with the PADI certified dive centre just 5 minutes along the beach) — Numerous amazing dive sites from shore dives or very short boat trips await the novice and experienced diver alike. The Wall — goes down to 60m and The Cathedral is an amazing underwater cave. Try a Fun Dive for the novice or why not go for PADI Open Water Diving Certificate?
Beach Sports — badminton, volley ball, Frisbee. Water guns for the kids and of course just lazing on the beach relaxing — beach beds & beach towels are provided!
Off the Sea Activities
Cycling around the island along the beach tracks and up the mountains – we have top quality mountain bikes
San Jose White Beach – trip to Carabao’s famous white beach which more beautiful than that in Boracay – but with no people!
BBQ on the White Beach – we will set up your own special BBQ site with gazebo, all equipment and great food!
Visit to Marine Sanctuary at the far end of the white beach, great for BBQ or pic-nic and lazing on the fine white sandy beach, swimming out to the floating kubos
Carabao Ridding – A great photo shoot opportunity to ride on the docile and friendly great creatures, who do all the work on the island!
Visit to Bat Caves – Stunning great cathedral cave and 2 inner caves with stalagmites and stalactites and a huge number of bats!
Walking/Hiking – beautiful beach, track and mountain walks
Camping – you can extend your exploration trip and take our camping equipment to our own private beach in Buena Vista on the other side of the island. Photographer’s paradise both around the island and of course the amazing underwater world of the coral reefs
Observing Wildlife – guests will find exotic birds and butterflies on the quite tracks around the island
Guided trips around the island on our motor bikes or in our air-conditioned 4×4, open-aired Jeep, or off-road Viking.