Camiguin has become almost synonymous to White Island, the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters – Mantigue Island.
Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is a just a small one with a land area of just about four hectares. It is dotted with mangroves and vegetation on the center and surrounded with powdery white sand. A declared marine sanctuary, the water around the island is teeming with vivid marine life making it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Mantigue Island is just a 20-minute boat ride from mainland Camiguin. Boats can be chartered to take you there from Barangay San Roque (near Benoni Port) in the town of Mahinog for P550 round-trip, good for six (6) people.
If you wish to explore its depth, Dive Special offers dive trips here, their shop is located near Benoni Port. Meanwhile, Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort in Balingoan, Misamis Oriental also schedule dives here occasionally for a travel time of around one hour from their shop in Barangay Mantangale.