Us-Usan Island: Guimaras

After having a pleasant lunch in Nagarao, we decided to hire a boat to explore the surrounding islands of Nagarao. There was this one island that the staff recommended, Us-usan Island.

As soon as I saw a strip of sand glistening from a distance, I knew we were in for a treat. Us-usan Island. The water wasn't as clear though as in Nagarao and in most of Guimaras.

The sand bar jutting out of the island seemed like a catwalk on the sea. This provided a nice swimming area for the island's visitors as well.

We began to explore the island, hoping to circle it in less than an hour. The island has a narrow shoreline, probably because it was high tide. There were also foliage all around, so it was quite a struggle going around.

We were treated though with amazing views of the sea. This tree was alone and offshore for around 100 meters. It was quite strange to see a single tree in full bloom in the middle of the sea.

After 15 minutes of walking, we arrived at a mangrove area. There were buds peeking out of the water among the grown ones.

The entire island seemed dry, and there were a lot of plants with thorns. We really felt like castaways in a deserted island.

There were beaches after beaches of white sand in small coves. The sand was finer here than in Nagarao. The beaches weren't as swimmable though, since there were a lot of rocks.

We ended up in circling the island under an hour. It was hot and humid, but the rugged beauty of Us-usan was enough for us to care about those. We ended our tour swimming by the sand bar. Us-usan Island may not have a jaw dropping landscape or beach, but it is sure perfect for those who want to feel thousands of miles away from civilization.


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