Batangas is one of the many amazing beaches in the Philippines that city-dwellers come to for a few days off from the constellation of car traffic in the metropolis. Being just a few hours away from Manila, it’s the perfect beach resort to visit even in a short as time as the weekends. But just like any other tropical paradise here in the Philippines, Batangas City also has a gem not many people know about- a little island called Sepoc.
Sepoc Island is a narrow peninsula located on the western tip of nearby Maricaban Island which is in the island municipality of Tingloy, Batangas. This breathtaking shoreline is known for being a great year-round diving spot so if an underwater adventure is what you and your friends are up to, then this place is a must-visit for you. The small island is nestled between a massive rock locally called “Sepoc Point” and a hill about over a hundred feet above sea level. Sepoc island is a great destination for first time divers for its shallow waters are teeming with small reef fish and colorful corals. For more experienced scuba divers, the Sepoc Wall diving site may be a deeper dive but it is home to bigger reef fishes, Barrel sponges, Gorgorian sea fans, sea cucumbers, and various species of colorful nudribranchs.
The island is mostly a rocky shore so it can’t promise the fine, sandy shores of other beach resorts in the Philippines such as Boracay or Palawan but it does make for an amazing spot for recreational divers since from the waterline of the beach, you can expect nothing but mostly sandy bottom right before the corals. From the main Batangas beach resort, Sepoc Island takes about 15 to 20 minutes via boat ride so you could bask in the panoramic, picture-perfect view of ocean while you are at it.
But besides scuba diving, there are many other fun activities you could do in this magnificent island in Batangas. Of course, you could always just enjoy taking a break from the sweltering heat of our tropical country by taking a dip in the sparkling blue waters of the island.
For photographers looking to add something new and exciting to their portfolio, you could get a first-hand experience of underwater photography. If you do not consider yourself a great diver, you could still snorkel and capture colorful photos of underwater life without going too deep in the waters. No need to worry, the shallow waters could still offer a kaleidoscope of corals and small reef fishes so you could still get a few great shots.
Speaking of shallow waters, you could also enjoy this world-recognized diving spot through snorkeling or free diving. In Sepoc island, snorkeling is probably the closest thing you could do to experience the startlingly impressive diving spot in this tropical destination.
Of course, we are not going to let you get off this island without satisfying your gastronomic cravings. Whether it is a seafood feast you have a hankering for to fill your belly on a lunchtime by the beach or a bottle of ice cold beer in the middle of the night by the shore, you could always count on our restaurant + bar that operates round the clock. You know what that means, right? Food trip whenever!
Now that you know what great things await you in Eagle Point Batangas Beach Resort’s Sepoc Island, now is the time to book a trip with your family and friends and visit this wonderful island! If you need more convincing, then feel free to browse our website and check out our gallery of photos.