Nogas Island is an uninhabited marine sanctuary located at Anini-y, Antique Philippines. Since it is a protected area, visiting Nogas Island is regulated. To go there, you must register first at Sira-an Hot Spring, where you need to pay a P10 environmental fee.
Nogas Island is just about 15-20 minutes boat ride from Sira-an Hot Spring. A medium size motorized boat can be rented for P500 and it can accommodate up to 10 persons. As you will see, we were provided a life vest as a safety precaution.
To enjoy the trip to Nogas Island, it is best you bring your snorkel set. If you don't have one, you can rent a set from Sira-an Hot Spring. There's only 4 sets available though.
There's a light house in the island and to go there, you will pass through this Frangipini (Kalachuchi)-lined pathway. It's beautiful! This place should be named Kalachuchi Island. :-)
I'm not sure if it's allowed, but since it's open and there's no guard around, we decided to climb the light house stairs and see what's up there.
Be careful though in climbing the stiff stairs to avoid hitting your head on the ceiling like what happened to this gorgeous lady with me in the picture.
The view from Nogas Island ligh house is great! We actually stayed there I think for almost 30 minutes just taking pictures.
While Nogas Island is not as exciting like Coron and Panglao, it is an alternative in case you're looking for a place to visit this summer.
Visit Nogas Island! Pilipinas, Tara na!