Burias Island Travel Guide

Covering just 30 to 35 square meters, the tiny island of Burias is a great place to visit to recreate desert island fantasies as you sit underneath a palm tree and gaze out to sea.

With only room for 20 to 25 people on the sand, you can be sure of absolute peace and quiet. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to escape the tourist scene and do something really different. Make sure you pack a picnic and take plenty of water so that you can enjoy the island all day.

Despite being incredibly peaceful, there is plenty to do both on and around Burias Island. The coral in the crystal clear water is unspoilt and this is a great spot for diving and snorkeling. Fish of all shapes and sizes swim in amongst the coral, undisturbed by swimmers.

Burias Island is not big enough to contain any accommodation, so it is only possible to visit on a day trip from Masbate. There are plenty of places to stay and good restaurants on Masbate mainland, and this makes a good base to explore much of the region.

Getting There & Away

Burias Island is a 20-minute pump boat ride from Masbate Port on the mainland. There are daily flights to Masbate from Manila, and the journey takes 1 hour. Jeepneys also run between Masbate all major towns and cities nearby.