Fortune Island: A Greek inspired Island in Nasugbu, Batangas

If you need adventure and a relaxing getaway at the same time then you can pack your bag now. It looks like the Acropolis, but NO, this is not in Greece. This is actually in Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas. The 27-hectare island lies about 14 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu in Batangas. The island was owned by Jose Antonio Lavista, a former governor of Batangas. He built beachfront villas and rest houses, helipads and a museum dedicated to the San Diego ship which sank near the island in the 17th Century. It's an abandoned island left with Athens inspired ruins and a beautiful beach filled with powdery and white sand.

They said the island was named as Fortune Island it's because of the tragic shipwreck near the island which contains treasures and ancient artifacts. Get a glimpse of the Roman charm at this enchanting place called Fortune Island. It is definitely a vision that most travelers would not want to miss.

You might wonder why do so many people want to go to the island when in fact it is an abandoned place. Maybe the main attraction of this island is the Athens-inspired structure of the pillars of the Acropolis as a name by others. These ruins were definitely the center of attraction for everyone and an Instagram-worthy spot. and even a venue for a prenuptial photoshoot. Fortune Island is a photographer's dream, a sight to behold and get lost.

Here you can dip into the cool, deep blue waters, relax on the white sandy beaches and take quality snaps of the stunning scenery to show off your adventures to friends and family back home. There are plenty of adventures to be had,  and numerous fun activities that will all add up to an unforgettable experience.

Here are a few activities you can enjoy while you're there:

📍snorkeling and diving
📍Visit a shipwreck
📍take a hike up to a lighthouse
📍take a photo at the Grecian         Ruins

Things to bring
*sunblock lotion
*cap, shades, scarf
*power banks
*trash bags
*drinking water
*aqua shoes
*packed food
*wet wipes

1. It is better to bring supplies of water on the island. Since there is no clean water source. You wanna bring lots of wet wipes too.
2. There are no trash bins nor trash bags on the island so please don't add up to the existing garbage scattered there. Bring trash bag
3. Prepare yourselves for a rough boat journey as the waves can really be unforgiving especially in the rainy season.
4. Please bring your own tent. There is no tent rental in the resort or island.
5.The more the merrier; because you will have someone to share the expenses for the food and especially the boat fee.

How to get there:

1. Bus transportation

From DLTB in Gil Puyat, Pasay, ride a bus going to Nasugbu, Batangas and drop at Jollibee in Nasugbu, Batangas. Travel time is 3 to 4 hrs. If you’re planning a day tour, better take the first trip. The first trip from DLTB Pasay is 2am while the last trip from Nasugbu to Manila is 5pm.

2. Tricycle

From Jollibee in Nasugbu, Batangas ride a tricycle going to Brgy. Wawa and drop at Fortune Island Resort.

3. Boat

From Fortune Island Resort, you will rent a boat going to the island. It will take a 1hour boat ride from the coast of Nasugbu to the island. The fare is depending on the number of pax.

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