Romblon -- Of Marble And Healthy Living

Romblon Turtle Sanctuary

We all know Boracay Island. But do we know its next-island neighbor, Tablas Island?

Tablas Island is part of the islands that comprise the province of Romblon. One of Romblon's smaller islands, Carabao Island, is a mainstay in Boracay island hopping schedules.

Aside from Carabao Island, Tablas and the other islands of Romblon have waterfalls, coves and beaches that travelers retreat to for a little rest and recreation.

Aside from these, Tablas Island is also home to an eco-lifestyle retirement community, Sunset Beach Villas. This community is being developed by Chris Bech and Will Irwin. Tablas Highlands Organic Farm supplies Sunset Beach Villas with all-organic produce. Chris Bech also owns Bech's Organic Farm, which is home to both livestock and farm fresh fruit and vegetables grown organically.

Chris Bech, along with wife Therese Bech are enthusiastic about eco-friendly, healthy and sustainable living, and they want to extend this vision to Sunset Beach Villas. If you want to eat healthier and live longer, the healthy, clean environment of Sunset Beach Villas and the healthy food of the Tablas Highlands Organic Farm and Bech's Organic Farm will most likely help you extend your lifespan.

Romblon is best known for its marble industry. The quality of the marble is such that it has been claimed to be comparable to Italy's marble. But a world-weary traveler won't go to Romblon for the marble, the world-weary traveler will head there for the peace and quiet. And the beaches.

Just saying, though, since the province is known for its marble, maybe it's worth your while to take a peek at its industry while you're there.

If you're looking for a place to stay in Tablas Island, here is a good list of the available pension houses, resorts and transient homes in the area. But you can't go wrong if you choose an exclusive resort like Villa M. It is a well-maintained, reservation-only resort that caters to couples and families alike. It is located in Looc, which is also in Tablas Island.

If you get frustrated with the lack of transportation in the area, this is the price to pay for the avoidance of commercialization. But in the interest of keeping the place serene and lovely, surely, waiting a little while for a tricycle to get to you is a good price to pay for keeping Tablas Island less messy than Boracay.

Enjoy your stay!


Comments Here

  1. thnx for sharing Nardz....very informative.

  2. Romblon Province of 20 Islands is becoming a top destination in the Philippines tourism, just a half hour boat ride from world famous Boracay Island, come and explore the Caves, water falls, mountain bike trails, water and land sports, with an abundance of nature on offer. "Its more FUN at ROMBLON" Come and explore the last known unspoilt frontier.

  3. View hundreds of online picture albums of Romblon Province, come visit our flickr online albums, 

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  4. Tablas
    Xtreme FUN Family Resort is set in a tropical Island paradise along the  white sandy beach of Looc Bay, with over
    1.000+ hectares of emerald blue ocean water. Tablas fun resort is all about
    family fun, adventure. sports, healthy lifestyles,  preserving the Eco in Tourism. With just a
    short 30 minuet speed boat ride to world famous Boracay Island, with some 1
    million tourists a year and growing. 

    The resort is surrounded with an abundance of nature,
    rolling hills, mountains, ocean water, sun rise / sun set beauty on show, with
    fish and marine sanctuary's, unexplored scuba diving sites, caves, water falls,
    mountain bike trails, Culture, heritage, music, fresh organic food, an
    abundance of fresh fish, sea food, fruit and vegetables, all wrapped under one
    name, "Tablas Island" the largest Island in the Romblon Province of
    20 Islands.The resort is designed with every type of tourist in mind,
    from the family vacationers all the way up to the Xtreme Adrenaline junkies
    looking for their sporting / Adventure Kick / Ultimate Ride!Set in natures surroundings, we can offer true tranquility
    for those that seek to relax in the midst of a nature filled environment, for
    the more adventure seeking visitors, we offer complete adventure trips to
    explore the under water world of Tablas- Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, visits to
    fish sanctuary's, with Huge Clam families, live corrals, marine life and the
    true experience of the under water world that nature blesses us with. "Its
    a Nature FUN filled experience at TABLAS"Tablas FUN Resort is set in the heart of the Philippines,
    with an abundance of unspoiled cultural events, Churches, war memorials, the
    new cultural museum in Romblon, the upcoming Ocean Shells Museum hosting over
    1,500+ preserved ocean shells on display, with Salt water aquariums with live
    corrals and marine life on display, a kids education class and DVD movies about
    preserving the under water nature and coastlines around the world.Tablas Fun Resort has a 20 Hectares OFF! road figure of 8
    and other specially designed race tracks, we have off road
    motorcycles, bombardier  Can-Am Commander 4X4 side-by-side
    Buggy, CLICK
    HERE to learn more and see it in Action!Ride the one of a kind in the Philippines, Can-Am
    Renegade 800R at the Race Track, experience the number one voted deluxe 4X4 Off
    road Beast, take it to its limits! CLICK HERE for more information and Video.Boat Racing has always been an expensive luxury sport before
    now! Tablas FUN Resort has added some Aquarius Thunder Cat Race Boats to the Ocean
    adventures on our list. The Thunder Cats are the only ones in the Philippines,
    and are very inexpensive to ride, so come ant experience the "dancing the
    ocean"  boats, feel the power, experience the wave ridding, power
    kicking, high adrenaline water craft we have on offer. CLICK HERE to get more information, watch the race
    team videos and see why we are voted the best water sports experience in the

  5. Wow! tears were flowing in my eyes while watching the beautiful places of Romblon.This is the first time in my entire life that I've seen the place where I was born.I was then two years old when our family migrated here in  Koronadal City South Cotabato Mindanao in 1967.Thank you for sharing this very informative and inspiring picture albums of Romblon Province.I am looking forward that someday, I'll be able to see it personally God willing.


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