The 168 Islands in Cebu

Did you know that the province of Cebu is composed of 168 islands? So far we have identified 96 named islands. Plus 20 unnamed islands. That's a total of 116 islands so far.  We will keep updating this post until we can identify all the 168 islands in Cebu. This page was last updated on 18 September 2017.



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Sunset in Bantayan
Sunset in Bantayan Island
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This is a list of the 168 islands and islets in Cebu province:
  1. Adlawan Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  2. Alegrado Island ((Privately owned by Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort in Lapulapu City)
  3. Alegria Sandbar (Cordova)
  4. Badian or Zaragoza Island (Badian)
  5. Bagayag Daku Island (Bantayan)
  6. Bagayag Diot Island (Bantayan)
  7. Banitugan or Panitugan Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  8. Bantayan Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  9. Big Rock Island (Poro, Camotes)
  10. Bolinawan Islet (Carcar City, Cebu)
  11. Botigues or Batiquis Island (Part of the Doong Islands, Bantayan town)
  12. Botong Diot Island (Bantayan)
  13. Botong Island (Bantayan)
  14. Budyong Sandbar (Santa Fe, Cebu)
  15. Cabulauan Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  16. Cabul-an Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  17. Calamangan Island (Daanbantayan)
  18. Campalabo Islet or Sandbar (Pinamungajan)
  19. Camungi Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  20. Cansocad Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  21. Cantabugon Sandbar (Aloguinsan)
  22. Caohagan Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  23. Capitancillo Islet (Bogo City)
  24. Carnaza Island (Daanbantayan)
  25. Casimon Point (Tabuelan)
  26. Caubian Big Island (Lapulapu City)
  27. Caubian Small Island (Lapulapu City)
  28. Caw-oy Islet (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  29. Cayoma Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  30. Cebu Island
  31. Chattis Island (Privately owned by Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon in Lilo-an)
  32. Chocolate Island (Daanbantayan)
  33. Circulo Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  34. Cordova Island (Cordova)
  35. Crocodile Islet (Lake Danao in San Francisco Town)
  36. Daanbantayan Island (Daanbantayan)
  37. Dakit-dakit Island (Daanbantayan)
  38. Doong Island (Part of the Doong Islands, Bantayan town)
  39. Gapas-gapas Island (Cordova)
  40. Gato Islet (Daanbantayan)
  41. Gibitngil Island or Isla de Amparo (Medellin)
  42. Gilutungan Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  43. Hilantagaan, Jilantagaan or Jicantangan Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  44. Hilotongan Island (Bantayan, Cebu)
  45. Isla Oro (Carmen)
  46. Isla Trece Uno Uno (Cebu City)
  47. Kang Ka Abong Island (Bantayan)
  48. Kang Ka Abong Diot Islet (Bantayan)
  49. Kawit Island (Cebu City)
  50. Kinatarcan or Guintacan Island (Santa Fe)
  51. Lapus lapus Island (Daanbantayan)
  52. Lava Island (Cordova)
  53. Lipayran Island (Part of Doong Islands, Bantayan town)
  54. Little Rock Island (Poro, Camotes)
  55. Liuliog Island (Daanbantayan)
  56. Lumapas Beach Islet (Tabogon)
  57. Lutungan or Gilotungan Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  58. Maambot, Maamboc, Moamboc, Kang Ka Abong, or Cancabong Island (Bantayan)
  59. Maca Reef and Shoal
  60. Mactan Island (Lapulapu City)
  61. Malapascua Island (Daanbantayan)
  62. Mambacayao Daku Island (Bantayan)
  63. Mambahi or Mabad-on Reef (Alcoy)
  64. Mangodlong Rock (San Francisco, Camotes)
  65. Manoc manoc Island, the cock (Daanbantayan)
  66. Manoc manoc Island, the hen (Daanbantayan)
  67. Maria Islet (Daanbantayan)
  68. Matabajong Island (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  69. Moalboal Islet (Part of the Bantayan Group of Islands)
  70. Nalusuan Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  71. Olango Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  72. Olango Task Force Kalikasan Police Station Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  73. Pacijan Island (Part of the Camotes Group of Islands)
  74. Panangatan Chico or Pintagan Island (Bantayan)
  75. Panangatan Grande Island (Bantayan)
  76. Pangan-an Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  77. Paril Rock Formation (Pinamungajan)
  78. Patao Island (Bantayan)
  79. Pescador Island (Moalboal)
  80. Ponson Island (Part of the Camotes Group of Islands)
  81. Poro Island (Part of the Camotes Group of Islands)
  82. Rock Island (Lapulapu City, Mactan Island)
  83. Sagasay, Sagasa, or Tagasa Island (Bantayan)
  84. Shell Island (Cordova)
  85. Silagon Island (Bantayan)
  86. Silion, Hilantagaan Diot, Pulo Diot, or Virgin Island (Santa Fe)
  87. Snake Islet (Lake Danao, San Francisco town)
  88. Sulpa Island (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)
  89. Sumilon Island (Oslob)
  90. Tongo Island (Cordova)
  91. Tres Rosas Islet A (Privately-owned by Cebu White Sands Resort)
  92. Tres Rosas Islet B (Privately-owned by Cebu White Sands Resort)
  93. Tres Rosas Islet C (Privately-owned by Cebu White Sands Resort)
  94. Tulang Diot Island (Part of the Camotes Group of Islands)
  95. White Island (by Carnaza Island, Daanbantayan town)
  96. Yao or Mambacayao Diot Island (Bantayan)

Campalabo Sandbar
Campalabo sandbar in Pinamungajan

Unnamed Islands

  1. 11°09'05.9"N 123°42'14.3"E (Sulangan, Bantayan)

  2. 11°09'00.8"N 123°42'24.4"E (Sulangan, Bantayan)

  3. 11°08'52.4"N 123°42'13.0"E (Sulangan, Bantayan)

  4. 11°08'52.1"N 123°42'07.6"E (Sulangan, Bantayan)

  5. 10°17'05.1"N 124°03'20.6"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)


  6. 10°17'02.5"N 124°03'18.5"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)

  7. 10°17'02.1"N 124°03'16.7"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)


  8. 10°17'00.8"N 124°03'14.2"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)

  9. 10°16'25.3"N 123°54'11.2"E (Lapulapu City)


  10. 10°16'14.4"N 123°55'41.3"E (Lapulapu City)

  11. 10°15'43.7"N 124°01'56.3"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)


  12. 10°15'36.2"N 124°01'55.9"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)

  13. 10°15'35.3"N 124°01'50.6"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)

  14. 10°15'34.1"N 123°55'59.3"E (Cordova)


  15. 10°15'32.2"N 124°01'46.8"E (Part of the Olango Group of Islands)

  16. 10°11'20.5"N 123°45'31.2"E (Naga City)


  17. 10°11'12.7"N 123°45'14.5"E (Naga City)

  18. 9°54'23.2"N 123°24'04.3"E (Badian)

  19. 9°54'07.1"N 123°23'59.4"E (Badian)

  20. 9°49'58.5"N 123°34'07.7"E (Dalaguete)

18 comments:

Janine Ella said...

Wow kadaghan diay og islands sa Cebu and most them I didn't know or even hear about! Amazing!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Di pa ni kompleto..I'm hoping to complete this list

Emjae Fotos said...

Great list. Now I know where to look when I forget or asked about it. Thanks :)

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Help us complete the list too if you know of islands in Cebu that are still not listed here

Anne M said...

Wow! That's a lot. I really should travel more.

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

It's not even complete yet

Katherine Annika Cutar said...

Really informative as I myself haven't actually taken into consideration just how much islands there were within the Cebu province. Hope to see the complete list soon! :)

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

When you can, help us complete the list too!

Mary Narvasa said...

Wow! I can only name less than 10 from the list. Lol

viajeracebuana said...

Well apparently I can only check 5 or 6 islands that I've been to in this lifetime. looking forward pa ko na maka anha ko sa tanan :) Talima is still part of Olango Island as far as I have known :) I used to work for Talima Adventure and Water Park owned by the Islands Group back in 2010 and i missed going to and fro already :) labi na ron summer! :)

Kiat Cebu said...

Daghana diay island sa cebu oi. Naadtu nani nimu amg 87 la islands?

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

The magic of research, I don't know half of these islands too

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Thanks for the heads up, I always thought talima was another island by itself

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Wala pa, but that sure sounds like a good plan

Jhanis V. said...

168. That's a lot of islands that we can blog about! This is a great thing you're doing sir! So mmany of us are not even aware that some of these islands existed!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

True, there's a lot to discover about Cebu

Marie Imperial said...

Taga Cebu ko pero dili ko aware pila jud kabook atong mga isla Sir Thadz! Hehehehehe!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Actually, I only read this from Wikipedia and the reason why I made this list is to verify the number