Romblon Island, Philippines
Romblon is one of the three major islands of the Romblon Province in the Philippines; the other two are Sibuyan Island and Tablas Island. The island offers beaches, snorkeling and hiking. It is often called Marble Island; the marble deposits form the basis of Romblon’s local industry.
The port town, a quaint mixture of colonial-style architecture and nipa-roofed houses, is surrounded by steep bluffs and noted as one of the safest natural harbors in the Philippines. Major points of interest include a lively market, the 1726 cathedral with its fine interior and the hilltop Fort San Andres.
Things to See & Do
* Romblon town market
* Fort San Andres
* Marble handicrafts
* Romblon Cathedral
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 37,600 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63
Port Location – The port at Romblon island is located in the downtown area of Romblon, with walking distance of the town.
Travel Links – The main pier and airport is located in the town of Tablas. It is half hour by boat from Boracay or by plane from Manila. There are ferries available from Tablas to Romblon island.