Ave Maria Islet was the second stop in my island hopping tour in Guimaras and my most favorite. It is one of the smaller islands that features some rock formations and a white-sand beach located in Lawi, Jordan. As compared to SEAFDEC, Ave Maria Islet is near from the jump-off point of island hopping which is the Alubihod Beach.
I mentioned it being my most favorite simply because the beach or sandbar has very fine, white sand surrounded by crystal clear water. The island is uninhabited and you won't find any cottages here except for a dilapidated nipa hut on its rocky side. There was no other visitor at the time so it felt like I was in my own deserted island.
Ave Maria is small yet undeniably charming. According to the guide, Ave Maria Islet got its name from a grotto-like rock formation found in the island. It's good for beach bumming, swimming and snorkeling--which I didn't get to personally experience since I only dropped by to take some photos. Depending on the time of the day, the beach can be submerged by water during high tide.
Across the islet is the popular Pawikan or Turtle Island which was my next stopover.
- Part 1 - My Solo Day Trip in Guimaras
- Part 2 - Guisi Lighthouse: Historical and Sightseeing Spot in Guimaras
- Part 3 - Guisi Beach: Guimaras' Well-Kept Secret
- Part 4 - Surpised by Alubihod Beach in Guimaras
- Part 5 - Island Hopping Tour in Guimaras