With its pure white sand and crystal clear waters, the tadpole-shaped Sicogon Island was once a world-class tourist destination until money problems forced the resort owner to close down. There have been talk of developing the island into a new Boracay, but it seems that Sicogon may lose out to Carabao Island (which, aside from its beautiful white sand beaches, is only about 30 minutes boat ride away from Boracay).
One major drawback is that it is very costly just to get to Sicogon. There are no regular ferry trips to the island (unlike in Boracay where the ferry fare costs only P25) so one has to occupy a banca for the whole day to take you to and fro the island. With banca rent ranging from P1,000 to P1,500, it is indeed quite expensive especially if you are travelling alone or in a small group.