This island is called Starfish Island because of the numberless existence of small and big starfishes in the clear blue waters of the island. This Island has one of the whitest beaches in the area and can match other white sand beaches in the Philippines but wear your slippers when walking on the shoreline otherwise tiny bits of broken shells might cut your feet.
This small island is only 20-30 minutes away from Sta. Lourdes’ dockside. Like Luli Island, you’ll find mangroves plantation here. In the center of the island you’ll find scrubs and palm trees that provide shade.
Locals attest seeing dwarf species of saltwater crocodile in the mangroves. For adventurous eaters, bring some beer on your island hops and experience eating the exotic dish “tamilok” or the long edible wood worms taken out from the rotting mangrove branches. The long slimy grayish worms don’t really look appetizing but looks can be deceiving. Others say that once you start consuming the worms, no way you’d stop. It tastes better than oysters when served fresh and chugged down with liquor.
The island lacks commercial conveniences so if you intent to stay you need to bring lunch with you. If you have your tour by the agency, chances are they’d provide whatever you need for the island tour.
The most popular attraction on this island is fish feeding with bread. If you plan for this, buy at least two loaves of bread for longer enjoyment. One fish kind that dominates the underwater scene is the clownfish. On Starfish Island you can have a meet and greet with Nemo. Watch him playing hide and seek through the reefs while you are swimming or snorkeling. Say “cheese” with his relatives as they swarm around you when you feeding them bread. Just watch out for the budding corals and don’t ever step on them. If you have kids with you on your trip to this island, let them have this rare experience. The beauty and excitement of it would be something they would remember forever.