Also I think that Lubang would more appropriately promoted as ‘Adventure Island’. My reasons for this are:
1. Lubang appeals to the more enterprising traveller who is prepared to travel in oldish Jeepneys, or on a
motorcycle, at relatively slow speeds on the generally rough roads.
2. There are many beautiful and interesting bays and small fishing settlements scattered on the coast of the four major Islands (Lubang, Cabra, Ambil and Golo) to visit.
3. Travelling to attractive coastal locations can be done using small motorised bancas. Very different to using a large tourist launch!
3. In 2010 a large marine reserve was established, and in the future there could be developed scuba diving and snorkeling excursions to suitable locations within the reserve. Apparently a Spanish Galleon carrying a treasure chest (mythological treasure?) was wrecked near Binacas, so there could be Archaeologically-Based treasure hunts organised.
4. The Japanese soldier, Hiroo Onada, who surrendered 30 years after WW2 ended had an established route along the Island and this has been named Onada’s Trial. In 2010 the overgrown sections were cleared, guides trained, and it is now possible to conduct hiking trips along the trial when required by tourists.
5. Adventure tours and Eco-tours would appear to be the optimum form to introduce the more adventurous tourists to Lubang Island. This seems to be in line with the recently approved Lubang Tourism Development Plans prepared by Bluewater Consultants - of which I have seen references to on the Internet.