Potipot Island is beautiful, however, I don’t think beauty is enough to make me want to go back to this place soon much less recommend it to my friends (unless they’re hardcore campers and adventure seekers). Why?
1. When they say that Potipot Island is “unspoiled by over-commercialization” I think what they really mean is “there has been no effort to develop this place.”
2. Rude caretakers would ask for your money as soon as you reach the island, these caretakers don’t even have uniforms or anything to signify that they’re authorized to take your money.
3. The island is generally dirty, no one was around to clean the garbage. (I’m sorry for assuming that since they charge a fee that part of that fee would go to the island’s maintenance.)
4. The beach is full of sharp rocks and seaweeds. I wouldn’t dare go into the water without my slippers on. A person from the group camping next to us got a large cut on his foot and I handed a sanitary napkin over to them to stop the bleeding. (Ganun kalaki yung sugat guys, di kaya ng band-aid.)
5. The food in the area was blah a.k.a. no food porn. Also, the only thing they sell on the island are overpriced tahos and pinipig ice cream.
Potipot Island would be perfect for persons / groups who own tents, can cook their own food over a fire (which they built), can stitch deep cuts, and those who don’t need electricity / decent restrooms but as for me, take me somewhere beautiful but more developed / civilized / clean a.k.a. Bohol, Boracay or Ilocos. And sorry for bitchin’.
I didn’t spot any weird Koreans in the place but I found her.