Welcome to Guimaras
Just a short boat ride from Iloilo City, rural Guimaras is a world away. Known for its sweet mangoes, this is an island of winding roads (ideal for motorbikes), picturesque rice paddies, coral islets and a handful of low-key resorts. A sizeable wind farm has gone up on the eastern side of the island and stories are circulating of a proposal to build a bridge linking the island to Iloilo. However, development, for better or worse, is sure to come slowly. For its size, Guimaras harbours a good number of nice resorts – beach, island and nature resorts – most very moderately priced. If you want to play castaway for a few days, it makes an ideal getaway.