Utterly authentic and only lightly touristed, Romblon Island is the charming gem at the heart of its self-named province. A small island, it's even smaller for the visitor, as nearly everything you want to see is within a few kilometres of its main port and only significant settlement, Romblon Town. This includes a handful of excellent resorts, eateries and activities, more than enough for a few relaxing days.
Surrounded by green hills, Romblon Town is like the setting for a Hemingway novel, a languid, somewhat raffish tropical port town filled with bustling tricycles, bangka traffic and a colourful collection of local expats. For those without access to cable, a night walk through the market east of the plaza is better than TV.