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About Rock Island Resort

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About Enchanted River Rock Island Resort


The Enchanted River Rock Island Resort reflects our hard work and dedication to provide the best accommodations and services to tourists and locals searching for a memorable adventure in Surigao del Sur. Our Vacation Resort offers majestic views of the Pacific Ocean and all of the surrounding islands in Cambatong Bay, and of course an incredible sunrise every morning!

The Enchanted River Rock Island Resort is a very short 5-10 minute boat ride from the famous tourist destination, the Enchanted River. Local towns within 30 minutes include Hinatuan, Mangagoy/Bislig City, and San Francisco.

Our History

Rock Island was once just an islet with cassava crops planted by the Lolo and Lola of Jeyza Veras. The remote virgin island was dominated by trees and birds, peaceful waves, the tides, and ocean breezes. Jeyza and her family tended to the trees and crops while also catching fish and seashells to eat and sell at the market.

The Resort Today

When Enchanted River became a famous tourist destination, the demand for day and night accommodations grew. The limited number of hotels, inns, and lodging houses were not sufficient to cater to locals and tourists, who many times were forced to travel over an hour away for a rental stay. The rising need for lodging accommodation services became a problem for tourists and tour operators alike, and so we built the peaceful and intimate Enchanted River Rock Island Resort!

Getting There

There are two (2) options for the starting point in going to Rock Island Resort. You can choose one (1) of the two options below:

Via Davao (About 6 Hours)

If you are in Davao City, it will take approximately 6 hours (depending on traffic and road conditions) of land travel.

By Bus
From Davao Ecoland Terminal, take a bus (Bachelor Express bound for Mangagoy) then inform the conductor of your destination will be in Mangagoy Terminal. From Mangagoy Terminal, take another 1 hour bus ride(Bachelor Express bound for Butuan) and inform the conductor to drop you off at Hinatuan Terminal. From Hinatuan Terminal, take a 2-wheeled motorcycle for Php50.00 per pax (maximum of 4 pax per motorcycle) bound for Enchanted River or Barangay Cambatong. Dropping off at Enchanted River is not recommended if you are if you are only after of riding a boat to the Rock Island since you will be paying the entrance fee of Enchanted River.

By Van
From Victoria Plaza, take a public van bound for Mangagoy and inform the conductor that you will be dropping off at Mangagoy Terminal. Although some vans will likely go directly to Hinatuan (which will charge more), it will still be a good idea to stop over Mangagoy. take another 1 hour bus ride(Bachelor Express bound for Butuan) and inform the conductor to drop you off at Hinatuan Terminal. From Hinatuan Terminal, take a 2-wheeled motorcycle for Php50.00 per pax (maximum of 4 pax per motorcycle) bound for Enchanted River or Barangay Cambatong. Take a 5-minute boat ride from Enchanted River or Barangay Cambatong to Rock Island Resort

By Private Vehicle
From Davao, simply follow the National Highway (Pan-Philippine National Highway/AH26) all the way to the Municipality of Trento, Agusan Del Sur passing the following municipalities and cities: Panabo City, Carmen, Tagum City, Mawab, Nabunturan, Montevista, Monkayo along the way.
Once you get to the crossing of the National Highway (Pan-Philippine National Highway/AH26) and Sta. Josefa, Agusan Del Sur (this part is a few miles away before you reach Trento Terminal), turn right to Cuevas-Bislig Road (also known as Trento-Bislig Concession Road) and continue driving passing barangays: Cuevas, Sta. Maria, New Jerusalem, and San Jose, all the way to Mangagoy taking the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road.
Continue taking the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road passing barangays: Mangagoy, Cumawas, Poblacion Bislig, San Fernando, San Roque, Maharlika, and San Vicente. The bridge that follows is the boundary of Bislig and Hinatuan.
Continue on the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road in the Municipality of Hinatuan passing through barangays: Bigaan, Tagasaka, etc. Continue forward until you reach a fork on the road. Turning right will lead you to Poblacion while turning left will lead you to Barangay Dugmanon.
Select left and continue the road until you see a crossing with a lot of tarpaulins about Enchanted River and the other resorts within the vicinity.
Follow the road on the right until you reach another fork on the road (this will be after a bridge). Turn left and continue until you reach Enchanted River in Barangay Talisay.
Upon reaching Enchanted River, you have the options to either stop at Enchanted River if you prefer to go swimming first before going to Rock Island. If you plan on going to Rock Island Resort immediately, simply continue the uphill climb and follow the road until you will reach Barangay Cambatong. You can park your vehicle at the Barangay Hall Parking Area. There is a per hour parking fee to be paid.

Via Butuan (About 4 Hours)

If you are in Butuan City, it will take approximately 4 (depending on traffic and road conditions) hours of land travel.

By Bus
From Butuan Terminal, take a bus (Bachelor Express bound for Mangagoy) then inform the conductor of your destination which is in Hinatuan Terminal. From Hinatuan Terminal, take a 2-wheeled motorcycle for Php50.00 per pax (maximum of 4 pax per motorcycle) bound for Enchanted River or Barangay Cambatong. If you are not planning on visiting the Enchanted River just yet, maybe because of too many luggage and you want to check in at Rock Island First, it is better to stop at Barangay Cambatong so that you won't be paying the entrance fee at Enchanted River. You then need to take a 5-minute boat ride from Barangay Cambatong to Rock Island Resort.

By Van
From Butuan Terminal, take a van bound for Mangagoy or Hinatuan then inform the conductor of your destination which is in Hinatuan Terminal. From Hinatuan Terminal, take a 2-wheeled motorcycle for Php50.00 per pax (maximum of 4 pax per motorcycle) bound for Enchanted River or Barangay Cambatong. If you are not planning on visiting the Enchanted River just yet, maybe because of too many luggage and you want to check in at Rock Island First, it is better to stop at Barangay Cambatong so that you won't be paying the entrance fee at Enchanted River. You then need to take a 5-minute boat ride from Barangay Cambatong to Rock Island Resort.

By Private Vehicle
From Butuan, simply follow the National Highway (Pan-Philippine National Highway/AH26) all the way southeast to the Bayugan City until you reach the crossing of National Highway (Pan-Philippine National Highway/AH26) and Bayugan-Cantilan-Tandag Road.
Turn left to Bayugan-Cantilan-Tandag Road and continue east all the way to the crossing of Bayugan-Cantilan-Tandag Road and Surigao-Davao Coastal Road.
Turn right to the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road and continue southeast all the way to Hinatuan passing the Municipalities: Barabo and Tagbina.
Upon arriving to Hintuan, don't go all the way to Hinatuan Poblacion. Stop at the crossing of Surigao-Davao Coastal Road and Dugmanon Road at the left side. This is the area with a lot of tarpaulins about Enchanted River and the other resorts within the vicinity.
Turn left to Dugmanon Road and follow the road until you reach another fork on the road (this will be after a bridge). Turn left and continue until you reach Enchanted River in Barangay Talisay.
Upon reaching Enchanted River, you have the options to either stop at Enchanted River if you prefer to go swimming first before going to Rock Island. If you plan on going to Rock Island Resort immediately, simply continue the uphill climb and follow the road until you will reach Barangay Cambatong. You can park your vehicle at the Barangay Hall Parking Area. There is a per hour parking fee to be paid.

We Have Served Over


2000 Guests
3000 Food Items
1500 Cups of Coffee
1000 Hours of Tour

...and more every hour at our Island Paradise!

We give our 100% effort in providing the best vacation experience to our guests both local and foreign.