The Province of Romblon is a cluster of twenty islands lying
at the center of the Philippine archipelago. It is completely
surrounded by deep waters with Sibuyan Sea on the north,
east and south, and Tablas Strait on the west. Romblon’s
three major islands are Tablas, Romblon, and Sibuyan,
forming the largest and populated areas.
Dubbed as the “Marble Country” which fittingly describes
the rich deposits of marble found all over the province.
Romblon is the only place in the Southeast Asia with the
marble deposits of commercial value. Experts say that
Romblon marbles are equal to Italian marbles in quality.
The people of Romblon are mainly engaged in farming (rice, copra and abaca) and
Arriving & Leaving
On one hand it is really a pity that the Islands are “very hard to reach” but on the
other hand that makes a visit even more interesting, because the Islands are still
unspoiled and even in holy week, when the whole Philippines are booked out you
will always find a place to stay. Recently a fl ight connection between Manila and
Tablas has been established - but they don’t carry bikes.
The place is one of the prettiest in the Philippines with its narrow streets and the nice
plaza, located in a natural harbor. Romblon is the capital of the province even if it
is not the capital in terms of “getting there and away”. If you are looking for some
decent food and nice hang outs, then this is the place in the Romblon Islands ... but
don’t expect to much.