“FORTUNE comes to those that look after it.”
Not many people know Fortune Island, a 27-hectare island lies 14km off shore of Brgy. Bucana in Nasugbu. The best time to go and see the island is during the summer months of February to May as the sea can be very rough, so rough that the treacherous waters around the area claimed MV Kimelody Cristy of Moreta Lines (1995) and MV Princess of the Orient of Sulpicio Lines (1998). In 1600, San Diego, a Spanish warship sunk in the area and its wreck was discovered in 1992. A replica of San Diego was erected on the island that became it’s museum/restaurant.
Back in the mid 90’s, Fortune Island was a luxe resort open only to celebrities and people in the high society. The island was once owned by ex-Batangas governor Antonio Leviste. Aside from its imposing Greek-inspired structure, the island boasts of its amenities, a museum, white sandy beach and snorkel-ling grounds at the back of the island.