This beautiful 120 Acre crescent shaped island in the north of Palawan is known as the jewel of Busuanga’s bay and boasts outstanding natural beauty. There is an expansive1.2km crescent shaped white sand beach fringed by rich crystal clear waters, and a lush tropical interior of palm trees and cashew trees! The remainder of the island has hilly elevations with several other hidden beaches and coves. This island is an outlier, set apart from most of the other islands of the archipelago meaning little boat traffic, giving a true feeling of isolation.
Nothing defines Palawan more than the water around it. With seascapes the equal of any in Southeast Asia, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife.
This islands reef is no exception. Protected now for over 30 years the marine life here is in very good condition, sporting vibrant and extensive coral, with amazing channels with some sandy bottom in many places where you will spot an array of impressive marine species.
On land you will see land crabs, giant monitor lizards and above you, sea eagles and at sunset Conony of fruit bats coming in to nest. As well as precious palm tree’s there are also a lots of cashew trees which are a joy to roast!
what we love
Great levels of isolation
Huge expansive beach
Pristine coral reefs -Protected for over 30 years
phosphorescent plankton lighting up the ocean.
Great international connections making it cost effective to get to
amazing surrounding attractions to visit
Excellent spear fishing
Monitor lizards and cashew tree’s
Before and after you will stay at this stunning hotel on the main nearby island. From here our speedboat will collect and drop you back after your expedition. We cant tell you how incredible this hotel feels when you return after 8 nights on the island!
There are two distinct seasons, Dry (from December to June) and Wet (May to November), with a short shoulder season in between.
The wet season, is still predominantly blue skies but is punctuated by astonishing and sometimes ferocious electric storms. The temperature is more agreeable and there is ample drinking and water to wash with. Rainfall tends to be on average 1 hour a day and torrential. This is a really nice time to cool down and get the salt off your skin. Mosquitos are not much of a problem in dry season but during wet season they can be quite pervasive. Dry season offers wall-to-wall blue sky, few insects and better visibility for snorkelling, however it’s warmer with less shade and water is more of a premium. In summary both have their merits but dry season is undoubtably the nicer time to attend.
You will need to fly to Manila (MNL) which is really well serviced with direct flights from over the many parts of the US and Europe. From here. You Manila it is just a one hour flight to the island of Coron where the stunning hotel we start and finish our expedition is based. Contact us for the full travel document. We hope to see you in paradise soon.