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Kalanggaman Island is a pristine dream beach destination in the Visayas; exactly located in the municipality of Palompon and the province of Leyte. It is famous for its stretches of white powdery sand beaches and its crystal clear blue waters that stretch along both sides of this island. Calanggaman Island has a length of only 753m and is uninhabited.

The island gained more and more attention after 2013 when a big cruise ship stopped there to let its guest relax under the palm trees for a few hours.

There’s no resort on Calanggaman Island but to provide some comfort for its visitors the local government built some basic facilities and assures safety by tourist policemen which are stationed on the island.

It is a perfect getaway for a just a day or a couple of days of camping. The snorkeling as well as the diving is beautiful and enjoyable in the calm waters around Calanggaman Island. Therefore Sea Explorers Dive Center in Malapascua as well as other dive shops are regularly offering diving and snorkeling trips to Calanggaman. Occasionally overnight stays in tents or hammocks are also being offered.

Since there’s no water or restaurants on the island be sure you bring your own supplies. You might have the possibility to buy some fresh fish caught by local fishermen which can be barbequed in one of the several grilling stations on the island.

Scuba divers can look forward to beautiful wall diving with an abundance of soft and hard corals as well as a big variety of fish. Whale shark and also thresher shark encounters have been made here.

(credits: www.sea-explorers.com)

Kalanggaman Island is shaped like a bird, the reason why its name is derived from the local word “langgam” which means bird. This sandbar off the coast of Palompon, Leyte has gained popularity in recent years, but it has long been a local secret. Kalanggaman is hemmed in by palm-studded, cream sand and lapped by swirling, turquoise sea. It was already past summer when we visited, but this scruffy sandbar remained stunningly beautiful and blissfully devoid of luxury trappings. It’s a little crowded due to the holiday, but we still managed to snag a spot.

Kalanggaman Island is shaped like a bird, the reason why its name is derived from the local word “langgam” which means bird. This sandbar off the coast of Palompon, Leyte has gained popularity in recent years, but it has long been a local secret. Kalanggaman is hemmed in by palm-studded, cream sand and lapped by swirling, turquoise sea. It was already past summer when we visited, but this scruffy sandbar remained stunningly beautiful and blissfully devoid of luxury trappings. It’s a little crowded due to the holiday, but we still managed to snag a spot.

(credits: www.thepinaysolobackpacker.com)

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  • Dream Favor Travel & Tours
  • Dive Scotty
  • Tourism Biliran
  • Biliran Island
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