Kalanggaman Island
Kalanggaman Island
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  • Martin W
    Idaho Falls, Idaho201 contributions
    Philippines Scuba adventure part 3
    We spent a quiet afternoon on this beautiful island. We relaxed on the beach. Played in the water. And explored the island. This was a very fun and relaxing day after 3 dives in the morning. Glad we got the chance to go there and experience tis place.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Kennethhansen
    Slagelse, Denmark15 contributions
    Turist trap
    The island was really good. The water haa small amount of life small fish and small crabs. The water is the best thing there.but its a turist trap for white pepole they charged extra for everything even though we didn’t ask for it and they didn’t tell us what was inkl. We paid 600php for water we didn’t ask for and didn’t know was for us. They changed 1000php for a overnight that was cancelled by coast guard (we paid 3000php and got 2000php back). And forinders they charge 3thimes as much
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Rebecca Allaga
    Philippines2 contributions
    Where the sun meets the blue sky, the bluish green sea and the long white sand bars. Magical Kalanggaman Island in Leyte
    My first visit to Kalanggaman Island was last March 25, 2019 with my high school mates batch ‘76. We had great fun over in the island. The island is so awesome… it is where the sun meets the sand and seas. Crystal clear water and a very long white sand bars. it really is a big check in my bucket list.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 September 2023
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Rebecca Allaga
Philippines2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
My first visit to Kalanggaman Island was last March 25, 2019 with my high school mates batch ‘76. We had great fun over in the island. The island is so awesome… it is where the sun meets the sand and seas. Crystal clear water and a very long white sand bars. it really is a big check in my bucket list.
Written 15 September 2023
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Angelica M
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Very nice island with deep blue sea, last week me and my Family we have Outing Kalangaman Island to stay overnight but Sad to say We pay for a Cottage for us, We are not satisfied because the cottage was Broken already and is not worth it for the price we pay.. During night hours the Thunder storm and lightning around the island so scary.. No coastguard announced for evacuation,. And all tent we pay was useless because of nonstop rain around Island.. we pay everything expensive price for boat and entrance and cottage but Sad to say is not Worth it 😔
Written 14 September 2023
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Kennethhansen
Slagelse, Denmark15 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The island was really good. The water haa small amount of life small fish and small crabs. The water is the best thing there.but its a turist trap for white pepole they charged extra for everything even though we didn’t ask for it and they didn’t tell us what was inkl. We paid 600php for water we didn’t ask for and didn’t know was for us. They changed 1000php for a overnight that was cancelled by coast guard (we paid 3000php and got 2000php back). And forinders they charge 3thimes as much
Written 23 July 2023
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nt a
3 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Just another paradise destroyed by tourists. You pay a fee to the ECO tourist center but they cant even keep the island clean. Garbage after tents small atvs driving around. Drunk people. No this is not paradise.
Written 8 June 2023
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Angela
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
It's paradise.
A small (really small) paradise island with white sandy beach on one side and coral reefs on the other, warm water, warm weather...
You can go for a few hours or overnight. There are packages for groups, they prepare you food grilled at the spot and tents (but you need to bring your own sleeping bag).
Written 26 March 2023
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Martin W
Idaho Falls, ID201 contributions
Feb 2023
We spent a quiet afternoon on this beautiful island. We relaxed on the beach. Played in the water. And explored the island. This was a very fun and relaxing day after 3 dives in the morning. Glad we got the chance to go there and experience tis place.
Written 2 March 2023
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None
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
Used to be a fun little island, I have gone there for many years, but now it has been totally destroyed by commercialism. It is very small and they have completely destroyed the natural beauty and charm by building hundreds of structures and others that make it nothing more than a tourist trap. No place to sit on the beach anymore and if you sit on one of their seats someone will come up to you and require payment. If you go there now you will think, nice ocean view, can we go now.
Written 10 February 2023
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JulesD2
Schifflange, Luxembourg60 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
I have visited this place several times within the last 10 years. I find it unfair that foreigners have to pay a high price. They call it “ecotourism “, so i expect touristic activities in harmony with nature. But within these 10 years i just realized an ecological degradation or even destruction. All is focused on business. The island is dirty, overcrowded by hundreds of tourists and very noisy: loud music everywhere and jetski running around, even banana boat.
No more peaceful snorkeling in a coral reef.
Nature is gone.
Do you know the meaning of ecotourism?
Sad story, Kalangaman could really have been e touristic jewel, but business has destroyed the island within a few years.
Don’t do the same with Quatro Islands and Canigao!
Written 11 September 2022
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Gavin P
Rainham, UK49 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
When we went as a large family group, the weather wasn’t very good and the sandbar was permanently underwater.
I walked around the island and the Western end of the island seemed abandoned. There was plastic waste all over the beaches, there were some sleeping huts which looked unkept and unused and a treehouse with broken steps. There were a group of untidy buildings and an abandoned boat dock.
We saw staff sweeping the beach at the Eastern end where there are coloured flags but got the impression that this was the only part of the island that got any attention.
The snorkeling was nothing special with little to see.
We spent the night in one of the beach cottages but couldn’t sleep as people in neighbouring cottages were talking all night and shining torches in our direction.
I really couldn’t wait to leave this place.
Maybe on a more sunny day at low tide, the island would be OK for a day trip but it wasn’t the picture perfect place we’d imagined.
Written 9 August 2022
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Dirk H
Melbourne, Australia601 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Kalanggaman Island never disappoints. The water is crystal clear and warm. The island itself isn’t large bit a great place to visit for a family day out. Kayaks are available for rent. There is a tour operator Go Light Travel and Tours who offers great packages for lunch or bbq.
Love tis island
Written 23 May 2022
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