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Malalison Island can offer you the serene panoramic sight of both mountains and seas. Located in Culasi, Northern Antique

Malalison Island can offer you the serene panoramic sight of both mountains and seas. Located in Culasi, Northern Antique

Just when you need to get away from the noise of the bustling metropolis, Malalison Island can offer you the serene panoramic sight of both mountains and seas. Located in Culasi, Northern Antique, the place offers an idyllic escapade for those in search of exciting adventure.

The legend of the island can be traced just by looking at its neighboring islands, the Batbatan and Maningning  which the rurals would tell you that they are the siblings of Malalison. These three are believed to be the children of Mt. Madyaas and Mt. Apo which later became a story passed from generation to generation.

A view from the peak of Malalison island.

A view from the peak of Malalison island.

The visitors are often amazed by the genuine warmth of the welcoming tour guides which is mostly made up by the natives of the island. The bountiful resources and tourism is their means of living. This confinement became a significant part in retaining the simple island life.

Malalison is not just a typical destination with  long stretches of powdery white beach

Malalison is not just a typical destination with  long stretches of powdery white beach

Malalison is not just a typical destination with  long stretches of powdery white beach, it is a combination of diving spots, hiking, snorkeling, and island-hopping sites, cave exploration locations, and secluded islets where one can enjoy a solitary swim. There is no need to go to the other scenic places when you’re just looking for Chocolate Hills and Batanes Lighthouse, the other side of the island possesses both of those mini-spots.

Left: Pitcher Plant. Right: Rocky treks up to the peak of Malalison Island.

Left: Pitcher Plant. Right: Rocky treks up to the peak of Malalison Island.

Wandering through the island, you will get to see not only the aesthetic view, but you will also be awed by the exotic pitcher plant, species of starfish, sedimentary rocks, and corals drifted on the side of the beach.

Yet words are not enough to fully describe the beauty of the place. You have to see it to believe it. IMT