Palauig, Zambles-- Magalawa Island is where you'll find a small fishing community and a slowly developing white sand beach resort. A slightly off-the-beaten-path travel destination, it has already caught the attention of some tour groups or travel companies that offer regular guided tours here in the Philippines. But, compared to the more popular Potipot Island, also in Zambales, this beautiful island is not as well known to many individual or independent tourists, backpackers, and travelers. And, if you're the type who only hit the beach once a year during the summer, chances are, you've probably never even heard of this place.
After a short boat ride from Oslet Armada Fishdealer Compound in Brgy. Luan, drop off point for tourists en route to Magalawa Island Resort ,we found ourselves disembarking on the island's white sandy beach and beautiful landscape surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters. Several bamboo made cottages line up on its coast, and a thick vegetation of varied trees and plants serve as the natural backdrop.
Open Cottage - 500/day grp of 5pax sharing/day;(source: Magalawa Island Resort Facebook Fanpage, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Magalawa-Island/204336016808 for updated rates )
3 door Cottage - 2K/day grp of 15-20 pax sharing;
Dining Area/Hall - 300.00 grp of 15-20pax sharing/day
Table/Chair under shaded Trees - 100.00 grp of 10-15pax sharing /day
For those who prefer to use tent, kindly bring your own tent and pitch it ONLY under the shaded trees inside the island resort.
-with 2 common toilets and shower rooms
-with 4 common cooking area
-Native Banig and Lampara will be provided at night
- Generator is open from 6pm-10pm for light use only.
Magalawa Island has an inviting relaxed-laid-back-almost-lazy kind of vibe. Perfect for the stressed and tired-of-everything.
For driving directions, just visit the Magalawa Island Resort Fanpage in Facebook where detailed driving directions ( including maps ) can be found