Kalanggaman Island
Kalanggaman Island
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  • Rebecca Allaga
    Philippines2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Flyer29616333814
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place as always, been there before
    This little sandbar was great. I have visited this place before in 2016, and LISTEN to me from experience, because I was born in Palompon. The water near the shore is very clean and blue, and you can go on the boats and jump from the sides. The opposite side of the island is better than you think it is, with lots of fish and crabs. You can explore inside of the water. There are many sea urchins on that side. On the sandbar, it’s a picture perfect view, but as of now, theres lots of sharp shells (not too sharp) there, and its very dangerous to swim inside the currents of the sandbar, as they are strong. Make sure to bring your own food, too. The sand near the boats are very fine and smooth. Off the further end of the island, theres pieces of plastic and trash, and they should clean that up. Overall, great place. Visit before it gets too popular. And go there on a good, sunny day for a good sunset.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 8, 2024
  • kiwiabroad
    Hong Kong, China32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip to Kalanggaman Is, Philippines
    This island is one of the better trips in Leyte for sure. We overnighted at Palompon and took morning boat to the island. Got charged the 1000 pesos for a foreigner despite turning 60 so they didn’t miss me but friendly and helpful. Bit windy the day we went but that aside it was very good. Snorkelling maybe not quite as good as hoped (visibility and number of fish) but white sand beach and facilities were pretty good for Philippines. Could overnight there, and altho we didn’t we wished we had. Vlogger’s dream 😎
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
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kiwiabroad
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This island is one of the better trips in Leyte for sure. We overnighted at Palompon and took morning boat to the island. Got charged the 1000 pesos for a foreigner despite turning 60 so they didn’t miss me but friendly and helpful. Bit windy the day we went but that aside it was very good. Snorkelling maybe not quite as good as hoped (visibility and number of fish) but white sand beach and facilities were pretty good for Philippines. Could overnight there, and altho we didn’t we wished we had. Vlogger’s dream 😎
Written February 18, 2024
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Elma B
Ajman, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The views were amazing. We took so many photos and very memorable experiences. This Island Escape is anything but relaxing and breathtaking. Thank you for staff great service.
Written January 24, 2024
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Flyer29616333814
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This little sandbar was great. I have visited this place before in 2016, and LISTEN to me from experience, because I was born in Palompon. The water near the shore is very clean and blue, and you can go on the boats and jump from the sides. The opposite side of the island is better than you think it is, with lots of fish and crabs. You can explore inside of the water. There are many sea urchins on that side. On the sandbar, it’s a picture perfect view, but as of now, theres lots of sharp shells (not too sharp) there, and its very dangerous to swim inside the currents of the sandbar, as they are strong. Make sure to bring your own food, too. The sand near the boats are very fine and smooth. Off the further end of the island, theres pieces of plastic and trash, and they should clean that up. Overall, great place. Visit before it gets too popular. And go there on a good, sunny day for a good sunset.
Written January 8, 2024
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Rebecca Allaga
Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 15, 2023
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Angelica M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 14, 2023
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Kennethhansen
Slagelse, Denmark15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 23, 2023
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nt a
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 8, 2023
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Angela
Lisbon, Portugal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 26, 2023
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Martin W
Idaho Falls, ID201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 2, 2023
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None
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 10, 2023
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