West Nalaut Island in Busuanga

West Nalaut Island BusuangaWest Nalaut (“farthest west” in the local dialect) is widely regarded as the most beautiful privately held island in northern Palawan. The 47.9 hectare West Nalaut basks in the northern part of the archipelago at the western point of the Calamian Islands, 10 miles off the western coast of Busuanga. Situated out of the Philippine typhoon belt and in a seismic-safe, tsunami-free zone, West Nalaut enjoys a dry and warm season, December through May, and a wet season, July through November. It is just a 40-minute flight from Manila to Busuanga. From there, transfer time to West Nalaut is a picturesque hour by road and sea. From West Nalaut, the mainland is just 20 minutes by boat. With its two miles of coastline, 260-feet-high cliffs and 0.7-mile-long clean, white sandy beach, West Nalaut is picture perfect. Crystal clear water surrounds the island and there is no need for underwater landscaping. The island features lush tropical rainforest and plants, and sees fewer clouds than Coron and Busuanga. There is a freshwater source on the island and no air or water pollution. West Nalaut is a natural breeding place for turtles and dugongs. A 1000-foot-wide coral reef surrounds the Island, creating a special microclimate that is home to amazing flora and fauna.

There are 12 Japanese World War II wreck dive sites; outstanding deep sea fishing for blue marlin, barracuda, tuna, lobster, shrimp and octopus; and exceptional Whale Shark, dolphin, dugong, bird, firefly and fruit bat watching opportunities.

Other standout features nearby include Coron’s salt water thermal spa; Twin Lagoons’ thermal spring water; Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary; the seven mixed-water Kayangan Lakes; Tabon’s underground cave system; and Jet Ski, quad, paraglide, ATV and jeep safari tours in Coron and Busuanga.

The island benefits from being located in the Coron/Busuanga region of northern Palawan, which is classified as one of the Philippines’ three “Super Regions” for priority tourism development, funding and promotion as part of the government’s national tourism master plan.

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