Malamawi Island is just a stone's throw from the port of Isabela City, the capital of infamous Basilan. While from the port nothing seems to look special, a cross overland, to the other side, brings one to a beautiful white sand beach. And it has less people.
Malamawi is a small island off the coast of Isabela City, Basilan. An "off-the-beaten" destination that you should visit this 2017!
During our trip to Zamboanga City last year, we made a side trip to Malamawi Island in Basilan. I've been to Basilan twice in the past, but this is the first time I've visited Malamawi Island. Thanks to our friends in Isabela City for taking us to this island paradise. Definitely one of the best beaches in the Philippines I've been to.
Malamawi Island's White Beach has a long stretch of fine white sand that shines amid rich turquoise waters. Since the beach ...
Malamawi is an island just opposite Isabela City, across the kilometer-wide Isabela Channel. It used to be a separate municipality but it became part of Isabela. I was able to visit it again this December.
We started the trip early; we were at the Zamboanga Port before 5am so we can get tickets, and by 6am we were underway. We arrived at Isabela before 7, and after breakfast at my cousin's place, we went back to the port again to take a banca across the channel to the island.
We got a habal-habal that will take us around. From the market/port area we went up the hilly portion of the isla ...
Malamawi Beach is a beautiful pure white sand beach in Basilan. It is just 15 minutes away from Isabela City which is the capital city of the province. This beach is one of the secret gems of Basilan. It is now crowded. It is clean and it is not so very popular among tourists.
It is a kilometer long white sand beach, flour quality sand, transportation is good and people are accommodating. Best spot for swimming, snorkeling and taking plenty of pictures for your social media posts. 🙂
Most people fear Basilan but a lot of people who just want to travel and explore the Philippines f ...
He sings, plays the piano, and he's good with the guitar. When he's not mixing one chemical compound with another, he plays football with his friends.
But what he loves the most is spending time at the beach.
For this young man from Mindanao, nothing can beat the stunning translucent waters and powder-fine sand beaches in his hometown Basilan, a statement of fact badly overshadowed by the island's reputation of violence and terror.
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"Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind." — Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations.
During my 1st visit in the island province of Basilan wayback 2005, I was very afraid to roam around. With news about insurgents thriving in the province, I was just satiated by the thought that, at least, I was able to set my feet in one of the country's less traveled places.
Fastforward some 10 years after the 1st encounter: The thought of going back to Basilan and see the splendor it can offer came about after a friend invited me to go to Tawi-Tawi. We though ...