Tawi Tawi Island

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Tawi Tawi Island is a Philippine island in the Sulu Archipelago between the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea, about 64 kilometres east of Borneo. It is the main island of Tawi-Tawi Province.

Tawitawi has an area of 580.5 square kilometres, making it the 20th largest island of the Philippines, and the 3rd largest island in the Sulu Archipelago. It has a shoreline length of 152.2 kilometers, ...

and a maximum elevation of 549 meters.

Tawitawi Island is of volcanic origin and irregular in shape, about 55 kilometres long and between 10 to 23 kilometers wide. It is hilly and heavily wooded, with splashes of white sandy beaches and rock-bound coasts.  Wiki

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  • Barter: A System Still Exist In Tawi-Tawi Philippines

    Barter: A System Still Exist In Tawi-Tawi Philippines

    When Tita Gams, one of my host during my visit in Tawi-Tawi told me that in the afternoon of my first day in the province they will take me to this oldtown called Bato-Bato. It was one of the nearest town near Bongao, the capital of Tawi-Tawi. Since I only have limited days they want to make my stay worthwhile.

  • Whats In Simunol Island Tawi-Tawi

    Whats In Simunol Island Tawi-Tawi

    Looking to feed your wanderlust and searching for new destinations? Put Tawi-Tawi on your travel list. There are lots to see and exciting things to experience in the "country's last frontier".

    I am pretty sure you have heard of Panampangan Island with the biggest sandbar in the country. The island is truly amazing. There is another island worth visiting Simunol Island.

    The island is listed as "historic" and it's along the boat path to Panampangan Island. Make a quick stop.

    Simunol Island is the larger of two islands in the Municipality of Simunol. The other island is Mangkaw, or Manuk ...

  • Discovering Tawi Tawi

    Tawi-Tawi, an island province in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), can easily transport one to a whole other world. Lying at the southwestern tip of the Philippines, accessible in only a matter of hours from Sabah in Malaysia, Tawi-Tawi is a province to visit for its natural zoos and a world all its own.

    "Tawi-Tawi's main attractions are its pristine natural beauty, the variety of seafoods and the smiles of the people. We are a thriving community of Muslims, the Sama tribes that live on the land and the sea, the Badjaos and Tausug, all of whom live in harmony," Ruby Sahali, r ...

  • The allure of Tawi Tawi

    The allure of Tawi Tawi

    My last visit Tawi-Tawi was in 2008. On this, my second trip to this island province in the southernmost pocket of the country, I quickly recognized its strong tourist appeal. There were hordes of people with cameras dangling from their necks, there were Tausugs everywhere. It was beautiful and very kid-friendly, which made me appreciate it even more.

    Tawi-Tawi's unspoiled waters, white sandy beaches, prehistoric caves and mountain vistas will no doubt delight and even thrill the most jaded traveler. The representative for the lone district of Tawi-Tawi, Congressman Ruby M. Sahali is passio ...

  • 15 Secret beaches in the Philippines you probably didnt know about

    15 Secret beaches in the Philippines you probably didnt know about

    Just like most of the countries in the ASEAN region, the Philippines showcases some of the best beaches to keep its visitors relaxed and pampered. While there are several mainstream beach destinations in the country, it still has some of the most secluded and less visited beaches.

    These destinations offer relaxing, idyllic, and picturesque spots that are seldom spoiled by congestion from other visitors. Some of these secret beaches may take a while to reach, but getting there is definitely worth your while.

    Palaui Island is located in the Northern Philippines in the pro ...

  • Bill To Declare Tawi Tawi Island As Turtle Sanctuary Backed

    Community efforts to curb poaching of endangered sea turtles in Tawi-Tawi are gaining headway, backed by local Moro folks now clamoring for the immediate enactment of a bill seeking the declaration of an island in the province as protected turtle sanctuary.

    Tawi-Tawi Rep. Ruby Sahali, in a statement, said members of the provincial maritime police unit released to the sea last weekend another set of more than a dozen sea turtles found in a boat abandoned by heavily-armed poachers after a firefight with pursuing lawmen last November 3 some five nautical miles off the neighboring Sipangkot and ...