Malalison Island, the Jewel of Culasi, Antique

Serenity of a destination depends on its remoteness. Travel time is always considered by everyone and a great factor that affects their decision in visiting a certain place. The longer the travel time the greater the possibility of having a tranquil, isolated, and off-the-beaten destination. Luckily, an island just 15 minutes away from the coastal municipality of Culasi, Antique has these qualities.

Malalison Island (locally called as Mararison) can be accessed by fishing boats.  The island together with the other islands of Batbatan and Maniguin, as per the legend, are believed to be the offsprings of Mount Kanlaon and Mount Madja-as, the highest peak in Panay Island. Malalison is inhabited by around 130 households.

    

HIKE AND TREK TO NABLAG

 

An islet is located at the rear side of the island and one option to get there is to hike the hill, not that high though. Ascend to the peak was a bit arduous without an established trail to trek on. when you reach the top of the mountain, you will see  the amazing view of the beach with Mount Madja-as in the background together with the paralleled blue skies and the sea.

DELICACIES IN ANTIQUE

    

HOTELS NEAR MALALISON

Phaidon Beach Resort Tingib | Antique, Pandan, Antique Province 5712, Philippines |  35.9 km from Malalison Island

Dona Crispina Resort and Hotel| Navitas Beach, Numancia, Aklan Province 5604, Philippines| 49.4 km from Malalison Island

Hotel Metro | Toting Reyes Street, Kalibo, Aklan Province 5600, Philippines| 50.1 km from Malalison Island

MALALISON ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

Rent for pump boat is Php 1,000 inclusive for back and forth and island hopping.
Environmental Fee is Php 20.
Camping can be utilized for overnight stay, no fee only donation for the locals. Homestay is at Php 80.
For trekking, tour guides are available.