Teardrop Island - US$ 2,500,000 dollars
Land Area - 18 hectares
Location - Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines
Enchanted and captivated by the tranquility of nature...Teardrop Island, the pearl gem of Calamian Group of Islands in Palawan, resting in the shadows of tropical forests surrounded by lush greenery, lies a picturesque island beyond imaginable, a true oasis of tranquility.
Dubbed as the most beautiful island in Palawan. It has a lovely stretch of white sand beaches with crystaline clear waters. The beach is very ideal for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, water ski, para-sailing, and game fishing.
From Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, take a 45 minute commercial plane ride to Busuanga Airport and another 1 hour by car with 10 minutes speed boat ride, you are now at the paradise island.
Surrounded by sea and green forest in the interior, the place offers ultimate peace and tranquility. This island property is very ideal for those wanting an isolated holiday or a vacation away from the rush of city life.
This island portion consist of 30 hectares wherein 50 percent of the total land area maybe developed, while the remaining 50 percent which is rolling and mountainous maybe reserved for wildlife conservation or a forest park reserve.
Considered to be the most beautiful island in Palawan, this piece of paradise is situated in Palawan’s tourism belt, the Calamian Islands.
Greenbay Island - US$ 800,000 dollars
Land Area - 5.6 hectares
Location - Palawan, Philippines
One of Palawan’s most charming and extraordinary island, an exclusive island hideaway in Roxas Bay, Palawan. It is one of the most extraordinary island in Palawan, it has water source and accessible by all modes of mobile communications.
Green Bay island comprises more or less 6 hectares titled property. It has a circular white sand beach surrounding the whole island. Coconut and Talisai trees are abundant in the island. The island is very much ideal for leisure activities such as jetski, kayaking and other water sports.
Calicoan Island is envisioned to become the surfing capital and a top tourist destination in the Philippines. This island is situated in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, located at the southernmost tip of the third largest island (Samar) in the Philippines archipelago. It is where Calicoan Island lays, also known as the “Surfer’s Paradise”. With its rugged landscape, tropical forest, wonderful lagoons, breathtaking white beaches, crystal clear water, and magnificent sunlight, Calicoan is a must see for nature lover, adventurous travelers, deep-sea fisherman, and intrepid surfer.
Calicoan island is readily accessible by land, sea and air. Chartered flights can land in Guiuan’s airport, a 5-minute drive from Calicoan. The nearby regional capital of Tacloban City is two to three hours away. Several buses and vans on regular schedules shuttle passengers to Guiuan via a scenic two-lane coastal highway which runs past mountains, steep cliff, distant rock islands and boat-filled bays. Tacloban is regularly serviced by scheduled flights from Manila. Alternatively, several bus companies have daily trips to Guiuan from Manila. Travel time is approximately twenty-one hours.
Bounded by The Pacific Ocean on the east and Leyte Gulf on the west, this 1,600 hectare island is considered the Jewel of the Pacific coast. Miles of white sand beaches, dramatic coralline landscapes, cathedral caves, and powerful surfing waves characterize the Pacific side of Calicoan, while the Leyte Gulf side features calm and clear water ideal for swimming and watersports. There are 6 saltwater lagoons ringed by forest along the interior of Calicoan. Half of the island is covered by lush tropical forest containing exotic species of flora and fauna, such as rare birds, civet cats, and curious Macaque monkeys. The forest has been declared a protected area by the Department of Energy and Natural Resources.
The surrounding waters are some of the most abundant in natural resources anywhere. Big gamefish such as tuna, marlin, swordfish and mahi-mahi are caught regularly in the waters between Calicoan and Sulu-an island. Large mangrove crabs can be found on the island’s northern tip. Lobsters are known to be caught off the waters of Ngolos Beach, right in front of the Ocean Villas!
In the calmer waters of the Leyte Gulf, sea cucumbers, sea grapes, and tropical reef fish abound. A pearl and giant clam farm is nearby.
In 1521, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first made landfall in nearby Homonhon island when he discovered the Philippines for Spain. The island’s strategic location and bountiful resources made it a major staging area for American forces during the second world war.
Close to 100,000 U.S servicement were assigned in Calicoan and its surrounding areas. In October 1944, hundreds of U.S and Japanese warships clashed off the shores of Calicoan in what became known as the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval engagement in world history.
The municipality of Guiuan is located at the southernmost tip of Samar Island. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Mercedes, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Surigao Strait, on the west by the Leyte Gulf. Clustered around the municipality are numerous islands and islet, like Tibabao, Calicoan, Sulangan, Homonhon and Suluan.
Guiuan is 109 kilometers south of Borongan and 154 kilometers from Tacloban. It has a total land area of 175.49 square kilometers. It is composed of sixty (60) barangays and the only town in the province with the biggest number of island barangays.
Guiuan recorded a total population of 38,694 in 2000, the second largest population in Eastern Samar with the highest population density of 220 persons per sq. km. among the twenty-three (23) municipalities. Majority or 97.7% of the Guiuananons speak the “waray” dialect. Less than 3% speak Cebuano, Tagalog, Boholano. A large percentage though can converse in the English language.
Being a fishing community and the only municipality with the most number of island barangays, the town is rich in fishery and aquatic resources. It is considered by the fisheries authority as the best fishing belt in the region. The coastal waters offer almost all species of marine life: euchuema, abalone, ornamental fish, lobster and the Golden Cowry (known for its extraordinary golden sheen). They also offer delicacies, shell craft products as well as fresh processed marine products.
Existing land use indicated a predominance of agriculture use which covers 38.2% of the total land area. Most of the agricultural land are dominantly planted with coconut trees.
Other major crops include vegetables, root crops, palay, corn, banana, and other fruit trees, coffee and pineapple.
The municipality is likewise rich in miniral resources. It has an estimated mineral reserve of bauxite, nickel and titaferous magnitie of more that 26.7 million metric tons.
Guiuan’s airport has a 2.8 km runway which could service light private planes, chartered cargo and military planes.
It also has a municipal and national seaport throughout the year.
Telephone companies operating in the municipalities include TELECOM, Globelines and Bayantel. Smart and Globe cellular phone companies are also operational.
In 2004, Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO) was able to energize Guiuan, Calicoan Island up to Sulangan covering 37 out of 60 barangays. Island barangays are served with electricity through generator sets either privately-owned or operated by the barangay council.
Calicoan Island boast of miles of white sand beaches. With powerful swells rolling in from the Pacific over the 10,000 meters Philippine Deep. Calicoan is a surfer’s paradise. The season for the best waves is generally from October to March.
In the middle of the island are six lagoons ringed by forest, the largest being 30 hectares in size. At the Cliffside margin of Calicoan’s forest are dozens of caves.
On the northern tip of Calicoan are wetlands like Everglades, teeming with fish, shrimps and crabs.
The rich diversity of the area is evident when one sees the exotic species being sold. The surrounding waters support several marine based industries such as fish, seaweeds and pearl farming.