Kalanggaman is a stunning Philippine island destination located between Leyte and Cebu. During my first visit to the island in 2011 the town of Palompon in Leyte served as our jump off point to Kalanggaman. In 2013, I planned my second trip to the island from Malapascua in Cebu where I was spending holidays with my friends, a Dutch and Filipina couple, with their two adorable kids. I wanted them to experience the island too.
We took a boat right in front of our beachfront hotel.
Oh yes, we were all excited. Our boat was small so it took us around one and a half hours to reach the island. A bigger boat can reach the island from Malapascua in one hour or less.
The approach to the island gave me goosebumps. The aquamarine waters around the island were stunningly clear. The eastern sandbar was visible creating a thin white line along the horizon.