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A day on the beach

We went there Dec.1, 2018 with my husband, my son, my niece, our helper & our secretary. It was... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Diana Mae D
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Great day even in the rain

We got a pump boat from the port, about 15 minutes to the island When we got there we were given... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Lizzie L
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Culasi, Antique Province 5708, Philippines
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We went there Dec.1, 2018 with my husband, my son, my niece, our helper & our secretary. It was raining but we still managed to cross the sea. I paid the fees on the post which was 150.00 then the boat costs 750.00 for round...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diana Mae D
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We got a pump boat from the port, about 15 minutes to the island When we got there we were given hot coffee to warm up (rainy season) and sung to by the islands children's choir - so lovely We then trekked to the summit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lizzie L
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I went here from Iloilo City and it takes 5 hours i think or four before I arrived in Culasi via Van . Ask a trike to bring you to Tourism Center and book a motor boat to Malalison Island .you can buy food in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lopezalvin1387
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The boat ride is 15mins from Culasi Port. I was surprised when I saw the island! The sand was white, and the water is clean! It was beautiful. We rented a cabana P500 for that day. We ordered fresh tuna and squid and have someone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank TrinaE460
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We're a family of four with a 4- and 6-year-old children in tow, and a teenage cousin who tagged along. We went here in December, and not sure if we just got lucky (coz I've read a review that this island can get overcrowded) because...More

Date of experience: December 2017
11  Thank Christelke G
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

if you are lucky to visit the place off season maybe you can enjoy the beach. if you are the type who wants to mingle with the locals and experience an authentic island life living then this is for you. if not stay on culasi....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ai t
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I love this majestic island. The beach, the hill, and the people there. It is ideal to go there with friends. The sands are white and the sea water is clear. But there are a lot of boats in the sand bar area. They must...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank IlonggoTraveler
Reviewed November 6, 2017

I have visited this Island twice and it was amazing. The people are friendly and the place is beautiful. You can do various things in this island like camping, boating around the island, swimming, hiking the mountains, star gazing, snorkeling, eating fresh seafood, and sightseeing....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ylzeinen
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Malalison or mararison(more often known by the locals) is a piece of paradise located in the municipality of Culasi in Antique. The island sandbar can be seen depending on how strong the waves is. Sadly when we arrived, sandbar is not visible. Before trekking,locals offered...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jerrilyn B
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

☀️poor ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️excellent How to get there: 1. Via caticlan. 2-hour bus ride from caticlan. Take caticlan-iloilo via antique bus. 2. Via Iloilo. Take a bus Iloilo-Culasi or Iloilo-Caticlan via Antique. 4-5 hours of bus. Drop at Culasi town. From there, go to the tourism office....More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Resty A
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February 24, 2018|
Response from auskie24 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure but I don't think you can. People there are trained to home-stay guests and they also have these small huts that you may rent overnight, which forfeits the purpose if they let you pitch your rent. Hope... More
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Arj H | Reviewed this property |
If you're from Guimaras, you should travel to Iloilo city first via pumpboats around 15-30mins then ride either a van or bus going to Antique at the Terminal at San Pedro, Molo. Usually, the van travels faster than the bus... More
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Malalison Island (2 Replies)
Does anybody know how to get to Malalison Island, Culasi, Antique coming from Iloilo? What are the means of transportation? Are there any resorts in the island?
March 27, 2016|
Response fromJigger-Fred|
Thanks for the response. it's a bit challenging trip i must say. But waves vary depending on what month you travel, right?
Melbourne, Australia
Top Asian destinations: congrats. Palawan and Panay Island (0 Replies)
TA advises that for 2017, Palawan is ranked 22nd best destination in Asia and 'Panay Island' (which largely by TA visitor interest would mean 'Boracay Island') is ranked 23rd. Given Philippines' relatively low profile compared to Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand, this is another excellent achievement for Philippines. Gradually, the word is getting out, with the number of foreign travellers increasing every year for the last few. Separately, domestic visitors have skyrocketed...More
March 26, 2017|
Melbourne, Australia
Malalison Island overnight tour (0 Replies)
Boracay Island may be Asia's '24/7 party island' as the innovative Filipino Department of Tourism promotes it but for nature lovers there is plenty to do. It appears as though a tour operator has commenced an overnight tour to Malalison Island that is offshore from Culasi, Antique, Panay Island. I visited Malalison Island in January 2015 and reviewed it on TA: a fun experience even if the waves were choppy coming back to Culasi. Here is the link to TA reviews: ...More
November 21, 2015|