Dalutan Island. This thin strip of pristine white sand beach is shaded by overhanging trees. Sheltered from the open sea, it is great for snorkeling and diving, with a spectacular view of nearby islands.
Dalutan is part of the Almeria Municipality in the Biliran province. It can be reached via an outrigger boat from the Talahid, Almeria, Biliran. The beautiful island is about 9km to the Higatangan Island and 8 km from the north coast of the Leyte Island.
Dalutan is mainly covered with trees, consisting of coconut, nipa palms and ipil -ipil trees. It boasts of a beautiful white beach good for swimming. The place is mainly underdeveloped. Ya “Conching” the caretaker travels daily to collect rent from the day visitor.The resort is privately owned and collects a small fee per tourist for the upkeep.
Through the years, it has been a popular day tour for tourists due to its short travel from the nearest beach resort. Overhanging trees provided a much needed shade from the blazing sun. Beach explorations and snorkelling among the coral gardens in the island, are the main activities of the tourists.
The island is a hotspot for the adventurous types. A few daring people do kayaking or swim around the island to explore the crevices and caves. Others do wall scaling to fully appreciate the dramatic rock formations and to do cliff diving.
There are a few open hut cottages for day rent and a basic toilet.
Dalutan island is not touched by commercialism yet. Only basic huts are avialable for day rent. No water and electricity available. A caretaker collects minimal fee for the island’s upkeep.
What to Bring
- Camping equipment
|Adult||P 20.00 PHP / Head|
|Minors||P 10.00 PHP / Head|
|Shed Rental (Big)||P 400.00 PHP each|
|Lechon Baboy||P 120.00 PHP / each|
|Lechon Manok||P 20.00 PHP / each|
*Cooking done in the resort
*Price is subject to change without prior notice
Closing Time: 5 pm
Overnight is not allowed
How to Get There in Dalutan Island From Naval Town
- Ride a private or public transport to Talahid/Agta Beach Resort, Brgy.Talahid, Almeria, Biiran, hire a boat and travel directly to Dalutan Island.Travel time is roughly 10- 15 minutes.
Estimated Budget Guide:
- Php 600 for a boat capacity of 12 persons (round trip)
- Php 1500 for a boat capacity of 20 persons (round trip)
- More convenient to travel in groups to save money.
- Bring your own food, drinks & other provisions
- Check the weather conditions before travelling
- Best to travel at 5 AM to experience sunrise from the sea
- Do not travel after 5 PM
- Best time for spear diving early morning
We didn't plan to go to the island, thanks to the will of God that we experience Dalutan Island super clean and cold ang water. Sobrang enjoy kami to bond with the ocean. Thank you Dalutan.
Magayunon(Beautiful) na Lugar.
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