Kalanggaman Island, off the larger island of Leyte in the Philippines, is the picture-perfect postcard of a paradise island: it’s got fine, white sand and turquoise, clear water. And, because accessing the island is regulated, you won’t have to deal with hordes of visitors.
Accessing Kalanggaman isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. You’ll have to get to Palompon, on the island of Leyte, by bus or van, and take a one-hour boat ride from there. It’s mandatory for visitors to register at the Palompon Ecotours Office (located in front of Liberty Park near the Municipal Hall of Palompon) prior to making their way to the island. There’s a fee of around nine dollars for international tourists to enter the island and hiring a boat will cost a minimum of $55.