MALAMAWI ISLAND, BASILAN (UPDATED TRAVEL GUIDE)

Malamawi Island
Malamawi White Beach is one of the hidden paradise and the top tourist spot in Isabela City, Basilan. It is a privately owned resort in the island with a long stretch of fine white sand shoreline. To see its beauty, from Zamboanga City port, I rode on a ferry to Isabela City. Then, a motorised banca to the port of Malamawi and a 20 to 30 minutes motorcycle ride to the white beach.

Malamawi Island Basilan
The resort has wide area, with an open ground covered with grass and the coconuts and other trees maintains the relaxing ambiance. There are cottages for rent and a function hall. Store and canteen are available inside the resort premises. Also, parking areas are available.

tourist attractions in Basilan
NEW POLICY - NO RESERVATION, NO ENTRY: On December 1, 2018, the management implemented this policy. Without a reservation, visitor can no longer enter the resort. They don't accept walk-ins. For reservation, you can contact 09450628568 and 09974400765.

Basilan Tourist Attractions

Malamawi Island Isabela City
My mandatory selfie

HOW TO GET HERE: Take a flight to Zamboanga International Airport. From the airport take a ride to the port of Zamboanga City (near the city hall). Ride on a sea vessel to Isabela City. You can take RoRo for 70 pesos for 1.5 hours or fast-craft for 150 pesos for 45 minutes. Terminal tickets are purchased separately.

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