Malamawi Beach: Crowless Paradise in Basilan

Malamawi Beach is a beautiful pure white sand beach in Basilan. It is just 15 minutes away from Isabela City which is the capital city of the province. This beach is one of the secret gems of Basilan. It is clean and it is not so very popular among tourists.

It is a kilometer long white sand beach, flour quality sand, transportation is good and people are accommodating. Best spot for swimming, snorkeling and taking plenty of pictures for your social media posts. 🙂

Most people fear Basilan but a lot of people who just want to travel and explore the Philippines found Malamawi Island the best place is Basilan.

These are the reviews of the recent visitors of the Island in TripAdvisor:

“Crowdless Paradise”

Would you believe that there are still beaches here in the Philippines that is not crowded? Malamawi island! A paradise that is just 15 minutes away from Isabela, Basilan. This place is great for relaxing, beach bumming, swimming and eating seafoods. I like this beach because unlike any other beautiful beaches in the country, it has less people.

— ai_zey (TripAdvisor Member)


“Interesting Place”

I never had the chance to visit this place when i was a kid. When i took my vacation last May, I had the chance to come to this place. The sight is breathtaking. Amenities and accommodations are good.
The kilometer-long fine white sand is very inviting. I enjoyed swimming on a shallow part which is kids friendly.
Jetski is also available for rent.

— Remus C (TripAdvisor Member)

There are plenty of good reviews about this place. You can search for them online or you can ask your friends who have been there.

See these beautiful images of Malamawi Beach:


Malamawi Beach

source: Facebook


Malamawi Island



Malamawi Beach



How to Get There:

From the port of Isabela, take a few steps to the pump boat terminal to Malamawi Island. The boat fare is just around Php 5.oo. When you get to Malamawi Island, there are motorcycles there that will bring you to the Malamawi Beach. The motorcycle fare is Php 50.oo.

There is an entrance fee of Php 30.oo for adults and Php 15.00 for children. There are cottages in the beach that costs Php 100.oo – 300.oo.

To explore the island is just cheap. Mind going to the island so soon? Share this with your friends.

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