Take me to…North Cay

This small island in Busuanga, Palawan, fringed by white sand, has calm, clear, blue and emerald waters, and reefs perfect for snorkelling

Photos by Christian Sangoyo

North Cay in Busuanga, northern Palawan is a small island fringed by white sand and pretty much untouched by tourism. It's a good day out, and a great stop for snorkelling and enjoying some peace and quiet since not many tourists venture out here. A portion of the beach features huge flat rocks and shallow waters. There are very basic cottages for rent if you're prepared to rough it out for the night. There's a caretaker on the island who could rustle up a meal for you. About a kilometer away from North Cay is South Cay, a smaller twin sandbar. The surrounding waters here are clear and feature seagrasses and soft corals, so don’t forget your snorkeling gear. The sandbars make for a pretty picture taken from your boat as you leave the island.

The island is a great stop for snorkelling.

Entrance fee to the island is P200 (US$5) per person per day.Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines fly from Manila to Busuanga daily. From Busuanga airport, board a passenger van (fare is P150 per person) and head to Concepcion, roughly 35 minutes away. From Concepcion, rent a boat to North Cay.

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Published May 2016