We spotted this deserted beach on a small island off the coast of Punta Bulata. Our boatman told us the island is called Anhawan (or Anjawan) and it is privately-owned---the latter elicited some raised eyebrows.:p Well, there's a sign alright.
And a few minutes after we dropped anchor, dogs ran towards the shore to welcome us!
Then we met the "owner"---our boatman and the boys talked to the man. They came back to the boat to tell me that there's a fee if we would like to spend the day on the island. "How much?" I asked. It's three hundred pesos (or about $7). There were 11 of us, including 3 kids...I was computing in my head when my brother said, "It's 300 bucks for all of us." Really?
Our own private beach for a day for the price of 2 venti cafe mocha at Starbucks? That's a no-brainer.:p
Nothing rejuvenates the mind and body than some quiet time on a deserted beach, and being surrounded by the happy sounds of family, gentle warm breezes, the whoosh of turning waves and the smell of salty air. I rested my back on a rock and meditated on the calm, peaceful sea stretched out as far as I can see.
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What a day you must have had! I love a quiet beach where we can hear only the waves and the whispers of the breeze.
PS. It is privately owned?
Wonderful photos! :)
hi, Eki. the man claimed that his family owns the island for 3 generations, and they pay the taxes. the island is uninhabited except for the man's hut, he has 4 dogs and a male goat.:p there's no fresh water in the island, his cousin brings containers of fresh water once a week.
i guess an overnight camping could also be arranged - if the price is right.
what a lovely spot. you were lucky to find it and spend some time on this deserted patch of beach.
What a lovely spot to find. Love that last photo looking past the rock to the boat.
oh my goodness your own private paradise.
Sounds like quite a day. I think the dogs would have scared me. :-)
That's a scene I miss living in a coastal area.
Great spot to holiday.
What a wonderful day you had! The island looks beautiful.
It's amazing how some people can own islands here in the country! That is true also with some islands in our province owned and privatized when the owner was still the governor. and there are rumors that convicts are brought to the island as workers, of course they can't leave! This island, how do you go there and how long is the boat ride? thanks.
I have to say you live in what must be heaven on earth. All of your pictures are so beautiful. These are wonderful and that last one is divine. Wonderful captures. Genie
What a beautiful, serene setting. I would never have wanted to leave!
What a lovely beach!
Wonderful pictures of this beautiful place!
I love the place. Beautiful photos.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, heavenly scenes.
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A private island for $7? A bargain!
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Feeling rather ducky?
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Find a pond or puddle,
One that’s right for you;
Take a sturdy life vest,
Strap it on your back;
Jump into the puddle,
Give a little quack!
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Where is Anhawan Island? Tell me, tell me hahaha! It's beautiful! Anyway, Virgin Island is just 30 mins away from Panglao island. I have a contact person there hihihi.
Interesting what you told about the owner of the island. Maybe he should buy a water filter system!
This looked absolutely like a magical place worth of any price to be paid:)
These are just very serene photos, and I always have a weakness for beach scene! They are absolutely release tension for me..
Beautiful, beautiful pictures. What a day of memories for you and your family! An island to yourself, along with some nice dogs to play with. Cool.
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