Lahus Island

Moonlight, dusk and loathing in Lahus Island

A moon shine, blue sky, dusk and fine white sand

A moon shine, blue sky, dusk and fine white sand

Dusk was gathering and the moon, a point of light in the darkening sky when we arrived in Lahus Island off the Caramoan peninsula. It was a rather fun yet tiring day as we island hopped, visited a hidden cove, trekked a hill and just enjoyed the beautiful beaches of the many islands in this archipelago and I thought, that was it. Another island to visit but not really to bathe in its waters.

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But Lahus Island is different. In the waning light, it was cast in a beautiful blue glow as the blue hour was on. It’s white sand is powdery fine. But what I loved about the place is the twin beachfronts at both sides of the white strip. Not only that, it has two coral rock outcrops that produces the gap. It was just beautiful and picturesque. Kind of mysterious as well.

Although it was part of the Survivor islands off limits to visitors while they were filming, there were no other boats that approached us. And in those few precious minutes, I was just in awe of this island. But such a waste. I regret we can’t enjoy it more. I loathed at the idea of just heading back to town and not enough time to better appreciate this piece of beach heaven.

Next time.

The bangkero guiding our outrigger boat to Lahus Island

The bangkero guiding our outrigger boat to Lahus Island

A beautiful scenery unfolding

A beautiful scenery unfolding

This just made me love this island!

This just made me love this island!

Dreamy and inviting

Dreamy and inviting

It's a beautiful island with fine nice powdery fine sand

It’s a beautiful island with fine nice powdery fine sand

Blue hour! Dusk is approaching at the islands twin beachfronts.

Blue hour! Dusk is approaching at the islands twin beachfronts.

The razor sharp edges of coral rocks at the island

The razor sharp edges of coral rocks at the islandand

GETTING THERE: Lahus Island is one of the popular islands visited by tourists in Caramoan. Your guide should bring you there unless there’s a Survivor episode being conducted and it’s off limits.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

2 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    October 2, 2014 @ 17:22

    @G_A_Cabreros here: http://t.co/t6hZyAX6EH 🙂

  2. Estan, Ang Langyaw (@LangyawMedia)
    October 11, 2014 @ 9:12

    Moonlight, dusk and loathing in Lahus Island http://t.co/QApdleVuKH #beach #bicol #nagax http://t.co/4tuGgKZGpw

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