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.
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.
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.