Jomalig Island in Quezon: Not gold, but golden
Getting to Jomalig Island in Quezon is like a treasure hunt. You go through a bit of adventure before you find the golden treasure—in the case of this remote island, the treasure is in its dazzling sands of gold.
The tranquility and the raw natural beauty of Jomalig island is an incomparable treasure. It is not tainted by commercial establishments and huge tourist crowds. You can only find thriving plants and trees, pristine calm waters, and a hospitable local community. It is the perfect getaway to enjoy peace, tune in back to nature, and reflect on dreams.
The most famous beach destination on Jomalig Island is Salibungot Beach, which is on the western coast of the island. Even if Jomalig is a remote island, you don’t have to worry if you’re not a fan of camping as there’s a number of beach resorts and lodgings like Jomaligaya Beach Resort, JoJomalig Beach Resort, and Pampo & Tala Resort. The resorts are not grand but can give you enough comfort during your stay.
Some of the activities you can enjoy at Jomalig Island are the relaxed and easygoing kind, like swimming, snorkeling, camping, and sunset-watching. At sunset, the golden sand dazzles even stronger, as if you’re stepping on a soft sheet of precious gold.
Jomalig is the easternmost island in Polilio group of islands. It takes about four hours of boat adventure to get here. The jump-off points are Real and Atimonan in Quezon. Summer (April-May) is the best time to visit Jomalig Island as the ocean is relatively calm.
Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño