Bohol Hotels Panglao Island Philippines
Balicasag Island Dive ResortDuljo Point off Panglao Reef Hotel Rating :
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This low, flat island is situated four kilometers southwest of Duljo Point off Panglao Reef. Surrounded by a sandy shell coraline beach, the island is fringed by a narrow reef shelf 9 to 49.5 meters wide. The tops of the submarine cliffs are covered with hard coral while lower levels are covered with sponges and gorgonians. A thriving fish community is found around the cliff face area.
Jacks, barracudas and mackerels also abound. Balicasag Island has a total land area of 25 has., 1.5 has., of which has been developed into a resort. This " Special Interest Resort" has been operational since March 16, 1989. PTA together with the Philippine Navy promote underwater sports and protects a marine life sanctuary showcasing a model for marine environmental conservation, ecological preservation and tourism.
Naturally ventilated, native-inspired duplex cottages have private baths. Its cozy restaurant serves local and international cuisine. .
The sands are white and there’s a lighthouse tower in the middle of the island. There is only one resort in the island--- the Balicasag Island Dive Resort--- and a community of just about 100 families. These families used to live mainly on fishing. Today, though, people live off picking shells to sell to tourists or work in the resort as waiters, chefs, and such . Women also weave souvenir items to sell to tourists
Located off Panglao Island in Bohol, is an island called Balicasag. 1.5 hectares out of its total 25 hectares have been developed into a resort. The island's crystal blue waters provide a clear, vivid view of its corals, fishes and other marine life.
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