Note: This is a part of my May 2 - 8, 2015 Samar-Leyte-Biliran-Mactan-Cebu Trip which includes: Capul Island, San Antonio Island, Dalutan Island, Sambawan Island, The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine, Ciriaco Hotel, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Other Calbayog tours, San Juanico Bridge, MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park, Limasawa Island
Dalutan Island is a pristine white sand beach island shaded by overhanging trees which include the tropical coconut trees. It is 45 minutes motorized boat ride from the sea port of Naval. The total stretch of the scenic 2,783 feet (848 meters above sea level) -Mount Panamao Mount which ranks 723rd highest mountain of the Philippines can be captured here.
Dalutan is just one of the islands of Biliran where vacationers can enjoy. Others include: Higatangan, Capinahan, Maripipi and Sambawan.
Visitors should bring with them food, water and camping equipment for there is nothing in the island but few open hut cottages. However, it is quite rewarding that the island is a place where one can enjoy fishing, camping, trekking, scuba diving, snorkeling, photography, painting, team building activities and even simple family gatherings.
We visited this island just to experience how it feels to be there as we were rushing to reach Sambawan island. But if given the chance, I would to love stay here for a day. Overnight here is not allowed. It closes at 5:00 P.M.
We are lucky enough that we landed here at 3:00 P.M. nobody was around to charge us for the entrance fees which is suppose to be P20 for adults and P10 for minors. Rental for big cottages is pegged at P200 and the small ones are at P150. These rates are subject to change without prior notice.
It is highly recommended that no one should travel to/from here beyond 5:00 P.M. most especially during bad weather as the sea becomes turbulent. As we noticed, late afternoon travel here is not advisable as the sea starts to become rough until night time. Mornings are the best to visit the place and leave there at 5:00 P.M.
See also the Sambawan post for other related information on going to this place.