Balesin is a mere 25-minute plane ride from Manila. It is located east of Mauban, Quezon beside the Polillo Islands and nestles at the gate of Lamon Bay, one of the richest, undisturbed fishing grounds in the Pacific. A true island paradise.
Balesin Island, which is currently owned by Alpha Land, is a 424 hectare island resort located in Lamon Bay , Pollilio, Quezon Province, Philippines ; 25 miles of the eastern coast of Luzon , and 95 air miles, (approximately 30 minutes flight time) from The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila.
Balesin has a 424 hectare total land area. It is approximately 5 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers at its widest point. The island is generally flat except for some elevated areas, (cliffs) which reach up to 6 meters above sea level. There is abundant vegetation consisting of rain forests, coconut trees, wild shrubs and flowers. White sand beaches, accentuated by coves formed by coral rock formations, surround Balesin Island.
The island experiences sunny weather throughout most months, typical for a tropical climate. Mild southwesterly winds prevail from March to August while northeasterly winds occur from September to February. The short rainy season starts in September and ends in December, with heaviest rainfall occurring between October and November. The island is an ideal location for beach resort and outdoor leisure activities.
Except for rare occasions when the islands west coast is disturbed by light northeast winds, the sea is generally calm and ideal for water activities and passage of all types of sea craft.
Balesin offers a carefully planned setting designed to accomodate your every whim – be it a round of golf, a game of tennis, deep-sea adventure or plain total relaxation.
Take a dip in one of Balesin’s private coves. Or stroll along its white sand beaches strewn with a variety of shells. Dive in its clear ocean waters and marvel at the abundance of colorful tropical fish and other marine life. Have your fill of breathtaking seascapes, resplendent sunsets and star-studded skies.
Breathe in the crisp, clean air of Balesin. Hear it in the swaying of the palms while you sip on pure, fresh coconut water. Be enchanted by rare species of tropical birds and butterflies. And in the evenings, let the fireflies light your way. Balesin will place you under its spell.
Balesin’s most alluring spot is probably the spectacular Tordesillas Point: a wide, white beach strip that extends gracefully southward into a narrow neck that is- to a farther land mass by a permanent sandbar. At low-tide, the long flat sandbar appears like a rolling plain that connects the main isle to its insular neighbor-isle. But at high tide, the sandbar is covered over by the great Pacific Ocean-completely separating the far isle from the main, as if were an independent island. Meanwhile, the Pacific churns the surf more wildly on the southeastern side.
A spec in the Pacific Ocean some five kilometers long and 424 hectares wide, Balesin harbors a 1500-meter long grass landing strip. A short footpath shaded by thick foliage leads to several cottages, 20 rooms in all, widely berthed by lawns of manicured Bermuda grass. A six-hole golf course beside the sea, two shell tennis courts, a swimming pool, a ping-pong hall, volleyball area, recreational fishing facilities as well as clubhouse are among its amenities.
But what attracts visitors to Balesin is what it lacks. No noisy rabble to trample the pristine beaches. No sleazy riffraff or tacky karaoke bars to ruin the starlit night.