Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan

Dimakya Island, Coron, Palawan

A tropical Shangri-la nestled upon a coral jewel set amidst Palawan’s sparkling turquoise waters. Comely and idyllic, this island resort is a perfect hideaway for those who seek both relaxation and discovery. Club Paradise is on Dimakya Island, Municipality of Coron. A part of the Calamian Group of Islands, it is situated at the Northern tip of Palawan, the Philippine’s last frontier.Where possibilities are blissful, endearing and endless.

A mere 60 minutes by plane southwest from Manila, and another 60 minutes ride by land and by sea is the 19-hectare island of Dimakya, home to Club Paradise. This island resort, blessed with 700 meters stretch of sun kissed talcum soft white beach and turqoise waters, serves as a sanctuary to a wide array of unique flora and fauna. A tropical shangri-la nestled upon a coral jewel set amid Palawan’s sparkling turquoise waters. Comely and idyllic, this resort-island is a perfect hideaway for those who seek both relaxation and discovery.

The sand is deep, soft, and excellent (comparable to Boracay!). The emerald-green water is always cool and pristinely-clear. The skies are a nice deep blue and the sunsets are fiery. The snorkelling is good and the people friendly. And the peace & quiet absolutely priceless.

The 19-hectare (46.93-acre) Dimakya is truly blessed with nature’s bounty. A scene of the beachIt prides of seven hundred meters of white talcum-soft sandy beaches which gently slope into the shimmering clear blue waters between Luzon Sea to the north and Sulu Sea from the south.The island itself offers exotic wildlife such as the endangered species of the endemic Calamian deer, Palawan peacock, scaly anteater, monitor lizards and various rare birds including eagles which thrive on the dense forest.

On the steep slope, which runs down to 17 meters (about 55 feet), there are alot of sponges, Tunicates and sea squirts, garupas, parrot fish and the occasional family of bumpheads. On the far end of the reef exists an extensive garden of staghorn corals populated by rainbow runners, a school of barracuda and goat fish. A special treat awaits the diver at a small nook at 13 meters (about 40 feet) near the classroom – the chance to see a rare giant clam, Triadacna Gigas, measuring around one meter (about 3 feet).

On the north side of the island is a gently sloping reef. The corals are not as colorful as in the classroom but the chances of seeing mantas, eagle rays, and marine turtles are greater in this area, as well as lobsters and a great assortment of reef fish call this home.

The northeast end of the island features a small place that has quite a number of Porites(hump corals), some of them as big as a small one bedroom house. The place is a good spot for macrophotography(nudibranchs, crinoids, slugs, and other various invertebrates proliferate in this reef.)

This reef is a natural submerged bridge between Dimakya Island and Islang Walang Langaw. The reef is about 2 to 3 kilometers long(about a mile). This reef can account for three to four dive spots and each spot can be a different experience for the diver. The main distinguishing characteristic of this spot is that it is literally overrun with Acropora(table top and other branching corals.) A huge green sea turtle is occasionally seen in this area. The top of the reef is at 18 meters (about 60 feet).

A shot of a dugong The seas around Dimakya present an abundance of giant clams, sea sponges, huge coral beds, multitude of fish, and other marine creatures. The sea bed provides vast sea grass ground which makes it an ideal feeding area for the dugong or sea cow. In addition to this, the nearby Dimalanta Shipwreck, the wreck of World War II Japanese Kyokuzan Maru, also offers a very interesting site for divers on top of the other dive sites, each one offering an entirely different experience.

The island beckons as the crystal clear turquoise waters lap gently to the long stretch of sun kissed talcum soft white sandy beaches. Take pleasure in the colorful reefs teeming with innumerable species of wildlife in various hues, in different forms. Revel in panoramic vistas of land, sky and sea. Delight in the cozy atmosphere – the warm smiles, the gracious service.

Indulge in activities closest to nature: swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, hiking and tennis for the active and beach coming, sunset cruising, stargazing and bird-watching for the idle.

More pictures here and here

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By admin / Administrator, bbp_keymaster

on Oct 24, 2006

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