If you do not want to brave the beach this summer with crowds, Magalawa Island offers an alternative to the smaller Potipot Island in Zambales. It is located in the town of Palauig and is known for its off-white sand.
There are cottages in the island for those wishing to lounge and stay for a few nights in the island. Prices are depending on the number of persons and duration of stay. See the contact information below.
To get to Magalawa Island, one has to board a Victory Liner bus in Manila bound for Santa Cruz Zambales. Ask the driver to drop you off at Masinloc Public Market. Behind the market there are boatmen who will gladly take you to Magalawa Island for P100 per head. The boat ride takes 40 minutes.
You can also contact the following email firstname.lastname@example.org and mobile number 09398707413 to inquire about the rates in the island and assistance for boat transportation.