Going south-west from Malaroyroy, you arrive at the Dicalabuan Island, better known as Banana Island.
Dicalabuan Island has something to offer for everyone. It’s home to one of the best beaches in the Calamianes, water clear turquoise blue, sand fine white, which rivals even that of the nearby Malcapuya Island. There are a lot of coconut trees on the island that provide nice shade with hammocks tied between them. They are a perfect place to rest and enjoy the beauty after swimming in the warm water. There are also beach huts where you can have a nice lunch of crabs, grilled fish and vegetables. If you want to spend a night on the island some cottages are available as well.
On the eastern tip of the island there is a sand bar which can be reached on foot during low tide which also has a wide beach area. Kayaking and snorkeling are also possible, especially snorkeling, as there are countless colorful giant clams, corals and a huge array of fish. Clown fish, parrot fish, assorted striped fish, small tilapia, to name a few. Just be careful not to step on any sea urchins, as they are everywhere too.
Funny enough, no one can tell the origin of the island’s name, because not a single banana tree can be found on the island, and its shape is not like a banana neither. It remains a mystery.