Mararison Island, Antique Province
Mararison is the island that exemplifies climate resilience. This 55-hectare beauty, off the western flank of Panay island, survived the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. With its aquamarine waters and golden hills, Mararison has adopted sustainable travel as a means to rise from calamity.
While leisure travel has boomed in recent years, promotion and tourist traffic have focused primarily on a handful of islands like Boracay and Siargao thus limiting public awareness of the almost limitless beauty of the Philippines and its 7,641 islands. As any traveler who has ventured beyond the well-trodden path knows….
Mararison is surrounded by a wide fringing reef abuzz with marine life. While a part of the reef on the island’s west side has been designated a strict no-take zone, snorkeling is allowed in the areas immediately outside of this zone. Snorkeling equipment is available from XXX at XX per day.
Mararison’s solar- powered hospitality
The Mararison Island Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid Pilot Project showcases a public-private partnership between Antique Electric Cooperative (ANTECO), the electric distribution franchise holder; the local government of Antique; One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc. (OREEI), the technical partner with partial grant from ADB.