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Leyte's Kalanggaman Island to close for a week for 'beauty rest'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 30 2017 06:42 PM

Kalanggaman is a pristine island known for its crystal waters and powdery white sand beach. File photo.

Kalanggaman Island in Palompon town, Leyte will not accept tourists for a week starting Saturday to give way to cleaning and resort repairs, officials said.

The island, with its powdery white sand surrounded by crystal-clear waters, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the province.

“Parang tao din 'yan, kailangan ng beauty rest (It's like a person, who needs beauty rest),” tourism regional director Karen Tiopes said.

The island is expected to welcome tourists again after the seven-day break.