Greenland is the world’s largest island, with an area of over 2.1 million km², while Australia , the world’s smallest continent, has an area of 7.6 million km², but there is no standard of size which distinguishes islands from continents , 5 or from islets 6 There is a difference between islands and continents in terms of geology Continents sit on continental lithosphere which is part of tectonic plates floating high on Earth’s mantle Oceanic crust is also part of tectonic plates, but it is denser than continental lithosphere, so it floats low on the mantle. You have to fly to Cagayan de Oro City (1.5 hours from Manila), drive for 3-4 hours to get to Balingoan port (it’s just 88 km but you face winding, 1-lane roads and excruciatingly slow vehicles on the way), then take a 1 hour ride an ancient, lumbering ferryboat to Camiguin Island.
The scenery there is nice and the flowers there is beautiful making it suitable for couples going for a date and having a slow walk round the island but if you are looking for adventure or some extreme activities, you can’t find it in Nami Island, haha !
With more number of people coming into the small island with a population of around 5900 in 2014, many new multistory resort hotels, luxurious houses with pools and condominiums have been erected that stretches along the coastline of Gulf of Mexico.
Sights on the island include the Hermitage, a miniature, hand-built abbey on Mount Alverina, the highest point on the island at 206 feet; and the ruins of the Deveaux Plantation at Port Howe, a veritable slice of local history in a spectacular setting.
This is evidenced with a decrease in the number of property showings, the number of properties currently for sale (300 currently listed; the height of the season we will see over 500 for sale) and the number of homes currently under contract (only 41).