Information about Apid Island
Apid Island, a fishing village, is part of the Cuatro Islas, a group of four islands just off the coast of the municipalities of Inopacan and Hindang in the southwestern section of the province of Leyte. It is one of the inhabited islands and is the most populated. Apid Island is also the second-largest among the four – the three other islands being Digyo, Mahaba, and Himokilan.
Aside from being the most populated, this island is known for its mat-weaving community. Those visiting the place would find several women creating mats under the warm shade of breadfruit trees. There are also remarkable giant jars found in almost every house in the village. These jars serve as rainwater catchment devices.
Like the neighboring islands, Apid Island also boasts turquoise water and fine white sand. Besides typical beach activities, tourists can join the island's nature trekking, where they climb to the topmost part of the island.
Best time to visit
As the island is a popular island-hopping destination, it's best to plan a trip here in the dry season (December to May), so you can enjoy the white sand beach and blue waters with less rainfall.