Maxima Island is amongst the islands of San Vicente, Palawan. Located off the coast of Port Barton, Maxima is a small coastal village in San Vicente that is included in the island hopping tour offered by the municipality. This is their way of boosting their eco-tourism and making their place known. The locals dubbed the land as Maxima Island, but it is listed in Google Maps with the name Albaguen Island.
Since Maxima Island is still unexplored, there are no cabanas, pavilions, or nipa huts located in the area. Visitors can take cover under the tall palm trees surrounding the site. There are usually lesser tourists here compared to El Nido and Puerto Princesa, so guests could expect to enjoy the beach to themselves.
Maxima is one of the best places to snorkel as the waters here are clear and unspoiled. The marine life in the area mostly consists of coral gardens and a couple of schools of fishes wandering around.
Just across the islet is another of its kind called Exotic Island. These two are so close to each other that you can swim or walk on the clear shallow turquoise water between them to get from one coast to another. The locals consider this island as Maxima’s twin due to their extreme closeness.
During low tide, the channel separating the two islands mentioned is just knee-deep. Otherwise, the water rises to more or less a meter deep. There is also a group of layered and pointed rocks on the northern end of Exotic Island and between the two islands, looking like they are coming out from the sandy bottom of the sea. Exotic is also an inhabited island that is highly similar to Maxima with its beautiful white sand, crystalline emerald water, and coral reefs.