Biri Island Hosts Award Winning Travel Show at Biri Resort & Dive Center

Biri Resort & Dive Center recently hosted a visit to Biri Island by the Philippines’ no. 1 News Channel, GMA News TV

Biri Island lies at the northern tip of Northern Samar one of the final frontiers of tourism in the country.

At just 24 square kilometers in size Biri Island is located on the San Bernardino Strait, the first sight of land seen by the Spanish treasure Galleons which sailed the Acapulco – Manila trade route from the mid 1500’s through to the early 1800’s.

Mystery surrounds the fate of a number of Galleons from the period whose anchors now lie on the quayside of Biri Town, the capital of Biri Island and also home to the Biri Resort & Dive Center.

Most famous for the Biri Rock Formations, formed over millions of years on the Pacific Ocean side of Biri Island, the Biri Resort & Dive Center offers the ideal base to explore all the treasures that Biri Island has to offer including unspoiled beaches, pristine mangroves, some of the best diving in the country and a rich history.

With no cars on the island exploring is an absolute pleasure.

Biri Resort & Dive Center

Offering a range of accommodation to suite all prices and tastes and including the only fully operational dive center with an onsite instructor and guide, the Biri Resort & Dive center has the staff and equipment for all diving needs whether it be on the remarkable fringing reefs surrounding the Island or wall diving where the Island meets the Pacific Ocean.

Add crystal clear waters and fantastic visibility and you will find that the Biri Resort & Dive Center offers the diver and snorkeler alike a memorable experience.

With double rooms starting at just 750 Pecos a night, the Biri Resort & Dive Center also offers an onsite shop, communal kitchen and private kitchens in some rooms, full size pool table, tour office, boat, diving and snorkel equipment, motor bike rental, transfer service from the Northern Samar port of Lazavares and fantastic sunsets.

For further information on Biri Island and availability at the Biri Resort & Dive Center please visit

The program featuring Biri Island and the Biri Resort & Dive Center will be broadcast on GMA News TV on Friday 27th February 2015 and will include an interview with Simon Ward, the Communications Director of Biri Initiative, an NGO based at the Biri Resort & Dive Center working on the eradication of the Crown of Thorns Starfish and Reef Regeneration programs in the waters surrounding Biri Island.

For more information on their work and how you can donate to this worthy cause please visit

Biyahe ni Drew is a travel program that airs every Friday, 8:00-9:00pm with replays every Monday, 10:30-11:30. Hosted by award-winning travel show host, Drew Arellano it is one of the most popular travel shows in the Philippines.

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