Balabac is the southernmost island in the Palawan archipeligo. Few tourists venture here because there is almost no infrastructure to support visitors. The Melville lighthouse standing watch on the lonely south coast is the last thing you see if you are headed to Borneo. Balabac island is mountainous, in contrast to most of the other islands in the area which are flat and loaded with coconut trees. The jungle is thick and lush and has pilandok roaming about. These tiny deer are not easily seen because they are hunted diligently and stay out of sight. It takes 2 hours by fast boat to get to the south side of the island. There are a some dangerous reefs down there that have claimed a number of ships. Some day this area might open up to dive operators but at this time it is not feasible.