Amanpulo – A Piece of Heaven on Earth
Secluded and romantic private islands have become a haven for couples (and even non-couples) who value their privacy. Compared to other beach resorts, private resorts allow most people to leave their worries behind even for a short period.
Many of these secluded resorts cater to honeymooners and lovebirds who want a healthy dose of alone time. Hence, these private resorts offer amenities that only serve to make the entire vacation experience one-of-a-kind. Of course, it goes without saying that the main patrons of these secluded resorts are the rich and privileged since these resorts charge hefty tabs.
In the Philippines, there is a private resort located in the island of Palawan. This private resort is called Amanpulo.
Amanpulo is an island paradise that offers a piece of heaven on earth. Just imagine yourself waking up in the mornings and being greeted by azure waters and being bathed in the lovely warmth of the sun. The pristine beaches of this island resort feature lush greens and tropical flora and fauna that remain untouched by urban development. The city council of Palawan has made sure that the private resort remains secluded to ensure the privacy of its clientele, which is mostly made up of celebrities (both local and foreign), politicians, and other wealthy and important bigwigs.
This remote island offers a remarkable feast for the senses. Guests are sure to enjoy the panoramic view of the ocean especially during sunset, when the waters bask in the glow of the setting sun. You can only reach Amanpulo via chartered flights from Manila. A roundtrip package for one person costs about $400. Guests will be flown directly to Pamalican, Palawan, right at the island’s very own private airstrip.
Island accommodation consists of 40 separate lodges referred to as ‘casitas’. These casitas are scattered all over the island, twenty-nine of which are on the beachfront. The casitas comfortably sit on white sand, with their own colorful private pathway leading down to the beach. The other four casitas are located on higher ground, specifically among the treetops. The remaining seven casitas are on the hillside and offer a magnificent view of the sea and the whole island.
All accommodations are fully air-conditioned and fully furnished. The caramel-colored interiors of the casitas and even the bamboo-themed furniture inside each one are made out of indigenous materials that are all found in and around the island of Palawan. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows give guests a perfect view of the astonishing scenery outside.
The resort offers 24-hour private dining for guests. Nevertheless, they can savor a wide selection of delectable Asian and Continental dishes at the restaurant located at the main building of the resort known as The Clubhouse. The lobby and bar are located here, too. Other amenities in The Clubhouse are a library, an art gallery, a boutique, and the beach club where guests can avail of equipment for various water sports. There’s also a fully-equipped gym and tennis court for guests to enjoy.
While on the island resort, guests can indulge themselves in various activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and sailing. Guests may also choose to go island hopping or go on a foot tour of Pamalican itself. If guests don’t want to exert much energy but still want to tour the nearby areas, they can use the golf carts assigned for each casita.
After a long day of activities, you can end your day with a nice massage or aromatherapy treatment right in the privacy of your rented casita. Otherwise, you can visit the Spa Casita or the Garden or Beach Sala to get that much needed pampering.
Indeed, the tropical paradise that is Amanpulo can give you an unforgettable experience beyond what you can imagine.