Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo is a secluded island hideaway in northern Palawan, Philippines. Fringed by white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and a coral reef, Pamalican Island is around an hour from Manila, yet feels a world away from anywhere.
Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban group of Cuyo Islands in northern Palawan, 360 kilometres south-west of Manila. Seven kilometres of reef surround the 85-hectare island on which hawksbill and green sea turtles nest.
Amanpulo is the only property on the island, it’s airy Casitas and Villas opening to the 5.5-kilometres of coral sand that encircle a jungled area. With an Aman Spa, a poolside Clubhouse, laidback Beachclub and Lagoon Club, a Dive Centre and a seasonal Kite and Surf Centre, guests can be as active as they choose.
Upon arrival at Manila airport, a complimentary car transfer brings you to Amanpulo’s private lounge and hangar for a same-day flight connections. From Manila, guests fly directly to Pamalican Island on a 70 minutes flight in a 15-seat, twin-engine turboprop, landing at Amanpulo’s private airstrip.
Set in the natural seclusion of Pamalican Island's idyllic landscape, Amanpulo's Casitas and Villas are set on the beachfront or ensconced within the forest canopy. The verdant landscape of age-old trees and dense thicket cradles the spaces in complete privacy, providing plenty of opportunities to spend time together with friends and family. Designed by acclaimed Filipino architect Frqancisco Mañosa, the Amanpulo Experience is for those who seek refuge in nature.
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Perched on the island’s verdant hillside, Amanpulo’s Hillside Casitas offer 68 sqm of interior space, with private decks from which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Inspired by traditional Philippine dwellings, they feature vaulted wooden ceilings, pebble-washed walls and coconut-shell tables.
Large vaulted ceilings create an airy atmosphere inside, where king-sized beds and oversized bathrooms with marble accents and free-standing bathtubs add a touch of grandeur.
Deluxe Hillside Casita
Guests can also opt for the Amanpulo's Deluxe Hillside Casita, which is similar in configuration and size as the Hillside Casita, but offer the most spectacular panoramas of the Sea and neighbouring islands, with tranquil private sundecks from from their privileged position on the hillside.
Serene views of the lush forest canopy surround Amanpulo’s Treetop Casitas, ensuring consummate privacy within easy reach of the beach and resort facilities. Consummately private, the casitas make the most of their position, where the treetops shade the outdoor space, and large windows and sliding doors invite nature in.
Inside, 68 square metres of living space includes an inviting king-sized bed and oversized en suite with free-standing bathtub, where high ceilings, timber framing and marble accents create an airy atmosphere.
Outside, a private wooden sundeck is shaded by the treetops for a back to nature feel that celebrates island living.
Treetop Pool Casita
Guests can also opt for the Amanpulo’s Treetop Pool Casitas which is similar in configuration and size as the Treetop Casita, but comes with a a swimming pool with serene views of the verdant surroundings.
Amanpulo’s elegantly appointed Beach Casitas offer guests 68 square metres of secluded space in prime position along the resort’s white-sand beach. Set directly on the beach’s ivory sands, with the shore just a few steps away, the Beach Casitas are inspired by the traditional Filipino hut and designed to celebrate the wonders of the tropics.
Inside sits a king-sized bed and large bathroom with Cebu marble accents and free-standing bathtub provide ample space for restful seclusion. Wake up to uninterrupted island views through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and become accustomed to indoor-outdoor living, with all of the resort’s amenities still within easy reach.
Shaded by palms, the casitas have expansive outdoor spaces, comprising wooden sundecks, beach-side hammocks, and an outdoor shower, ideal for tranquil afternoons enjoying the sunshine.
Beach Pool Casita
Guests can also opt for the Beach Pool Casitas which is similar in size and configuration as the Beach Casita. Mirroring the majesty of the surrounding sea, the private plunge pools of Amanpulo’s Beach Pool Casitas echo the restorative qualities of these peaceful Pamalican waters.
One/Two/Three/Four Bedroom Villas
Ideal for couples seeking a little more space, Amanpulo’s one-bedroom villas offer spacious living areas that transition seamlessly to a palm-shaded pool. Well suited to the island lifestyle, 119 square metres (1,281 square feet) of air-conditioned interiors are accompanied by expansive outdoor dining and lounging spaces including a poolside sala for afternoons in the sunshine. Offering ample space to retreat, the villa’s en suite bedroom casitas have king-size beds encouraging a restful night’s sleep, while a large bathroom with Cebu marble accents and a free-standing bathtub add a touch of opulence. The villas also have a dedicated chef and butler on hand to ensure a seamless stay.
Featuring locally-caught seafood and island-grown organic vegetables and herbs, Amanpulo’s breathtaking dining venues feature menus that offer cuisines ranging from Filipino and Mediterranean to Japanese.
Set directly on Pamalican’s white sands on the western side of the island, the Beachclub is a serene open-air dining venue open seasonally designed to complement a full day of enjoying the sea.
The view from the Beachclub’s main pavilion is among Amanpulo’s most photographed – an endless expanse of clear turquoise water dotted with islands. Delight in this idyllic spot by choosing a table beneath its iconic roof, on its tree-shaded deck, or in between sun loungers on the shore.
Inspired by the freshness and vitality of Mediterranean cuisine and the abundance of local seafood, the Beachclub menu also features a number of bold, heartwarming dishes handpicked from Arva’s menu by Amanpulo’s Executive Chef. A signature Aman restaurant, Arva is a tribute to the conviviality and warmth of traditional Italian family dining.
The Picnic Grove
In a forest clearing just metres from the shore, wooden picnic tables await beneath white beach umbrellas and a canopy of trees.
A casual, open-air lunch venue open seasonally, the Picnic Grove lies just metres from the beach under a canopy of trees. Its light and easy menu consists of handcrafted wood-fired pizzas topped with choice ingredients, garden fresh salads, and homemade desserts that delight children and adults alike.
Situated at the heart of the island, the Clubhouse offers indoor and poolside dining options to suit every mood and occasion.
With its solid wood columns and classic Filipino furnishings, the Clubhouse is imbued with a deep sense of place. Open for dining throughout the day, the Clubhouse is bathed in beautiful morning light for breakfast, and is filled with the soft romance of a live guitar serenade at night.
Nama at The Lagoon Club
Situated on the eastern seashore, sit back and savour a seasonal breakfast by the sea as the sun brings the Pamalican waters to glittering life at dawn. A seemingly endless white-sand beach fringes the island’s secluded east coast, home to the Lagoon Club.
Claiming panoramic views of the sea just metres away, this airy dining venue welcomes guests seasonally for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the time of the year that the Lagoon Club welcomes guests, the lunch and dinner menus feature exquisite Japanese cuisine and a selection of favourites from Nama.
Private Kawayan Dinner
Available for exclusive use, the signature Amanpulo thatched roof floating bamboo Kawayan Bar was built for all-day lounging and enjoyment of the sea, as well as for one-of-a-kind picnics and private sunset cocktails. Your personal bartender will handcraft bespoke cocktails onboard the Kawayan Bar as you swim, relax and dine at leisure.
Toes in the sand, sea breeze in your hair, dinner in paradise is prepared under the stars on the beach by your personal chef for the evening. Choose from a seafood feast or meat grilled to perfection with a range of delicious sides, then relax with dessert around a bonfire as late as you desire.
Spa and Wellness
Amanpulo is a place of peace, where relaxation and wellness go hand in hand. Nestled on the northern hillside, at the highest point of the island, the Aman Spa is the epitome of balance and tranquility, allowing you to relax in a peaceful space for quiet contemplation.
Wellness and fitness specialists are in residence, with frequent visiting wellness experts adding their own range of specialist therapies to the already comprehensive spa menu. The Amanpulo Spa facilities features six spacious treatment suites, outdoor relaxation salas, a fitness centre, pilates studio, hydrotherapy suites, yoga & meditation pavilions, and four tennis courts with equipment provided.
Powdery white sand beaches encircle the whole of Pamalican Island, ideal for circumnavigating Amanpulo barefoot.
Fill your days with aquatic adventures from kite surfing and scuba diving, to snorkelling and kayaking, or experience all the on-shore activities Amanpulo. Pristine coral reefs stretching over seven square kilometres start just 300 metres from the island’s sandy shores, and crystal clear waters ensure excellent visibility. Amanpulo has its own PADI Dive Centre, and scuba and snorkelling guides cater to all levels, including complete beginners.
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