Amanpulo, Philippines

Accessible only by private plane, tropical Pamalican Island is around an hour from Manila, yet feels a world away from anywhere. Amanpulo is the only property on this Philippine island, its airy Casitas and Villas opening to the 5.5-kilometres of coral sand that encircle a jungled centre. With a convivial poolside Clubhouse, an Aman Spa, Dive Centre and a laidback Beachclub, guests can be as active as they choose; a snorkel on your private beachfront might be all the exertion required to complete a day of restorative lounging. Other diversions include tennis courts, island hikes, turtle spotting and exploring the kaleidoscopic reefs just offshore.

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LOCATION

Pamalican Island, Philippines
• Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban group of Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea, 360 kilometres south-west of Manila
• Seven kilometres of reef surround the 85-hectare island on which hawksbill and green sea turtles nest

GETTING THERE

• Manila is accessed by daily direct flights from most Asian and international cities
• Complimentary car transfer from Manila airport to Amanpulo’s private lounge and hangar is available for same-day flight connections
• From Manila, guests fly directly to Pamalican Island in a 15-seat, twin-engine turboprop, landing at Amanpulo’s private airstrip. Flight time is 70 minutes each way

RELAXATION, FITNESS & SPA
Aman Spa
• Located on the hillside, Aman Spa has magnificent sea views from pavilions lined with native wood and Capiz decor
• Six single and couple treatment suites and a finishing studio give the perfect environment for the professional team of spa therapists to offer a range of locally inspired massages, body, face and salon treatments
• Several relaxation salas provide an idyllic place to rest and enjoy post-treatment refreshments
Fitness Centre
• State-of-the-art cardio, fixed and free weight equipment for a variety of workouts and personal training with expert fitness instructors
• Yoga and meditation studio and separate Pilates studio with Allegro reformers
• Steam rooms, cold plunge pools and relaxation verandas
• Outdoor Jungle Run obstacle course
Tennis
• Four flood-lit synthetic grass courts with rest pavilions for refreshments
• Two courts are located near the Clubhouse and two are located at the West Villa Clubhouse
• Tennis equipment is provided, hitting partners are available for practice or for tennis lessons
Swimming pool
• 30-metre pool surrounded by bougainvillea
• Bordered by three spacious open-air salas with lounge mattresses

 

DINING

The Clubhouse Restaurant
Capacity: 138 seated
• Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Filipino and international cuisine incorporating ingredients from the island’s organic farm and local communities
• Indoor-outdoor setting overlooking the main pool, the Sulu Sea and Manamoc island
Lobby Bar
• Occupies a cosy corner of the Clubhouse with an unobscured view of Manamoc island
• Offers a selection of local and imported cigars 
Beachclub
Capacity: 50 seated
• Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Serves Mediterranean cuisine and live seafood; perfect for sunset cocktails
• Located on the west beach, beside the Sea Sports Hut
Nama at the Lagoon Club
Capacity: 34 seated
• Open for dinner from 6pm, on the island’s east side
• Premium Japanese cuisine
• Seasonal restaurant, open during the months of November to May 
Picnic Grove/Windsurf Hut 
Picnic Grove capacity: 80 seated (high season);
Windsurf Hut capacity: 42 seated (low season)
• Open for lunch from 11am to 2.30pm
• Serves wood-fired pizzas and garden-fresh salads, on the sand and under the trees
• Ideal venue for private dinner functions Kawayan Bar
• Floating bamboo bar, ideal for all-day lounging, swimming and snorkelling
• Available for cocktails and picnics, with snacks provided (reservation required)
Private dining
• Picnic lunches and Filipino barbecues may be organised on the beach, in a secluded cave, or high up on the hillside (reservation required)
• Ideal both for couples and large gatherings
• Meals may also be enjoyed at guests’ casitas, indoors or on the deck

 

ACCOMODATION

Elevated on the hillside or set by the beach, Amanpulo’s casitas and villas were designed by acclaimed Filipino architect Francisco Mañosa. Inspired by traditional Philippine dwellings, they feature vaulted wooden ceilings, pebble-washed walls, coconut-shell tables and large Cebu marble bathrooms, along with private outdoor decks.

29 Beach Casitas 68m2, 731 ft2
4 Treetop Casitas 68m2, 731 ft2
5 Hillside Casitas 68m2, 731 ft2
2 Treetop Pool Casitas 68m2, 731 ft2
2 Deluxe Hillside Casitas 68m2, 731 ft2
1 One-bedroom Villa from 281m2, 3024 ft2
3 Two-bedroom Villas from 362m2, 3898 ft2
1 Three-bedroom Villa from 383m2, 4121 ft2
7 Four-bedroom Lagoon Villas from 383m2, 4121 ft2
6 Four-bedroom Palawan Villas from 383m2, 4121 ft2

Casitas
• Located on the hillside, in the treetops, or near the beach with a private path to the shore
• Treetop Pool Casitas feature a plunge pool; Deluxe Hillside Casitas enjoy spectacular panoramas of the Sulu Sea and sunset views
• Each casita is provided with a private buggy for exploring the island
Villas
• 18 private villas, metres from the sea with private beach access
• Seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces arranged around a pool, including a living and dining pavilion, outdoor lounge and kitchen
• Private butler and chef
• One buggy per bedroom
• Guests enjoy full use of all Amanpulo facilities and services

 

Other facilities and services
The Library provides novels in several languages, travel guides, newspapers, magazines and coffee-table books on Philippine art, design and culture, along with movies and wi-fi
The Boutique showcases local and international designer resort wear and accessories, Filipino crafts, jewellery and antiques
The Kids Club is open daily from 9am to 5pm with a selection of toys, books, movies, games and arts and crafts activities. Babysitting can also be arranged.
A doctor is on-property at all times, and the clinic is equipped to provide immediate treatment and care
Sea turtle nesting season is from June to November, when green and hawksbill sea turtles lay their eggs on Amanpulo’s beach at night. Collected eggs are transferred to the turtle hatchery and these clutches hatch from August to January. Fortunate guests may witness the hatchlings being released into the ocean during this time.

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