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 Beach Club, 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.
Elevated on the hillside or set by the beach, Amanpulo’s casitas and villas were designed by acclaimed Filipino architect Francisco Manosa. 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.
Loosely modelled after native bahay kubo dwellings with an open-plan, twin-roofed design, Amanpulo’s Casitas offer direct beach access via sandy footpaths, magnificent views of the turquoise sea from the hillside, or seclusion within the forest canopy. Broad wooden decks, hammocks in secluded bowers and pebble-washed walls are just some of the traditional island elements included. Two Casitas have private plunge pools.
- Located on the hillside, in the treetops, or near the beach with a private path to the shore
- Treetop Pool Casitas feature a plungepool
- 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
- 16 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
Locally-caught seafood and island-grown vegetables and herbs take prominence on Amanpulo’s menu. Served across venues from the Clubhouse Restaurant and Beach Club to private salas and beach barbecues, dishes can be centred around ingredients that guests pick themselves from the island’s organic garden.
Whether it is sailing or scuba diving, windsurfing or simply frolicking in the water, Amanpulo offers an abundance of aquatic activities, all available to novices and experts alike. On land, tennis courts and bicycles are complemented by nature walks, which take in the lush indigenous plants as well as the dozens of bird species that make seasonal homes on the island and the nesting sites of green and hawksbill sea turtles. At night, an astronomical refracting telescope helps get up close to the stars.
Amanpulo is a place of peace, where relaxation and wellness go hand in hand. The large spa is set on a hillside above the treetops with far-reaching views to the turquoise waters. Designed as a tranquil sanctuary, the connected pavilions are made from native wood with seashell-lined ceilings and are interspersed with outdoor relaxation salas.