Amanpulo in Pamalican Island, Philippines
Each elegant Aman Resort welcomes a distinctive clientele. Amanpulo, on its own private island just an hour's flight southwest from Manila, is a sun-kissed retreat for true beach lovers. Part of the Cuyo Archipelago, northeast of Palawan Island, guests arrive by private plane to the island’s own airstrip. Each of the expansive Villas and the 42 beachfront, treetop and hillside Casitas, reflect their island home both inside and out. Pamper yourself at the Spa set on a hillside above the treetops designed as a tranquil sanctuary. Enjoy cuisine featuring locally-caught seafood and island-grown vegetables and herbs on the menu. Dishes can be centered 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.
Location of Amanpulo
Nearest Airport: MNL
Amenities for Amanpulo
- General Information
- 50 Guest Rooms
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Spa Services
- Wellness Center
- Beach Access
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Luxury Tents & Open Air
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Amanpulo
You go to an Aman for the experience - Pulo is one of the best. We had a lovely stay with an upgrade to a Treetop Casita with a pool on our first night, but moved to a Beach Casita the following nights. I think next time I would prefer the privacy and remoteness of the Treetop Casita. Renovations have been going on and the resort is looking good. The sea is calm and a delicious temperature. Food is much improved and had lovely Filipino food. Don't miss the theme nights at some of the venues. We went to a Carribean and a Hawaiian night - both nice BUT Carribean night was off the charts good. Wine is crazy expensive though. Service is lovely, and it's really the small touches that add up to the sum of your stay. The little nightly turndown gifts are nicer at other Amans BUT the last night's key ring is something we use daily now. They also sent me home with a half a kilo of salt after I had remarked that I really enjoyed the taste - they farm it from a nearby island. Can't wait to go back.
SwimBikeRunGirl - Hong Kong, China
Never imagined to experience such a wonderful place a right to be called a paradise. Villas are excellent Beach is excellent You would really want to spend a lifetime at peace. Food is fantastic. The price is nothing to the amenities and the extra service you will experience. A+++
Max2780 - Brisbane, Australia
This resort is amazing. Great staff, attentive service, beautiful beaches, and the most crystal clear water. We stayed in Villa 27 and think it is probably the best villa on the island. Private, in a great location and has so many beautiful plants and trees. I would recommend Amanpulo to anyone and everyone!
Christinangt - Manila, Philippines
It is pretty hard to describe the experience. We spent 5 days with our 3 children and were simply blown away by the service at the Amanpulo. It is everything you can dream about. Incredible staff that spent every minute trying to make you happy without ever being too much or invasive. Delicious food, beautiful beaches and fun activities. This place is now be on top of our favorite in the world ! Full disclosure - the interior design is nothing special, it is of course very comfortable but nothing unforgettable, kind of standard 5 stars.
Marie C - New York City, New York
Booking - we availed of the BDO booking which was very straightforward. Staff was courteous. Comparing them to El Nido reservations, they were not as welcoming, and did not ask about dietary restrictions, or care that someone was celebrating her birthday. Check in - the resort has its own private lounge, and check-in was very very relaxed. Arriving - the resort gave a tour of the island through shared carts, which we did not mind since we traveled as 4 families. We were amazed at the huge monitor lizards which were quite a lot, and roaming about freely. Beach - the beach outside the casitas was beautiful. During mornings, it is littered with seaweed and dirt (actually saw a flourescent light!) which probably came from nearby islands. Spa - masseuse are desperately in need of training. They did not know a single pressure point Food - so so. The pizzas are good, breakfast is okay. The picnic not so much. Mediterranean is alright. Small servings and pricey. Service - everyone raves about the service. I think this is a hit or miss. Some staff are very accommodating, and when you bring kids, they probably have a list of what to prepare that's why details like playpens, sterilizers, toys, and activities are waiting at the casita. Requesting for changes in spa schedule (these were pre-booked for us) were haughtily answered with a "the spa makes the booking, you have to follow the booking". When asked what activities are for kids, Ilene also said there's a kid's lounge and that's it. Another staff had mentioned to us about pizza making, tree planting, a jungle run, biking, and fish feeding. Snorkeling - the batfish are bigger than basketballs, and they aren't shy either. You can also actually swim with the sea turtles, which are massive. We spotted not less than 10 pawikans. All in all, it was a good experience. The resort is indeed beautiful. The prices are exorbitant, but cheap or getting more than what you are paying for is not what you are looking for when you go to Aman resorts.
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