Dreaming of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a spot to get away from it all? Amanpulo, a stunning boutique beach resort nestled on the tranquil Pamalican Island in the Philippines is our answer. You’ll be getting back to basics without forgoing style and luxury here where just 40 stunning casitas line the beach and spacious villas rise up from amongst the treetops and tropical landscape. So prepare to unplug and de-stress at this exclusive escape.


Situated on an island just five kilometres long and 500 meters wide, this retreat truly is a slice of paradise where it’ll feel like it’s just you and the ocean, making for a perfect romantic getaway. On your 70 minute flight from Manila, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of the area’s beauty before arriving at your new home. With your very own diving school and a stunning reef fringing the island, you’ll be able to explore waters teeming with colorful marine life, including sea turtles or sample the selection of water sports on offer.

Your Room

Traditional architecture blends into the beautiful natural surroundings at Amanpulo, but the interiors are anything but rustic. All the spacious 40 casitas and villas are stylishly decorated with rich mahogany furnishings and boast spectacular views of the Sulu Sea or the tropical forests. Choose a beach casita and your doors will open onto warm sands or get back to nature and relax in the treetops in your hillside casita. If you’re bringing the family why not stay in one of the villas complete with private pool and your own kitchen?

Why we like it

Amanpulo balances exploration and relaxation with finesse and we couldn’t help but fall in love with their spa which offers traditional treatments using local herbs and plants, not to mention a yoga studio with a stunning view. Plus anywhere with a floating bar, the epitome of laidback island life gets the seal of approval from us.