The entire island of Pamalican is dedicated to Amanpulo, fringed by seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef and lapped by the tranquil Sulu Sea, in the Philippines.
There is much for active families to partake in from sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. On land take the children for a nature walk, a cycle around the island and to the turtle hatchery to watch the baby turtles scuttle into the sea.
Day 1: Manila to Pamalican
On arrival in Manila International Airport you will be met by a representative who will then take you by private transfer to the Amanpulo Airstrip (approximately 5 minutes) where you will be greeted and served cold drinks in the lounge and assisted with your check in to catch your flight to Amanpulo’s own private island, Pamalican.
Upon arrival, check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 - 3: Free at Leisure
You have these days free to do the following (subject to extra cost):
- Bicycle rides around the island
- Scuba diving & snorkelling
- Windsurfing – Amanpulo is a magnet for novice as well as experienced windsurfers. The island’s sand-bottomed blue lagoon, located on the windward side, makes for world-class board sailing from December through April. During this period, the northeast trade winds blow, on average, about 20 knots.
- Fishing trips – Cook your catch for dinner! You may bottom fish for snapper and grouper at one of Amanpulo’s favoured fishing spots or troll for wahoo, tuna and mackerel. The resort’s 25ft centre-console game boat is equipped with a four-line spread for game fishing.
- Sailing – The brilliant blue waters of the Sulu Sea are superb cruising grounds. Amanpulo keeps a variety of boats for island hopping, fishing and lazy-day sailing. The resort fleet includes a twin-hulled Hobie Sports 17, as well as smaller catamarans and two Lasers. Sailing lessons are available.
- Bird Watching – White-breasted wood swallows, kingfishers, black-naped orioles, sea eagles, egrets and two dozen other species make their seasonal home on Pamalican and its surrounding shores.
- Nature Walks – A walk around the island’s 5.5-kilometre whitesand beach will take about 1½ hours. There are also a number of bush paths and two modest hills to explore. From their heights, at high tide, baby sharks chasing bait fish are sometimes seen in the shallows at Pamalican’s southern end.
- Stargazing – Study the planets from the Clubhouse poolside, where an 1,800mm x 150mm astronomical refractor telescope is set up. Several times a week, trained staff will point out the glittering constellations above.
- Tennis – Four floodlit tennis courts are available with rest pavilions for refreshments. Two courts are located adjacent to the Clubhouse and two are located adjacent to the West Villa Clubhouse. Complimentary tennis balls, rackets and playing partners can be arranged.
- Spa Treatments – Situated on a hillside with views of the Sulu Sea, Amanpulo’s Aman Spa consists of a series of pavilions constructed of native wood and other natural materials. Each treatment room offers a deep-soaking bath tub, washroom, dressing area and steam shower, along with magnificent sea views.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, you will have time free at leisure before checking out and being transferred to the Airstrip in time for your flight to Manila.
Upon arrival in Manila you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to Manila Airport in time for you to check in for your international flight.
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From USD 6125 for a family of 2 adults and 1 child
Notes on our prices
- This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
- Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
- Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
- This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant
- Capital: Manila
- Main Language: Filipino, English
- Population: 94.85m (2011)
- Time Zone: GMT +8
- Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
- Best time to go: October through May
- Scuba Diving as Amanpulo is ideal for novice divers with calm, clear seas in front of the Beach Club and a gentle drop-off to deeper waters for the more advanced divers.
- Snorkellers can paddle out to the reef in a Hobie ocean kayak, tie up at one of several buoys and take to the water from there. Hawksbill and green sea turtles, parrot fish, rays and a wide array of coral fish live in these waters. Snorkelling can also be enjoyed from the beach.
- Cruising to explore the waters surrounding Pamalican, including the Sunset Cruise, the Moonlight Cruise and the Island Hopping Cruise. Top it off with private beach barbecue after.
From USD 6125