Hi Katie,

You got my pics which just don’t do Pangulasian justice but I did my best! From start to finish, the trip could not have been better. Here are some thoughts:

Arrival/departure: terrific VIP service at airport/boat, friendly staff, perfect English and just super hospitable. Really enjoyable experience after flying 20+ hours to get to Manila. AirSwift was great as well. For someone who has traveled to 103 countries and many ’emerging’, this definitely was more luxe than those flights. Didn’t have to do anything. Just showed up :) they took care of everything.

Pangulasian Island was by far one of the best I’ve stayed at. Just unbelievable. The pool villa – WOW! The staff – amazing. The amenities, beach, pool, everything – it was like being on a deserted island with butlers! Nemo (yes, Nemo) was ours and really just so lovely and at our beck and call. Over the top service and reasonable prices for dinners/drinks/lunch. We did the sunset hike with Emmanual who was awesome! And we then got a private boat for 8 hours (also Emmanual) and it was amazing. Snorkeled with black tip sharks, sea turtles, all over the corals, lagoons, and Emmanual knew all the spots and when to go – eg no tourists. The private beach club was just outstanding too.

CL, Philippines, Mar ’17