Cerulean sky and turquoise sea merge at Amanpulo, a whisper-quiet private island retreat in the Philippines. Part of the Cuyo Archipelago, northeast of Palawan Island

Private Plane

Pamalican Island is exclusively accessed by private, intimate flights, landing on the island’s own airstrip.

The Island

Amanpulo’s powdery white-sand beach stretches the full 6.5-kilometre perimeter of Pamalican Island, enclosing an unspoilt tropical wilderness. A pristine coral reef awaits exploration just offshore


Each twin-roofed Casita offers a seamless transition between indoors and out embellished with the country’s rich natural resources: coconut-shell tables, pebble-washed walls, Cebu marble bathtubs and beds with rattan headboards

The Beach

The calm, clear seas in front of the Beach Club are ideal for novice divers; a gentle drop-off suits those who are more advanced. Boats are available and windsurfing is world-class for the more adventurous. It is equally wonderful to do nothing at all.