At a recent interview we did with Kathryn Bernardo for her book, Everyday Kath: Kathryn Bernardo’s 365 Ways To Be Your Own Teen Queen, she mentioned that, if given a chance, she'd visit Amanpulo. And who wouldn’t? We heard even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning to visit the paradise after well, a different Paradise this Saturday. But what's so special about it anyway?
The Amanpulo sunset.
Palawan is known for its many pristine and exclusive islands, resorts such as El Nido, Coron, and Busuanga, but Amanpulo and its 250 acres ringed by powdery white sand is in a league of its own. Below are a few reasons why.
"We are now back in this place where we had our first 'island date' six years ago...but this time, we are accompanied by our little one insideðŸ¼. Evidently, the skies dictate that during these special days, we shall make use of the beautiful natural resources. Happy birthday my love!"-Dingdong
Lunch in the middle of the sea? Why not!
Nestled beautifully in the Sulu sea is Amanpulo, a resort on an island called Pamalican. The name that was coined from the combination of Aman, which is Sanskrit for peace, and pulo, literally means peaceful island—and that’s pretty much what you’re paying for.
Toni Gonzaga and 50 shades of blue.
The 40-room hideaway takes exclusivity to the next level by going as far as keeping the casitas at a certain distance from each other and placing guests in different parts of common areas, such as the club house, to ensure utmost privacy.
Anne celebrated her 30th birthday in Amanpulo with her sister Jasmine and boyfriend Erwan.
Ever noticed how all the celebrity photos look as if they’re the only ones on the whole island? This is exactly what Amanpulo wants their guests to feel and is also the reason why their A-list, high-profile, clientele includes politicians, businessmen, and celebrities. Although it hasn't been confirmed (as Amanpulo respects the privacy of their guests), it has been said that international celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, and Robert de Niro have all taken refuge on the island.
The upscale resort has everything you need for the perfect getaway. If you just wish to lounge around with a good book, they have a library ready for use.
If you’re into watersports, you can either go sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and more!
Sisters Anne and Jasmine feeding the fishes in the Sulu sea’s clear waters.
The picnic grove’s signature pizza.
On land, you can take your very own club car (each casita has its own) to go around the island. They even have tennis courts ready for those who want to burn all the delish meals you’re bound to eat during your stay. Want a private dinner under the stars, by the sea? All you need to do is ask.
Bea Alonzo recently took a trip to the renowned resort, too.
No grand getaway would be complete without a relaxing spa. The Aman spa is located in the hilly area of the island giving you a sweeping view of the Visayan paradise.
Care for a dip in their 30-metre pool?
The next time you save up to visit the likes of Maldives, whether for your anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or simply to reward yourself with a grand getaway, take a look at what our country has to offer first. Our beaches will never disappoint.
Photos from @annecurtissmith, @jascurtissmith, @beaalonzo, @kimcamjones, @therealmarian, @dongdantes, @celestinegonzaga