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Pamalican Island is a small island which is a part of the Cuyo Archipelago resting in the Sulu Sea. It's situated between Panay and Palawan. Comprised of 40 islands, the Cuyo Archipelago has been a part of sailing and trading routes since before the Spanish arrived from Europe.
Home to the luxury resort Amanpulo, Pamalican is about 90 hectares and has 5.5 kilometers of pure, white sandy beach. Walking around the island in a full circle will take about 90 minutes. Pamalican is surrounded by a 3 square-mile coral reef.
The island is accessible only by Amanpulo's private charter plane, a Dornier 228-202K, which flies 360 kilometers due southwest direct from Manila. The island itself is calm, tranquil and peaceful. There are casitas and personal buggies/golf carts for sleeping and getting around this secluded island. Many employees are from nearby Manamoc Island and they will do their best to pamper visitors lucky enough to make it to this world-class destination.
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With nature as your playground, engage in Amanpulo's many sports on offer: sailing, diving, kayaking, swimming and tennis are all on the menu.
Excellent fishing is available just offshore, though a boat trip farther afield can yield game fish including tuna, swordfish and marlin.
Nature Walks & Stargazing
Why not enjoy a morning or evening stroll on the island? Bird lovers can see orioles, egrets, sea eagles and many other migratory species. At night, see the stars through the island's 1,800mm x 150mm astronomical refractor telescope.
Between March and October on some islands, female turtles come up from the sea to lay their eggs on the beach. This nighttime activity requires patience in order to see the exact moment when the eggs hatch and the baby turtles scuttle off to the sea.
A wellness holiday like no other, from September 18 - October 3, 2017, embark on this journey to find the perfect balance of luxury, rejuvenation and adventure. Starting in Bali, you’ll be whisked on to the Philippines and finally Vietnam, using the tour’s private jet and staying at Aman’s collection of resorts.
Located on a private island, Amanpulo is possibly the perfect beach escape. Pamalican island is secluded and offers a variety of sea, sand and tropical-retreat pleasures, in exclusive comfort and in traditionally styled accommodation. The 40 Beach, Hillside and Treetop Casitas are modeled on local bahay kubo dwellings, and each has its own golf cart for island exploration. All casitas come with a flat-screen satellite television, DVD/CD player and iPod dock, all connected to a surround-sound system. This romantically remote island caters to those who wish to 'hammock' and beach-comb during their days in paradise, and also to those who seek a more active agenda of ocean adventures. There are tennis courts, a high-tech, air-conditioned gym, and a serene, 100-foot pool. The open-air Garden and Beach Salas are discreetly secluded and offer holistic body treatments. Wi-fi is available throughout the property. Amanpulo is a one-hour flight on the resort's private plane from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila. Flights are scheduled throughout the day to meet arriving guests.