Ariara Island

An 125-acre private island in the Palawan region, Ariara Island is one of the most stunning resorts in the Philippines. Only one party can book the fully-staffed property at a time (two to 20 guests), giving visitors ultimate exclusivity. The resort has 10 beach cottages and jungle villas, each with a large bedroom, a four-poster bed, a walk-in wardrobe, and an enormous marble bathroom with either a wooden bathtub or a marble bathtub hand-carved from a block of Romblon marble, plus an open-air shower. The cottages are surrounded on two sides by wide verandas with cooling ceiling fans, which provide ample room to relax and enjoy the view with comfortable seating, hammocks, and a breakfast table. The Lodge lies at the center of the settlement as a hub for guests to come together, socialize, dine (meals are prepared by private chefs), and entertain. There is also an infinity-edge swimming pool that looks out to the beach and the 140-meter pier, which has a cabana. Various water sports are available and the Island Manager is also a qualified PADI instructor, able to guide you on diving excursions to the private reef, nearby dive sights, and WWII shipwrecks, as well as on night dives. Yoga instruction, massage treatments, boat excursions, and photography services are available upon request. Ariara Island can be reached via private boat or helicopter transfer from Busuanga Airport in Coron, or by a chartered amphibious aircraft from Manila Bay.

Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located 160 miles southwest of Manila, this private paradise is easily accessible, yet still remote and exclusive.

Reputation: Ariara Island has been mentioned for its unparalleled experience, in such world-renowned titles as Harrods Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, The Spectator, and Wine and Dine.

Service: Guests won’t have to lift a finger, should they choose not to, with their own personal chef, as well as a team of personal staff to attend to their every need.

Palawan, Philippines
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  • 24hr Room Service
  • Bar/pub
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Water Sports
  • Wi-Fi In Public Areas
  • Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
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