When thinking of escaping city life for a while, there’s one dream destination to explore – the Bamboo Island Private Resort, an ultimate dream island in Palawan. The island resort rests in the richness of the region’s marine life with luxuriously-designed cottages and pavilions, fabulous organic food and access to fun and healthy activities.
The island is located in the middle of Calamianes. About 28km (15 N miles) South of Coron, Small Bamboo is found right in the middle of the magnificent South-East Culion Bay, and very near Ditaytayan Is., Malcapuya Is., Calumbuyan Is. and the world-class Two-Seasons resort. It is easily accessed by motorized boat or speedboat on an hour trip.
An island life to remember: zero-carbon.
At the resort, one can enjoy this small place with the luxury of a private island complete with personal chef and friendly-yet discrete- staff, a million-dollar view from the uniquely-designed bamboo huts with comfy seats, outside terrace, warm-white lights, a queen-size bed, super soft bed sheets.
Foods are prepared from farm to the kitchen, serving guests with home-cooked food, carefully prepared using local and imported ingredients. The resort plants and grows its own vegetables, citrus, herbs and poultry that provide ready access to fresh and natural ingredients.
The island takes pride of its zero-carbon operation with 100% solar-powered by a 600-Amp system and backed up with a battery bank. Water requirement is supported by huge rainwater collectors that feed its 100 cubic meter tank
Fun activities to explore in the island
Guests will enjoy snorkeling in the island with the reef preserved for more than 10 years of proper care. Sailing around the bay is an amazing experience one can get. Paddle Boarding is another activity to enjoy the view of the reef as seen from a Stand-Up Paddleboard. For a tandem moment, kayaks are also available to make their day. Lazy afternoons can be spent with dart games while health buffs fond of Yoga will fall in love the perfect spots on the beach to lay their mats and take the moves.
A Sunset Cruise brings guests around for a 20-minute ride to the best reef in the region with cocktails in a beach-umbrella settings. Meantime, a ‘Farm Lunch Experience’provides an hour ride through picturesque islands, straits and mangroves, followed by a 15-minute walk to the Tapiken Organic Farm. Guest are free to harvest their own veggies and herbs and prepare for a unique lunch experience on the big communal banana leaf-covered bamboo table while enjoying the sight of a river running through.
Island Hopping is another one to look forward to as the resort is equipped with a wide range of bancas and speedboats to take the guests to some fabulous neighboring white-sand-and-turquoise-waters islands like Canipo, Ditaytayan, Malcapuya, Calumbuyan, Coron Is., Pass Is., North Cay, South Cay, Pamalican Is., or further to the mysterious Black Is.
Busuanga as a place known for underwater activities, diving is one best thing to do in the island. The resort has easy access to dive tours organized by their friends from Sangat Island Dive Resort (www.sangat.ph) who are experts in wreck/island reef diving in Coron for 25 years. Other fun activities in the island include kite boarding, deep sea fishing among others.
For more details, interested travelers may visit their website at http://www.bambooislands.ph.