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- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 13
Type: VillaIsla De Dios Island House Palawan
Description from the owner
WHAT TO EXPECT
OH MY GOD are the words most commonly heard from guests as they step off the private boat and onto the sandy beach at Isla de Dios, our beautiful, rustic – private – beachfront hideaway. Not because it falls into a standard definition of luxury, because it doesn't. It is awe-inspiring because it's unique and breath-taking, and because it is the only beach house, alone on an island, and that is a luxury for anyone who appreciates the value of space and privacy.
Perhaps what most surprises people most is that secluded places like this still exist in the world. Imagine waking up each morning to the songs of nature and the gentle ...Read more
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Isla De Dios Island House Palawan
Coron, Palawan, Philippines
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Coron Busuanga (USU airport) is thinly populated and dense forest is still common with towns and roads often few and far between. Getting around requires patience , sometimes a little ingenuity, and from time to time a healthy sense of humour! Unlike other areas of the Philippines English is not commonly spoken here. Please remember this area didn’t have an airport until very recently so tourism is very new and even now, 99% of arrivals are Filipino adventure seekers and the occasional diver. We built here because we like the privacy and remoteness and hope that aspect never changes but we also realize that is not everyone’s idea of paradise. I am trying to explain our holiday home as best I can with pros and cons.
The area is most famous for its beautiful deserted beaches and islands and dive sites of course. They are scattered over a vast area and there are hundreds of them like a big free natural theme park. You can always see one from another. Please be realistic and keep in mind that island hopping Palawan style is not a matter of stepping onto a luxury launch and being transported to a private beach where champagne on ice and a picnic lunch will be ready waiting. As nice as that might sound, its not going to happen this century with the level of service we can provide. Our staff have only very basic hospitality skills. They will try and accommodate any requests but it is with regret I say not always to a high standard. If its five star service your after, please book elsewhere because you will be disappointed here. Best to arrive with the bare minimum of service expectations and anything extra will be a bonus. The villa is clean, the view is AMAZING, the beach is completely private, the beds are made with new sheets, the food is fresh and tasty and there is lots of it but that’s about it.
Please take it upon yourself to keep your drinks on ice, to order any extra you want from the mainland, even to make ice before you go to bed. If you would like some food to take island hopping, discuss it with the staff and triple check they pack everything you need into the boat – don’t email me a month later and say they sent you out with no ice.
The villa is huge sleeping 13 in 4 queen beds plus 5 singles. There are also a few sofa beds. There are 4 bathrooms with natural spring showers. There is no aircon as we run on solar plus generator which is only enough to run the essentials. There is no power at all through the day from after breakfast to sunset but you probably wont really notice that with most of your day being spent on the huge terrace or beach. We DO NOT turn on the generator through the day to charge the children’s Ipads or to blow-dry mums hair. Give them a hat and a bucket and send them to catch crabs instead. Crab racing at night can be great fun.
The Palawan Beach House is a unique property. ZERO pics on this site are professional photos but rather from our family album for the purpose of showing it in its honesty. The showers have pebble floors not marble, the fish has bones not batter and the house special cocktail is a fresh coconut from one of our own coconut trees.
Please bring any spirits or wine you might like to drink with you. Beer (san miquel / red horse) and coke or sprite can be bought here at our local town but anything else would need to be ordered from Coron. Complimentary airport transfers are provided and because our house is accessible only by boat, of course we transfer you here as well from the mainland. Airport to jetty is approx. 15 mins and then a further 45 mins by slow boat to our house and private beach. There is not another house in sight from ours. You will not be bothered by day trippers but you may see the occasional fisherman in the distance taking his catch to town.
There is great wreck diving in the Coron area but geographically we are on the opposite side of the mountain and several hours from Coron by boat so if you want to dive the famous sites, I suggest adding a few days in Coron town before or after your time with us. Diving where we are is possible not too far from our house through the Dugong dive center. (website: hidden) Diving with the dugong is not something you can do outside of the arranged tours. Our staff and boatman cannot take you diving.
All meals are provided and prepared with love. Lots of seafood, rice, noodles, fruit, vegetables, eggs, pork and chicken. Complimentary drinking water, juice, tea and coffee are provided. Anything extra you order from town needs to be paid for when its picked up from the jetty. We provide some snorkels and goggles and fins but I would suggest to bring your own if you’re a passionate snorkeler. Reef walking shoes are also advisable.
Please email any questions you may have – we are more than happy to answer them. We understand the expense involved in bringing your family or friends here and want to make sure everything is understood.
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. I experience breathtaking moments with my family at the Palawan Beach House every time I holiday there. BJ (Owner)
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Busuanga, 30 miles
Car is not necessary