For a private island of its size housing so few rooms/villas, there is ample choices for food: Clubhouse puts emphasis on Filipino classics; Nama serves sushi from fish flown in daily from Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market; the Beach Club serves delectable tapas; the Picnic Lounge does beachside pizzas and the Lagoon Club serves grilled specialities. But the real star here is the private barbecues, which can be done outside the casitas. The delightful Kawayan is a floating bamboo bar in the middle of the sea, and a perfect spot for sunset romance.
The hillside Aman Spa, with magnificent sea views from pavilions lined with native wood and capiz decor, offers treatments derived from the traditional healing arts of the Philippines.
Turtle hatching takes place from June to October, when endangered hawksbill and green sea turtles lay their eggs on Amanpulo’s beach at night and marine life in the immediate vicinity include black-tip reef sharks and giant sea turtles.
The playful ‘Jungle Run’ is an obstacle course designed around the centre of the island’s shrubbery and foliage.
- 1 hour by private plane from Manila
- Private island
- 5.5-kilometres of coral sand beach
- 42 Casitas and 16 villas
- 6 restaurants and bars
- 30 metre swimming pool
- Aman spa plus fitness centre and tennis
- Watersports including scuba and private sailing
- Stargazing through Amanpulo’s astronomical refractor telescope