With white sand, cool sea breeze, and pristine waters, the tropical island of Panglao is the perfect place to spend the weekend living life in the slow lane. Amidst the rows of coconut trees lies Pamilacan Island Paradise, a rustic resort with well-appointed cottages and beach cabanas right along the shore.
It takes 21 minutes from Tagbilaran Airport to Port Baclayon where local boatmen are ready to take guests to Pamilacan Island, which is an hour away by boat. For the guest’s comfort and convenience, the resort provides shuttle service to be scheduled at the 24-hour front desk beforehand.
Tours can be easily arranged through management like hopping off to Balicasag Island, a marine sanctuary abundant in coral reefs where divers can swim with dolphins, whale sharks, and sea turtles.
For a different experience, travel 24 minutes to Hinagdanan from Port Baclayon, a stalactite-rich cave with a natural, sun-lit lagoon. Hungry guests can dine at Alona Beach afterwards, local favorites being Oasis Restaurant and Guiseppe Pizzeria and Sicilian Roast both 10 minutes out.
At Pamilacan Island Paradise, the cabanas are surrounded by a beautiful garden with pebbled walkways and tropical foliage. Guests will enjoy a quiet day at the treehouse or at Café Brew Point by the private beach where they serve delicious dishes. Guests can also opt to cook their own meals at the hotel’s well-equipped kitchen.
The resort has a total of 20 villas, all nonsmoking and equipped with air conditioning and cable TV. They feature a private terrace and the en suite bathroom has a shower with hot and cold water as well as complimentary towels and toiletries. Guests can rest easy with round-the-clock security and room service, with housekeeping offered daily by the resort.