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Pamalican is an alluring small island. It has tropical foliage and is studded with coconut trees. It's fringed with powdery white-sand beaches, and is rimmed with crystal-clear seawaters flanked by coral reefs.
Pamalican Island is the home of the Amanpulo Resort, one of the world's most secluded luxury resorts for unwinding and rejuvenating. Amanpulo means "peaceful island" and that it is.
The entire island is privately owned and is for the exclusive use of the fewer than 100 Amanpulo Resort guests. Amanpulo has several dozen posh casitas (cottages) plus some equally stylish hillside, treetop and villa accommodations.
I walked leisurely around Pamalican Island on the beach in under 2 hours.
This luxury retreat lies southwest of Manila. It is slightly over one hour away by scheduled 19-passenger charter air service. This is the only means of transportation in and out for guests, which adds to the isolation appeal.
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