AMANPULO LUXURY BEACH RESORT
Amanpulo Beach Resort in Palawan, Philippines is a luxurious island paradise privately lies at the middle of the Sulu Sea. It is surrounded by sandbanks, rich marine life and well-maintained reefs. Experience a unique escapade and an enchanting vacation in a world-class and exclusive Philippines island destination.
What To Do In Amanpulo
A PADI Dive Centre offers courses from introductory to Divemaster levels. All equipment is provided at Amanpulo’s Dive Shop. Underwater lights, underwater digital cameras and diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) are also available. Divers must be at least 8 years of age. For novice divers, Amanpulo is a welcoming retreat, with glassy seas in front of the Beach Club and a gentle drop-off to deeper waters. For certified divers, there are a number of fine sites on both sides of Pamalican, all within easy reach by dive boat. (Certified divers should bring their certification cards or dive log book with them).
Amanpulo features a choice of five-night dive experiences that include boat fees, dive equipment, daily breakfast and a gourmet picnic lunch.
There are twice-daily scheduled snorkelling trips via the pontoon boat. Snorkelers can also take a Malibu ocean kayak, tie up at one of several buoys and take to the water from there. The reef facing the Beach Club is a popular stop. Hawksbill and green sea turtles, parrot fish, rays and a wide array of coral fish live in these waters. Snorkelling can also be enjoyed from the beach.
Windsurfing is available for novice and experienced windsurfers alike. Amanpulo’s sand-bottom blue lagoon, located on the windward side with gentle waves, makes for world-class board sailing from December through April. During this period the north-east trade winds average about 20 knots. Amanpulo is able to provide top-of-the-line equipment from 3.6-m wave sails to 6.5-m V6 slalom sails along with various slalom boards and rigs. Amanpulo’s Windsurf Hut is located under a canopy of trees just back of Pamalican’s east-coast beach. It’s on this coast, where the barrier reef breaks the Sulu Sea’s momentum, that the region’s winter trade winds are best tackled.
Guests may bottom fish for snapper and grouper at one of Amanpulo’s favoured fishing spots or troll for wahoo, tuna, bonito and mackerel. The resort’s 25ft centre-console fishing boat is equipped with a three-line spread for troll fishing.
The brilliant blue waters of the Sulu Sea are superb cruising grounds. Amanpulo keeps a variety of boats for island hopping, fishing and lazy-day sailing. The resort fleet includes a twin-hulled Hobie Sports 17, as well as smaller catamarans and two Lasers. Sailing lessons are available. Dolphin I, Amanpulo’s 31ft fiberglass Gulf Craft, handles everything but the longest charters. A later version, Dolphin II, is three feet longer and equipped with a E-TIC Johnson 250HP twin engine. Dolphin II can take up to 8 guests on half-day and full-day charters. Rounding out the fleet is a fast-planing fibreglass boat and a spacious, double-decker pontoon boat, ideal for snorkelling and sunbathing, as well as sunset cruises and cocktails.
Cruises are available for guests to explore the waters surrounding Pamalican, including the sunset cruise, moonlight cruise, and the island hopping cruise. Guests can arrange for a private beach barbecue dinner after their excursion.
A walk around the island’s silky sand beaches will take about 1½ hours. There are also a number of bush paths and two modest hills to explore. At high tide, baby sharks chasing bait fish are sometimes seen in the shallows at Pamalican’s southern end. White-breasted wood swallows, kingfishers, black-naped orioles, sea eagles, egrets and two dozen other species make their seasonal home on Pamalican and its surrounding shores. Pamalican is a nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Every year from March until October, females come up to the beach at night to lay their eggs.
To assist in protecting this endangered species, WWF have trained Amanpulo staff to tag the turtles and monitor the laying process, before transferring the eggs to hatchery, located at the Windsurf Hut. Whenever baby turtles are hatching, Amanpulo guests are invited to watch the release of the baby turtles into the sea.
Text Source: e-philippines.com.ph
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