Sunday, May 15, 2011

Amanpulo: A Vacation To Remember - Day 1

We landed in Amanpulo at approximately 12:45 PM, May 9, 2011 and was warmly met by the resort's general managers, a husband and wife team, Nicholas and Christine Juett. There was a red carpet and leis placed on each guest, making me feel special the moment I got off the plane. Of course, I know that they do this for each arrival but still it was a nice touch. We were then shuttled to our individual golf carts (our mode of transportation for the duration of our stay) and our guide, Lyn took us for a short orientation tour around the main features of the private island resort before bringing us to our beach casita.  

My roommate and I were assigned to Casita No. 23 and registration was a shoo-in...I just gave her my business card and signed the form.  After showing us the casita's features and amenities (including how to operate the cart), contact numbers and other instructions, we were left to our own devices. First on the agenda was to explore our casita.  It was lovely and looked exactly as it was featured in the website.  I have always dreamed of living in a beach front house with floor to ceiling glass windows and now I get my wish...at least for the next 3 days :)  and the bathroom?  wow! and now was not the time to feel guilty about the homeless...




The last picture above is the view of the casita from the back...although it was just a few meters from the beach it was hidden by enough foliage, trees and bushes to allow you to keep your privacy.  Your beach is basically your own because while I was there, I only saw a family of three from a far distance.  It is so private that you can go skinny dipping and nobody would see you.  The only other living creature within sight that we saw was our very own resident "bayawak".





26 comments:

  1. Wow... Talagang Mag eenjoy ka kapag ganyan kaganda ang tutuluyan mo...:)

    Ganda ng Casita..

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  2. Everybody deserves a break after working and toiling so hard at work. And you're right.. appreciating these luxuries once in a while was also not the time to feel guilty about the homeless. You're right on that too. I'm sure you give back whenever you can. =)

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  3. How much did you spend for that whole three-day trip? I heard this island is one of the most expensive we have. Good for you though.

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  4. wow, sushal Amanpulo. :)

    i've always thought it's an elitist place. so even if i can't go there myself, thanks for letting us visit vicariously through your photos.

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  5. wow that just look so heaven! i would like to visit something like that as well! good for honeymooners! xx

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  6. Wow, beauiful. Lucky you, Amanpulo is one of the places I dream to visit.:)

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  7. Amanpulo is Amanpulo! sarap na bakasyon nyan, white san beach en relaxing environment cool! for sure pricey yan jeje":)

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  8. The casitas looks lovely! My friend spent around 220k for two people including island hopping, food and plane ride.

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  9. Drool!!! This is the first time I've seen photos of an Amanpulo casita. Reallly curious about the price!

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    1. please read the last post of this series, the info you want to know is there.

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  10. I really really wanted to go to Amanpulo and lalo ako ngkaron ng drive to go there because of your photos..

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  11. isa na si list ko of mga "Must-Visit" before I Die. :-)

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  12. wow Amanpulo! truly beautiful place.

    how much would a trip there costs?

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    1. Hi Yuuki, please check the last post on this series, Postscript to Amanpulo. The info you are looking for is there.

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  13. Oh my!!!!! gusto ko na ulit mag honeymooon!!! sa Amanpulo!!!!.

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  14. WOW! Isn't it that Amanpulo is highly expensive to stay at? If money won't be an issue, I'd definitely take my family there.

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  15. My dream place. Yay. Sobrang inviting ang place. You're so lucky to experience their white beach. Hehehe.

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  16. paradise... that's what Amanpulo is... how much does it cost you for the whole trip? Really interested

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    1. it depends on how many you are...we were about 30+ in our group, breakfast was Filipino buffet and mid morning/mid afternoon snacks, lunch, dinner were set meals...the fine dining way. For our group, the cost was around P70,000 per head for 3 days and 2 nights inclusive of plane ticket to Amanpulo. If you have the budget, it is so worth it.

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  17. So pretty! This is one of my dream destinations. I wish I could go there too and explore why this is a haven for the rich and the famous. Gotta save up now, i guess :)

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  18. Amanpulo looks like paradise and the perfect place to chill as a couple or as a family.

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  19. putting this as one of my bucket list to go to :D

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  20. The place looks amazing! It must have been a very relaxing and fun trip. Hope you enjoyed a lot!

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  21. You are so lucky! This has been my dream - me and my partner alone on the beach and no one to jump across you and bury you in sand

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  22. wow! great view! A must visit place!! :))

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