Our Memorable Palawan Vacation
Submitted: October 27, 2010
Stayed: May 2010
When we arrived at the resort we became very excited because the house and the entire 35,000 sq ft resort was much nicer than we had imagined from the pictures. The house was inviting a very spacious two storey 3 bedroom tropical style with wonderful verandas complete with nice seating areas with excellent views of the ocean. There was a large kitchen, living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms which were decorated with fresh tropical flowers and towels folded in beautiful shell shapes on the beds. The linens where all first class quality along with thick comfortable mattresses and the entire home was well furnished with all the comforts of home.
The caretakers (Nene, Apple, Arnold and Jay) and their monkey (kikimoy) also the python (titimoy) were very welcoming. We felt at home right away. They introduced us to the entire resort which we had exclusively to ourselves. There is an additional large kitchen, bar and restaurant style seating area that can accommodate large parties right in front of the beach. There is also one native style gazebo with a large dining table right along the beach and a second gazebo for lounging and relaxing in front of the beach. The kids had fun playing in their tree house, volley ball court, pingpong, billiards, darts, snorkeling and the kayaks that were provided.
The caretakers Nene and Apple helped us prepare our food and Arnold and Jay helped plan out our days. We looked forward to having fresh sea food that we bought from the fisherman who dropped by the property which was extremely fresh and quite a bargain. Included in our rental was one free BBQ on Paradise Island they took our party on their Banka boat to this beautiful off Shore Island for an amazing day of snorkeling and playing on the white sand beach and crystal clear water. They also arranged exciting day trips to waterfalls, off shore island exploring and to their second resort home Gilligan’s that is on a beautiful secluded beach and is only accessible by boat.
The highlight of our trip arranged by our host Mal and Mich was a 3 hour voyage aboard a 45 foot Banka boat to the Underground River a world heritage site. The Underground River or Cave is navigable up to 8.5 km which you can view awesome stalactite and stalagmite formations.
We really loved every part of our trip to Port Barton, and we considered it our home too during our stay. I would recommend this to anyone, young or old. Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Palawan.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Thanks again Mike, we enjoyed hosting your lovely family, and hope to meet again soon. Mal and Mich
Helpful votes: 6/6
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