The whole experience at ' Villa Marguerita ' will be relaxing from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Island hopping, swimming, boating, fishing, walks to the several nearby waterfalls, bush walks, Bar-B-Ques on uninhabited islands, are just to name a few of the possible activities. Drinking freshly cut coconut juice or San Miguel beer, eating fresh seafood, sleeping, reading, relaxing, and walks along the beach are some other popular pastimes. Our caretakers Marilyn and Arnold are available to assist you with your needs where possible if requested. Laundry, cooking and cleaning services are available from our caretakers. You probably won't spend much time in the Villa apart from sleeping, most of your time will probably be in the entertainment area, the beach, or enjoying outside activities such as Island Hopping, kayaking, exploring the local area and Waterfalls. Our Stand up Paddle boards are available for our guests to use and are a must to try when exploring the Port Barton area.
Our main bar and restaurant area will remain open to the public during peak season which is from around December to June. The house will be yours exclusively of course, however we will be serving meals and drinks from our bar area to the general public. We may have musicians entertaining guests at nights.
How to get there: Flights from Manila to Puerto Princessa or Clarke to San Vicente are available.
Palawan is a one hour domestic flight from Manila Airport. We find Cebu Pacific and Air Asia to have the most competitive prices currently. Other airlines include Philippine Airlines. Book in advance to receive the best prices. We usually pay around $50 usd each way and often much less but this can be much higher for late bookings.
From Puerto Princessa to Port Barton: We can have a driver meet you at the airport and transport you to our home or you can make your own way if you like. Public transport is available from Puerto Princesa, but the most convenient and comfortable trip is by air conditioned van. There are 12 seater vans available for the very pleasant 2 and a half to 3 hour trip up the Palawan coastline where you'll pass through dozens of small villages and see how Filipinos really live in the provinces. You'll pay around $90 usd for a private air conditioned van. You'll pass the famous Underground River on the way to and from Port Barton so you may like to take the side trip to visit this outstanding tourist attraction. You driver can organise this but he will need some notice. Try to organise early flights in to Puerto Princesa, and late flights going back to allow you plenty of time to take the Underground River side trip. It's well worth the trip and the entry fees are inexpensive.
The trip to Port Barton from Puerto Princessa is picturesque as it follows the east coast of Palawan and then weaves through the small villages that dot the countryside. You'll see a wide cross section of Filipino culture and life along this road. The Highway is good, little traffic and the trip goes quickly.
The last few kilometres of the road into Port Barton is being concreted now but cureently there are still some very rough and sometimes boggy sections.
Port Barton Area: Activities to entertain guests are many and have previously been mentioned. They include, paddle boats and glass bottom kayaks, Motor Bike, and Table Tennis, Island Hopping, Camping overnight on Islands, Fishing, Boating Swimming, Waterfall Hikes (several falls nearby) day trips to Underground River or to El Nido, Karaoke at night (but don't pack your disco clothes cuz there's not a lot on at night other than Fiestas and Town Dance nights mainly Ballrom and Latin) or you can safely walk the Beach or streets at night or in the afternoons you may do some bar hopping to see whats going on in the village while you enjoy the often stunning sunsets. We find getting out into the water on a boat is one of the most rewarding activities here, and the waters and islands are truly beautiful. Swimming is great to cool you off on hot days or try the shower we've attached to the coconut tree on the beach. Swimming is also great at the waterfalls…….definitely go to the waterfalls. There are several in the area.
The Palawan Region: Palawan is well known to Filipinos as being the undeveloped, unspoiled Paradise of their Country. Port Barton is located a scenic boat trip south of the well known El Nido famous for its Resorts and Magnificent Cliff Faces which plunge into its Crystal Clear waters and North of Sabang and the Famous Underground River of the Philippines. Port Barton is well known as a Holiday Destination in Palawan and from here you have access to dozens of Islands of the West Coast of Palawan. Fishing, diving, sightseeing, butterfly and bird watching, nature walks and a variety of other local activities are available to visitors such as cock fighting. Foundation day celebrations from January 28 to 30 is a great time to visit the Port Barton Area