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integrating fluidity in life through movement . levity . vibrancy . wellbeing .
Translating comPassion into Experience.
Small Bamboo Island’s raw beauty has been preserved and enhanced by the zero-carbon development of a boutique resort with the richest marine life in the region, smart and luxurious, designer bamboo cottages and pavilions, farm-to-table organic food and access to the magnificent South-East Culion Bay.
Situated in the middle of the friendly Calamianes in Palawan, Philippines, located just 28km South of Coron, Bamboo Island is a stone’s throw away from such gems as Ditaytayan Island, Malcapuya Island and the world-class Two Seasons Resort, all easily accessed by boat.
REAL, ZERO CARBON LIVING
Carbon footprint? We choose to have a long-standing partnership with the environment.
Operations are 100% solar-powered. For water, huge rainwater collectors feed our tank. We use eco-smart faucets and showers, and all toilets are flushed with salt water!
We recognise the functional and aesthetic superiority of wood, coco lumber, bamboo, rattan and other locally-relevant materials which are all we use for buildings and furniture.
TRUE FOOD - FARM TO TABLE
We take our food very seriously on the island to give real, flavourful, local and international home- cooking using the best and safest ingredients we know.
We grow our own vegetables, citrus, herbs and poultry and have access to the freshest non-farmed seafood. We cook only with natural and fresh ingredients.
All our meals feature fresh salads and greens and, barbecued or steamed seafood.
Our Sagrada Organic Farm provides herbs, vegetables and fruit which we use profusely in what we cook and drink! Such as lettuce, Mustasa (mustard leaves), Pechay (Petsay or Chinese cabbage), Kangkong (water spinach), basil, mint, chives, parsley, coriander/cilantro, lemongrass, Kalamansi and Dayap (local lime), Sili (chili peppers, cayenne, finger peppers, capsicum varieties), Sitaw (string beans), Sitsaro (snow peas), Ampalaya (bitter melon), Talong (eggplant), Mais (corn), Kamote and Kamoteng Kahoy (sweet potato and cassava), watermelon, Lacatan and Saba banana varieties, pineapple, Langka (jackfruit) as well as Kasoy (cashew), coconut, barako coffee and wild honey.
The farm is cared for by Datchi and Rudy, 100% pesticide free and watered with fresh spring water daily.
BAHAY KUBOS -
Bamboo island offers you eight charming Bahay kubos, thatched roof huts made from bamboo and cogon, with rattan detail. Each one comes with a balcony and a stunning view of the beach and reef.
Our uniquely-designed bamboo huts have all the island life luxuries anyone would demand.
Life on the island revolves around the spacious, open-air main pavilion, situated right on the beach, featuring a sunset lounge, a reggae bar, an award-winning kitchen and dining areas, all commanding views of the surrounding waters, islands and mountainscapes.
EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES
After more than 10 years of proper care, our reef is one of the best preserved in the region and is bustling with marine life, whether swimming, flying or growing very slowly, and can be enjoyed while snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking or sailing.
Tours, island hopping, sunset cruises and snorkelling or paddle boarding further out towards Big Bamboo Island, which is considered the best reef in the region is also available upon request.
Diving to famous wrecks and reefs, kiteboarding and deep sea fishing across the bay can all be organised via the resort.
Bamboo Private Islands, Palawan, Philippines
Holistic Haven. True Food. Aesthetic Harmony. Powered by the Sun.
The Ultimate Dream Island Life. A lush, tropical paradise with turquoise-blue waters, powdery-white sand, coconut trees, a rain forest home to a multitude of colourful birds and butterflies, a friendly, charming hideaway that’s largely undiscovered..
HOW TO GET THERE
Bamboo Private Islands, Palawan, Philippines
There are 3 domestic airlines that TRAVEL TO BUSUANGA/CORON
with two to three flights daily and an average flight time of 40-50 minutes
from Manila via Skyjet Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
Morning flights will allow you to enjoy the views of the Busuanga countryside,
Yulo King Ranch, Coron Island and the beautiful islands along the way to the Bamboo islands.
Once you arrive at the FRANCISCO REYES AIRPORT IN BUSUANGA,
our shuttle van will take you on a 35 minute ride through the Busuanga countryside to
the La Sirenetta jetty, where our boat awaits you to take you to your Bamboo Island.
SMALL BAMBOO ISLAND IS LOCATED SOUTH OF CORON,
a scenic hour by boat to the resort passing by Coron Island, Malcapuya
and Banana Island amongst other beautiful islands and lagoons.