Set on its own private island, Pangulasian Island Resort is rimmed by some 820 yards of blinding-white sands on El Nido’s Bacuit Bay. A haven for divers, outdoor enthusiasts, and travelers in search of blissful beachside luxury, Pangulasian Island Resort is defined by its eco-friendly soul.

Pangulasian Island Resort hosts 42 individual villas set perfectly balanced between the lush forest and the intoxicating blue sea. The contemporary Filipino design of each retreat takes its inspiration from the gorgeous island beauty, mixing clean lines and natural goods in each space with a focus on function and sustainability. A private balcony provides a constant view of the water and within each suite await all of the conveniences desired for a luxury beach holiday. Beach Villas boast direct access to the sands and shore, Pool Villas allow for a private swim, while Canopy Villas are perched overhead, elevated above the forest for exceptional views of Bacuit Bay. Small groups and families will find their own intimate paradise within the four Kalaw Villas, hidden in a private cove and sharing a swimming pool and outdoor dining sanctuary.

Pangulasian’s “Island of the Sun” moniker is owed to its prime views of both sunrise and sunset each day, and activities are designed for guests to take full advantage of the sun-soaked daylight hours. Divers the world over travel to Bacuit Bay to experience its pristine underwater splendors, and the Pangulasian Island Resort diving center preps underwater explorers for the waters that shelter a collection of colorful fish and sea life in its own marine sanctuary. Adventures at Pangulusian Island Resort come above the waters too—nature walks and hikes through the island’s trails reveal a lush landscape of regional flora. The resort spa caters to slower pursuits, tempting weary muscles with a variety of treatments including the traditional Filipino hilot massage.

At any time of day Amianan Restaurant is a feast of international flavors, paired perfectly with premium wines at dinner, and the two grills located poolside and on the beach also serve up grilled plates and chilled cocktails suited for sipping at sunset. If a more romantic setting is desired, private dining experiences can be arranged aboard a private cruise, on the villa balcony, or in a cozy corner of the island. A slice of paradise in El Nido is easy to incorporate into a custom Philippines luxury travel itinerary. Contact the luxury travel consultants at Ker & Downey to start planning.