Pamalican Island is a small island set in the middle of a 7 square-kilometer coral reef. It is very remote and far from all the other islands, and the only way to reach it is by a plane. This is not the problem at all, since it belongs to the high-end Aman Resorts under the name Amanpulo Resort, and tourists are ferried by their private jet from Manila.
Amanpulo’s 40 casitas (bungalows) are modeled after the Philippine bahay kubo native dwellings and decorated in the spirit of the island. Each casita comes with a buggy for unlimited island exploration. Beach Casitas have private pathways that lead directly onto an uninterrupted wide stretch of fine sand with views over the neighboring islands. Treetop Casitas are situated above the tree-line, on higher ground and you can choose to have your own private pool! For those with deepest pockets, there are two Deluxe Hillside Casitas that offer the most spectacular panoramas of the Sulu Sea and neighboring islands.
Amanpulo offers many fun and leisure activities both in the water and on the land. Sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving are all popular activities on Pamalican. There is a variety of boats to rent for island hopping, fishing and sailing. Windsurf boards and sails are provided at the Windsurf hut on the north shore. The shallow protected lagoon there allows for easy windsurfing on a flat surface, and is especially favorable November to May, when the wind blows onshore. There are many great diving spots around the island, allowing for nice coral viewing and encounters with the sea world, including green sea turtles, parrot fish, clown fish, marble rays and a wide array of coral fish.
Pamalican island is a rare spot in Coron where you can enjoy some land activities like cycling, bird watching, turtle nesting and stargazing. If cycling is your thing, rent a bicycle, have some exercise and explore the island on two wheels. If you like bird watching, many bird species make their seasonal home on Pamalican island, like white-breasted wood swallows, kingfishers, black-naped orioles, sea eagles, egrets. Pamalican island is also a nesting site for green and hawksbill turtles. Every year from March until October, females come up to the beach to lay their eggs. Amanpulo staff monitors the laying process, and guests are invited to watch the release of the baby turtles into the sea. Stargazing is one other unique activity in Amanpulo, where you can enjoy and study the planets and stars from the Clubhouse poolside, where an astronomical refractor telescope is set up.
At the end of the day, for you to rest and relax form all the activities and excitement, Amanpulo offers spa and wellness treatments, as well as yoga, meditation and fitness.