The ethos of AMAN is founded in simple luxury, afforded by an exceptional location
harmoniously blended with a unique environment. The result is a selection of contem-
porary and finely-tuned resorts that offer an enriching, enlightening and rewarding
lifestyle experience. This lifestyle is about a lust for faraway places, a fascination with
foreign cultures, a desire to escape and relax in surrounds that satisfy and please on all
levels, an encounter with nature at her finest and a world apart from everyday life,
where needs are met before they are even acknowledged.
It is Aman’s understanding of this discerning appetite and a deep appreciation of
the creative and elegant that bring kindred spirits to AMANRESORTS and make the
ownership or rental experience of an AMAN VILLA truly rewarding.
While Aman resorts offer all the privacy, luxury and relaxation guests could desire,
Aman Villas take things to an entirely different level. Situated adjacent to a number of
Aman resorts around the world – from Thailand to Indonesia, the Caribbean to the
Philippines – the villas are the ultimate tier in terms of Aman accommodation options,
offering all the services and facilities of the resort in consummate privacy.They also enable
families and friends to holiday together, with the obvious benefits of a personal cook,
live-in maid and concierge service.The ideal venues for family gatherings and events such
as weddings or meetings, Aman Villas also offer owners and guests unlimited access to
all the facilities and services of the Aman resort. This ensures a home-away-from-home
experience with every possible convenience – from spas and tennis courts to restaurants
and libraries – on the side.
These gracious villa homes are available for rent through Amanresorts, and, in a number
of destinations, for purchase. Ideal for those wishing to rent a piece of paradise for an
incredible vacation or own a holiday destination for a lifetime’s worth of enjoyment,
Aman Villas and the international clientele that purchase and enjoy Aman’s villa homes
around the world constitute a community like no other. Not surprisingly, Aman Villas
are rarely offered for resale.
Clichés abound when it comes to describing the ideal island
getaway. The vast archipelago known as the Philippines is
where they come true. The beaches are powder white, the seas
turquoise blue and the sun rarely leaves the azure sky – except
when replaced at night by a myriad of stars.
An archipelago of more than 7,100 islands,the Philippines can
be divided into four groups: Luzon, the largest and northern-
most island, is the site of the capital, Manila. At the other end
of the archipelago is the second largest island, Mindanao. The
tightly-packed island group in between is known as theVisayas,
while off to the west lies the province of Palawan. Palawan
incorporates 1,768 islands, one of which is Pamalican.
Surrounded by seven square kilometres of coral reef and the
balmy waters of the Sulu Sea,Pamalican is home toAmanpulo,
‘place of peace’. Launched in 1993 and located 289 kilometres
south of Manila (a one-hour flight), Amanpulo embraces
the 90-hectare island in its entirety. As a result, the resort’s
facilities enjoy a spacious layout, complementing their natural
surroundings and offering guests a serene and peaceful escape.
Amanpulo’s Aman Villas
(a number pictured below)
each enjoy direct beach frontage.
esigned to provide seamless indoor/outdoor living,the resort’s AmanVillas offer the
tropical island idyll in consummate privacy. Featuring private swimming pools
and expansive outdoor areas ideal for al fresco dining and poolside lounging, the
villas are tucked into the lush island vegetation – just metres from the beach –
with mature trees and fragrant shrubs providing shade and leafy seclusion.
Occupying 4,500 square metres and up, the villas embrace a number of free-standing pavilions
situated around the private swimming pool. These include separate bedroom pavilions, living and
dining pavilions, an outdoor lounge with sala, a fully-equipped kitchen and staff accommodation.
One-,two- and four-bedroom villas are available at present.All villas enjoy the services of a personal
cook and maid, and motorised buggies (one per bedroom) are available for exploring the island.
Villa owners and guests have unlimited access to all Amanpulo’s facilities and services.
VILLA RENTAL OPTIONS
Villas offer elegant bedroom pavilions with spacious bathrooms, and all provide extensive outdoor areas.
At the heart of each Aman Villa is a
generously-proportioned swimming pool
surrounded by a terrace with sunbeds.
The natural settings of the villas ensure peace and seclusion
within each villa itself. For those catering to more than one
couple or an extended family, bedroom pavilions are strate-
gically positioned to maximise views and privacy. Most offer
their own decks suitable for private lounging or dining.
Each villa offers a central dining pavilion (below) with a large
indoor dining table and chairs, an outdoor dining venue
and a fully-equipped kitchen. Villa cooks can create menus
according to owner/guest preferences, with options ranging
from Philippine specialties to international dishes.
The living pavilion of each villa (right) is a comfortable,
elegant space in which to relax, read or watch a movie.
Guests fly directly to Pamalican
Island from Manila – a distance
of 289 kilometres – in an 18-seat,
twin-engine Turboprop, landing
on Amanpulo’s private airstrip.
Flight time is approximately one
hour, and private charters can be
arranged. Solar-powered buggies
allow guests to move around
the island at their convenience.
Overlooked by the Clubhouse,Amanpulo’s 30-metre swimming
pool lies at the heart of the resort’s recreational facilities,mirroring
the Sulu Sea with its aqua tiles. Bordered by two bougainvillea
trellises, there are also three spacious open-air salas situated
The Clubhouse houses a Library stocked with a selection of books,
DVDs and CDs; a Boutique and two Galleries specialising in
Palawan crafts, Asian antiques, jewellery and beachwear; and
Amanpulo’s largest dining venue – the Restaurant. Open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Restaurant serves Asian and
Continental cuisine, and extends onto a terrace with views over
the pool and the sea towards Manamoc Island.The terrace of the
marble-topped Bar which occupies a cosy corner of the Club-
house enjoys a similar view.
A garden walkway leads down from the swimming pool to the
white-sand beach, lined with shade umbrellas and reclining
lounge chairs. This is the tranquil setting for Amanpulo’s Beach
Club, which specialises in seafood and tapas served at tables on
the beach or the elevated wooden terrace.
Located on the eastern side of the island, the Lagoon Club offers
similar amenities to the Beach Club, but focuses on Vietnamese
fare for dinner. Other dining venues include the Windsurf Hut
and Picnic Grove which serve authentic wood-oven pizzas and
salads – casual, feet-in-the-sand dining at its best. The WestVilla
Clubhouse is ideal for private functions and is fully-equipped
with theatre and audiovisual equipment. Wireless internet
connection can be enjoyed island-wide.
(Clockwise from above) Swimming pool; Beach Club; Picnic Grove; Clubhouse; Library
Situated on a hillside above the treetops with views of the Sulu
Sea, the Aman Spa consists of a series of pavilions.
The reception pavilion includes a lounge and spa boutique on the
entry level, and a finishing salon on the floor below for mani-
cures,pedicures and hair appointments.Three treatment pavilions
radiate from this entry point,each housing two treatment rooms.
Each treatment room offers a deep-soaking bath tub,washroom,
dressing area and steam shower,along with magnificent sea views.
Relaxation salas are situated next to two of the three pavilions
and are a tranquil place to rest quietly after a treatment.
Lying adjacent to the reception pavilion is the Pilates studio
which offers Allegro Reformers and other Pilates-specific equip-
ment. Across the path and set into the other side of the hill is a
three-storey pavilion with south-facing windows overlooking
Manamoc Island. The top floor houses an airy gymnasium with
state-of-the-art equipment,while an external staircase leads to the
yoga studio. The lower floor houses two private wet-area suites,
each featuring a steam room, cold plunge pool and outdoor
relaxation veranda tucked into the tree canopy. A short distance
from the Aman Spa is the yoga retreat for outdoor sessions,
just metres from the beach.
(Clockwise from top right) gym; yoga studio; Pilates studio; finishing salon; views from
a treatment room bathtub; treatment room
Amanpulo offers a host of outdoor activities and is an island
ideally suited to nature lovers. A walk on the beach around the
island’s 51/2-kilometre circumference takes about 90 minutes,and
there are a number of bush paths and two modest hills to explore.
From their heights at high tide, baby sharks chasing baitfish are
sometimes seen in the shallows at Pamalican’s southern tip.Guests
can also explore the island by bike, and four floodlit tennis courts
are available. It is in and on the water however, that Amanpulo
truly comes into its own.
Adjacent to the Beach Club, the Sea Sports Hut offers a variety
of water sports equipment including windsurfers, kayaks and
snorkelling equipment.The Kawayan Bar (below) is a bamboo raft
that floats just offshore, providing the ideal spot for lounging in
the sun or snorkelling the reef below. The Dive Centre is located
on the northwest side of the island and provides access to the
region’s exceptional dive sites for novice and experienced divers
alike. The brilliant blue waters of the Sulu Sea are superb cruising
grounds. Amanpulo keeps a variety of boats for island hopping,
fishing and lazy-day sailing.
ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES
PLACES OF INTEREST
• Manamoc Island: Across from
Pamalican, this island offers
excellent snorkelling and beautiful
views from the top of Mt. English
– at 220 metres the highest point
on the island. Amanpulo maintains
the Mangrove Hut on Manamoc –
the ideal venue for a picnic.
• Bird watching: white-breasted
wood swallows, kingfishers, black-
naped orioles, sea eagles, egrets
and two dozen other species make
their seasonal home on Pamalican.
• Turtle hatching: Pamalican is a
nesting site for green and hawks-
bill turtles. Every year from March
until October, females lay their
eggs on the beach at night. The
WWF has trained Amanpulo staff
to tag turtles and monitor the
laying process before transferring
the eggs to a hatchery located at
the Windsurf Hut. Whenever baby
turtles are hatching, Amanpulo
guests are invited to watch their
release back into the sea.
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