Pandan Island Resort, Mindoro, Philippines
After the island was 'discovered' and the resort established in 1986 by a French adventurer, this tropical island retreat has been voted time and again as one of the top resorts in the Philippines, not in terms of luxury but for it's quality of life and it's personalized atmosphere.
Pandan Island is for people who like to spend time in tropical surroundings without cars and television. A place where you are woken up by the singing of colorful birds, where there is only a palm tree between you and the sea, where you still know your neighbors and where you may even meet a sea turtle before having your breakfast .
Besides spending your day in a hammock or exploring the few secluded beaches, we offer a wide range of activities to choose from. Scuba Diving in the coral gardens around Pandan or around the nearby Apo Reef is the most popular and exciting activity to engage in but we also offer you the possibility to explore the jungle rivers of nearby Mindoro by kayak or visit the small coastal town of Sablayan and meet its friendly inhabitants.
However you choose to spend your vacation, our staff will do their utmost to make your stay on Pandan Island a relaxing or adventurous experience. Please be aware that the whole island is powered by solarpanels only, no air-conditioning, TVs or other power hungry appliances like minibars are provided.
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We accept US$ traveler cheques and banktransfers to our Dollar, Euro or Peso accounts.
Due to security restrictions from PayPal payments can not be made when you are Pandan Island. Please note the a service charge of 3.9% + 0.35 Euro/Dollar is deducted from your payment by PayPal.
We prefer you settling your bill in Pesos as we are far from the next bank to change money. Payments with creditcards or Paypal should be limited to downpayments only. We cannot accept creditcard payments on the island as of this moment.
'The diving is phenomenal year-round, but the crossing to the reef can be rough in the peak rainy season (July to September) and from December to February when the northeast monsoon winds are at their strongest. The water is flattest and the visibility is best from late March to May.'
'A winning combination of simple living and pure tropical decadence, the island’s one laid-back, smoothly run resort, Pandan Island Resort, has rudimentary budget rooms with shared bathroom, comfortable bungalows and delightful deluxe cottages for one to four people.'
from Lonely Planet
'Billing itself as a place 'for people who like to spend time in tropical surroundings without cars and television,' Pandan Island aims for true escapism. The rooms, which include budget options, aren't air-conditioned, but the beaches and diving are top-notch.'