some of the best diving in the Philippines


Pandan Island Resort is a private diving resort island located on the west side of Mindoro in the Philippines.

  • Pandan Island seen from Sablayan lighthouse
  • Beach on Pandan Island
  • Sunset on Pandan Island
  • Beach on Pandan Island
  • Terrace on a bungalow
  • Bar on Pandan Island
  • Simple yet comfortable rooms
  • Relaxing
  • Each bungalow is different
  • Beachvoleyball
  • Sunset

Facing the South China Sea, halfway on the coastal road between Mamburao and San Jose, lays the small fishing town of Sablayan. Off its coast, only a twenty minutes boat ride away, is Pandan Island, a 12 ha big tropical island. Having been uninhabited for many years, this paradise was "discovered" by a French adventurer, who established Pandan Island Resort in 1986.

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Most of Pandan Island is still covered by primeval forest abundant with all different kinds of birds and butterflies. Two secluded beaches, Wild Lagoon and Spanish Nose, invite to spend an afternoon away from it all and feel a little bit like Robinson.
If you like to be more active you may go scuba diving, join a kajak trip to one of the jungle rivers nearby, play volleyball, pool or darts and of course petanque.

The resort consists of 23 clean and simple bungalows, a restaurant, a beach bar and a dive center. The bungalows are all built from native materials and care has been taken to create a simple yet comfortable atmosphere, with a lot of privacy and nature around each cottage. There is no generator on the island, all electricity needed to run the lights is produced by a solar system (12V), installed in each cottage. 220 V are available for charging the batteries of your video camera or flash.

Most of the bungalows do have a fan but there is no air-conditioning on the islands.

There is a internet point on the island as well as a WiFi connection if you bring your own device.