Pandan Island Resort is your tropical island retreat and gateway to Apo Reef
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 .
We offer a wide range of activities to choose from, which means you can have more than just spending your day in a hammock! You can explore the few secluded beaches. Scuba Diving in the coral gardens around Pandan or around the nearby Apo Reef is the most popular and exciting activity to engage in for our visitors. With us, you can also explore the jungle rivers of nearby Mindoro by kayak or, visit the small coastal town of Sablayan to meet its friendly inhabitants.
If you choose to spend your vacation here, our staff will do their best to make your stay on Pandan Island a relaxing or adventurous experience.
Come and experience the serenity of Pandan Island with us.
‘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
Lonely Planethttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/philippines/mindoro/hotels/pandan-island-resortgo to original article
‘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.’
WallStreetJournalhttp://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/03/15/where-to-get-far-away/tab/slideshow/#slide/8go to original article