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Your tropical island retreat in the Philippines

Pandan island beach and diveboats

Pandan Island is your gateway to Apo Reef

Pandan island bungalow

Simple yet comfortable bungalows right on the beach

Pandan island divingcourse

Our divecenter offers PADI courses

from beginner to divemaster

Pandan island diving apo reef

We offer dive safaris to Apo Reef since 1992

Pandan island restaurant buffet lunch

Philippino and international food

Pandan island budget bungalow

Simple accomodation

for divers, naturelovers, families and travellers

Pandan Island is a tropical island with a small resort on the west coast of Occidental Mindoro, Philippines.

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.’

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‘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

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‘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.’

WallStreetJournalgo to original article