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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for families, couples and divers. An adventure to get to (without being too arduous) and a paradise when there. I flew to San Jose and got the Dimple Star bus up to Sablyan - it was all pretty painless. This is the only resort on the island and has an intimate feel, with an honesty bar and basic...

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The place is magic,.. Not for people who expect high end luxury. But amazing value for money. And a dream for anyone who wants a taste of adventure and who loves the sea. The perfect hub to dive apo reef. Great dive shop,.. Amazing snorkling in front of your cottages,.. The owners can be proud on protecting the corals around...

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Woombye, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

it is an adventure in itself getting to Pandan Island and I loved every minute. When you get there you are greeted by pristine waters , magnificent white sandy beaches , coconut trees and awesome marine life. this is a lay back rustic resort every thing you need is handy. I just loved it , magical place. I will go...

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Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I have stayed at Pandan Island many times, and I will for sure come back. The food in the restaurant is good. Very good. The bar is nice. The beach is wonderful, and even if you don't dive, it is possible to sea giant sea turtles while snorkeling. They are close, and they're always there. The Island is small, and...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a so called 'island hopping tour' with the hotel we stayed at, and after disappointing Lilu island this beach felt like piece of heaven! In our 'tour' we only visited two islands and I wish we skipped the first one and spent all day at beautiful Pandan. So quite, very few people when we were there, so we...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

We stayed three nights on Pandan Island, but I could have stayed there forever (if it wasn't of the price). Yet the dives at Apo Reef are expensive, it is worth every penny. We had the chance to see turtles, white tips and a manta ray, in a 30m visibilty water. Perfect diving conditions. The bungalow are comfortable for backpackers...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One of 13 islands in Honda Bay, Palawan, what makes it different is its open to Legend Hotel guests...besides the the white sand, you can feed the tropical fish there and it's beautiful, the fish are so friendly, the come up to you really close...I enjoyed kayaking too, really nice, I highly recommend anyone to visit this exclusive island

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great beach front. Paradise. Nice staff and owners. Friendly. Simple. Water is from the sea, but you may request for a tap water. They will lend a book to read. Delish food. Peacefu but the accomodation is very simple, no AC, no hot water, but price is affordable so dont expect so much. But everything else, just perfect. I will...

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Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Been here twice. Two things that keep me coming back - 1) great food - they always have great choices for their buffet dinner, you wouldn't regret having to pay for it by default, and 2) fantastic dive crew - dove with Kuya Rommel both times, and his cool demeanor always keep dives seamless and more enjoyable. He spots sharks...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

True enough, lots of pandan in the place. The sand is so white. The place is good for rests and nature tripping. You can eat, drink, sleep, play and volleyball and swim with the tortoise. You can find peace and serenity in the place. Good place for family and friends.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pandan Island is a private island with a small resort on the West coast of Occidental Mindoro, Central Philippines.Since 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 (we do not have air-conditioned rooms, room service or cable television networks on the island) but for it's life close to nature and it's personalized atmosphere. Pandan Island is for people who like to spend time in tropical surroundings 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.All bungalows are built in native materials, like coconut lumber, bamboo, sawali, cogon grass to let them blend easily into their tropical surroundings. Care has been taken to provide a simple yet comfortable atmosphere with a maximum of privacy for all who need to get away from hectic life. Since all the electricity on the island is provide by a solar system our bungalows do not have air-con or fans.T he bungalows are built directly by the sea separated from the beach only by palm trees and / or bougainvillea bushes with the breeze from the sea providing for ventilation.Each house has its private gecko (lat. gecko gecko) that is believed to bring good luck to the house it inhabits.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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pandan Island Resort

Address: Pandan Island, Pandan Island, Mindoro 5104, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Occidental Mindoro Province > Pandan Island
Price Range: £14 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
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“See main review!”
 of 5 bubbles johnny_5_bellys, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I always stay in the budget rooms, then you get a little sea breeze during night.”
 of 5 bubbles bgjac0bsen, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Les bungalow sont un peu à l'écart donc plus tranquille”
 of 5 bubbles 37tristanm, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“rooms are quieter and more peaceful far from the bar, make sure to get the family room and enjoy the exclusivity.”
 of 5 bubbles edn334, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have sea view, most are in the shade of palm trees, all have fans and a hammock, so decide on space, budget and bathroom,”
 of 5 bubbles penelopejparish, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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