If you happen to see me sitting on a gutter (tattered clothes and-all for full theatrical effect) with a tin can on one hand while the other hand has the word help written all over it, please say hi! to me. Yes. That would be me. After a week in high-end Aman property in Palawan, I will now spend the whole year begging or living on welfare because I spent all my imaginable income (SSS, Pag-ibig contribution and withholding tax included) for a week in Amanpulo!
I am pulling your leg. Guffaw! Amanpulo is absolutely out of my league! With a package rate that could throw my total annual gross income down the drain in a week or two, thanks but no thanks. Nonetheless, the tidbits of information about the resort I am about to share might, at the very least, awaken my
and perhaps your Donald Trump-fortune dream.
Let me kick-off with the heavyweight guests. The A-list celebrities who have vacationed there
in that truly a jewel off the shores of Palawan, Philippines include pop diva Mariah Carey, Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Samuel L Jackson, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and illusionist David Copperfield according to the resort's staff interviewed by Smile, the inflight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air. From the grapevine, we have George Clooney and Julia Roberts on top of the list.
Getting there is one-full production in itself already. Here, an article that will regal us with the fine details:
On the island, you will note that the lounge cookies served with your tea and the soap and clay bud vases in the airport restroom reappear in the casita where you lodge.
Amanpulo is said to be unique among island resorts. There is no room for confusion. You have arrived. There are the sampaguita lei and cold towelette as you disembark." (full article at inquirer.net).
According to one of my favorite foodies in the blog universe MarketMan of MarketManila.com:
"I have been there where neighbors have hired private planes to bring them on a day of island viewing, landing in different cities for meals and returning to the island…"
Sigh. I should start buying lotto in a few minutes. Who knows, I might get lucky and start packing for my stay in that speck of heaven on earth, soon.
all photos of the resort are lifted from www.amanresorts.com/amanpulo