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Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour

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Exhiliarating tour

The best part of our trip was under sea. So many islands to explore. Clear beaches, sea rougher in... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
legaletlwanephiliam
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Arena island is blessed with a rich natural environment.That is why, sea turtles loves this island... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
KumikoAnada
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Quezon City, Philippines
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14 Sep 2017
“ANIMAL CRUELTY don't go!! It's not a sanctuary!!! ”
9 Mar 2017
“Exhiliarating tour”
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Palawan's best-kept secret, Arena is a four-hectare turtle sanctuary tucked away from your usual Palawan getaway. Striking the perfect balance of rustic charm and the comforts of modern living, your private sanctuary awaits, a paradise all your own.
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C.Castro Road | Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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+63 917 580 0446
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This place is horrendous!!!! I felt sick to the bottom of my stomach that people like us are unwillingly funding animal cruelty! The trip said 'turtle island sanctuary'!!!! It was none of these things! There were many animals subjected to the cruelty of tiny spaces,...More

12  Thank ahjh2011
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The best part of our trip was under sea. So many islands to explore. Clear beaches, sea rougher in the afternoon. Ther lifeguards are resourceful. You may attempt this even if you arent a good swimmer. help is always at hand. The tours include delicious...More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi! legaletlwanephilam, Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments on Arena Island. Hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, -Paolo

Reviewed 25 May 2016

Arena island is blessed with a rich natural environment.That is why, sea turtles loves this island. Coral reef is also well preserved.More

1  Thank KumikoAnada
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Hi! KumikoAnada, One of the things we are truly proud of in Arena Island aside from its innate beauty and diverse marine life, is our Marine Turtle Conservation Project. It is a commitment we intend to pursue for the succeeding generations. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

3hrs away from Puerto Princesa (2hrs by van, then 1hr by boat) is Arena Island. Supposedly for the "harina" (flour in English) like sand. (To be fair to them, the sand was really fine on the sandbar but was full of corals and shells around...More

3  Thank Kwokie
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2015

Hi! Kwokie, We appreciate your good sense of timing in going to Arena in time for the release of some turtle hatchlings. They really waddle into the sea where they belong and you have actually participated in our marine turtle conservation project. Maybe next time...More

Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Arena island is a 2hr land trip from the airport and 30mins boat trip. A guide greeted us from the airport the moment we got out and everything was a breeze. The boat they use to transfer us was very comfortable. It was a big...More

4  Thank shadow2288
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Hi! shadow2288, We are exceedingly pleased to know that your family enjoyed your recent vacation in Arena Island. The service of our staff has always been appreciated by our guests. We are confident of maintaining that kind of service in our island. We hope to...More

Reviewed 17 March 2015

We spend Christmas 2014 in Arena Island. There were 10 of us, 6 adults and 4 kids, so we rented 2 casitas. There is a 3rd casita on the island - a new one similarly to the 2 older casitas but a little bigger. There...More

2  Thank Jenny-COANM
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Hi! Ms.Jenny-COANM, Thank you for your kind thoughts. We are very happy to know that your Christmas vacation in Arena Island was an enjoyable one, especially the kids. Thank you also for your observation on the mosquitos. We will definitely do something about it. We...More

Reviewed 18 January 2015

My apologies to Mr. Fuji for this very late review as I thought I already made one. I stayed at this island December 2013 and it was one of my most relaxing stay. No TV. Electricity is available on certain times. There are only TWO,...More

3  Thank wrkshy
ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Hi! Wrkshy, We dont mind receiving late reviews, as long as they are as generous and interesting as your review. We are doing our best to preserve the beauty and privacy of the island as well as its marine life around it. We hope that...More

Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Our family (group of about 15) had the whole island to ourselves. There were several spots where one could stay and be alone on a bench or on a hammock enjoying the breeze. There were also areas where several could converge as a group. Plenty...More

1  Thank mikoramos
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2014

Hi! Mikoramos, I'm truly sorry for this delayed reply. I wish I could blame it to the lousy signal here at Puerto Princesa, most of the time. Anyway, its always a pleasure to know that our guests are having a grand time when they come...More

Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Arena Island is a must place to visit at Narra, Palawan. Very relaxing, wild life experience. Crystal clear water, well preserved corals and island. Highly recommended for family vacation and relaxation. Lots of activities to enjoy. . .snorkling, kayaking, and turtle watching. My family really...More

3  Thank Lev P
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2014

Hi! Lev P. It is always heartwarming to know that our guests enjoyed their stay at Arena island. That's why we are motivated to keep on improving whatever the island can offer - friendly staff, good food, eco-friendly activities, and of course, the island itself....More

Reviewed 15 June 2014

Booking this trip was an impulse move by my friends and me over drinks. In a nutshell, this was one of the best impulse purchases we've ever made. It made a very good impression that the resort's owner Mr. Fuji Rodriguez personally met us at...More

6  Thank darthkulot
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Hi! darthkulot, That was quite a review you gave us. Thank you so much for your generous words. Frankly, it was the best review we've had because it covered a lot of grounds : experience, impressions, ideas and even being an eco-friendly resort. We hope...More

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joanasiy
15 October 2016|
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Response from ArenaIsland | Property representative |
Good morning Ms.Joanasiy, thank you for choosing Arena Island as your day-tour destination. We are sorry but our day-tour has a minimum of 6 pax (Php2,500/pax : includes van, boat, packed lunch and environmental fee... More
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mommysdc
23 September 2016|
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Response from ArenaIsland | Property representative |
Hi! mommysdc, Good morning! sorry for the late reply. Our day-tour is Php2,500/pax ( includes : van, boat, packed lunch and environmental fee). yes, we can consider the 3 adults and 2 kids (discount 10% each kid).Thank you... More
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Rina T
1 September 2016|
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Hi! Ms. Rina, Thank you for choosing arena island as your day-tour destination. You can reach us at 0917-6965024 for details, just text me your mobile number and we will call you. Have a pleasant day! Regards, -Paolo
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