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Mangenguey Island

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 10 February 2013

One can easily be charmed and captivated with the bevy of information and how it is presented on Mangeguey's website. The seeming mystery is intriguing; the prospect of peace and privacy away from the crowds very much alluring. This is what drew us to book a 1-week stay at Mangenguey. Upon booking, we received the confirmation email with some guidelines...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 8 February 2013

This was such an incredible experience, i don't think you'll be able to find this anywhere else. We had the yellow two room hut on the beach which had a lovely view and was really nicely decorated. my boyfriend was afraid he'd get bored but there was plenty to do. We hiked around the island, went snorkelling, and there are...

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3Thank Stefanie v
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2013 via mobile

The island is really a spectacular and magical place to stay. The natural beauty and unspoilt surroundings create a wonderful romance. There is an interesting concept of the resort- huts made of natural materials like bamboo and mud, chic and simple decorations which maintain the island charm. The island is owned by hosts Richard and Helena. They try to create...

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carratala13, Owner at Mangenguey Island, responded to this review

we are allways greatful if we get constructive criticizem and we are unhappy when we do not deliver perfect service since that is realy our aim( as is quite clear in the reviews) we succed most of the time. But to be fair I want to CORRECT the issue of PRICE and HIDEN COSTS. We are a very small, independant,...

Reviewed 14 January 2013

We spent a magical last week of a two week holiday at Mangenguey Island. It felt like our own tropical paradise being pampered by exceptional service and indulging in delicious cuisine. We had heard so much about Mangenguey that we were desperate to get there after staying in an overcharged resort in El Nido. Anticipation was built up further when...

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1Thank Sebas1982Ran
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2013

We have spent our last days of holliday on this dreamy island and we felt like we've arrived in paradise! As a setting it is absolutely gorgeous and the team there really managed to get the most out of it. Everyone is very kind and they try to make you feel as comfortable as possible, which is amazing if you...

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Thank Ioana C
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I've been back from Manguenguey Island for a month a half now and I still have a hang over :-) All I can say is that it is truly an island paradise, perfect for that weekend getaway. At first, when I read about this, it gave me an impression that this may be some sort of luxurious resort and my...

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2Thank kormensandiego
San Juan, Philippines
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Who'd a ever thought that we could have our very own little island one day? even for just a few days? a taste of luxury and peace! paradise, eden, utopia...call it whatever you want. it was unlke any place and yet you had your comforts! booked the whole island for our family. spend quality time and enjoyed nothing but the...

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5Thank yokolok
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Amazing beautiful Island, stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed the magic place, even a moonlight at that time ! Just relax, enjoy snorkeling, swimming and excellent food. The Chef is amazing and he can satisfy all gourmets. Many thanks to the staff and Angela was always available to make this (far too short) stay a paradise island.

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3Thank StephDubai007
Domzale,Slovenia
Reviewed 4 November 2012

I have been wanting to write this review for a long time now, but never got to it..well,here it is! i booked Mangenguey for 8 days (april 2012) for my boyfriend and myself after a long,long internet research. I wanted to find that perfect little undiscovered gem, with crystal clear waters, heavenly food, as few people as possible, very 'back...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 3 November 2012

The island is very exclusive. It is the perfect place for peace and quiet. The best place to relax and feel uninhibited. Food is excellent and service is two thumbs up. Mangenguey is a perfect place for friends, honeymoon and family vacations. You should not miss it if you're in the Philippines.

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Mangenguey is truly like no other place in the world. It is intimate and private, a destination that blends the incredible beauty of untouched Nature with culture and art. The island is a perfect location to create a new vision of Utopian living and redefined luxury for the twenty-first century. Mangenguey is an exquisite and remote Virgin Island comparable in natural beauty to the best in the world; it is located in the Calamianes archipelago in Northern Palawan, Philippines. It is right at the center of the Coral Triangle, one of the world's richest marine biodiversity zones. Getting There. Mangenguey is 45 minutes away from Manila, Philippines by plane. There are regular daily flights to Busuanga airport via Air Phil Express, Cebu Pacific, or SKYJET.Upon arrival at Busuanga Airport, guests take a thirty-minute drive in an air-conditioned van or private car (with additional charge) that takes them to Coron Town. In Coron, guests board our native banka for an approximately 1-1/2 hour (depending on sea conditions) beautiful scenic journey to the island. Airport transfers are $65/ trip and include land and sea transport. We recommend a minimum stay of three (3) nights for guests traveling from not so distant locations, and a week for guests coming from far away. Food and Beverage: The dining experience on Mangenguey is like no other: fresh sea air to stimulate the appetite, gorgeous views of the ocean, superb cuisine, warm and friendly service, and interesting conversation. Helena's simple and approachable Catalan-inspired cuisine is definitely one of the highlights of the Mangenguey experience. Gathered around the gracious table for communal dining or "al fresco" in the garden, meals in Mangenguey reflect the distinctive character of Helena. Shaped by her Spanish childhood and her years of travelling throughout different continents, combined with her knack for using local ingredients, each meal on Mangenguey is a unique epicurean adventure and pleasure for the senses. All guests are served 3 gourmet meals a day for a fee per person, per day. We accommodate "Special diets" provided advance notice and at an additional charge per day per person. Guests can also enjoy a variety of classic cocktails and a selection of wines, spirits, and beers. A truly luxurious moment on the island is the pre-dinner drinks at the Big House: sip the house champagne or our Signature Cocktails as tantalizing aromas waft from the open-style kitchen while Helena's cooks. Entertainment. Guests can swim and snorkel in the reef, paddle around the island in native bankas, bird watch, or trek through the forest. They can read on the veranda facing the sea, play pool in the Big House, or watch the sunset while sipping champagne and listening to Maria Callas. The adventurous can dive or snorkel in the magnificent house reef or in the turquoise waters surrounding the island. We customize island hoping and diving tours on our comfortable bankas to fit your desires and interests that come complete with gourmet picnics and butler service. Our private diving trips must be booked in advance with our Dive Master. Experience the beautiful reefs and the Japanese wrecks. We can plan a perfect diving experience based on your skills and desires. Private diving courses may also be arranged. ... more   less 

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Address: Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Mangenguey Island Hotel Coron
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#32 On the Beach Hotel in Palawan Province
#33 Top resorts Hotel in Palawan Province
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“We liked the Crimson room for the value, and the fun decor. The bathroom reminded us of a treehouse. The huge balcony afforded great views of the ocean.”
SarahK707, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Mimosa is good for an extended family, while Crimson is a couples room. Both have incredibly soothing views and sounds of the sea.”
BienvenidoRola, 17 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Choose Crimzon ! On the First Floor, Privacy :)”
688ruhis, 17 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The beach cottages (Crimson/Azur and Mimosa) are the best located. Rooms in the main house are nicely done but not very 'authentic'. Rosa 1 and 2 are in a poor location.”
sadey70, 15 Mar 2013 | Read review
“azure room ground floor is great to walk right out onto the beach, dump your snorkel gear and be close to room ammenities while doing any beach activities”
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  •                   nicely decorated rooms
  •                   antique dresser
  •                   bed very comfy
jcportillo, 22 Feb 2013 | Read review
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