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Small Bamboo - Exclusive Private Island near Coron
Hosted by Clair
Clair is the host.
14 guests
7 bedrooms
7 beds
5 baths
14 guests
7 bedrooms
7 beds
5 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Do Coron in style! Choose a lush postcard-perfect tropical paradise with turquoise-blue waters, powdery-white sand and coconut trees instead of the usual noisy and dirty choices the town has to offer. Our island was just listed in SPOT's 10 Breathtaking Island Resorts Around the Philippines and has the richest marine life, fabulous organic food, experienced and caring staff and thrilling activities to keep you coming back!

Our fee includes:
- Accommodation
- Snorkeling gear, kayaks and SUPs

The space

It is the ultimate dream island, with the richest marine life in the region, smart and luxurious designer bamboo cottages and pavilions, fabulous organic food and access to a world of fun, healthy activities.

The island's raw beauty has been preserved and enhanced by the careful development of a gorgeous zero-carbon tropical resort that makes the whole visual auditory experience unique and rare.

Accommodation and Lifestyle: Small is Beautiful!

Mindful small-space living mixed with the priceless luxury of your own private island all around it, complete with personal chef and friendly yet discrete staff. Our uniquely designed bamboo huts have all the island life luxuries anyone would be entitled to demand: a million-dollar view, comfy seats, outside terrace, warm white lights, a queen-size bed, super soft bedsheets, great pillows, a quiet fan, a mosquito net, great tasting 3- stage filtered UV treated drinking water, spotless bathrooms, fluffy towels, all-natural bath products and a flashlight!

Life on the island revolves around the spacious, open-air main pavilion, situated right on the beach and featuring a sunset lounge, a reggae bar, award-winning kitchen and dining areas, all with commanding views of the surrounding waters, islands and mountainscapes.

The Food: Farm to Kitchen

We take our food very seriously on the island and try to give you what others can't: a real, flavorful home cooking feeling using the best and safest local ingredients we know. We grow our own vegetables, citrus, herbs and poultry, have access to the freshest non-farmed seafood and cook only with natural fresh ingredients.

All our meals feature fresh salads and greens, grilled steamed seafood or meat, rice, potatoes or pastas, fresh fruits and home-made bread. We only use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, no MSG, no Magic Sarap, no palm oil. Our organic farm provides Thai basil, sweet basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, mint and vegetables as well as calamansi (native lime), dayap (green lime, exact breed as Brazil's famous limon gallego) and big native lemons and we use them all quite profusely in what we cook!

Real Zero-Carbon Living

The island is as zero-carbon as it gets! Operations are 100% solar-powered. For water, huge rainwater collectors feed our 100 cubic meter tank and we use two solar-powered desalinators, eco-smart faucets and showers, plus all toilets are flushed with salt water!

As to materials, we recognize the functional and aesthetic superiority of wood, coco lumber, bamboo, rattan and other locally-relevant materials and they are all we use for buildings and furniture.

Guest access

After more than 10 years of proper care, our reef is one of the best preserved in the region and is bustling with marine life, whether swimming, flying or growing very slowly. Do grab one of our high quality masks and snorkels and just swim 10 meters out and start major meditation with the best neighbors one could possibly dream of. Make sure not to touch or damage or kill anything with your body or equipment! Spearfishing a big no-no!

Paddle Boarding
The reef is equally amazing as seen from a Stand-Up Paddleboard, so get up and experience freedom on the water while working on your core muscles and posture! For a tandem moment, jump on the kayaks and work on your synch! Don't forget to bring one of our quality mask and snorkel for a dip if anything looks interesting!

Sailing around the bay is an amazing experience and a Hobie Cat is available for free use by experienced cat sailors. Tours and instructions available ($35/hour).

Quality darts are available for those long lazy afternoons.

Lots of inspiring parts on the beach to do your asanas, we have mats if you need one. From July to November, check out our special yoga retreats complete with vegetarian chefs and experienced like-minded instructors.

Scrabble, chess, backgammon, Pictionary, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Cards Against Humanity, tarot, poker, jenga, sungka and petanque!

Big Bamboo Sunset Cruise
A 20-minute ride to the "best reef in the region" with cocktails under the "best umbrella in the region".

Farm Lunch Experience
An hour ride through picturesque islands, straits and mangroves followed by a 15-minute walk to our pride and joy, the Tapiken Organic Farm. Harvest your own veggies & herbs, and gear up for a unique lunch experience on the big communal banana-leaf covered bamboo table! A river also runs through it and the swimming there brings back all sorts of childhood memories.

Island Hopping
We have a range of bancas and speedboats to take you to some fabulous neighboring white-sand-and-turqouise-waters islands like Canipo, Ditaytayan, Malcapuya, Calumbuyan, Coron Islands, Pass Island, North Cay, South Cay, Pamalican Island, or further still, to the mysterious Black Island!

Obviously, Busuanga is the place to go underwater! Dive tours can easily be organized with our friends from Sangat Island Dive Resort, expert in wreck/island reef diving in Coron for 25 years! Various day tours to wrecks and reefs can be organized, see with our watersports gurus.

Our raison d'etre. When Amihan (Easterlies) is on (December 1 - April 1), the kiters move in and equipment + rescue boat are available ($55/hour), check out 250k, the best kiteboarding school in the Philippines!

Deep-Sea Fishing
A beautiful Cabo '38, fully equipped for serious deep-fishing, can be chartered from BBL, just across the bay. Rate starts at $1800/day, maximum of 20 pax.

Other things to note

We offer all-inclusive tours and parties, customized for families or groups of friends or co-workers, as well as unique wedding/honeymoon escapes, traditional yoga/wellness retreats, culinary workshops in the best kitchen in Palawan, memorable corporate seminars, outings and photo shoots.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check out by 2PM

For our short-term guests (less than 7 days), we charge an extra 90 USD per night per head to cover for:
-Three fabulous organic meals using the best imported and local ingredients and our organic farm's produce and greens
-Transportation to and from the airport (private aircon van+boat!)
-Drinking water and soft drinks
For long-term guests, kindly get in touch and let us know if you would prefer to make you own shopping and cooking arrangements after the first 7 days.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


8 Reviews

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Dominic User Profile
January 2016
Little Bamboo Island was a fantastic experience, Staff were great and food amazing, highly recommend Dom & Eva

Marie User Profile
June 2015
Just came back from paradise. From day one to our departure we lived in a dream. Clair & Romain were so welcoming and their place is just what you need when what you want is to relax, enjoy what the ocean has to offer(snorkling, diving, paddle boarding, cayaking, swimming in very warm water....) and be pampered day after day by a wonderful, kind, dedicated to our wellbeing team that we were so sad to leave behind. What a great concept you have developed dear Clair & Romain. Thousands thanks.

Sergio User Profile
January 2017
Both Clair and Romain were very welcoming. everything was great. we felt at home immediately also thanks to a great staff. All very kind and attentive to our needs. the location is outstanding and the atmosphere it created within our large group of relatives and friends was something unique. Fantastic way to start a new year.

James User Profile
October 2016
Clair was extremely responsive and accommodating. Her staff were amazing and were the reason why we had such an amazing and surreal experience. Since it was the low season we had the island to ourselves which meant we got to know the staff very well. Raymond cooked us the most delicious food everyday, Che Che took care of our every need, Alden made sure that everything was running efficiently on the island and RJ, Jnore, Bno showed guided us safely around the different islands and lagoons that Palawan has to offer. We will definitely be back and recommend this place to anyone. Note, that if you do go outside of Kite Surfing season you will be the only on the island!!

Jean User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Stephanie User Profile
February 2016
One of the most beautiful island I've been! Great experience, great staff, great food everything was perfect! We were able to some Kitesurf, kayak around the other islands, hobbie cat, paddle etc... Thanks again!

Carly User Profile
August 2015
Ever been asked what you would bring if you were stranded on an island? Now you can find out! Don't worry though, unlike Cast Away, you don't have to fend for yourself. Bamboo Island is rustic yet very eco friendly & chic experience. You get the best of nature while still being looked after by an amazing staff. The cottages were simple but very well done -think if West Elm made huts. The scenery is unreal and the food and drink are some of the best I've had in the Philippines (and I live here). We even went during rainy season and it was amazing. If you're looking on Airbnb, you probably don't want to stay at some big resort. You've come all this way to paradise so live it up and stay on your own island!

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Coron, PhilippinesJoined in March 2014
Clair User Profile
My husband Romain and I have been living in magical Palawan for more than 12 years. We love to entertain and host friends, family, co-workers and like-minded people, we do it with style and without counting. We love to travel, spend entire days cooking, sailing, or reading! We ha…
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