Sadly, there are places in the Philippines that only the rich can afford to visit. And there’s no other place in the country that’s more exclusive than Amanpulo in Palawan. From what we’ve heard, the going rate should you decide to burn your money is P30,000 per night. Now if that won’t have you running in the other direction, then this is the exact place to throw your money away. But if you’re filthy rich like some folks; Robert De Niro, Madonna, Tom Cruise, and some other local celebrities, then going to this island paradise is no problem.
Going to Amanpulo is not that difficult, because there’s only one way to go there, that is via a chartered plane. The plane ferries Amanpulo customers from Manila to the resort.
The Amanpulo Experience
I wish I’ve been to Amanpulo, but I haven’t. Not yet anyway. But from what reviews I’ve read of visitor’s Amanpulo experience, not 100% was thrilled. As the saying goes, you can’t please everybody. And even Amanpulo has it’s own set of detractors, mostly folks who felt that they should be treated a little better or have gotten something for the price they were paying. For that amount of money, I expect to be able to eat the sand of this resort.
The beach and the view however got 100%. Everyone was really impressed with the tropical paradise that it really is (at least from what picture I saw). I think the beach and the view should weight a lot more than whatever service or food that the resort offers. Any deficiency that the resort may have should be 110% compensated by that heavenly beach.
I do not pity those who had terrible experience with the service or the food, rather I envy these folks, at least they’ve stared at paradise straight in the face, walked on it, bathed in it. That should be worth crowing about.