Watersports Holidays in Palawan Province - Holiday Lettings
13 properties with watersports onsite or nearby
Busuanga Island villa
2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • sleeps 4
“Birthday treat in beautiful Busuanga!” We stayed for 5 days in the downstairs apartment at Villa d'Este. The gorgeous owners - Arnie & Mel - were upstairs and added immeasurably to the wonderful holiday we enjoyed, helping us get to know the local area and community, and celebrate the birthdays of my husband and daughter. The area is beautiful; with lovely views still largely undiscovered (except by the half dozen very smart yachts that bob up and down in the bay). The contrast of the deep blue water with the vibrant green trees was such a delight to wake up to. Each morning we pushed back the huge wooden bi-fold doors and opened up the wall to the morning breezes as we drank our coffee! The two of us, and our kids (aged 12 and 10) were in seventh heaven: swinging in the hammocks at the waterside, taking boat trips on the local Barcas, snorkelling around the piers and on a fabulous day trip to Calambuyan Island with its rich coral life, eating locally caught slipper lobster, fresh crab and succulent reef fish, and zipping around on jet skis... The property is beautiful and sustainable. Arnie has designed and developed everything with a strong commitment to the local environment: discreetly positioned buildings, fantastic local cogon (thatch and bamboo) roofs, seasoned reclaimed timber, a committed and skilled local workforce who are both competent and charming, solar power and grey water treatment. And there's no compromise on quality of life. The villa has full aircon, good cooking facilities, comfortable beds, strong, hot showers... and arnie can supply excellent wine for the evenings when the kids are asleep, the breeze is blowing and the stars are thick in the sky overhead. Arnie's plans mean the place can only go from strength to strength... We wish him all the luck in the worl and we're already planning our return!