Woah, You Can Rent This Entire Island in Palawan for P5,000 a Night

Your barkada can get the private island experience without breaking the bank.
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If you've ever fantasized about buying your own island, then you're in luck. There's actually an island in Busuanga, Palawan, that you can rent all to yourself and your family for just Php 5,000 per person per night. That includes accommodations, food, and transfers! It's an all-in package.

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Just 30 minutes away from the airport and 20 minutes by boat is the North Cay Nature Island, a small tropical island known for its powdery white sand and being a nesting and hatching ground for sea turtles.

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As luxurious as it may seem to run an island resort or hotel, looking after the needs of an entire island is no simple feat, according to resort owner Nikki Cruz.

"Isa siyang island na merong limited resources," Nikki tells the OG team.

To supply the 1.7 hectare-island's water needs, the resort needs to source its fresh water by boat from the mainland. The island is powered, meanwhile, by generator. Moving forward, the resort will make use of more renewable and accessible sources of energy and fresh water.

"Para mas sustainable and eco-friendly, may plans kami for solar power and desalination of water," Nikki notes. "Desalination of water is dito na kami kukuha ng water sa dagat. Hindi na kailangang kumuha ng fresh water from the mainland."

All-in private island experience

Before Nikki and his family purchased North Cay Island, the previous owner already set up the resort with cottages for overnight bookings.

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"Before, nung '90s, bare island lang siya, wala siyang laman. Pinupuntahan lang siya ng mga tao for day tours."

After buying the island, Nikki made some improvements to the rooms and added facilities. While the original plan was to just continue the operations of the previous owner, all that changed with the onset of the pandemic and tourists wanting a more private experience. That's when they were struck with the idea to have the entire island up for rent.

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"From there, stinart namin yung all-in private island experience," Nikki recalls. "Which is wala nang iisipin yung guest." Nikki shares that the package already includes food and transfers, apart from the accommodations.

Slice of paradise

North Cay Nature Island features two villas—the Fan Villa which has three rooms good for six people, and the Aircon Villa, which has two rooms that can fit 10 people.

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The best activities to do on the island are snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding. There's also an area called the sunset deck which offers an unobstructed view of the sunset. At night, guests can watch movies or enjoy the KTV experience with the outdoor cinema setup.

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On one side of the island, guests can find giant clams or "taklobo". It's also where sea turtles lay their eggs. At the back part of the island are rock formations and a mini sandbar, perfect for taking selfies or taking romantic strolls.

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Because of its pristine waters and beauty, guests have likened North Cay to the private island Amanpulo. Some people also like working remotely from the island.

Currently, North Cay has an ongoing promo where guests can book the island for as low as Php 5,000 per night, for a minimum of four persons. There are discounts for bigger groups. The promo runs until October 2022.

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"Kumpleto na 'yon," Nikki says. "Susunduin namin kayo sa airport, wala na kayong iisipin, food, everything, sa inyo yung buong isla for one night."

For bookings, message their Facebook page, North Cay Nature Island.

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This story originally appeared on SmartParenting.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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