This private island-resort, located in the island of Pamalican in the Philippines, is your quintessential tropical paradise. The name Amanpulo roughly translates to “island of peace”—an apt reference to the resort’s exclusivity and serenity.

How to get there

Fly Thai Air to Manila via Bangkok. The island is reached through chartered flights from Manila’s international airport, the duration of which is one hour.

What to do

This is the place where you get to indulge in your fantasy of being stuck on a deserted island, albeit in style. While away your time on snow-white beaches, with no other person in sight for miles. If lying on a hammock gets to be too much, there are options to dive, snorkel and fish as well as swim alongside turtles. The resort’s luxurious spa and various beachfront restaurants provide numerous opportunities for relaxation.

Where to stay

The Amanpulo Resort is luxury defined, comprising of 40 wooden casitas modelled after traditional Philippine huts. There are also 11 private villas, some with their own pools. Guests are provided golf carts to move around the island.