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Ariara Island Private Resort

Updated on April 14, 2013

Voted as the best private island resort by Time Magazine, Ariara Island in Calamian Islands in northern Palawan deserves to be in the country's top travel spots. By the looks of it, it will be a hit for the A-crowd in the years to come.

Ariara is the ultimate private-isle travel destination due to its unparalleled natural beauty. Celebrities are known for their luxurious holidays with most renting whole islands for their private vacation. With Ariara, one can have a taste of luxury at less the price. The resort offers a uniquely exclusive holiday experience to any group of 15-17 people.

No wonder Ariara has been featured in key international publications owing to its beautiful landscapes, white powdery shores, uniquely Filipino architecture, exquisite cuisine and fine accommodations.

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Ariara Island is in Calamian, Northern Palawan, Philippines

International Recognition

It is no surprise that the 50-hectare island was voted by Vogue-UK as No.1 among the holiday destinations all over the world in 2012. It was featured in the August 2012 issue of Vogue. While Black Tomato hailed it as one of 'the' places to visit last year. Famous spreads like Harrods Magazine, Harper Bazaar, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller, and The Spectator also featured this private resort.

The resort takes pride in ensuring that the natural landscape in the area is kept and maintained. This means it was designed with the least intrusion in the natural setting of the island. Resort developments often lead to damage to an area but not in Ariara Island.

Resort Facilities and Accommodation

Be enthralled by the magical beauty the island has to offer. From the topnotch diving sites to the 600-meter stretch of white-powdery beach, the island has everything for everyone. The island boasts of eight thatched villas, all designed with unobstructed view of the open sea. Each villa is built with a private terrace, huge rooms, closets, open-air showers and pocket gardens.

A night in the island (low season) will cost anywhere from P12,000 ($ 295) per person for a group of 15-17 people. Make Ariara Island a part of your itinerary this coming holiday and summer vacation. The island is owned by British developer Charles McCulloch and wife Carrie. To learn more about Ariara, visit its site at

Ariara Island (Video by Ellie Thornton-Allan)


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      iris 4 years ago

      it is so very nice island b'coz i have a vacation at ariara islands;-)

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Thanks blaiddgoch! Ariara indeed is a must-see place. It is one of its kind.

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      blaiddgoch 5 years ago from Wales

      Such a lovely place!! thanks for sharing voted up as well!

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Hello Mellonyy! Thank you. There are many other equally interesting places I'd love to write about. Ariara Island is indeed in a class of its own. Have a nice day!

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      Mellonyy 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this unique place, voted up!