Please READ carefully. Most common question I get is ARE MEALS INCLUDED. The answer is NO. It is a self catering villa. BYO food and drinks.
Complimentary return airport transfers van and boat for stays of 5 nights or more. Less than 5 nights expect around additional $150 for a group of 10 or less each way paid direct to transfer company not me.
We only accept booking as follows
2 nights Fri and Sat
5 nights Sun to Fri
7 nights Fri to Fri / Sun to Sun
WHAT TO EXPECT....
OH MY GOD are the words most commonly heard from guests as they step off the private boat and onto the sandy beach at Isla de Dios, our beautiful, rustic private beachfront hideaway. Not because it falls into a standard definition of luxury, because it doesnt. It is awe-inspiring because its unique and breath-taking, and because it is the only beach house, alone on an island, and that is a luxury for anyone who appreciates the value of space and privacy.
Perhaps what most surprises people is that secluded places like this still exist in the world. Imagine waking up each morning to the songs of nature and the gentle relaxing sounds of the ocean. From all angles, no matter where you stroll, swim or trek to, all you see is clean ocean waters, deserted islands and if youre lucky the occasional local fisherman out hooking the days catch.
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In all, Isla de Dios can accommodate up to 21 people very comfortably, (maybe even a few extra kids upon request). The beach house features:
3 comfortably appointed en-suite double bedrooms with extra single beds - fans NO AIRCON
3 twin bedrooms with fans
2 double bedrooms with fans
Dining room with family style seating for up to 15 people
Full island style kitchen and bbq
Huge living room with many sofas, books and games
Isla de Dios is just a hop, skip and private boat ride from the Manila airport. The quickest route is to fly from Manila to Coron Busuanga USU (there are 4 flights daily). From there take a 40 minute private boat ride from the village of Decalacau, which is just a 15 minute drive from Coron airport. Alternative routes might be necessary depending on season/ weather / road and sea conditions. This is not like pulling up to a holiday inn on the motorway. Arriving to the beach house is part of the adventure. Its not uncommon to be amongst whales on the way.
HOLIDAY YOUR WAY: SELF-CATERING
The days are yours to spend as youd wish. You could bring mats and start the day with yoga on the beach at sunrise. With no one in sight you can go for a swim then relax with a fresh coconut in the hammock that swings between two palm trees located in front of the beach house. Enjoy a cold beer or whatever you choose to bring with you inside or out! Our beach is privately owned and is for your exclusive use only.
Homar is our local caretaker. Although hes not Hyatt trained (nor is he there to cook), Homar works tirelessly to ensure that you enjoy your holiday. He can help you to arrange deliveries for anything you may need or didnt bring with you including simple restocking of ice, basic food and beverages. We suggest that you bring everything with you and order in for delivery only your fresh seafood and basic drinks (beer, coke, etc.). There is a small store located just 15 minutes away by boat that will deliver right to the shore of your beach house but they only stock the basic that you would expect from a small village shop. Also, dont forget to come with local currency because you will need cash in Pesos to pay for any deliveries.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE OWNER
We hope you will have a wonderful time on Isla de Dios. All I ask is that you keep in mind that this is NOT Necker Island and sadly Im NOT Richard Branson. This is our family holiday home most of the year that we share with others when we are not using it to help offset the huge expense of having it. Please be realistic and understand what youre booking. This is a castaway island experience situated in the last frontier of the Philippines and sometimes a sense of humour will be required during your stay. Expect coconuts and sandy feet, NOT marble bathrooms and 5 star USA style serviceand to leave there with amazing stories from your unique adventure.
THINGS TO DO & EXCURSIONS
While the most common pastimes are relaxing, swimming, snorkelling, reading and taking in the breath-taking beauty surrounding the beach house, there are many fun things to do and ways to stay active:
Explore! Depending on your group size, there is a large variety of boats that can be rented from the local village for day trips, from as little as $50 a day.
Take a tour! There are several recommended tours we can arrange to other islands and secret coves, none of which cost more than a few dollars per person
We do not offer diving.
Although we are in the Coron regency we do not have fast or easy access to Coron. It is unrealistic to visit Coron while your staying at isla de dios. You would want to add extra nights at the beginning or end if you wanted to spend time in Coron town. By the time you catch boat and van it could take you 2 - 3 hours to get there and same to get back.