Designer Island Life
Total Privacy . True Food . Aesthetic Harmony
Total Privacy . True Food . Aesthetic Harmony
It is the ultimate dream island, with the richest marine life in the region, smart and luxurious designer bamboo cottages and pavilions, fabulous organic food, and access to a world of fun, healthy activities.
A lush postcard-perfect tropical paradise with turquoise-blue waters, powdery-white sand, coconut trees, a rain forest home to a multitude of colorful birds and butterflies, a friendly, uber-charming hide-away that's largely undiscovered by the globe-trotting hordes.
The island’s raw beauty has been preserved and enhanced by the careful development of a gorgeous zero-carbon tropical resort that makes the whole visual and auditory experience unique and rare.
Mindful small-space living mixed with the priceless luxury of your own private island all around it, complete with personal chef and friendly -yet discrete- staff. Our uniquely-designed bamboo huts have all the island life luxuries anyone would be entitled to demand: a million-dollar view, comfy seats, outside terrace, warm-white lights, a queen-size bed, super soft bed sheets, great pillows, a quiet fan, a mosquito net, great-tasting 3-stage-filtered+UV-treated drinking water, spotless bathrooms, fluffy towels, all-natural bath products, and a flashlight!
Life on the island revolves around the spacious, open-air main pavilion, situated right on the beach and featuring a sunset lounge, a reggae bar, award-winning kitchen and dining areas, all with commanding views of the surrounding waters, islands and mountainscapes
We take our food very seriously on the island and try to give you what others can’t: a real, flavorful home cooking feeling using the best and safest local and imported ingredients we know. We grow our own vegetables, citrus, herbs and poultry, have access to the freshest non-farmed seafood and cook only with natural and fresh ingredients.
All our meals feature fresh salads and greens, grilled steamed seafood or meat, rice, potatoes or pastas, fresh fruits and home-made bread. We only use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, no MSG, no Magic Sarap, no palm oil. Our organic farm provides Thai basil, sweet basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, mint and vegetables as well as calamansi (native lime), dayap (green lime, exact same breed as brazil’s famous limon gallego…) and big native lemons and we use them all quite profusely in what we cook!
The island is as zero-carbon as it gets! Operations are 100% solar-powered by a 600-Amp system and battery bank. For water, huge rainwater collectors feed our 100 cubic meter tank and we use two solar-powered desalinators, eco-smart faucets and showers, plus all toilets are flushed with salt water!
As to materials used, we recognize the functional and esthetic superiority of wood, coco lumber, bamboo, rattan and other locally-relevant materials and they are all we use for buildings and furniture.
From absolute 'farniente' to reading, writing, thinking, loving and more!
After more than 10 years of proper care, our reef is one of the best preserved in the region and is bustling with marine life, whether swimming, flying or growing very slooowly. Do grab one of our high-quality masks and snorkels and just swim 10 meters out and start major meditation with the best neighbors one could possibly dream of. Make sure not to touch or damage or kill anything with your body or equipment! Spearfishing a big no-no.
Sailing around the bay is an amazing experience and the Hobie is available for free use by experienced cat sailors. Tours and instruction available ($35/hour).
The reef is equally amazing as seen from a Stand-Up Paddleboard, so get up and experience freedom on the water while working on your core muscles and posture!
For a tandem moment, jump on the kayaks and work on your synch! Don’t forget to bring your mask and snorkel for a dip if anything looks interesting!
Quality darts are available for those long lazy afternoons.
Lots of inspiring spots on the beach to do your Asanas, we have mats if you need one. From July to November, check out our special yoga retreats, complete with vegetarian chef and experienced like-minded instructors.
Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon, Pictionary, Philippine Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Cards Against Humanity, Tarot, Poker, Jenga, Sungka, Pétanque is coming!
A 20-minute ride to the “best reef in the region” with cocktails under the “best beach umbrella in the region.”
An hour ride through picturesque islands, straits and mangroves, followed by a 15-minute walk to our pride and joy, the Tapiken Organic Farm. Harvest your own veggies & herbs and gear-up for a unique lunch experience on the big communal banana leaf-covered bamboo table! A river also runs through it and the swimming there brings back all sorts of childhood memories.
We have a range of bancas and speedboats to take you to some fabulous neighboring white-sand-and-turquoise-waters islands like Canipo, Ditaytayan, Malcapuya, Calumbuyan, Coron Is., Pass Is., North Cay, South Cay, Pamalican Is., or further still, to the mysterious Black Is.!
Obviously, Busuanga is the place to go underwater! Dive tours can easily be organized with our friends from Sangat Island Dive Resort (www.sangat.ph) experts in wreck/island reef diving in Coron for 25 years!
Various day tours to famous wrecks and reefs can be organized, see with our watersports guru.
Our raison d’etre. When Amihan (Easterlies) is on (Dec 1 – Apr 1), the kiters move in and equipment+rescue boat are available ($55/h). Check out 250k (www.kiteboarding-philippines.com), the best kite school in the Philippines!
A beautiful Cabo 38’, fully equipped for serious deep-sea fishing, can be chartered from BBL, just across the bay. Rates start at $ 1,800/day, max of 12 Pax.
Go for the classic island dream and chill or party like Richard Branson on Necker and Mick Jagger on Moustique! We offer all-inclusive tours and parties, customized for families or groups of friends or co-workers, as well as unique wedding/honeymoon escapes, traditional yoga/wellness retreats, culinary workshops in the best kitchen in Palawan, memorable corporate seminars, outings and photo shoots.
Located just 28km (15 N miles) South of Coron, Small Bamboo is nestled right the middle of the magnificent South-East Culion Bay, and a stone-throw away from such gems as Ditaytayan Is., Malcapuya Is., Calumbuyan Is. and the world-class Two-Seasons resort. It is easily accessed by banca or speedboat and the trip only takes about 1 hour!