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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed for three nights in mid November. We arrived late due to flight times but they picked us up at the airport and transfers were smooth and comfortable in the dark (pls note it takes 3 hours approx. From puerto airport). We were greeted on arrival by the staff with welcome drinks. Shown our casita (casita...

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi! JandD1989, Thank you so much for your kind comments on your stay at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary Resort. It always warms our hearts to know that our guests had a wonderful time. We promise to maintain the quality of service, food and accommodation to the "best" of our ability. We also intend to keep this island as rustic and...

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

It is my first time in Palawan and we are so lucky that we have visited this place. I was looking for a private place that i can spend time with my family - this is the best place. Thank you Ms. Chit for accommodating us, kuya Gerry for touring us in puerto princesa before our flight going back to...

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Patty Z, Thank you so much for your kind review, considering you dont usually do this. We can only promise to preserve the beauty and uniqueness of Arena Island and hopefully maintain its private island concept. We are very particular of keeping its carrying capacity down to the minimum so that it becomes sustainable. Our staffs will try to...

Taguig
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We stayed in Arena Island for 3D/2N. Booking and transfer arrangements were efficiently handled by the owner, Ms. Chit Guerrero. (Tip: Contact her through the mobile numbers posted on their website; it's much faster than communicating through e-mail as internet connection in Puerto Princesa is intermittent). We were met by Arena Island staff and rode in Arena's own van from...

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rbmillan, Thank you so much for your very detailed review, much appreciated. We promise to keep the island as private as possible for our guests. We probably will just have to maintain the four casitas/casas even if the carrying capacity of Arena Island could take a couple more. We want our guests to really enjoy and commune with nature....

Quezon City
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We used the deal grocer coupon to visit this beautiful island and stayed an extra night. Ms. Chit Rodriguez, the owner, was very responsive and helpful whenever I call. She also made sure that her staff stayed put to pick us up and welcome us despite the delayed flight. We stayed at Casita Uno, one of the original lodgings first...

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ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear rogzkie, Its nice to have guests who appreciate the tranquility, ambiance, and privacy of Arena Island. Its a way of connecting back to the basics - mother nature. That's why we've like to think of Arena not only as sanctuary for marine turtles but also for man. We are glad you got your balance back and feel recharged to...

Metro Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Miss Chit and Sir Fuji, thank you for the island and providing an opportunity for a great summer vacation. We had the best 5 days at this island. The staff are all friendly and the food was awesome!!! Shout out to the Chef, our personal butler BG, our bonfire masters GP and Manong Juliper, Kuya Roger and his associates for...

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ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear asawanikulet, It's always heart-warming to know when our guests enjoyed their stay in Arena Island and had a wonderful time. It validates our belief that the island has to be shared with everybody. We can only promised to keep the island as beautiful as when you first saw. Once again, maraming salamat! We look forward to seeing you. -Fuji

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a beautiful island with wonderful, friendly, helpful staff who couldn't do enough for us. We enjoyed the food and the snorkelling and the accommodation was very clean. However, this was the only place during our month in the Philippines that we were both bitten really badly during the night. We have no idea what bit us but we...

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jan K, Thank you for the things you appreciated in Arena Island, such as, friendly staff, food, and snorkeling. We are truly sorry for the insect bites and according to you were not mosquitoes. It must be the so-called "nik-nik" much smaller than mosquitoes but rather itchy. They usually thrive on mangrooves but we do not have mangrooves in...

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Since we're all living fast and highly fluid lifestyle these days, the idea of staying in an island out of the usual seemed like fantastic concept for me. I found this Arena Island offer on Deal Grocer and took that chance to book and hide away. Though to be honest I was worried I'd get bored because of seclusion, because...

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ArenaIsland, Front Office Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Francis, We don't know how to thank you for that fantastic review you just did for Arena Island. It's everything that we have planned to offer for our guests to experience. But the way you described your stay, it's very heartwarming and mind-blowing if I may say so. Basically, we want to remind our guests that there is always...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

The island has great things to offer: crystal clear waters, moderate marine life, powder soft white sand BUT... The accommodations were horrible!! There are only 4 rooms which means there is no reason why it should not be upgraded. It is one thing that the room is basic but it is FILTHY! There is hair all over the floor (which...

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear vlm88, The management of ISLA ARENA TURTLE SANCTUARY RESORT sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience your family experienced during your recent stay in the island. We are truly sorry and we have taken note of all your complaints so that measures will be taken to avoid a repetition of similar incidents in the future. In the spirit of fair play,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days mid January and if you are visiting Palawan this place is a must. The island is absolutely beautiful with its lovely white sands, clear waters, gorgeous palm trees and interesting wildlife. The casita was lovely with a great sized living area and fantastic outside bathroom with amazing staff that...

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ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi! Smilingmel, It's always heartwarming to know that our guests really enjoyed their stay in Arena Island (Isla Arena Turtle Sanctuary Resort) even for just a couple of days. Your description of what you liked in the island is just fantastic, especially our staff who will always be there to accommodate your requests. This gives us more reason to maintain...

Pasig, Philippines
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I traveled with my bestfriend, Nanay (a senior citizen who just finished chemotherapy) and Tatay (a senior citizen as well). I chose Arena Island because of the promo I saw wherein all transfers and full board meals are already included. My decision to go with it was greatly influenced by the reviews I've read that we're too good to be...

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ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi! Angelo, Thank you so much for your very generous review, It always warms our heart to know that our guests enjoyed their stay in Arena. It strengthens our belief that the island is not just a sanctuary for marine turtle but for man as well. We all had to take time out from this busy world and get stock...

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar

Additional Information about Arena Island Resort

Address: Arena Island, Narra, Narra, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Narra
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arena Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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