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Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour

C.Castro Road | Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
+63 917 580 0446
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Owner description: Palawan's best-kept secret, Arena is a four-hectare turtle sanctuary tucked away from your usual Palawan getaway. Striking the perfect balance of... more » Owner description: Palawan's best-kept secret, Arena is a four-hectare turtle sanctuary tucked away from your usual Palawan getaway. Striking the perfect balance of rustic charm and the comforts of modern living, your private sanctuary awaits, a paradise all your own. « less
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Pasig, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our family (group of about 15) had the whole island to ourselves. There were several spots where one could stay and be alone on a bench or on a hammock enjoying the breeze. There were also areas where several could converge as a group. Plenty to do in the island-- play hoops or volleyball, snorkel or swim, or release baby... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arena Island is a must place to visit at Narra, Palawan. Very relaxing, wild life experience. Crystal clear water, well preserved corals and island. Highly recommended for family vacation and relaxation. Lots of activities to enjoy. . .snorkling, kayaking, and turtle watching. My family really enjoyed. . . Till next. . . Thank you for making our stay very memorable... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi! Lev P. It is always heartwarming to know that our guests enjoyed their stay at Arena island. That's why we are motivated to keep on improving whatever the island can offer - friendly staff, good food, eco-friendly activities, and of course, the island itself. We hope to preserve and possibly enhance the beauty of the island as well as... More

Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Booking this trip was an impulse move by my friends and me over drinks. In a nutshell, this was one of the best impulse purchases we've ever made. It made a very good impression that the resort's owner Mr. Fuji Rodriguez personally met us at the Puerto Princesa airport and escorted us to the Narra port then to the island... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi! darthkulot, That was quite a review you gave us. Thank you so much for your generous words. Frankly, it was the best review we've had because it covered a lot of grounds : experience, impressions, ideas and even being an eco-friendly resort. We hope we can live up to your expectations - maintain the excellent service of our staff,... More

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Coming to Arena Island is indeed a dream come true. The island is perfect for a family/friends bonding. In this island, your wish is their command. You want a beachfront dinner? You have it. You want a treetop lunch? You got it! Our group technically had meals at the beachfront, treetop, sandbar, floating area( snacks delivered) and more. We were... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi JetsetterJC101, Thank you for your kind words about Arena Island. We hope to maintain the kind of service that we give to our guests. And we also make it a point to inform our staff of the good impression that they impart to our visitors. Of course, our home-cook-meals always come in second. We really want to promote the... More

Manila, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were so glad to have visited the island. Before we booked our trip, we decided to find out where it was on Google. We found a little dot indicating where it was and thought it to be small, but they surely made up for it by way of their friendly and accommodating staff, plus the super delicious food served... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words about Arena Island Resort, we hope to maintain the efficient service of our staff as well as the culinary delights of our chef. We will definitely welcome your next trip to the island in the near future. Needless to say, our advocacy in preserving and protecting the marine turtles in the island wll always... More

Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The trip, which consisted of a 1 hour plane ride, a 2 hour van ride, and a 45 minute boat ride, was truly worth it! Not only do you get a butler who takes care of your every need during your stay, but you get to give back to mother nature by releasing baby pawikans into the ocean. This is... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi! Melloyellotravels, Thank you so much for your kind and wonderful review of our private island. We hope to continue to extend the kind of service that you have experience, it is important for us to make this island experience sustainable for the long haul. Would be very glad to see you visit us again. God Bless you! More

Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you love to travel off the beaten track then Isla Arena should be in your bucket list. This family-run island resort offers you nature and tranquility coupled with good old Filipino hospitality. You will be welcomed and pampered by their friendly staff and fed with the freshest catch from the sea surrounding you. The white sand beach and gentle... More

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ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi! Ms.Hazel, Thank you so much for your beautiful review! We really appreciate the time you took to write and share your experience. We look forward in seeing you again. More

Makati
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The husband & I got stuck on this island. On purpose. We flew to Puerto Princessa (and was specially greeted by no other than the proprietor, Mrs. Chit Rodriguez), then took a 2 & a half-hour van ride to Narra, and sailed an hour to Arena Island. Once we arrived, the staff were armed with puka shell necklaces & ice-cold juice to... More

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Southeast Asia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife, teen-age daughter, and I traveled to this island on half-rate from Deal Grocer for 3 days and 2 nights. The regular rate is pricey for most travelers; but the service and experience are well worth it. There are a couple of things that I feel are worth mentioning: 2G/3G Smart cellphone coverage is good with the signal coming... More

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ArenaIsland, Guest Relations Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this review

Hi Mitch Y, We're glad to know that the despite the rains, your Arena Island experience has been a good one. As part of our advocacy, our staff usually informs our guests everytime a sea turtle reaches the shore to lay eggs. This is a unique event that we want to share to our guests and let them know how... More

Makati, Philippines
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Got promote rate from Deal Grocer (50% off), spent 3 days 2 nights Feb 2013. Hit typhoon the first day, it was awful, stayed in the room. But the 2nd day was perfect, took beautiful pictures, snorkeling around the coral reef, and had a romantic beachside dinner. It was really windy because of monsoon, but good thing is that you... More

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