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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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Exhiliarating tour

The best part of our trip was under sea. So many islands to explore. Clear beaches, sea rougher in... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
legaletlwanephiliam
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Cape Town, South Africa
Save sea turtle

Arena island is blessed with a rich natural environment.That is why, sea turtles loves this island... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2016
KumikoAnada
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Quezon City, Philippines
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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.
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Mar 9, 2017
“Exhiliarating tour”
May 24, 2016
“Save sea turtle”
LOCATION
C.Castro Road | Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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+63 917 580 0446

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Reviewed March 9, 2017

The best part of our trip was under sea. So many islands to explore. Clear beaches, sea rougher in the afternoon. Ther lifeguards are resourceful. You may attempt this even if you arent a good swimmer. help is always at hand. The tours include delicious...More

Thank legaletlwanephiliam
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

Hi! legaletlwanephilam, Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments on Arena Island. Hope to see you again in the near future. Best Regards, -Paolo

Reviewed May 24, 2016

Arena island is blessed with a rich natural environment.That is why, sea turtles loves this island. Coral reef is also well preserved.More

1  Thank KumikoAnada
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2016

Hi! KumikoAnada, One of the things we are truly proud of in Arena Island aside from its innate beauty and diverse marine life, is our Marine Turtle Conservation Project. It is a commitment we intend to pursue for the succeeding generations. Thank you so much...More

Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

3hrs away from Puerto Princesa (2hrs by van, then 1hr by boat) is Arena Island. Supposedly for the "harina" (flour in English) like sand. (To be fair to them, the sand was really fine on the sandbar but was full of corals and shells around...More

2  Thank Kwokie
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2015

Hi! Kwokie, We appreciate your good sense of timing in going to Arena in time for the release of some turtle hatchlings. They really waddle into the sea where they belong and you have actually participated in our marine turtle conservation project. Maybe next time...More

Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Arena island is a 2hr land trip from the airport and 30mins boat trip. A guide greeted us from the airport the moment we got out and everything was a breeze. The boat they use to transfer us was very comfortable. It was a big...More

4  Thank shadow2288
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2015

Hi! shadow2288, We are exceedingly pleased to know that your family enjoyed your recent vacation in Arena Island. The service of our staff has always been appreciated by our guests. We are confident of maintaining that kind of service in our island. We hope to...More

Reviewed March 16, 2015

We spend Christmas 2014 in Arena Island. There were 10 of us, 6 adults and 4 kids, so we rented 2 casitas. There is a 3rd casita on the island - a new one similarly to the 2 older casitas but a little bigger. There...More

2  Thank Jenny-COANM
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2015

Hi! Ms.Jenny-COANM, Thank you for your kind thoughts. We are very happy to know that your Christmas vacation in Arena Island was an enjoyable one, especially the kids. Thank you also for your observation on the mosquitos. We will definitely do something about it. We...More

Reviewed January 18, 2015

My apologies to Mr. Fuji for this very late review as I thought I already made one. I stayed at this island December 2013 and it was one of my most relaxing stay. No TV. Electricity is available on certain times. There are only TWO,...More

3  Thank wrkshy
ArenaIsland, Owner at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2015

Hi! Wrkshy, We dont mind receiving late reviews, as long as they are as generous and interesting as your review. We are doing our best to preserve the beauty and privacy of the island as well as its marine life around it. We hope that...More

Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank mikoramos
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2014

Hi! Mikoramos, I'm truly sorry for this delayed reply. I wish I could blame it to the lousy signal here at Puerto Princesa, most of the time. Anyway, its always a pleasure to know that our guests are having a grand time when they come...More

Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

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...More

3  Thank Lev P
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2014

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....More

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...More

6  Thank darthkulot
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

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...More

Reviewed June 12, 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...More

2  Thank JetsetterJC101
ArenaIsland, Manager at Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2014

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...More

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joanasiy
hi my husband and i are planning a trip to puerto princesa next week for our anniversary, do you accept day tours with 2 pax or is the minimum requirement really is just for 6 pax? and if yes, how long does a day tour usually last because we are also planning to do the iwahig firefly watching at night on the same day thank you!
October 14, 2016|
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Response from ArenaIsland | Property representative |
Good morning Ms.Joanasiy, thank you for choosing Arena Island as your day-tour destination. We are sorry but our day-tour has a minimum of 6 pax (Php2,500/pax : includes van, boat, packed lunch and environmental fee... More
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mommysdc
Hi, I would like to inquire on the costs of your day-tour? We are 3 adults and 2 kids. I hope you could consider this no. of pax as I read you need atleast 6 pax. We will be there by end-Nov. So I am interested about showing my kids the natural environment including your turtles. Thank you.
September 23, 2016|
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Response from ArenaIsland | Property representative |
Hi! mommysdc, Good morning! sorry for the late reply. Our day-tour is Php2,500/pax ( includes : van, boat, packed lunch and environmental fee). yes, we can consider the 3 adults and 2 kids (discount 10% each kid).Thank you... More
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Rina T
Hi! I have four questions: -How do we arrange for the day tour? -How much? -What time should we get there? -and if are we able to see turtles this time of the year? I would appreciate if you get back to me the soonest. We go to Palawan next week. Thank You!
September 1, 2016|
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Response from ArenaIsland | Property representative |
Hi! Ms. Rina, Thank you for choosing arena island as your day-tour destination. You can reach us at 0917-6965024 for details, just text me your mobile number and we will call you. Have a pleasant day! Regards, -Paolo
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