Amanpulo Creates New South Sea Pearl Adventure

Discover the gem of the Philippines seas during an exclusive South Sea pearl adventure at Amanpulo.

Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo, the ‘peaceful island’, offers the tranquillity and sensory spectacle of powder-soft sands and warm azure waters, ringed by a pristine coral reef. Just an hour’s flight southwest of the Philippines’ capital of Manila, the resort has established itself as an undisputed destination for those seeking tropical paradise, offering unique experiences inspired by its naturally beautiful setting. Inviting guests to further uncover the revered treasures of the surrounding Palawan waters, from 31 October 2022 Amanpulo introduces a new adventure, The Golden South Sea Pearl Journey.

A jewel of the Philippines, Amanpulo is a most beloved destination for both guests in search of a romantic escape and a watersports retreat. It is also a haven for those looking to immerse themselves in nature, with the island’s bounty serving as inspiration for the resort’s diverse experiences – the newest of which takes guests beyond the bounds of Pamalican in a full-day journey into the Palawan archipelago to explore the birthplace of the national gem, the Golden South Sea Pearl. Renowned as one of the most coveted cultivated pearls in the world, guests are invited to discover the story behind these exceptional living gems and the intricate art and science of how they have come to possess their incredibly unique lustre amidst the pristine waters that produce them.

With breathtaking birds-eye views of Palawan waters along the way, a chartered helicopter takes guests on a 45-minute flight across the archipelago to Taytay, Palawan, for an exclusive visit to the pearl farm of Jewelmer – an international jeweler who lovingly nurtures the rare gold-lipped oysters that produce exquisite golden pearls. Here they will witness the fascinating processes with a guided tour of the oyster hatchery and laboratory for pearl grafting and harvesting, alongside an opportunity to witness the local divers in their daily trips to the underwater farm. Established in 1979 by a French pearl farmer and a Filipino entrepreneur, Jewelmer pioneered the first hatchery-born oysters to avoid depleting wild oyster beds and to vastly improve the quality of cultured pearls. The brand has grown globally to represent a world of rarity and enduring elegance with golden South Sea pearls as their centerpieces.

After the comprehensive tour, a speedboat will take guests to a nearby secluded beach for a Filipino-style picnic lunch. A tiny uninhabited island, the afternoon is spent in complete seclusion, with the opportunity to become further immersed in the gifts of the sea with the option to snorkel around the bay’s untouched coral garden. Following their return to Amanpulo via helicopter, the opportunity to purchase pieces from Jewelmer’s collection awaits in Amanpulo’s Boutique.

Offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the world’s finest gems and their production process, the exclusive private tour can accommodate two to four guests with reservations required at least five days in advance.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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