I never thought that such a luxury resort in Culion exists! Eclipsed by the more popular town of Coron, Culion has always been under the radar for visitors. Unless you’re a history buff and adventurer.
Culion used to be a leper colony starting in 1906 during the American colonial period. And during the Spanish era, it was part of a network of defenses in the Calamianes archipelago with a fortress church complex built atop a promontory.
The island today is a sleepy town with occasional curious visitors who stray out of the confines of Coron to explore. Long declared as leprosy free, it has a small museum dedicated to its past. For the adventurer, it has trails and islands just waiting for intrepid visitors to discover.
A luxury resort in Culion
And this brings us to a luxury resort in Culion. It’s quite unexpected for such an island municipality far from the usual Busuanga tour route but the Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort in Naglayan Island is an undiscovered gem. It’s ideal for individual travelers, couples, and professionals who want to go on a holiday.
This luxury resort in Culion has 55 luxurious overwater villas with Filipino themed interiors, wide windows and extensive balconies. The villas are also situated in such a manner where these either face the sunrise or sunset. As these are all overwater, you expect great sceneries as well.
What’s more, the Sirakan Villa (pictured below), is the ultimate accommodation in the island. Think of glass floorings that gives you a view of the marine life below, plush beds, a jacuzzi at the balcony, and a spacious 65 sqm space!
Island activities, restaurants and relaxation
Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort has beautiful white sandy beaches as well as an infinity pool. It has a wide variety of activities on offer too, ranging from snorkelling and kayaking, spectacular sunset cruise or hop on a glass bottomed boat. You can also play billiards, chess, or other board games. If you want to explore the 18-hectare green island, bike your way around. Or go island hopping.
For business travelers, there’s a function room, spa, and gym.
If you’re a foodie…
And it just gets better. If you’re a foodie, this luxury resort in Culion has 10 restaurants to chose from! Guests can satisfy whatever cravings they may have, from modern Filipino cuisine at Mangrove Restaurant to international comfort dishes at Island Garden Restaurant. Breakfast buffets are served at Sun Cafe. These are just some of the dining options available in the resort.
With the island’s remote location, it’s also the ultimate setting for romantic and private occasions, such as beach weddings and honeymoons.
Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort starts with a flight to Busuanga airport. From there, the resort will take care of your trip to the island via its private dock at the Sunlight Guest Hotel in Coron. Note that you won’t be passing the main town of Culion.
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Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort is one of Sunlight Hotels and Resorts’s property and includes Sunlight Guest Hotel in Coron and Sunlight Guest Hotel in Puerto Princesa. Check their website for more details.
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