Amanpulo Hotel, Philippines.
about 250 miles from Manilla, 3 mile long Pamalican island lies in crystal clear water and warm trade winds. one of the greatest places I've stayed for sure. each bungalow is like a small house on the beach or atop the tree canopy. every bungalow has its' own golf cart so you can explore the small private island, drive to your massage, go to the clubhouse for fresh lobster or a daiquiri, or just drive to get lost on one of the many white sand beaches... amazing diving, snorkeling, sailing hobie cats included~. you will feel like you are the only guests on the island. while I was there we helped put any sea turtles into sea as they hatched on the protected birth zone. after you arrive by a short flight from Manilla, villas will run $800 to $ 4500 usd.... but be prepared to be pampered! This backpacker was in heaven!!!!! luckily it was for work so I didn't have to worry about the bill!!!' www.amanresorts.com/Amanpulo.com