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Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary - Day Tour

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Address: C.Castro Road | Barangay San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Philippines
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+63 917 580 0446
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Palawan's best-kept secret, Arena is a four-hectare turtle sanctuary tucked...

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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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... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 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 meals cooked on the boats, amazing.

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

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 More 

Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

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

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

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 for your appreciation. - Paolo More 

Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 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 - which is good since it's a sign of a healthy beach!) Stayed for 3... More 

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

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 you might be lucky to experience a turtle coming up to the island to lay... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 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 boat . During our stay, we were lucky enough to see turtles hatching. My kids... More 

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

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 see you again the very near future, because Arena will always be there waiting. More 

Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 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 were also 2 dormitories good for about 20 people. It was a wonderful experience with... More 

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

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 hope you would still consider going back to Arena in your future vacation stint. Once... More 

Manila, Philippines
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181 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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, i repeat, TWO cottages in this island so it can never be more private than... More 

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

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 when you decide to visit us again, you can say that the island is still... More 

Pasig, Philippines
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 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 to do in the island-- play hoops or volleyball, snorkel or swim, or release baby... More 

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

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 to Arena Island. We hope that you will find it just as interesting and fascinating... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 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 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 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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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 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 

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