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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island, Palawan Province, Mimaropa

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Myla S
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best holiday ever!”
Reviewed 2 November 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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My friends and I wanted to do something special for one of our friend's 30th birthday.
Turtlebay Villa was absolutely perfect for the occasion.
The 10 of us spent a magical week there: playing guitar around the bonfire on the beach, resting on the deck by the pool (from which you can see the sea!), pretending to be Tarzan in the jungle, spending the entire night playing games around the huge table on the terrace, etc...
Gigi, the caretaker, was incredibly sweet and useful. She came to pick us up in a barca and told us everything we needed to know (how to get around, where to get supplies, taught us how to greet in Tagalog, etc). Her husband would gather fresh coconuts (from the trees on the property) for us to drink/eat - he even taught us how to use a machete to do it ourselves :)
I personnaly loved using a barca as transportation to go ziplining or check out the underground river. Much more original than using a car or bike!
At the end of our stay, no one wanted to leave. I think we're going to come again (hopefully next summer) and this time we'll stay 10 days or 2 weeks!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Nov 2016
Hello Myla,
many thanks for this great review !
We are happy to know you spend a good time here and that you have become a champion at opening coconuts with a bolo (machete) ;-)
We definitely look forward welcoming you again at Turtlebay Villa any time you wish.
With lots of cheers,
Peter :-)
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Peter57Pa...
Paris
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect luxury house for a family stay close to the Palawan Subterranean River”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My family and I spend a few days at Turtlebay Villa last August. The house is new, comprises three vast suites, two bedrooms with bathrooms, a swimming pool and a viewdeck in the jungle. The beach is fantastic, no other tourists on a 1 km stretch, pristine waters, lots of shells and no plastic pollution !
We benefited from all the services that were offered: welcome at the airport, shopping at the Puerto Princesa mall and at a local market, van transportation to Sabang, boat trip. At the house we also used the cook service which was a good opportunity to discover the local cuisine.
We did the underground river tour, visited the Udong caves etc.
Overall a great stay; despite it took place during the rainy season we had lots of sun
Thanks to Viel who was a perfect host !

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Oct 2016
Thanks Peter ! Happy to know that, rain or shine, you liked our place and enjoyed our local cuisine :-)
Viel and I send you and your family our kindest regards. Cheers :-)
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Koos M
1 review
“Marvelous place with an amazing panorama view from pool and view deck”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016

That's truly a very special place. I am traveling in Asia for the last three years and I must say that Turtlebay Villa was one of my best holiday experiences I ever had. It's very peaceful and super friendly villa with amazing foods and a luxury to have your private huge beach and pool. For three days we stayed there, I have never seen any person at the beach. The underground river is just one bay away. The staff was very friendly to me and was super comfortable experience. If you want to have peaceful and beautiful place for total relaxation out of the crowds - that's the best destination in Philippines!

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2016
Happy to hear you enjoyed Turtlebay Villa and we're able to relax a max.
We will be very pleased to welcome you back any time :-)
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mathieu m
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A perfect honeymoon in Palawan”
Reviewed 2 August 2016 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

My wife and I decided to celebrate out honeymoon in the Philippines. As this would be a first time traveling there, and several friends had recommended the island of Palawan as a must-go destination. our honeymoon was an amazing experience, and Turtle Bay Villa had a lot to do with that.

The morning after landing into Puerto Princesa, we booked a car that took us to a grocery store for some supplies, then straight to Sabang where Gigi, the Turtlebay caretaker, awaited us. From there we followed the coast by banca (local boat) over waters so clear we could see our shadows 20m below, until we landed at Panaguman beach. The Turtle Bay Villa peaked through the palm trees, and looked even better than pictures!

My wife and I only spent five nights there, but we felt at home. Gigi's family was incredibly warm and accommodating. They gave us room to breath and enjoy the scenery, but were also there whenever we needed anything. We arrived without an exact plan, but ended up doing some of the more advertised activities (zipline, walks around Sabang, the underground river), while Gigi also took us to explore snorkeling gems known only to locals. They also gave us access to local flavors, sometimes preparing coconuts for breakfast, or fresh-caught fish for dinner.

At the time we were there (August 2015), the pool was still being dug, but we still managed to watch the sunset from the hill view deck. We also got to watch beautiful artisanship as some of the furniture was being hand-crafted just outside the house.

We have incredible memories from this trip, thanks in no small part to the Turtle Bay Villa. Thank you again to Gigi for making this experience so memorable, and we highly recommend booking this place!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2016
Thanks Mathieu. We were very honored that you chose Turtle bay Villa for your honeymoon ! The hill infinity pool is now built and refreshingly cool and will be pleased, like us, to welcome you any time you come back to Palawan
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1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jul 2017
Merci Eric pour cette superbe review !
Les petites tortues sont bien nées et ont rejoint la mer. On attend avec impatience leur retour l'année prochaine ;-)
A très bientôt,
Viel et Peter :-)
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