Escape to your own tropical island secretly hidden in an untouched corner of the Far East.
Ariara is the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ destination. This private property is available to let including the exclusive use of the whole island, managed and serviced by the owner’s personal staff.
This private paradise can be yours to share with whom you choose and no-one else!
Prices begin at USD 475 per person per night based on a party of 15-18 guests for exclusive use of the island on a minimum stay of 7 nights.
Designed by a renowned Filipino architect Jorge Yulo, the buildings are contemporary in style and have been designed and built with sensitivity to the environment. The property provides luxurious and spacious accommodation (25,000 square feet) for up to 18 guests.
All rooms are situated along the main beach and have fabulous uninterrupted views out to sea … over the reef, the neighbouring islands, and at the end of each day the sunset in the West.
The four beach cottages each have a large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, a four poster style bed, and a walk-in wardrobe. There is an enormous marble bathroom with either a wooden bath or a marble bath hand carved from a block of Romblon marble, and an open-air shower.
The cottages are surrounded on two sides by wide verandas with cooling ceiling fans which provide ample room to relax and enjoy the view with comfortable seating, hammocks and a breakfast table. Each cottage is a private terrace with a secluded pocket garden.
Built on ‘stilts’, these substantial villas enjoy commanding views and consist of a suite of rooms. Each has a large master bedroom with a raised four poster style bed, a dressing room (or child’s bedroom), and a marble bathroom with walk-in shower, and a marble bath which is open to the jungle.
One villa has an additional single bedroom (or study), with its own ensuite shower room. The other has a 1st floor terrace with a breakfast table. Both villas have extensive shaded terrace areas underneath with hanging chairs and hammocks to relax in.
The Lodge is a substantial building positioned centrally at the end of the pier, designed for dining and entertaining. The dining hall and lounge are surrounded by wall-to-wall full height glass doors which open to catch the breeze and to enjoy the view.
The North wing comprises an impressive marble floored dining hall with a 12m high vaulted ceiling, and a viewing gallery above, together with a 1st floor shaded terrace and games area.
Infinity Pool and Pier
In front of the Lodge and looking over the beach is an infinity pool surrounded by sundecks. Located at the end of the pier, the pool together with the Lodge form the focal point of day-to-day life on the island. Perfect for lazing away the afternoon in awe of the view, or a quick dip to cool off, the pool is also excellent for young swimmers, water polo and basic dive instruction.
The pier extends 120m out across the reef giving access to the island at low tide. Along the pier is a grass roofed sun shelter over the reef – a favourite place (just one of many), to find peace, a cooling breeze, and some shade from the sun.
You can eat and sleep exactly when you choose, and the time in between can be spent in a myriad of different ways.
The staff are there to cater for your needs and no one else’s, you will be served a tempting selection of the finest Euro-Asian cuisine. So make yourself completely at home in this wonderful unique environment.
Wellness & Beauty
Ariara is a very special place. The feeling of total peace and tranquility which exists here is rare to find in this busy world in our hectic lives.
A yoga instructor can be booked for your stay to enhance your spiritual wellbeing, or a masseuse to ensure complete relaxation.
With the occasional exception of a local fisherman who maybe bringing us his catch for lunch, you can have the whole sea to yourself and there are a multitude of water based activities according to your preference.
There’s the raw exhilaration of windsurfing and two very powerful jet-skiis. You can snorkel on our protected private coral reef or choose to explore the waters off one of the uninhabited islands nearby.
We are not expert fishermen ourselves but there’s a sea full of fish out there for those are, for which high quality fishing tackle is provided.
Also we have a new 33ft speedboat which is perfect for waterskiing and wakeboarding, for island hopping, or as a diveboat.
Fly to Manila, the capital of the Philippines from most major, international airports, then either take a private helicopter transfer or a domestic flight to the island of Busuanga and a 4-hour transfer by boat.