Paradise is waiting in Port Barton.
Soak up the awesome atmosphere of Gilligans Port Barton where you'll find the air sweet and the breeze warm. The water shimmers sky blue and the nights are filled with fun, food and romance.
Spoilt for choice in a stunning location with plenty of activites to keep boredom at bay
This fully secure and remote guest house allows you to be yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own island home. Forget crowded hotels and noisy resorts. Relax and experience enchantment all around you. Step outside to the beach where the sand caresses your toes and the water is always warm. The gentle waves beckon. The palms whisper, 'kick off your sandals and unwind' The gentle breeze blows softly across your face. Time loses all meaning. The waves sparkle in the sun. You are at one with the sea, You don't have to do anything, but enjoy the bliss that is found at Gilligans Port Barton.
How to get there: Flights from Manila to Puerto Princessa, and Clarke to San Vicente are available.
Palawan is a one hour domestic flight from Manila and Clarke Airports. We find Cebu Pacific and Air Asia to have the most competitive prices currently. Other airlines include Philippine Airlines. Book in advance to receive the best prices. We usually pay around $50 usd each way, and often much less, but this can be much higher for late bookings. So... book as early as possible.
Public transport is available from Puerto Princesa, but the most convenient and comfortable trip is by air conditioned van. There are private air conditioned vans available for the very pleasant 2 and a half to 3 hour trip up the Palawan coastline where you'll pass through dozens of small villages and see how Filipinos really live in the provinces. You'll pay a little over $90 usd for a van. You'll pass the famous Underground River on the way to and from Port Barton so you may like to take the side trip to visit this outstanding tourist attraction for another $50 van fare plus park entrance charges. You driver can organise this but he will need some notice. Your driver will take you from Puerto Princesa to our flagship home Villa Marguerita which is centre beach Port Barton from where we will transfer you to Gilligans by boat. Its a 15 minute trip. The road to Gilligans is in poor condition currently as it is undergoing road widening repairs.
Gilligans is a simple beachfront vacation home with a carefree holiday feel. You'll be amazed at how beautiful our beach is and the scenery is stunning from our front verandah.
Don’t worry about getting a little sand on the floors inside. It’s easy for us to clean. Gilligans has 2 new bathrooms and a new kitchen. There is a large lounge and dining area with unique furniture. The facilities are clean and comfortable. You'll probably spend most of your time on the front veranda, our beachfront bar, or our popular beachfront Cabana looking out to the stunning views of the pristine beach and the blue waters of the marine park area where you can enjoy a few beers or cold drinks while you relax. Its very quiet here! We have very few neighbours, and you'll rarely see them. Our only neighbours live around 300 metres away in a village of around 20 people and rely on fishing for their income so you probably won't see them at all unless they bring their catch of the day to offer for sale. Our new neighbours are preparing to build a house beside us.
The rooms are quite airy and usually cool as we are right beside the sea. Mosquito screens are installed on the windows and mosquito nets are provided for each bed. There's also a small fan beside each bed for warmer weather.
You are welcome to do your own cooking or enjoy the basic Filipino home style cooking of our caretaker Estrellia. She will gladly prepare basic but tasty meals for you.
We do it Island Style here: Island hopping, swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking or walking to the nearby waterfalls, bush walks, Bar-B-Ques on uninhabited islands, are just to name a few of the possible activities. There are some clothing optional beach areas nearby for those who'd like an all-over tan. Make sure you spend some time on the beach at night to watch the amazing star show and you'll most likely see some shooting stars and comets. Occasionally fireflies visit.
We have 2 Stand-up Paddle-boards and several kayaks available for our guests to use for free should you like to try your skills.
If you ask our assistants, they may even cut some coconuts so you can drink fresh juice. It’s so refreshing, even better with some Malibu Rum, so bring some with you or we can provide some local spirits for you.
Drinking cocktails or cold beer, eating fresh seafood, sleeping, reading, relaxing, and walks along the beach are some other popular pastimes. There are always new treasures being washed up onto the beach such as shells, starfish and driftwood. Explore!
Gilligans is a 'Green' resort and our power source is the sun. We have a small solar hot water system and stacks of solar panels for our lighting, entertainment, refrigeration and power requirements. We have a back-up generator as well.
Gilligans is a very romantic destination for couples. We've even held several weddings here.
Gilligans has 3 bedrooms with 4 queen sized beds, and is best suited for up to 8 persons but we can place an extra bed or beds for groups who don't mind a few extra people around.
The third bedroom is very large so we have installed a privacy screen in the middle which allows room for the extra bed to bring our optimum capacity to 8.
Transport to Gilligans anfmd return is included in the rental price. Our boat is licensed for up to 8 persons We may consider larger Filipino family groups but this is subject to negotiation and under the understanding that sleeping arrangements will be crowded which seems fine for most Filipino family groups.
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