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Salepan Villas at Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort

Naglayan Island, Culion, Palawan
Rates start at P80,000/night for up to 4 guests (subject to change, introductory rate)

At a Glance
No need to fly out to the Caribbean or the Maldives for a luxe over-water villa experience at this Palawan resort. Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort's Sallepan Villas is right in Palawan and offers the same premium all-in-one experience sans the long fly time. 
Room: Each Salepan Villa is a two-story, two-bedroom villa with its own panoramic view of the surrounding sea.
Food and drink: While there are many dining outlets in Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort, guests at Salepan Villas have a dedicated private chef for all their dining needs. 
Staff: For guests staying at the Salepan Villas, you will be greeted by your own personal butler service and private chef for an even more bespoke experience. 
Why you should stay: Treat yourself and your loved ones to a premium vacation that can rival those abroad. Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort's Sallepan Villas are a great option for those looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating tropical island adventure that's touched with signature Filipino hospitality.

It's no secret that anyone looking for an island escape would gravitate towards the beautiful island of Palawan. Whether you're a solo traveler looking for much-needed R&R, a couple on their honeymoon, or a family looking to spend some quality time, you're bound to find a home away from home in any of Palawan's wide array of resorts and hotels. But if you're looking for a luxe and premium experience that rivals those in the Caribbean or the Maldives, don't miss out on Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort's Salepan Villas.

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Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort Over Water Villas Top Shot
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Here's why this Palawan resort's luxe over-water villas should be your next travel splurge:

Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort (SETIR) is not new per se. They've been around for a while, and we've already stayed in their cluster villas, Sirakan villas, and other room options during a previous trip. But this January, SETIR is launching its newest accommodations at Naglayan Island, Culion. Dubbed the Salepan Villas, these new room accommodations are the most premium stay at SETIR's 18-hectare island resort. 

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Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort Salepan Villa
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Each villa is a two-story structure nestled atop the crystal-clear waters of Naglayan Island. Salepan Villas are good for up to six guests. They feature two bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms, a kitchenette, a glass-floored lanai and dining area, a four-person private infinity hot tub, and a roof deck with daybeds to soak in the lush, untouched views.

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Salepan Villas King Bedroom
Each villa has one master bedroom decked out in a king-sized bed.
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Salepan Villas Double Bedroom
There's also another bedroom with two double beds.
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Salepan Villas Lanai
Relax at the lanai and enjoy looking at the marine life beneath you through the glass floors.
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Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort Salepan Villas View from Roofdeck
Daybeds on the rooftop are perfect for chill sightseeing in the morning.
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Salepan Villas Massage at the Lanai
You can also opt to have your massage on the lanai and relax thanks to the gorgeous views in front and below you.
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The villas boast a whopping 244 square meter area each. But most importantly, each villa gives guests unprecedented access to the very best views and marine life Culion, Palawan has to offer. 

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Salepan Villas Jacuzzi Overlooking the ocean
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For stays at Salepan Villas, we recommend staying in rather than going out on all-day excursions and adventures. You are, after all,  spending upwards of P80,000 per villa per night for up to four pax. When you book Salepan, we highly suggest maximizing the relaxation time in your villa-your own little slice of paradise. Here, you can arrange spa services overlooking your portion of the ocean or mountainside views, get a bespoke dining experience courtesy of your own private chef, or have a floating snack in the infinity pool while enjoying the gorgeous sights in front of you. 

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Salepan Villas breakfast with a view
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Salepan Villas Food
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Floating Basket Merienda by the pool Salepan Villas
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Here are the package inclusions for Salepan Villas at this Palawan resort:

As of writing, Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort is offering a special introductory promo for guests looking to stay at Salepan Villas. Each stay is inclusive of the following amenities and perks:

  • Private roundtrip transfers from Busuanga Airport to the resort. This includes van pick-up and drop-off at the airport and speed boat transfers to Salepan Villas at Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort. 
  • Breakfast
  • Private Butler service who can arrange customized activities such as sunset cruises, scuba diving, or private massages on the rooftop and even, organizing and scheduling meals.
  • Private Chef
  • Welcome treats
  • One bottle of wine
  • Daily turn down snacks
  • Complimentary non-motorized water activities like kayaking and guided snorkeling
  • Free use of in-island bikes
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Sure, the villas can be pretty amazing, and having your own personalized services is definitely something for the books, but in case you want to take in more of Naglayan Island, you can also take advantage of Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort's different amenities. Guests at Salepan Villas can also use the different amenities and services available to other SETIR guests, like access to their four different beaches, pool use, in-resort gym, and dining opportunities at any of their 10 restaurants and cafes.

For bookings, email reservations@sunlighthotelsandresorts.com or reach them through their mobile at 0917-521-4260. For more information, visit Salepan Villa at Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort's website.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by Cosmo.ph editors.

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