WHAT IS MANGENGUEY?

Mangenguey is a unique, exclusive, and self-contained international destination for people looking for an exciting journey where they can be intrigued, entertained, and enlightened.

It is run as a Private Island Estate by Helena and her husband Richard with their exquisite taste, selectivity, and standards. Helena's trademark style of "barefoot luxury" is evident in the island's architecture, décor, cuisine, and service.

WHERE IS MANGENGUEY?

Located in the Calamianes Archipelago in Northern Palawan, Philippines, Mangenguey is an exquisite and remote Virgin Island comparable in natural beauty to the best in the world.

It is at the center of the Coral Triangle, one of the world's richest marine biodiversity zones.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

From Manila, Philippines there are regular daily flights to Busuanga airport via Airphilexpress, Cebu Pacific, or Zest Air.

Upon arrival at the Busuanga Airport, our driver picks up our guests in an air-conditioned van or private car (with additional charge) and takes them to Coron Town.

In Coron, guests board our native banka beautiful scenic journey to the island.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE
TO GET THERE?

The plane ride is 45 minutes long, then a 25 minute drive to Coron, and 1 ½ hour boat ride to the Island.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Mangenguey is an adult only destination and guests must be at least 16 years old.

(This rule is waived only for private rentals.)

IS THERE A MINIMUM STAY?

The minimum stay is two (2) nights. However due to the island's remote location, we recommend a minimum stay of three (3) nights for guests traveling from not-so-distant locations, and a week for guests coming from far away.

WHAT CAN WE DO THERE?

Mangenguey is a retreat where guests can commune with nature and recharge. Helena wrote in her personal journal: "I go to hear the silence and see myself."

Guests can swim and snorkel in the reef, paddle around the island in native bankas, bird watch or trek through the forest. They can read on the veranda facing the sea, play pool in the villa, or watch the sunset while sipping Champagne and listening to Maria Callas.

The adventurous can dive or snorkel in the magnificent house reef or in the turquoise waters surrounding the island.

CAN WE DIVE?

We organize appointment-only private diving trips on our comfortable dive "bankas" (locally designed outrigger boats) with a Dive Master.

Experience the beautiful reefs and the Japanese World War II wrecks. We can plan a perfect diving experience based on your skills and desires. Private diving courses can be arranged with our Dive Master.

CAN WE GO ISLAND HOPPING?

We can customize island hopping tours of the area in our "bankas" and can bring you to exotic locations for a private picnic in an uninhabited island or historic town, complete with butler service.

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard.

DO YOU HAVE "SPECIAL PRICES" FOR FILIPINOS AND RESIDENTS?

Yes, please email us for more information.

IS THE ISALAND AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BOOKINGS?

Yes. The Island can be rented for small weddings, family reunions, or other special events.

(Note: the NO CHILDREN rule is waived for private bookings.)

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ON MANGENGUEY?

We have two suites. Each has separate entrances, queen sized beds, luxurious bathrooms, hot and cold showers, cable TV, DVD, AC, and complimentary internet access. From the veranda, there are views of the ocean, beach, and gardens. Each suite is beautifully decorated by Helena.

There are also five "native chic" cottages, lacquered in artistic colors, which are situated at the edge of the gardens, only a few steps from the spectacular white sand beach and ocean. This area is surrounded by trees and multicolored bougainvilleas.

ARE THE ROOMS AIR CONDITIONED?

Yes, all our bedrooms are air conditioned.

ARE THERE HOT AND COLD SHOWERS?

Yes, all our bathrooms are equipped with hot and cold water.

IS WI-FI AVAILABLE ON THE ISLAND?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available and free of charge.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE?

Every day, Helena will design an "Epicurean extravaganza" for the senses. Gathered around the gracious table for communal dining or "al fresco" in the garden, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, meals in Mangenguey reflect the distinctive character of Helena: her Spanish childhood, her years of travelling throughout different continents, combined with her knack of using of local ingredients.

We accommodate special diets, provided advance notice and for an additional charge $25 per day per person.

CAN WE HAVE PRIVATE MEALS?

We can serve intimate romantic meals in the garden or on the beach, provided advance notice and for an additional charge of $20.

DO YOU PROVIDE MEALS FOR SPECIAL DIETS?

We accommodate special diets, provided advance notice and for an additional charge $25 per day per person.