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Mangenguey Island

Mangenguey Island, Mangenguey Island, Coron, Philippines (Show on map)

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Formerly : Mangenguey Island
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8.8
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  • Area: Mangenguey Island
  • Rooms : 7
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Opened to guests who are at 16 years old and above, Mangenguey Island is located in Palawan Island, a splendid and peaceful location that sits on the clear waters of the Philippine Archipelago. Offering untouched beauty, it provides access to the center of the Coral Triangle and is blessed with natural wonders like limestone cliffs, wild orchids, and white sandy beaches, as well as breathtaking natural scenery. Founded by design visionary Helena and her husband, Richard Mander, they focus on creating a utopia, blending untouched nature with culture and art at its best. The resort's interior is architecturally designed to show off classical forms with indigenous materials creating a cultural fusion for a unique experience. Boasting incredible rooms that have views of the sea and surrounding islands, it is the perfect getaway. They also feature various activities like water sports, bird watching, island hopping with gourmet picnics, or taking in the gorgeous view while trekking through the forest. Mangenguey Island is a resort that not only offers a vacation, but also gives you the Filipino cultural experience with stylish and artistic accommodations, a perfect example of Utopian Living. Opened to guests who are at 16 years old and above, Mangenguey Island is located in Palawan Island, a ... see more
Due to the property's special character, guests below 16 years old are not permitted in this property.

Mangenguey is 45 minutes away from Manila, Philippines by plane. From Busuanga Airport, it’s a 30-minutes drive to Coron town in an air-conditioned van or private car (with additional charge). In Coron, guests board a native banka for an approximately 1-1/2 hour beautiful scenic journey to the island (depending on sea conditions). Roundtrip airport transfers are $50 per person which includes land and sea transport. Scheduled boat transfer leaves Coron town to Mangenguey Island at 12NN and leaves the island back to Coron town at 9AM. Guests unable to make it at the scheduled boat transfer would have to charter a boat at $100 per trip. To maximize your time on the island the property recommends an early arrival in Busuanga and a late departure to Manila.

Please note that guests are served 3 gourmet meals per day and charged a mandatory fee of $75 per person per day. The property accommodates “Special diets” provided advance notice and at an additional charge of $25 per day per person.



Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Not allowed to stay
Children 2-16 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).

Guests over 16 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Airport Transfer Fee
50 USD

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
08:00 AM

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors
Yes

Number of Bars
1

Number of Restaurants
1

Number of Rooms
7

Room Voltage
220

Year Hotel Built
2009

Mangenguey Island Coron - Food, drink and entertainment Helena's Kitchen
The dining experience on Mangenguey is like no other: fresh sea air to stimulate the appetite, gorgeous views of the ocean, superb cuisine, warm and friendly service, and interesting conversation.

Helena’s simple and approachable Catalan-inspired cuisine is definitely one of the highlights of the Mangenguey experience. Guests have called her amazing food “fabulous beyond words”, an “Epicurean extravaganza” for the senses. One called it “like… a Michelin starred restaurant stuck on a tropical island”.

Gathered around the gracious table for communal dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, meals on 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. Private and romantic meals are also served upon request.

Mornings at Mangenguey are luxuriously simple: delicious seasonal fruits, buttery croissants, and coffee, tea, and juice. Lunch and dinner are always special events with Helena’s beautifully plated dishes. Some lunch favorites include “The Pepito” a pork tenderloin sandwich with red and green sautéed peppers, onions, and aioli on ciabatta bread, served with crispy French fries; the “Salade Mangenguey”, Helena’s native adaptation of Salade Nicoise, with spicy grilled local tuna surrounded with an array of fresh local vegetables, drizzled with calamansi vinaigrette and sprinkle with onions, olives, and topped with red eggs; the “Tortilla Espanola”, a Spanish classic: a delicious potato, onion and egg frittata with grilled farm bread rubbed with garlic and topped with freshly grated tomatoes, Spanish ham, and drizzled with virgin olive oil. Dinner specialties include the house pate, “Mousse de Volaille au cognac”; a Catalan Bullavesa with fish, prawns, clams, mussels, and squid all cooked together in a rich broth of saffron, herbs and garlic; Vegetarian Ravioli with pancetta and leek sauce; Chateaubriand steak with ube mash, buttered green beans and carrots and Helena’s spicy sauce Béarnaise; baked Philippine scallops in the half shell; Braise duck with a citrus sauce of dalandan and calamansi finished with a Catalan “picada” served with sweat potatoes and sautéed greens.

Meals are capped off with delightful desserts: imagine fresh ice cream made with slivers of tender coconut meat; freshly baked warm chocolate bread pudding and strawberry short cake; and “Mel y Mato”—fresh carabao cheese drizzled with wild Palawan honey and roasted pine nuts. For those with special diets, vegetarian meals can be prepared provided advance notice and an extra charge.

Guests can also enjoy a variety of classic cocktails and a selection of wines, spirits, and beers. A truly luxurious moment on the island is the pre-dinner drinks at the main villa: sip the house champagne or imbibe a chilled beer as tantalizing aromas waft from the open-style kitchen.

Helena’s signature cocktails include “The Genguey”—the island official drink of rum, coconut, and lime; “The Maligaya”, which is Cava, dark rum, lime and mint, and “The Helenita”, the version of a margarita from Helena’s Famous Tapas Bar in New York City.


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Fantastic

8.8

from 46 reviews

Value for Money
7.7
Location
9.3
Staff Performance
8.7
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.9
Room Comfort/Standard
9.0
Food/Dining
9.4
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Michael B. Solo travelers Switzerland, May 27, 2013
Beautiful, friendly resort, but too expensive

Beautiful beach, friendly staff, good food
6
Everything is okay but far too expensive. E.g. for the 5 star hotel price of $300 per night I expect swimming pool, 24h electricity and a more efficient aircon. The aircon stops at 6am, when the electricity is shut down. Therefore you wake up at that time because it's just getting too hot in your bungalow.
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Renee F. Couples Australia, May 25, 2013
Amazing stay! Mangenguey is what you call paradise

Private island, peace and quiet and the exquisite design of the villas and buildings.
9
It was beautiful! The island is further away then some others but the boat trip is worth it for what you arrive to. A beautiful private island with stunning spanish designed beach villas right on the sand. The villas are gorgeously decked out in rich colours and beautiful furnishings. This is a boutique resort and offers high standard rooms. The villa that we stayed at had a big balcony and nice clean bathroom with great hot water. The restaurant in the main building was great, great food! If you want Paradise, an island unspoilt and a place with the ultimate peace and quiet, this is your Island!
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Vanessa Y. Groups Philippines, April 29, 2013
so cliche but it was heaven on earth

quiet, peace, nature
10
Our stay was absolutely wonderful! Everything was superb, the food, the hospitality, the accommodation - even the other guests. With such a private setting, everyone on the island is there for one sole purpose: to relax and have a good time. We were fortunate to come during the full moon, so night time star gazing on the beach with only the moon to illuminate the beach and surrounding islands provided a great cap to the day. Who needs TV when you have 360 degrees natural beauty surrounding you.
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Vanessa Y. Couples Philippines, April 29, 2013
Pristine paradise

Unspoiled nature, friendly staff, quiet surroundings
10
Perfect holiday destination for couples, just you, your partner and nature. Everything was wonderful, the food, the room, the beach. The live corals are so close to the shore, unspoilt nature at its finest. A secret paradise for lovers...
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Peter N. Couples Denmark, February 25, 2013
Super lovely experience - out of the ordinary

Unique atmosphere, brilliant food, top service
9.7
we had a very lovely stay at mangenquey. the most perfect beachfront hut kept in filo style, but still fantastic stylish. very, very friendly staff that made you feel truly at home - always there when needed, but never intruding. hosts very friendly and made you feel at home too. food is fixed - meaning no choice, but all we were served were wonderful - first class cooking. interesting and very tasty dishes. snorkeling world class right from the coast and beach is beatiful too. book at least 3-4 days - 2 nights as we have is not enough.
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Teddy R. Solo travelers France, February 17, 2013
Paradise on earth

remote island, great staff, nice beach with corals and good snorkling
9.7
one of the best destination i have been so far among the 32 countries i have visited so far
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Diego P. Couples Italy, February 14, 2013
Paradise island but lack of quality food

Location, view, beach
6.3
This island is a paradise, the best place me and my wife have ever been. It is a pity that the food is not as good as the location: only fruit and croissant for breakfast (no eggs, yoghurt, cereals), potatoes and bread for lunch, and other filling food instead of salads and fish. Many improvements on this aspect. The owner Helena didn't even come to say hello or welcome us, she appeared in the kitchen reprimanding her staff during meal time. Great place with a lot of potential for improvements
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Benjamin D. Groups United States of America, January 30, 2013
wonderful desert island bnb

Breathtaking Environment, Beautiful Design, Excellent Food
7
i have travelled all over southeast asia, and mangenguey island is one of the most breathtaking places i've visited. a private island with turquoise waves, beautiful coral, and spectacular sunsets, this is as romantic as it gets. helena and richard are very friendly and go out of their way to share their island with you. however, this is a bnb, not a resort. there are some eccentric aspects to this place, including not being allowed to leave your cabin after 11pm (they let dogs out to protect the island and and we we warned by the staff that we could be attacked), very limited food and drink options, compulsory meal purchase and not being able to choose your meals (though the food is great), 80's music played constantly in the main lounge area (which i personally enjoyed), and difficulty arranging transportation. if you want to try something completely unique but with a bit of risk, this is the place to go. but if you want a perfect resort experience with 5-star service and amenities, there are better options.
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Jeremy V. Couples United States of America, January 24, 2013
Beautiful secluded beach getaway

isolation food atmosphere
9
This was a really amazing and memorable stay. Pickup and boat ride takes about 2 hours so be prepared. Reception and the beach was great and Richard was extremely helpful in showing us around the island. Food was delicious and came in huge portions. Breakfast was identical each day but dinner was custom and they took one allergy into account by modifying some dishes. One note, this may have changed but on checkout payment was only available in PHP despite all prices being in USD. I had to barter for a rate that was even close to current exchange so be aware and check) to avoid basically a 10% price hike on already expensive daily stay. Prices on the island for drinks/wines/etc aren't bad but the food cost is pretty steep to begin with. Make sure you know what to expect. Book at least 3 days to make the travel worthwhile.
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Nicolae D. Couples Romania, January 16, 2013
lovely and great location

i love it
9.3
clean and very friendly guests the view is so nice and the beach is awsome
Hotel Feature Tip: clean, nice view, good price, nice peoples
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Mangenguey is 45 minutes away from Manila, Philippines by plane. There are regular daily commercial flights to Busuanga Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, guests take a thirty-minute drive in an air-conditioned van or private car (with additional charge) that takes them to Coron Town. In Coron, guests board our native bangka for an approximately (depending on sea conditions) 1-1/2 hour beautiful scenic journey to the island. Round trip airport transfers are $50 per person which includes land and sea transport. To maximize your time on the island we recommend an early arrival in Busuanga and a late departure to Manila.

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