On behalf of Aman, we are delighted to share that Amanpulo, the undisputed jewel of the Philippines and one of the most beloved destinations for Amanjunkies will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The private island of unspoilt tropical wilderness, situated in the Sulu Sea and 360km southwest of Manila, will be commemorated with a year-long programme of exclusive events and cultural initiatives designed to embody the spirit of the resort, pay tribute to its history, and celebrate its deep-rooted connection to the island and community of Manamoc.
Accessible only by private plane, tropical Pamalican Island is one hour from Manila, Amanpulo invites guests to an al fresco anniversary barbecue on the 25th of each month at Amanpulo’s scenic Picnic Grove. The resort’s chefs will come together to helm live cooking stations serving a tantalising variety of traditional Filipino flavours. A series of 25-minute activities and workshops have been developed specifically for the anniversary. These include palm-leaf weaving, a traditional Filipino craft used to make toys, ornaments, bags and accessories. For fitness enthusiasts, Amanpulo’s Fitness Manager has created a 25-minute jungle sprint cardiovascular workout trail. As an enduring marker of this special year, 25 talisay (Indian almond) trees and coconut palms will be planted beside Island Park, the resort team’s relaxation area, each one dedicated to 25 pioneer staff who have worked with Amanpulo and have contributed significantly to the resort – a permanent testament to their loyalty and generosity of service.
Throughout its history, Amanpulo has co-existed with the community on the neighbouring island of Manamoc, caring for and taking a very active role in the development of the island and its inhabitants. These connections will continue into 2018, with a new range of programmes designed to equip Manamoc residents with relevant career skills, improve the lives of schoolchildren and enhance the island environment overall. These include organising bimonthly community learning programmes, led by heads of department from the resort and experts in their respective fields. In addition to the calendar of celebrations, the resort will amass a trove of Instagram imagery, capturing Amanpulo life and adventures throughout the year, gathered under the hashtag #Amanpulo25. On 1st January 2019, the best image, as decided by the resort teams will be awarded a three-night stay at Amanpulo.