Silent Retreat

PHILIPPINES

MAROONING

Imagine that you are purposely marooned on a deserted island, isolated from the rest of the world, without guides, having a canoe, a good cottage and most important: modern safety and the guarantee of having all your basic needs taken care of....

The 'Do it yourself' method of Marooning is indicated for the most daring docastawayers who want to 'pirate' all day, searching for food and some 'treasure', in the fascinating coral reefs around the island. The cottage has a kitchen where you will be able to prepare your food and cook the fish you catch every day. You will have your own kayak in which to explore the underwater marvels offered by the archipelago.

This secret beach belongs to a Comfort Mode eco-resort which is 3 km away by sea. This means that docastawayers from Marooning will be treated the same as other clients on the complex and, should it be necessary, in constant communication with staff at any time. Docastawayers can also enjoy the different services this eco-resort offers (meals, diving, and transportation). Don't worry if you cannot adapt to this “abandonment” regime; should you want to abort this adventure mode, the staff will provide you with a Comfort Mode bungalow in the eco-resort so you can finish your holiday enjoying paradise without having to face further challenges.

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ACCOMODATION
A native style bamboo wooded cottage with kitchen and bathroom, located on a deserted beach 3 km away from the eco-resort with no possibility of access by land.


ISOLATION LEVEL
Generally, in Marooning, you and your partner or friends will be alone at your choice of destination. There will be neither a guide nor staff unless specifically required. If you need to interact with the “civilized world” you can always pay a visit to the eco-resort which lies behind the island, some 20 minutes by canoe, or ask for help and staff will immediately visit you by means of a speedboat. There are some villages 15 km away and canoes can often be seen sailing near this silent retreat.
The feeling of isolation at Marooning is generally very high

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High sensation of privacy at your own beach

Challenge of finding your own food

Freedom of movement with your own canoe

Snorkelling and diving in wonderful coral

Possibility of enjoying the Comfort Mode service of the resort just 3 km away


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MEALS
Docastawayers have their own kitchen in the house. Depending on the daily catches (by fishermen or by themselves) there will be fresh fish. Meals and food are not included in the price.

OPTION A - Clients can purchase food on the first day upon arrival at the local airport. They will be helped by the staff in the town. Additional food can easily be bought on the following days from a nearby fishermen's village which can be reached using their own canoe. Guests will cook their own food. Possibility of having a chef from the eco-resort to cook, and of daily cleaning in this silent retreat (to be hired separately).

OPTION B - If docastawayers should run out of food, or maybe prefer not to cook on a particular day, or either want to change their menu or simply wish to get “civilized” and be with other humans, they can always go to the eco-resort with their own canoe to eat at the restaurant. They can also order food by phone and the staff will bring the meals to the cottage by speedboat.


ACTIVITIES
In addition to the various possibilities of “losing oneself” that this silent retreat offers, docastawayers will be able to enjoy day trips to other secluded beaches on the gorgeous neighbouring islands, always returning at dusk. Daily food-finding activity. Trekking through the island’s mountainous jungle, with the chance of spotting monitor lizards, monkeys and a variety of birds (from the eco-resort). Docastawayers will also have the possibility to go to the eco-resort at any time to “interact with other humans”, eat at the restaurant or just enjoy the different activities offered there: diving, rock climbing, fitness studio, jet-sky, windsurfing and massage.

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Fast and easy access to the island

Docastawayers will be able to dive with the instructors of the eco-resort

The staff will go inmediately in case of emergency

Clients can always go to the eco-resort with their own canoe to eat at the restaurant.


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FACILITIES
Electricity by solar panels (limited), bathroom, mosquito net, towels, mobile phone coverage. At the eco-resort there is internet connection (with limitations), security boxes at the reception and satellite TV.


MINIMUM STAY: 15 nights.


DURATION OF THE JOURNEY: Short Duration


TRANSFER FROM LOCAL AIRPORT
Airport pick-up. Car transport to the pier where clients will be transferred to this silent retreat by boat. Same operation will be done on the way back to the airport.


WHEN TO GO
Marooning is available all year round. Rainy season is from July to October and during this time rain can cause poor underwater visibility.


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80 Euros

Per person per day

INCLUDES
Local flights, land + sea transfers, canoe 24h and accommodation. Indicative itinerary details.

*Approximate average price based on a 15 days stay for two people. The information shown is for guidance and could change depending on circumstances. Ask us for updated information and we will prepare the itinerary to suit your individual requirements.

Do you have any question? Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will respond as soon as possible.
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PRICE 15 DAYS IN MAROONING