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Two of us are planning on visiting the Philippines in the next few months and something I have wanted to do since a young age is be 'stranded' on a desert island for a day or two. My partner is a little apprehensive about it. Is it possible to hire a boat and just pick a place? Do companies or tour operators organise these for you? I have heard of one company but I was hoping not to pay too much and ideally not do it with a random group. Any assistance in swaying my g/f is appreciated! Thanks

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    what a great (and romantic) idea. If not a desert island then perhaps a secluded and hard-to-access beach. Hopefully someone knows the region better than I do.
    Safety issues - make sure you take enough water. We need more each day than you probably realise... at least 3 litres a day each just for drinking, plus water for cooking. Don't forget a litre of water weighs a kilogram, so make sure your boat is big enough to take all you need. If you need to get off your island/beach in a hurry (medical emergency) you'll have your boat, but if the engine malfunctions you'll be stranded, so take a cell phone (if there's signal) or a sat phone or maybe an EPIRB (emergency distress beacon). I'd also leave details with local authorities, including your expected return time, so if you're overdue they can come and get you. about 9 years ago

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    There are several places you can check out but I think you'd love Caramoan Islands, in Camarines Sur. It offers several isolated islands that you can explore away from the hustle and bustle of everything. Its definitely paradise at its best. There are daily flights from Manila to Pili airport. Check out this website www.caramoanislands.com as they can help with your booking. Have a wonderful stay! about 9 years ago

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    Try guimaras. It's a secluded island with lots of "mini islands". about 9 years ago

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    Thanks for the guidance people, much appreciated. How easy is it to get to the islands once in the area? Do they have rented boats or taxi boats etc? Again thanks! about 9 years ago

    Answered by Alan Johnson via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    You can rent boats. Just ask the resorts around almost 9 years ago

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    Part of the attraction of a desert island is surely it is inhabited by bikini-clad girls, it would be rather boring otherwise. Then choose Boracay. Its full of other like-minded travellers living this fantasy, alone or together! about 8 years ago

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    with more than 7000 islands, there are many left uninhabited. take your pick from the choices mentioned above but my best bet is batanes in the northernmost part of the country almost 8 years ago

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    I have found one, been there 2 weeks only on rice and water!
    My blog about the trip:

    Enjoy and good luck with your island! ;) over 7 years ago

    Answered by Martin via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    hello? over 7 years ago

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    Hey i'm planning on doing the exact same thing. There are two places where you can do this. They are actually close to each other and connect by land so you can travel by bus or what ever.

    El Nido and Palawan your best bet is to rent a banca boat ( the boats with side wings) and live out your dream. I am going to do it next summer. Just saving money and trying to find a partner or two to do it with. Message if anyone's intrested over 7 years ago

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    no body knows how much time i can stay in one island with no trouble from the local authority? i mean just by my self and few essential tools to stay alive... how many months before they take you away? about 7 years ago

    Answered by giuliano via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    This is not quite the Philippines but close. Try Palau. It's got a lot going for it and it's not far from the Philippines (by South Pacific standards)
    1. The Rock Islands are the very definition of beauty. Just google it and you'll see.
    2. There are tons of islands and you can camp on most of them.
    3. There are companies that will rent you a sea kayak and even motorboat you out somewhere isolated so you can live the fantasy and you have a way go places once you're set up.
    4. Everybody speaks English, uses Dollars and are not the least bit corrupt.
    5. It's very safe. No pirates, marauders or thieves.
    6. It's so awesome. I went there for my Honeymoon and we rented two Kayaks and got lost. I look at our pictures now and can't believe it.

    Randy about 7 years ago

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    CK inn in Caramoan Islands will be the best bet for you.


    Goodluck! almost 7 years ago

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