Mam-On Island within the Philippines is as genuine as island life will get. White sand seashores, turquoise waters, coral reefs, secret surf spots—and little else—make its Pacific Ocean setting a pure standout. What extra may anybody need? Possibly an $11 million pristine property with 2,300 ft of shoreline within the nation’s prime surf zone.
“It’s undoubtedly an ideal location for a sustainable and inexperienced luxurious resort with a health club and spa on the hill,” says itemizing agent Mary Anne Meily. “Or it is also a big personal luxurious residence” on the distant island with about 300 residents.
The potential for a non-public villa or an unique resort to be constructed on the 538,200-square-foot property can be a one-of-a-kind enterprise. The land faces west, good for dawn and sundown views and features a hill providing 360-degree views of surrounding islands.
Though Mam-On is situated within the browsing capital of the Philippines, it’s frivolously visited by vacationers. “Surfers hardly ever come to the island,” Meily says. “Its distinctive wave is sort of solely surfed by a number of locals and connoisseurs. The proprietor tried to maintain the place very personal.” Those that do go to worth the quiet native life-style with out industrial muddle.
The island is situated about quarter-hour by boat from Siargao Island, one of the fashionable browsing spots within the nation and the world. It rose to prominence in 1980 after two foreigners—American Tony Arruza and Australian Steve Jones—got here to search out the “good wave” and wound up liking the brand new venue. Within the early Nineteen Nineties, photographer John Callahan’s pictures of surfers driving massive waves put Siargao on the map.
The surf increase sparked the event of native tourism and different actions, equivalent to snorkeling, diving, crusing, parasailing and kite browsing. The game grew to become so fashionable that the federal government hosts an annual surf competitors open to locals and foreigners.
Even so, Siargao retains an genuine vibe and stays a beloved journey vacation spot. In 2021, Siargao was voted finest island in Asia by readers of the journal Condé Nast Traveler.
Mam-On additionally stays distant and personal, good for anybody looking for an island hideaway.
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Mary Anne Meily is an promoting companion with Forbes World Properties, a client market and membership community of elite brokerages promoting the world’s most luxurious properties.