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? Perhaps an $11 million pristine property with 2,300 toes of shoreline within the nation’s prime surf zone.
“It’s undoubtedly an ideal location for a sustainable and inexperienced luxurious resort with a gymnasium and spa on the hill,” says itemizing agent Mary Anne Meily. “Or it may be a big non-public luxurious residence” on the distant island with about 300 residents.
The potential for a personal 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, excellent 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 flippantly visited by vacationers. “Surfers hardly ever come to the island,” Meily says. “Its distinctive wave is nearly solely surfed by just a few locals and connoisseurs. The proprietor tried to maintain the place very non-public.” Those that do go to worth the quiet native way of life with out industrial muddle.
The island is situated about quarter-hour by boat from Siargao Island, probably the most 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 “excellent wave” and wound up liking the brand new venue. Within the early Nineties, photographer John Callahan’s photographs of surfers driving huge waves put Siargao on the map.
The surf growth sparked the event of native tourism and different actions, comparable 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, excellent 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.