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Rigler's Point, Capsalay Island Rigler's Point, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island 5309 Philippines
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#10 of 63 Specialty lodging in Port Barton
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We have a range of two-person capacity to family bell(4-5 people) tent packages. The following are our glamping tents with a minimum stay of two nights available only from January to end of May. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Comfortable mattresses with bedding, towels and toiletries are provided. 1) Bell Tents P5000 per night 2 pax per night 2 pax. Additional adult P1800. Kids under 12yrs half priced. 2) Coleman tents P3600 per night 2 pax. We also offer Sunset-Sunrise Overnight Camping for those who want an island experience but are pressed for time but want a little bit of comfort. Dinner and breakfast included along with tent and mats with fitted sheet. Towels and top sheet rental P50 each. This package is available all year round. P1500 pax. Parties of 4 or more will receive FREE COMPLEMENTARY BEER. Boat transfers and drinks charged separately. Kids < 12yrs are half priced. Babies and toddlers are free of charge.Glamping from January until May only.
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kristina s wrote a review Feb 2020
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A lovely place, we really enjoyed our stay! Beautiful surroundings, good food and friendly staff. We highly recommend this place and we would gladly come back. We stayed in one of the Coleman tents. /Kristina & Maud
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Antoine Paris wrote a review Feb 2019
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We spent 3 nights there and Gigi, the owner, arranged everything to make this stay amazing. She cooks delicious meals and the view from the tents is gorgeous. Thank you again for having us, this is paradise!!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from capsalayreefcamp, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you again.
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Little_alice-1 wrote a review Jan 2019
London58 contributions23 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay! Absolutely amazing reef by the door, lovely hosts and Jen and Gigi were absolutely brilliant cooks, we had it to ourselves and it was so peaceful and beautiful. Excellent large hangout area with good games and books, clean western toilets - highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from capsalayreefcamp, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 8 Oct 2019
Thank you Alice. We are glad that you loved our place. We hope to see you in the future. Kindest regards, Gigi
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15bentek wrote a review Jan 2019
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The place is beautiful! The island is quiet, not too big or too small (you can go for a nice run or walk). You can walk or swim to other islands :) The food is even better ;) Gigi is a great cook, she even cooked everything vegan for me and she is really good at it! Had vegan pulled pork (made from jackfruit), vegan pancakes, vegan black bean burger, and much more! Further the island is quiet and remote, perfect for relaxing and snorkelling. Hope you can enjoy it as well! We first booked 2 nights, but then added 2 more nights because we loved it!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from capsalayreefcamp, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 25 Jan 2019
Thankyou for staying with us. It was lovely to have you both. And yes I loved making and eating the vegan dishes myself. We are workig towards being more of specialty vegetarian & vegan catering but because we live next door to the fishing village we are also blessed with a fresh fish supply to please pescatarians. The beach areas we have is quite vast. So it was amusing to see you select a beach to do your morning yoga and the Scandinavian ladies pick another to do their yoga. We are surrounded by yogis! We hope you can come back to visit us again. I will make you that Mexican open bean tortillas with the radishes on top that you liked or of your fave dishes from our repertoire. Cheers, Gigi
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HEY wrote a review Jan 2019
Motueka, New Zealand134 contributions24 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 3 nights and totally recommend you come here. There is good snorkeling at the reef just around from the camp, and so many places to relax around the site that the whole day could pass by without stirring much. But if you miss a meal that would be a pitty as Gigi's food is fantastic. Our bell tent was very comfortable and the solar showers worked well. Gigi is a generous host and a mine of information about the area. We had a great time here and with only small numbers at a time it is like a Robinson Cruiso experience with your own chef! Only runs January through May. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from capsalayreefcamp, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 19 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for visiting us. I am so glad that both you and children enjoyed their island adventure. It was a pleasure to chef for you all. A Philippine holiday to remember! Look forward to hosting you again. Cheers, Gigi
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S S wrote a review May 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
We found this little piece of paradise via Google maps when we were looking for an island to spend some nights. Looking back we should have stayed longer. It's just an half hour boattrip from Port Barton but you feel like you are on the end of the world. Island hopping tours were also available with pickup from Capsalay. Staff was amazing, food was great, even keeps in mind any dietary needs and or wishes. When you go for a walk the dogs keep you company along the way. Best place we have been in the Philippens!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gigi S, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 18 May 2018
Thank you Sir for your review! When we started the business, my husband and I toyed with names for our View Deck. One of them was 'Restaurant at the End of The Universe' (at that time we thought we would like a restaurant open to public attached) - homage to Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Since then sadly no Galaxial Hitchhikers but a plethora of interesting worldly travellers have passed our way seeking a respite from cockerel alarms, throngs of party tourists and noise. Nature is our best calling card. I am happy to hear my staff had looked after you both very well. And the dogs a somewhat convivial set of companions. All part and parcel of the service. We hope you will visit us again.
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Sarah J wrote a review May 2018
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Where should I start? Everything is A-okay! I accidentally met Gigi cos we were in the same van going to Port Barton. It was during the moment i was resigned to the fact that i cant do island camping cos the one i messaged said they were full. And here comes Gigi tellinger her place offers that! Heaven sent! I booked staying in a tent for 2 nights but i was upgraded to a beach hut where her family actually stays when they are there. Can't complain. Camping turned glamping. 😆 She toured me around the island and telling me about their efforts in making the place eco-friendly. They collect water from rain and use it eventually. The stack up pet bottles and put cement over it and make as steps or benches. To get a hot shower, you have a solar bag that contains water. Hang it in the bathroom for a few minutes under the sun and there you go! :D The food. They are amazing! The fish they use they get it im the morning from the nearby fishing village. So surely they are fresh! There is a small paddle boat you can use to go to nearby islands. Or if you are strong enough, you can swim and snorkel your way to to islands. My fave spot is the deck! There is a hammock where you can lay. Or walk up a little bit and you'd see a hammock between trees with a view of the sea. Perfect place to have an afternoon nap! This is where i have the breakfast as well. Nice place to start the day. Overall, it's an amazing place! If you want to get away from the crowd and just enjoy the sun, sand, sea and surf, I can't recommend this enough! Thanks to Gigi and all the staff that made my stay grand. 😁
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Gigi S, General Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 18 May 2018
I am glad to read that you had a grand time! What stuck out in my memory was our paddling trip from the campsite to Maroday island. Glorious weather on slightly choppy seas nevertheless turquoise blue. The paddle boat behaved itself impeccably. Maroday's landing spit of beach was reigned by a small boat whose occupants (a retired Czech couple living the tropical fantasy in Port Barton for the last ten years) were about to depart upon our arrival. He to man the engine. She the sagwan (paddle). After a small friendly chitchat they started to reverse the boat only to be thwarted by a male tourist snorkeller appearing out of nowhere. Mr. Czech guy turned to me and drily said 'Traffic jam'. There you have it. Sarah went home back to her desk in Ho Chi Minh with memories of an amazing holiday the next day. I went home with a new joke: 'What do you call five people on a desert island? A traffic jam.' Thank you Sarah for choosing to stay with us. We hope to see you (and maybe with your family) again.
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Dalamar66 wrote a review Mar 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates134 contributions32 helpful votes
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The place is paradise, the beach is isolated... a great long beach for yourself, Gigi is great the best host ever! A great cook as well. We loved our 2 days stay and we'll cime back for sure, we are very grateful to Gigi for the advise, help, great food and conversation!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gigi S, Manager at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 18 Apr 2018
Thank you Daniel and your family for choosing us. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you all back including Grandma Abuella and who could forget your incredibly smart little girl!
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delphtdm wrote a review Mar 2018
Vertou, France29 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed there for 2 days .. and that was definitely too short ! Great place, far away from everything (but still easy to reach as it is only 15’ boat from port Barton), simple but good comfort and more important, extra attention from owner Gigi to make our stay unforgettable. We really enjoyed snorkelling, island hopping, etc... and recommend it, not mentioning the « family » fires for new Chinese year... and the chocolate cake for my son’s birthday !!! I had hard time to convince my kids and husband to live on an island somehow lost for some days, but everyone wanted to extend the stay, a good sign definitely !
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gigi S, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 4 Mar 2018
Thank you Delphine and your lovely family. I was so pleased to see your family enjoyed their stay. Yes, so many things to do and so little time. We hope you will come back to stay with us again and get some good rest and recreation. Xie Xienie!! Ps. I will bake you a chocolate cake upon your return. Promise.
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Laura Q wrote a review Mar 2018
Saint-Sauveur-d'Emalleville, France9 contributions
Many thanks to Gigi and all her team for the moment we spent at Capsalay Reef camp. This is a paradise on an island next to Port Barton where you can be out of the crowd. Food is awesome, and so many things to do in this place and around. There is everything you need to feel well. We appreciated that the camp is respectful of the nature, they literally leave with it. Definitely will come back if we can.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gigi S, Owner at Capsalay Reef Camp
Responded 4 Mar 2018
Dear Laura, Thank you for staying with us. You and your other half have been lovely guests. I am pleased that you enjoyed everything especially the food as it is what we pride ourselves on. The island and environment can speak for themselves but serving good food is our aim and it is so nice that our guests appreciate it. We look forward to your return. Cheers, Gigi
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PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandSan VicentePort Barton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Capsalay Reef Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Capsalay Reef Camp?
Nearby attractions include Inaladelan Island Resort (1.1 km), Papawyan Falls (6.3 km), and Bigaho Falls (6.1 km).
What food & drink options are available at Capsalay Reef Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Capsalay Reef Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mojitos RestoBar, Hotel Oasis Port Barton Inc, and Milano Cafè.