Origin of Pansukian Resort. In 1989, in pursuit of his dream, Frenchman Nicolas Rambeau, sought out remote Siargao Island on the insistence of a pilot he had met. There, he found in Siargao a slice of paradise nestled between a tranquil lagoon and a mangrove river. Five years later, Nicolas hung up his lawyer robes for good and left France for Siargao, to turn his dream into reality.
This also being Nicolas’ home, he intentionally limited the number of Pansukian’s cottages so that guests will feel like they are visiting at a home of a friend rather than a faceless, nameless number at a hotel. Nicolas offers a real experience in authentic and unspoiled environment in one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippine archipelago.
From the mangrove forest, the boat of Pansukian resort can sail you through the Pacific Ocean, bring you island hopping around Siargao or deep sea fishing behind the coral barrier. At dusk you can enjoy kayaking in this natural environment as you listen to the humming of the exotic birds.
With an Asian theme, in the middle of a lush tropical garden, Pansukian was the first resort in Siargao Island. With eight villas and cottages, this particular place is an elegant hideaway for nature lovers.
Offering a combination of Philippine cuisine with a French twist in the menu. With the fresh sea products that can be found in Siargao Island as the mud crab, mangrove clams, sailfish, grouper, giant shrimp, and many more, you are in for a sumptuous seafood treat.
The seafront of the resort is facing a tranquil, tropical lagoon. Two kilometers away is the coral barrier reef that separates the Pansukian beach from the Pacific Ocean.
The garden of Pansukian is about two hectares. Your villa is nested in the middle of various tropical plants and flowers. Sandy walkways blend harmoniously in this luxuriant vegetation.
Pansukian resort gives you very beautiful accomodation in Siargao Island. The access to your villa is from a gate, to a wooden bridge. The villa is surrounded by wild plants, it will feel like having your own private exotic garden.
How to get there
1. By air and sea (5 hours), five-minute daily flights on Asian Spirit from Manila to Surigao. Three hours by resort banca to Siargao.
2. Via Cebu, by air, sea and sea (8 1/?-9 hours on the first morning flight). Seventy-five-minute daily flights on Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines or Cebu Pacific from Manila to Cebu. Four hours by Philippine Fast Ferry from Cebu to Surigao. Departure at 8:30 a.m. Tel. No.: (032) 234-9600) Three hours by resort banca to Siargao.
3. Via Butuan, by air, land and sea (7 hours) Ninety-minute daily flights on Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific from Manila to Butuan. Two hours by air-conditioned minibus/car arranged by the resort or by public bus on Bachelor Express or on Philtranco headed for Manila from Butuan to Surigao. Three hours by resort banca to Siargao.
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