Absolutely Beautiful and Relaxing
Mal, the owner, was very helpful and insightful throughout the whole booking process. He gave a lot of advice, supplied info and answers to questions, and even made very helpful suggestions, in order to make the whole process of booking etc. very easy.
Mal made sure we had the correct info w.r.t. Manila Airport and where we will be required to pass through immigration. He also made sure our grocery shopping was done for us. Thanks
We were picked up at the airport in Puerto Princessa by Abner, who drove us to Port Barton, explaining and giving useful information all along the way. (We used him to take us back the day we departed).
We were greeted friendly by Estrellia and Roger when we arrived at Gilligans. They were very kind and helpful, and assisted us with whatever we needed.
Gilligans. WOW. The white sandy beach, the swimming area, the collecting of shells during low tide, the walks along the beach, paddling across the ocean to Bigaho Falls, and the food made by Estrallia and Roger. All these things made for a memorable vacation. My son, Matthew, and I were very honored when Estrellia invited us to dinner to celebrate her daughter's 14th birthday. Strangers from across the oceans, but treated and respected like family. Thank you!!!!!
The property at Gilligans was right on the beach. Every morning we only had to walk 5 meters and we were on the beach, ready to go and swim and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. All amenities in the house was sufficient, and all we had to do was relax and enjoy our stay.
Asher, our island hopping/snorkeling/dolphin watching/fishing guide, was one of the best guides we have ever had in the Philippines. He was kind, caring, and insightful. He even helped my son Matthew when it came to snorkeling and fishing. On our second island hopping trip, he took us to Exotic Island. We had a fish barbeque for lunch. He supplied us with Unicorn Fish. I thought that was an excellent touch, as we were on Exotic Island eating an Exotic fish. Other boatsmen had tuna fish, a fish that you can find and eat everywhere.
To everyone involved in our vacation and stay at Gilligans, from Mal to all the caretakers and guides, my son and I would just like to say THANK YOU. We appreciated it very much, and we will definitely be back next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Dennis M.