I was happy to read this news from HotelsMag.com: “Non-Profit Eco-Resort Planned For Palawan“
“The Cacao Pearl will occupy an entire private island, with 124 acres of lush rainforest and towering coconut trees fringed with over a mile of pristine beaches, according to its operator, Cacao Resorts. This new approach to resort-communities is nestled within the eco-tourism destination of Palawan – Philippines, a stunning eco preservation area within sailing distance of two UNESCO World heritage sites & four marine reserves. The Cacao Pearl is an eco-chic low-density boutique resort concept promising sustainable development and sustainable enjoyment — designer homes with zero carbon cost, 5 stars service, an infinity pool, wreck & reef diving, a secluded destination spa, organic gardens & bar, restaurant, private media rooms and enough delicious design details to delight the most discerning guest.”
According to the article, The Cacao Pearl in Palawan is “the world’s first non-profit and luxury eco-resort community”. Non-profit AND luxury? Let’s see how that works out. If and when I go to the Philippines again, I should definitely include Palawan in my must-see list.