Amanpulo, Philippines

Amanpulo is an exclusive island-resort in the Pamalican Island in Palawan, Philippines. It is owned by 7 Seas Resort, Inc., a joint venture between the Aboitiz, Soriano and the Aman Resorts group. The resort is majority-owned by the Aboitiz and Soriano group and minority-owned by the Aman Resorts. The Philippine Constitution does not allow 100% ownership of foreigners on businesses in the Philippines. The name Amanpulo came from Aman which is Sanskrit for peace and pulo means island in Tag-alog. The twinning of the two words result in the coining of "Amanpulo" or "peace island" in reference to the tranquil island of Pamalican.

The resort is popularly perceived as an expensive holiday destination exclusively for the elite travelers such as celebrities, businessmen, and politicians who wants total privacy on their vacations. Stars like Micheal Jackson, Diana Ross and Robert De Niro have been reported to be on the resort. Resort management however, never confirm such reports though air transport officials would only say that international celebrities and well known businessmen fly to the private resort without confirming their names.

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