The Space Brother Island is a private island in the Sulu Sea.
Discover our perfect white beach exclusively for your Honeymoon, Wedding, or qualitytime with your Family and Friends. Also ideal for any type of Photo or Video Shoot. No other tourists/bookings!
Your Exclusive Island Vacation Home on one of the 'Most Beautiful Beaches in the World' (Condé Nast Traveler). Also discover our Virgin Jungle, Bamboo Forest & Fabulous Snorkelling Sites.
Ideal for Groups of 12 guests. Upon inquiry we also accept big groups (weddings) of up to 40 guests! Guest Access We only accept ONE (1) booking at a time. This means that there are no other guests on the island during your stay!! The Main House is two stories high and it's 7 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms are at your disposal. The host and the staff have their own housings on the other side of the island. Interaction with Guests Brother Island is FULLY STAFFED (caretaker, housekeeper, cook, boatmen, helper) and you will almost always find at least one island host (Alee, Alfred Sr. or Cynthia) as well. If you need any assistance or want to book a special offer, please contact the island host or caretaker at any time.
We have special offers that can be booked on site such as:
° Snorkelling expeditions to Big Daracoton Island and Nalbot Island (P700/person)
° Hiking tours on the mainland (P700/person)
° Local Fishing (P700 per boat, max 3 per boat)
° Beach massages (P700/hour/person)
° Laundry Service (P70/kg), etc.
The offer INCLUDES 3 MEALS/DAY. We don't have a restaurant or a menu, because with us, it is like when Mama cooks for the whole family in abundance! Like this we can SUPPORT LOCAL FISHERMEN, which is very important to us. Our chef is a specialist in the TRADITIONAL FILIPINO CUISINE. We have local, healthy and organically grown food. A lot of FRESHLY CAUGHT FISH brought to us by local fishermen. Please also see our TOP REVIEWS on food.
It would be great if you can let us know before you arrive, if there is anyone among you who has a SPECIAL DIET of any sort (eg. vegetarian, lactose intolerance, diabetes, etc)
Please be sure not to eat any unfamiliar things found in our jungle forest, at sea or anywhere else in the area. We cannot guarantee any safty if unfamiliar fruits and other objects are eaten without first consulting an island host or the staff.
Know that we use quality drinking water from our tested natrual spring vis a vis on the main land. Bottled water can be brought by yourself or seperately ordered.
Alcoholic beverages are not included. We have a little bar at your disposal and hold the tap to the last day. Rhum, Coke, Gin, Tonic, Tequila, Juices, an assortment of Redwine (Rioja, Merlot, etc), Brandy, Cognac, Whisky, Soju and other spirits. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks at a corkage fee of P3,000.
We only accept cash (PHP, EUR, USD). The Neighborhood Brother Island, also known as Small Darocoton, is an island in the El Nido Province of Palawan, Philippines. It is sited roughly 400km south-west from Manila and can be reached via the El Nido Airport.
El Nido, is in the province of Palawan and is handled as one of the most unspoilt areas of the Philippines. Islands, jungle and sea as you know it from movies and commercials.
The province of El Nido is known as one of the last frontiers known to the seemingly unstoppable developments of commercial tourism everywhere else.
On the neighboring islands, there are some small towns and villages. The nearest village is Ligad and can be reached by boat in 10 minutes. This is where the SAMA-SAMA charity pilot project started out by building the first highly sustainable watertank in the region, of which 8 more have been made in the last 2 years.
Then there is Teneguiban, the next bigger village, around 25 minutes away from the island. There you can find an est 80ha Mangrove Forest which is also ideal for birdwatching.
Big Daracoton Island and Cabuli Island are ideal sights for island hopping tours, both just 20 minutes away.
Small Brother Island, aka Nalbot, can be seen from the spectacular view from our Hilltop Banyan House, where the largest anchor in the world is known to be sunken, merely 5-10 minutes away. Also there is a tiny 12 meter wide beach where you can go snorkeling and have a picknick during the day.
If you are into hiking, there are also some interesting pathways from Ligad village to Djapila village or to Teneguiban. A hike to Djapila takes about 2-3 hours back and forth, and the hike to Teneguiban, around 4-5 hours.
Vis a vis on the main island of Palawan and as well on surrounding islands we can find small villages such as Ligad, Teneguiban and San Fernando. These places can be reached within 5 to 30 minutes from the island, ideal for daytrips and picknicks. Daytrips last 6 hours and cost P700/person. Daytrips include a picknick meal. Getting Around Our traditional outrigger boats are always available for our guests. Please note that in case of strong currents and waves, landing and departing the island can be a sporty task. In extreme cases this might even hinder us from leaving the island, but this is a very rare case. But rest assured, we have always found a way to travel if we needed to, and will continue to do so, especially in cases of emergency. Other Things to Note An El Nido transfer takes about to 2 hours (may vary due to weather conditions). It is important that you contact me, Alee, before your arrival in El Nido to find out the ideal pick-up location for you In El Nido! For example an airport service can be arranged or if you will be staying in El Nido town before, we can pick you up directly from there.
The alternative route is to hire a boat directly from El Nido. With this alternative you will be able to see more of the surrounding islands and may dip into the sea before reaching Brother Island. This alternative takes about 2 to 2,5 hours and is more dependant on weather and water conditions. Even though this alternative comes at an extra cost of P4,000, some guests prefer to book this alterntive in order to experience the
Please notice that our Shuttle Service currently only goes to El Nido and back! If you need any help to set up a transfer from Puerto Princesa directly to the island or via El Nido, I can help you find your right itineary. Regular seats in a van are about P500-P600 per person one way. Hiring your own van (good for about 10 PAX) can cost up to P6,000 one way.
In terms of pricing, we base our prices in EUR €. Here is a clear overview on our AirBnB prices:
*Base price for up to 2 Guests/night is €395 ($440)
*Additional Guest/night is €50 ($56)*
*Maximum 12 Guests -> €75 ($84)/person/night*
*Minimum stay of 2 nights.*
*No charge for children under 6 years*
*Half price for children between 6 and 12 years old (requires Special Offer - please inquire first*
*Weekly discounts: 15%*
*Monthly discounts: 30%*
Some more tipps:
- Please check that upon your arrival in the Philippines the minimum validity of your passport must be 6 months.
- Before your departure to the Philippines, please check with your physician and read the recommended injections from your country, preferrably at an institute for tropical medicine.
- It is recommended to bring a waterproof bag/solution for your electronics. We will take measures to minimize a potential damage through sea or rainwater, but will not take any responsibility in case of damage through water.
- Please know that we take the liberty to welcome our own family members or friends during your stay. This happens very seldomly, but if this should be the case, you will be informed in advance. Also the composition and size of your group will be considered before any extra admittance is granted.
- It is generally prohibited to transport mussels from the area. This is checked again by the airport staff. ...