Luxury Resort Nay Palad Emerges From the Ashes

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The Philippines’ Nay Palad Hideaway has reopened following almost total devastation at the hands of typhoon Odette in 2022.

If you think you’ve earned a break – and we suspect you probably have – you might like to make a beeline for a recently-reopened oasis a short flight from most Asian capitals.

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Envisioned by founder Bobby Dekeyser (former goalkeeper for Bayern Munich, founder of global furniture company DEDON… and now raising Alpacas in Ibiza!) and his daughter Carolin, the resort is a model of sustainable luxury, coupled with original and exciting features at every turn.

The Philippines' Nay Palad Hideaway has reopened following almost total devastation at the hands of typhoon Odette in 2022.

Located on the southeastern tip of the island of Siargao, Nay Palad sits between a white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean and an ancient mangrove forest and has undergone a complete redesign and rebuild following over 85% of the island being destroyed in 2022. 

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Enlisting the talents of celebrated, award-winning designer and friend, Daniel Pouzet – renowned for his incredible art installation structures – the team has created a socially-conscious home-from-home, with a staff almost entirely made up of Filipinos, ensuring local traditions and timeless beauty are combined with the highest contemporary standards of comfort, environmental and social responsibility.

The Philippines' Nay Palad Hideaway has reopened following almost total devastation at the hands of typhoon Odette in 2022.

Adopting the belief that ‘small is beautiful’ (you know, like she always tells you), Nay Palad Hideaway now offers just 10 intimate villas ranging from one to three-bedrooms – including the breathtaking Perlah Villa, which has its own private beach, pool and treehouse – alongside a number of unique, architecturally-inspiring spaces that promote wellness and the benefits of embracing a barefoot state of mind.

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In line with this philosophy, Nay Palad offers all-inclusive rates in an approach that allows every experience to be different, with guests’ time on the island carefully curated and highly personalised throughout. This encourages urban warriors to tune into their own rhythm, eat when and where they want, and fully indulge in island living.

The Philippines' Nay Palad Hideaway has reopened following almost total devastation at the hands of typhoon Odette in 2022.

As you might imagine, the menu is designed daily to centre around freshly caught and grown produce, while room amenities and products are naturally sourced and created, and at the heart of the resort, is an unfaltering commitment to supporting the local community through a number of programmes and initiatives both on and off island.

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With its stunning scenery and a range of activities, Siargao Island is often referred to as the surf capital of the Philippines and when they’re not finding respite in the yoga pavilion, or catching a flick at the outdoor cinema guests can enjoy surfing, water sports and island hopping while And for those struggling to find their own nirvana, The Hideaway spa specialises in Hilot, a Filipino massage tradition acclaimed for its healing abilities.

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Nick Walton is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and Group Managing Editor for Artemis Communications, producers of Alpha Men Asia, Ultimate Encounters, The Art of Business Travel, IKHLAS, Heavens Voyage, and many other titles.

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