Hotel Buzz: Private Retreat in the Philippines

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Lovers of luxury can turn their eye off the beaten path and toward the tropical Philippine Calamian Islands. Here lies a newly developed private island property called Ariara.

This idyllic private retreat can accommodate up to 17 guests on an exclusive basis. The property itself offers a massive 25,000 square feet of space.

The retreat consists of eight villas and cottages sitting along Ariara's main beach, all with uninterrupted views out to sea and neighboring islands. All bedrooms have private terraces and gardens. Many have vaulted ceilings, four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes, enormous bathrooms and open-air showers.

We hear the highlight of the property is The Loge, which sits at the end of the island's pier and is designed for both dining and entertaining. In addition to the dining sale, The Lounge is the jumping off point for the beach and the infinity pool.

Travelers can arrange for a host of excursions in the area, or can opt to just kick back by the pool, enjoy spa treatments or indulge in The Lounge Cinema.

For more information visit www.ariaraisland.com.

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