Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, unspoiled by minimal human intervention, Ariara, within the Calamian Islands of Palawan, offers a positively wild spin on the private island experience. Part untamed wilds, the island boasts diverse flora and fauna on land and in the surrounding waters, including the shy and illusive dugong. The Jorge Yulo-designed residences, boasting an environmentally sensitive build, come in two flavours – beach-facing cottages with mesmerising views, and lush, jungle villas raised on stilts and with treetop panoramas. Sybaritic bliss lies in a hammock on the white sand beaches and peaceful explorations of the archipelago aboard the live-in trimaran. Alternatively, shipwreck diving and the expected raft of water sports cater to the adventurous.