Tao have taken over an abandoned resort on the remote protected island of Manguengey in Busuanga, near Coron.
Camp NgeyNgey! is our Robinson Crusoe-style island lodging; It is raw paradise, offering an experience for those who understand the luxury of simplicity and for those who want to escape away from adulting.
The camp is built from the remains of an old resort mixed with the Tao signature bamboo structures. We used reclaimed materials and remnants of old furniture to build a playful mix of private and sociable spaces.
Wake up every morning in your own open sided bamboo ‘Tuka’ hut catching the ocean breeze and jump out and run down to the crystal clear waters for a morning dip.
Gather to eat together family-style in the panoramic Kusina dining, with the Tao Chefs cooking up fresh fish caught by our island neighbors and produce from the farms on the mainland.
Explore the island’s jungle trails leading to wild beaches, windswept cliffs, and hidden caves. Snorkel around the island’s crystal blue waters and preserved reefs teaming with life.
No menu, no room service, No wifi, No worries! Welcome to Camp Ngey! Ngey!: a Neverland for those searching for a break from the noise of the modern world.
3Days/2Nights Boat Safari to Camp NgeyNgey!
300 USD per person
350 USD per person (peak rate)
250 USD per person (as ADD ON to expedition)
300 USD per person (as ADD ON to expedition)(peak rate)
2Days/2Nights Stay at Camp NgeyNgey!
(direct transfer from airport/town)
350 USD per person
400 USD per person (peak rate)
*Peak Season Departure Dates:
Christmas – New Year Holidays: from December 20 to January 5
Lunar NY: from February 3 to February 9
Holy Week / Easter: from April 14 to April 21
*All meals, snacks, coffee, tea, water included.
**There is a bar selling alcohol, cocktails, sodas and canned juice.
child(<7) free in shared hut.
Join a group of like-minded adventurers on a 2 night island camp experience.
On the first day departing from Coron town, hop on our safari boat to journey to the camp en route visiting beaches and reefs, arriving in the island early afternoon.
Spending 2 nights and a full day exploring the island of Manguengey. Leaving the camp on the 3rd day afternoon to journey back to Coron.
Trips depart from the Tao office in Coron town. Meeting time is 8am and there will be a short briefing before you start your journey to the island. Returns to Coron Town by 5/6pm on the 3rd day.
Spend a 2 night island camp experience at Camp NgeyNgey!.
The island is 45min away from town or 45min away from airport by road to the village of Sagrada followed by a 20min boat ride to the island(see map)
Scheduled transfer departs from the Tao office in Coron at 1pm.
Checkout time, boat leaves Camp Ngey Ngey at 1pm.
Private transfer is available, 100 US$ one way up to 4 person by van and boat(1hr 20min). Pickup or drop-off to town or airport for early or late check-in/check-out.
Our expedition is action packed, you are constantly on-the-go with a group of adventurous travelers. Camp Ngey Ngey is for those who want to stay put and be laidback, join other social people or find your own place to be alone. Kayak, snorkel and explore the island, find a hammock and bliss out.
Yes. You can combine a stay on the island with either a regular 5 day expedition or special 3 day Expedition.
Combination 3 day expeditions start every Monday from either Coron or El Nido.
Island Retreat Expedition Combo
This is a perfect getaway for groups of friends and mini events. The freedom of a far away isolated island and all the tropical clichés you could wish for.
We regularly host weekend events here, starting the day with swimming and beach lounging, then progressing to sunset cocktails, dress-up dinner feast and followed by dancing ’til dawn!
Or you can do a weekend of sober holistic getaway, we don’t mind!
We are flexible and can offer a festival-style gathering for up to 50 people or a more bespoke get together for up to 30.
For more information and prices, please send an email to [email protected].
What we have:
» Tuka bamboo hut with 2×2 meter mattress and a wide mosquito net.
» Shared toilet and shower facilities
» Freshly prepared meals, snacks, and drinks (drinking water, tea, coffee)
» Mask, Snorkel and kayaks
» Bar selling alcoholic drinks and sodas.
» sarongs instead of towels
We don’t have:
» Fins, towels.
» Unlimited water supply (we transport fresh water from the next island)
» Unlimited electricity(on at night for 4-6 hours)
» Unlimited WiFi(slow internet, available for quick booking and emails, no wifi zombies in the lounges.
» Pack a small bag, you dont need much.
» Beach clothes
» Swimming suit
» Towel [we dont provide towels]
» Sarong, sun hat, sunglasses
» Bring some pocket money for drinks from the bar
» A dry bag for electronics [camera etc]
» A flashlight for when the lights go out
» Dont bring unessesary valuables
» Excess luggage can be left at our Coron office
Everything you need to know is at the Tao Travel Information section found at the bottom of our Homepage. Here you will find useful information and answers to questions for travel in Coron, flight information, accommodation recommendations, packing lists, and everything else.
We don’t want to be a resort. We consider Camp Ngey Ngey as our playground, a working project, and experiment on something fun and different. Seeing what works and sometimes failing in the process.
Tao’s expertise is in gathering travelers and providing a social atmosphere in a relaxed setting. Enjoying the luxury of open nature over generic globalised creature comfort development.
Before deciding to take part in this experience you must understand that what Tao offers is not a resort or a hotel. We are not interested in becoming one.
We value the close connection to the natural world – Anything that blocks this connection you will not find on the island. We have limited fresh water and shared bathrooms. Limited electricity and no Wifi. But we have the sea breeze, the sound of the waves and the starry skies on offer.
We love it but we understand that its not everyones idea of a good time…. is it yours?
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