Tao Island

WELCOME TO CAMP NGEY NGEY

The NEW project from Tao Philippines. We have taken over the abandoned resort of Manguengey on a remote island in Busuanga, Northern Palawan.

Camp NgeyNgey

Camp Ngey! Ngey! is our crusoe-style deserted island camp, paradise for those who understand the luxury of simplicity and disconnection. The camp retains the remains of the old resort, reclaiming the typhoon-wrecked building parts and old furniture; a mix of playful architecture and sociable spaces.

Adding Tao’s signature individual bamboo Tuka huts for sleeping. The island camp experience allows for spaces to retreat and find peace and solitude, and when you are ready there are sociable places to connect and share time with other like-minded adventurers.

Explore the island: The camp is on the main beach with jungle trails to access further 3 wild beaches, Encompassed by its crystal blue waters, preserved reefs teaming with life, windswept cliffs and hidden caves.

No room service, no menus, no WiFi. You will arrive as strangers, you will eat together, swim together, laugh together, drink together, get to know each other offline, face to face, become part of the magic of Tao and see what happens! Welcome to Camp Ngey Ngey: a Neverland for escapees searching for a break from the noise of the modern world.

WHAT DOES CAMP NGEY NGEY OFFER?

We cannot be a Resort. We consider Camp Ngey Ngey as one of our many base camps in our 200 km route. Firstly, we do not know how to run a resort! Tao's expertise is in gathering travellers and providing a social atmosphere in less mediated endemic setting. Luxury (for us and those who come to us) is open nature over 'creature comfort development'.
The camp is located in one area, the rest of the island offers raw nature to be explored. The south facing beach is more active and social, this is also where the expedition boats stops for a visit and a snorkel. The east facing beach is dedicated for a more quiet area to lounge and sunbathe.
The camp accommodation is an open sided Tuka hut on stilt, spacious enough for you to retreat, equipped with big mattresses, mosquito net, ceiling fan and a charging station.
There are playful social spaces to hangout, the Panoramic Kusina, NgeyBar and the lounge Yolly house.

MANGUENGEY ISLAND CONSERVATION

We operate the island with strict compliance with the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), limited developments and construction in the island. We can only work with whatever is left of the previous buildings, using existing materials and sustainable local materials to construct the huts, lounges and kitchen. Our sewage and septic tanks system are limited to a small area and our fresh water supply is coming from another island, therefore we cannot offer a 'resort style' service of private toilets and showers and fully constructed cottages.

3D/2N CAMP NGEY NGEY SAFARI

Scheduled every Monday and Wednesday, joining a group of travellers. Leaving Coron by road to Sagrada (45min) then hop on an island hopping boat. Explore the islands in West Busuanga, arriving in Camp NgeyNgey early afternoon. Enjoy the island for 2 Nights and 2 full days. Explore its beaches and reefs, mingle with other guests or find your own spot for a bit of solitude. On the last day we leave for Sagrada at around 3pm, arriving Coron at 4/5pm.

PRICES:
3 day/2 night Island Safari to Camp Ngey! Ngey!
16,425 PHP per person
14,425 PHP per person [as add-on to 5 day Expedition]

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Journey to and from the island [Coron town returning to Coron town]
2 nights hut accommodation on the island camp
Shared toilet and shower facilities
All freshly prepared meals, drinks and snacks
Kayaks
Masks and Snorkels
A massage in our base-camp

NOT INCLUDED:
Fins, towels, alcoholic drinks and other drinks from the bar
Bank charges.

5D/4N RETREAT+EXPEDITION COMBO

Kindly follow the link below for more information,
5DAY RETREAT+EXPEDITION COMBO

ISLAND STAY + TRANSFER

*(2N minimum, hut accommodation, all meals and transfers)
If you don't have time to wait for a scheduled trip to Camp Ngey Ngey you can book a package: private airport/town pick up and drop off, see transfer prices below.

ISLAND STAY PRICES:
2day / 2night - 14,425 PHP per person
3day / 3night - 17,425 PHP per person
Extra Night - 4,000 PHP per person

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Hut accommodation on the island camp
Shared toilet and shower facilities
All freshly prepared meals, drinks and snacks
Kayaks
Masks and Snorkels
A massage in our base-camp

NOT INCLUDED:
Journey to and from the island [Coron town returning to Coron town]
Fins, towels, alcoholic drinks and other drinks from the bar
Bank charges.


TRANSFERS:
The transfer involves a 45min Van ride and 30min boat ride.
4,500 PHP (90$) one way transfer to Camp Ngey Ngey from AIrport or Coron town .
9,000 PHP (180$) both ways pick-up and drop off.
*The above price is for up to 8 persons, so if you are able to share this service with other guests, then the bill will be divided between the group. But please be aware that it is a private transfer and you will rarely be joined by others.
*There is an option of public transportation from Coron town to sagrada port 11am, but still need a private boat (2,000 PHP) transfer to camp ngey ngey.

For more information, please send an email to [email protected]

WHOLE ISLAND PRIVATE WEEKEND EVENTS

This is a perfect getaway for groups and mini events. The freedom of a far away isolated island and all the tropical clichés you could wish for. We've already had a few weekend events here, starting the day of swimming and beach lounging, then progressing to sunset cocktails, dress-up dinner feast and followed by dancing until dawn! Or you can just do a weekend of Holistic getaway, we don't mind!
We are flexible, we can offer a festival-style gathering for up to 50 people or a more bespoke get together for up to 30.

For more information, please send an email to [email protected]

Any other information I need to know?

Take a look at the Travel information section at the bottom of the main page. Here you will find useful information and answers to your questions for travel to Coron [Busuanga], flight information, accommodation recommendations, packing lists and anything else you need to know.

Is this experience for me?


Before applying to take part in this experience you must understand that what Tao offers is not a resort or a hotel. This island camp is our expression of paradise, we value a close connection to the natural world. This means that certain creature comforts that block this connection you will not find on our island. We have shared bathrooms, limited fresh water, limited electricity but we have the sea breeze, the sound of the waves and the starry skies on offer.

We love it, but we understand that this is not everyone's idea of a holiday.

The island camp experience allows for spaces to retreat and find peace and solitude, and when you are ready there are sociable places to connect and share time with other likeminded adventurers. Its up to you to find your own definition of paradise within the framework of Tao.


...DO YOU STILL WANT TO JOIN THIS EXPERIENCE?

WHAT TO DO NEXT...

Click on "select a date" and a calendar opens, with all upcoming expeditions marked. Choose the date you want to start your expedition. The color is telling you, how many free places are still available for that expedition:

many places available
few places available
no free places, but you can apply for waiting list

Select a date with the datepicker, then you get a list with all expeditions at that date and you can choose the one you want to book. After that you have the possibilty to choose an alternate date.

Application:
  • Choose a stay at Camp Ngey Ngey on TAO island:


  • Lead Passenger:







    Adding more Passengers:



Instructions:

After sending the booking form you will get an automatic confirmation mail. Please check your entry mail and make sure that mails from the server "taophilippines.com" will not be rejected by your spam filter!

If you don't hear from us within 3 days, please send an email to [email protected]