Venture west from Amanpulo into the Palawan archipelago and explore the birthplace of the national gem of the Philippines, the golden South Sea pearl. A chartered helicopter takes guests to visit the Pearl Farm of Jewelmer, renowned jeweller that nurtures gold-lipped oysters that produce pearls of the finest quality.
The finest gemstones
Revered for their incredible colour and lustre, golden South Sea pearls are produced by the rare Pinctada maxima oyster, which thrives in pristine waters such as that of Palawan. Their instantly recognisable, buttery colour ranges from champagne to deep gold, while their great strength and resilience makes them perfect for the creation of fine jewellery.
Commitment to an artform
Established in 1979 by a French pearl farmer and a Filipino entrepreneur, Jewelmer pioneered the first hatchery-born oysters to avoid depleting wild oyster beds and to vastly improve the quality of the cultured pearls. The brand has grown globally to represent a world of rarity and enduring elegance with golden South Sea pearls as their centrepieces. Guests can witness their farm operations in an in-depth guided tour of the oyster hatchery, farm, and laboratory for pearl grafting and harvesting, discovering how nature is the ultimate artist and how sustainability takes a central role within their community.
From the sky to the sea
A journey in itself, guests can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Palawan waters as the helicopter takes guests on a 45-minute flight to the pearl farm at Malotamban Island in Taytay, Palawan. After the tour, a speedboat will take guests to a nearby secluded beach on Malotamban Island for a Filipino-style picnic lunch. A tiny uninhabited island, the afternoon is spent in complete seclusion, with the opportunity to become further immersed in the gifts of the sea with the option to snorkel around the bay’s untouched coral garden.
9:00am Depart from Amanpulo via helicopter
9:45am Arrive at Flower Island and proceed to the Jewelmer Pearl Farm via speedboat
10:00am General briefing, visit of the oyster hatchery, the laboratory for pearl grafting and harvesting and a farm tour
12:00pm Depart from the Jewelmer Pearl Farm by speedboat to go to Malotamban Beach for a picnic lunch
1:45pm Diving or snorkeling around the coral garden
2:45pm Proceed to Flower Island via speedboat
3:00pm Depart Flower Island via helicopter
3:45pm Arrive back at Amanpulo
The private tour can accommodate two to four guests and departs at Amanpulo at approximately 9.00am and arrives back at 3.45pm. Reservations are required five days in advance.