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Speaking of Dedon Island…

I must admit that the only thing I know about Dedon is this:

Dedon Nestrest

The very cozy-looking Nestrest is one of Dedon’s signature pieces and has won Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Award in 2011. The furniture company specializes in outdoor and lounge furniture and has been in the business for twenty years! I know this because I see their campaign all the time on Dwell, my favorite design magazine.

Dedon’s creator, Bobby Dekeyser, is a lover of the outdoors. In an interview in Italian Vogue, he says it was love at first sight when he first set foot on the island (formerly Pansukian Tropical Resort) that was going to be the furniture company’s Outdoor Living Lab.  It’s the ultimate in luxury, he says, set against the magnificent beauty of Siargao, Philippines.

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“I had found paradise at an hour’s flight, “in the middle of nowhere”: a dream life that is priceless”, says Dekeyser. It is a place where to “appreciate a convivial environment and savor the pleasures of live, kindness is what is most needed.”

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Dedon Island looks very luxe indeed!  But Dekeyser didn’t just envision an island paradise.  He also dreamed of helping the community around Siargao, so that Dedon can work with local farmers so they themselves can become self-sustainable.  Perhaps this attempt at philanthropy (self-serving as it may sound)  is what makes Dedon Island so appealing to me.

Incidentally, a night at Dedon Island costs between US$800-1,200!  Clearly out of a poor Pinay traveller’s price range.  But one can always dream, right?

See more of Dedon Island here.

*All photos courtesy of Dedon.

 

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19 Comments

  1. First time I heard/read about this island and all i can say is WOW!

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hi Missy! Wow talaga.:)

  2. This place looks amazing! Didn’t even know it existed here in the Philippines. It could rival the luxurious resorts in Amanpulo, perhaps? But they have surfing to boot, which is awesome!

    Great post! 🙂

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Thanks, Daene! Yup, I think so. But the major selling point for me is the sustainable tourism part of it. At least the locals will not be exploited. (*crosses fingers)

  3. Been seeing photos of these. Didn’t realize it’s in the PH! That looks so nice. Probably a resort I will check in at some point in the never.

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hahaha! nice one 🙂

  4. Eye-popping prices for us regular folks, but happy to hear this is in Siargao now to attract more luxury travelers in this part of Asia.

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      I know! But malay mo?! 🙂

  5. So expensive. Do they have rates for the locals?

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hi Lou. I don’t think so.:( It’s really a luxury hotel.

  6. carmen says:

    Just featured this amazing world class resort in Kris TV’s episode today. Simply breathtaking:):):)

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hi Carmen,

      Really? Oh wow. No wonder there was a spike in this post’s traffic.:)

      Pauline

  7. Hi there

    Love this post – I’m dreaming of going to Dedon island too! The photos look stunning.

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hey Andrew! Yes, let’s go there! 🙂

  8. […] This super-cozy Swingrest Hanging Lounger was designed by Daniel Pouzet, co-architect and designer of Dedon Island in the Philippines. It is said to be the first product to come out of Dedon’s Outdoor Living Lab. It comes with a cute little table, perfect for resting your glass of wine or iced tea on!  Have a look at Dedon Island here. […]

  9. chell says:

    hi! pwedi ra day tour sa dedon island? how much? reply is much appreciated

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Hi. I don’t really know. Please go to their website for details. Thanks!

  10. Lovely photos!

    1. PinayTraveller says:

      Thank you so much! Happy travels!

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