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Tropical Chic:
Dedon Island’s Barefoot Idyll

By Kyndra Teal

July 17, 2013

Of the more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine Archipelago, there is only one Dedon Island. It is the ultimate tropical retreat located on the Southeastern tip of Siargao, running on a strictly no shoes, no shirt policy.

The hotel was first developed by Dedon furniture manufacturers, and was subsequently created in collaboration with celebrated designers Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet. The result? Villas, pavilions, pagodas, and lounges which seamlessly blend into the raw tropical wilderness that surrounds it. Only local materials and local craftsmanship were utilized in the construction of the village, dissolving the boundaries between indoors and out, while still incorporating the finest modern amenities.

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A busy New Yorker’s ultimate rejuvenation location, Dedon Island was designed to bring you back in touch with yourself. You won’t find a single yellow cab, or endless line to wait in. No money is used at Dedon, no checks signed. Food, drinks, massages and a vast array of activities and services are simply available to you, when and as you desire.

Dedon Island is best enjoyed during the dry season, from April through October and all travel arrangements, whether commercial or chartered, can be organized through Dedon Travel.

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