Every Vacationer’s Guide to the Best Beach Resorts in Palawan

Daydreaming about the beach? Escape the urban jungle and visit Palawan’s most pristine resorts now!

By: Keith Anthony S. Fabro | December 14, 2018


beach resorts Palawan


The mere mention of Palawan elicits images of hidden coves from the northern to the southern coast, endless waterfalls, limestone cliffs, and ocean teeming with wildlife, among many, many others. But of all these natural wonders, its sprawling pristine beaches are the ones that have made this island province world-renowned. Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker, or a tourist that is just starting out, you can enjoy these all to yourself when you stay in an upscale, secluded beach resort. There’s an abundance of beach resorts to consider when going to Palawan, so we’ve narrowed it down to nine. Check them out below!


1. Amanpulo

Location: Pamalican Island, Cuyo, Palawan
Rate: USD1675 or approximately PhP88,386.40* per night



beach

Experience castaway life at the private island resort of Amanpulo.

Image: Amanpulo Website


Amanpulo is an exclusive island resort, accessible only by private plane. It boasts fine, powder-like sand, and it features 40 Casitas and 11 Villas, with each having its own buggy car, private chef, and butler.

Amanpulo’s amenities include a private airstrip, a spa, a poolside restaurant bar, a lobby bar and a floating kawayan (bamboo) bar, as well as restaurants serving Japanese and American cuisines. Check out its PADI dive center, marine sports, tennis courts, playground, golf cart for each casita, library, and boutique. There’s also free WiFi throughout. Inside rooms, there is a flat screen satellite TV, a CD/DVD player, an iPod dock, a minibar and a coffee-machine.

For bookings, visit https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanpulo




2. El Nido Resorts

Location: Taytay and El Nido, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP28,000/night



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Miniloc Island offers guests a back-to-basic Filipino coastal village vibe.

Image: El Nido Resorts Facebook Page


El Nido Resorts is a group of sustainable island resorts, where guests can choose among Apulit Island in Taytay, and Miniloc, Lagen and Pangulasian Islands in El Nido. The four resorts have received various awards from several travel websites and magazines for its top-of-the-line amenities and guests’ superior privacy and comfort. El Nido Resorts gives you a one-with-nature feeling as you get to interact up close and personal with different wildlife species calling these islands and their surrounding waters home. Activities here range from island hopping, chasing sunsets, to cave exploration, and even rappelling down limestone cliffs.

For bookings, visit https://www.elnidoresorts.com/


3. Huma Island Resort

Location: Dicilingan Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP4950/night



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Huma Island Resort gets popular for its Maldives-like villas.

Image: The Marvelous Huma Island Facebook Page


If you want to be in Maldives without even leaving the country, then Huma Island Resort is a destination to visit. Huma Island is a beautiful 14-hectare property with hills and sandy to rocky white beaches. Built in Maldivian-style architecture, Huma has 81 villas to choose from, be it beachfront or over the water. The resort has several spas and six restaurants with each specializing in a certain country’s cuisine. They also have outdoor activities such as arranged excursions, water sports, PADI dives and more.


4. El Rio Y Mar Resort

Location: Coron, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP4950/night



beach destination

El Rio Y Mar promises guests nothing but sheer comfort and serenity.

Image: El Rio Y Mar Website


El Rio Y Mar Resort, accessible only by boat, offers every traveler their much-needed vacation from the daily stresses of life. Guests can choose from the 34 available rooms. Most of them are Casa Rooms but there are also Superior Rooms. These are all air-conditioned, equipped with a queen bed plus a pull-up mattress for extra persons, and feature luxurious marble bathrooms with showers. The resort has a delicious buffet from morning till evening and live music during dinner. It also offers two infinity pools, a karaoke room, a dugong dive center, a gym, an outdoor volleyball area, and a lounge.

For bookings, visit http://www.elrioymar.com/book-now/


5. Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa

Location: Bulalacao Island, Coron
Rate: Starts at PhP27,000/night



beach resorts Palawan

You’d surely visit Two Seasons resort not just once but twice or more.

Image: Two Seasons Coron Facebook Page


Hidden away in the Malaroyroy Peninsula in Bulalacao Island south of Coron, Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa boasts 42 bungalows located at the beachside, hilltop, island tip, and sandbar. Complete with a desalination plant, industrial-sized generators and a plethora of facilities, this luxury resort has everything that makes one not want to leave. This five-star, eco-friendly accommodation is also a known turtle and giant clam sanctuary and is a proud zero-waste discharge establishment. The resort has two beaches, a spa, an aqua sports center, a bar, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a playhouse for kids, and a gym among many other amenities.

For bookings, visit https://twoseasonsresorts.com/coron/




6. Club Paradise Resort

Location: : Dimakya Island, Coron
Rate: Starts at PhP12,600/night



beach

The raw beauty of Club Paradise surely gives justice to its name.

Image: Club Paradise Palawan Facebook Page


Club Paradise Resort is an exclusive resort located at the northern part of Coron. It offers five types of cottages with different overlooking views to choose from, namely Beachfront, Sea View, Hillside, Garden View, and Island View. Activities in the resort are diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Others include island and safari tours, kayaking, tennis, film screenings, and more. It also has three bars, a pool, a spa and a restaurant that serves buffet lunch and dinner. Worth noting is the resort’s habit of personalizing your stay with small treats and knickknacks as you go along your way at the resort.


7. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Location: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP4,500/night



resort

You don’t have to choose between mountain and sea as Daluyon offers both.

Image: Daluyon Beach Facebook Page


Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a multi-awarded, four-star resort within a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. A leading resort in Puerto Princesa, Daluyon is a green destination with its world-class facilities, sumptuous local-international cuisines, and outstanding customer service. Daluyon has six types of villas to choose from, namely Garden Casita, Deluxe A and Deluxe B, Junior Suite, Superior Room, and Daluyon Suite that boasts a private pool. Facilities here include a meeting and conference pavilion, a game hut, two bars, a spa, two restaurants, a gym, and two pools for both kids and adults.

For bookings, visit https://app-apac.thebookingbutton.com/properties/daluyonresortdirect?check_in_date=23-11-2018&check_out_date=24-11-2018&number_adults=2.


Check out our list of resorts in Palawan or browse the Hotels & Resorts category of the Yoorekka Shopping Guide.


8. Dos Palmas Island Resort

Location: Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP7,000/night



vacation

Escape the crowds and unwind in complete comfort at Dos Palmas.

Image: Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa Facebook Page


Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa is your island retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. This secluded sanctuary is just a boat ride across Honda Bay, wherein one can get to delight in the beautiful white sands, crystalline waters, and rare tranquility that you won’t find in an urbanized city. The 20-hectare resort has more than 70 guest rooms, with Beach Villas and the Executive Villas to choose from. Aside from the beautiful beach, the resort also has a pool, several indoor recreational huts, and offers snorkeling and island-hopping tours as well.

For bookings, visit https://reservations.dospalmas.com.ph/reservation/showRooms/16029/2018-11-23/2018-11-24/en/0/0/0/0/.


9. Sheridan Beach Resort

Location: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP4,877



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Sheridan resort faces the clear blue waters of the West Philippine Sea.

Image: Sheridan Beach Resort Facebook Page


Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is a world-class luxury resort dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism principles. Priding itself as the Philippines’ first green resort, Sheridan uses solar panels and windmills for energy, and encourages guests to reuse their towels and bed sheets, as well as to save on water usage. The resort also has a 70-hectare organic farm supplying healthy produce to its restaurant. As for amenities, it has an infinity pool and jacuzzi, a spa, a gym, a library, a restaurant, a café, a kids’ club, a pool bar, and a recreation space. They also arrange tours and transfers within the area as well as to other towns in Palawan.

For bookings, visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/99200?hotelid=99200#/guestsandrooms.


Give yourself a break. Book with your preferred beach resort in Palawan and bring along with you a sense of adventure! Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section which resort you plan to go to!


* All peso estimations of dollar prices are based on an exchange rate of PhP52.77 per USD1 as of December 11, 2018.

beach resorts Palawan


The mere mention of Palawan elicits images of hidden coves from the northern to the southern coast, endless waterfalls, limestone cliffs, and ocean teeming with wildlife, among many, many others. But of all these natural wonders, its sprawling pristine beaches are the ones that have made this island province world-renowned. Whether you’re a seasoned backpacker, or a tourist that is just starting out, you can enjoy these all to yourself when you stay in an upscale, secluded beach resort. There’s an abundance of beach resorts to consider when going to Palawan, so we’ve narrowed it down to nine. Check them out below!


1. Amanpulo

Location: Pamalican Island, Cuyo, Palawan
Rate: USD1675 or approximately PhP88,386.40* per night



beach

Experience castaway life at the private island resort of Amanpulo.

Image: Amanpulo Website


Amanpulo is an exclusive island resort, accessible only by private plane. It boasts fine, powder-like sand, and it features 40 Casitas and 11 Villas, with each having its own buggy car, private chef, and butler.

Amanpulo’s amenities include a private airstrip, a spa, a poolside restaurant bar, a lobby bar and a floating kawayan (bamboo) bar, as well as restaurants serving Japanese and American cuisines. Check out its PADI dive center, marine sports, tennis courts, playground, golf cart for each casita, library, and boutique. There’s also free WiFi throughout. Inside rooms, there is a flat screen satellite TV, a CD/DVD player, an iPod dock, a minibar and a coffee-machine.

For bookings, visit https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanpulo




2. El Nido Resorts

Location: Taytay and El Nido, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP28,000/night



resort

Miniloc Island offers guests a back-to-basic Filipino coastal village vibe.

Image: El Nido Resorts Facebook Page


El Nido Resorts is a group of sustainable island resorts, where guests can choose among Apulit Island in Taytay, and Miniloc, Lagen and Pangulasian Islands in El Nido. The four resorts have received various awards from several travel websites and magazines for its top-of-the-line amenities and guests’ superior privacy and comfort. El Nido Resorts gives you a one-with-nature feeling as you get to interact up close and personal with different wildlife species calling these islands and their surrounding waters home. Activities here range from island hopping, chasing sunsets, to cave exploration, and even rappelling down limestone cliffs.

For bookings, visit https://www.elnidoresorts.com/


3. Huma Island Resort

Location: Dicilingan Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP4950/night



vacation

Huma Island Resort gets popular for its Maldives-like villas.

Image: The Marvelous Huma Island Facebook Page


If you want to be in Maldives without even leaving the country, then Huma Island Resort is a destination to visit. Huma Island is a beautiful 14-hectare property with hills and sandy to rocky white beaches. Built in Maldivian-style architecture, Huma has 81 villas to choose from, be it beachfront or over the water. The resort has several spas and six restaurants with each specializing in a certain country’s cuisine. They also have outdoor activities such as arranged excursions, water sports, PADI dives and more.


4. El Rio Y Mar Resort

Location: Coron, Palawan
Rate: Starts at PhP4950/night



beach destination

El Rio Y Mar promises guests nothing but sheer comfort and serenity.

Image: El Rio Y Mar Website


El Rio Y Mar Resort, accessible only by boat, offers every traveler their much-needed vacation from the daily stresses of life. Guests can choose from the 34 available rooms. Most of them are Casa Rooms but there are also Superior Rooms. These are all air-conditioned, equipped with a queen bed plus a pull-up mattress for extra persons, and feature luxurious marble bathrooms with showers. The resort has a delicious buffet from morning till evening and live music during dinner. It also offers two infinity pools, a karaoke room, a dugong dive center, a gym, an outdoor volleyball area, and a lounge.

For bookings, visit http://www.elrioymar.com/book-now/


5. Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa

Location: Bulalacao Island, Coron
Rate: Starts at PhP27,000/night



beach resorts Palawan

You’d surely visit Two Seasons resort not just once but twice or more.

Image: Two Seasons Coron Facebook Page


Hidden away in the Malaroyroy Peninsula in Bulalacao Island south of Coron, Two Seasons Coron Island Resort and Spa boasts 42 bungalows located at the beachside, hilltop, island tip, and sandbar. Complete with a desalination plant, industrial-sized generators and a plethora of facilities, this luxury resort has everything that makes one not want to leave. This five-star, eco-friendly accommodation is also a known turtle and giant clam sanctuary and is a proud zero-waste discharge establishment. The resort has two beaches, a spa, an aqua sports center, a bar, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, a playhouse for kids, and a gym among many other amenities.

For bookings, visit https://twoseasonsresorts.com/coron/




6. Club Paradise Resort

Location: : Dimakya Island, Coron
Rate: Starts at PhP12,600/night



beach

The raw beauty of Club Paradise surely gives justice to its name.

Image: Club Paradise Palawan Facebook Page


Club Paradise Resort is an exclusive resort located at the northern part of Coron. It offers five types of cottages with different overlooking views to choose from, namely Beachfront, Sea View, Hillside, Garden View, and Island View. Activities in the resort are diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Others include island and safari tours, kayaking, tennis, film screenings, and more. It also has three bars, a pool, a spa and a restaurant that serves buffet lunch and dinner. Worth noting is the resort’s habit of personalizing your stay with small treats and knickknacks as you go along your way at the resort.


7. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Location: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP4,500/night



resort

You don’t have to choose between mountain and sea as Daluyon offers both.

Image: Daluyon Beach Facebook Page


Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a multi-awarded, four-star resort within a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. A leading resort in Puerto Princesa, Daluyon is a green destination with its world-class facilities, sumptuous local-international cuisines, and outstanding customer service. Daluyon has six types of villas to choose from, namely Garden Casita, Deluxe A and Deluxe B, Junior Suite, Superior Room, and Daluyon Suite that boasts a private pool. Facilities here include a meeting and conference pavilion, a game hut, two bars, a spa, two restaurants, a gym, and two pools for both kids and adults.

For bookings, visit https://app-apac.thebookingbutton.com/properties/daluyonresortdirect?check_in_date=23-11-2018&check_out_date=24-11-2018&number_adults=2.


Check out our list of resorts in Palawan or browse the Hotels & Resorts category of the Yoorekka Shopping Guide.


8. Dos Palmas Island Resort

Location: Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP7,000/night



vacation

Escape the crowds and unwind in complete comfort at Dos Palmas.

Image: Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa Facebook Page


Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa is your island retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. This secluded sanctuary is just a boat ride across Honda Bay, wherein one can get to delight in the beautiful white sands, crystalline waters, and rare tranquility that you won’t find in an urbanized city. The 20-hectare resort has more than 70 guest rooms, with Beach Villas and the Executive Villas to choose from. Aside from the beautiful beach, the resort also has a pool, several indoor recreational huts, and offers snorkeling and island-hopping tours as well.

For bookings, visit https://reservations.dospalmas.com.ph/reservation/showRooms/16029/2018-11-23/2018-11-24/en/0/0/0/0/.


9. Sheridan Beach Resort

Location: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City
Rate: Starts at PhP4,877



beach destination

Sheridan resort faces the clear blue waters of the West Philippine Sea.

Image: Sheridan Beach Resort Facebook Page


Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is a world-class luxury resort dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism principles. Priding itself as the Philippines’ first green resort, Sheridan uses solar panels and windmills for energy, and encourages guests to reuse their towels and bed sheets, as well as to save on water usage. The resort also has a 70-hectare organic farm supplying healthy produce to its restaurant. As for amenities, it has an infinity pool and jacuzzi, a spa, a gym, a library, a restaurant, a café, a kids’ club, a pool bar, and a recreation space. They also arrange tours and transfers within the area as well as to other towns in Palawan.

For bookings, visit https://reservations.travelclick.com/99200?hotelid=99200#/guestsandrooms.


Give yourself a break. Book with your preferred beach resort in Palawan and bring along with you a sense of adventure! Don’t forget to let us know in the comments section which resort you plan to go to!


* All peso estimations of dollar prices are based on an exchange rate of PhP52.77 per USD1 as of December 11, 2018.

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

Keith Anthony Fabro is a freelancer based in Narra, Palawan. He explores the great outdoors, talks to strangers, and designs promotional materials for a living. In his free time, he practices mindful meditation or reads anything about personality psychology and the natural environment, all while listening to mellow music. When inspiration strikes, he writes spoken poetry. He can live with just water and chocolates.

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