Palawan is one the provinces of Visayas located southwest of Manila. It is composed of a long and narrow island plus a number of smaller islands surrounding the main Palawan island stretching from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. Also known as the last frontier, this unique island has pristine primary forest and white-sand beaches, deserted tropical small islands, underground rivers, caves, rich coral reefs, and abundant marine life thriving in its crystal clear waters. It is truly a paradise to most people that is why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia.
There are a lot of hotels and resorts in Palawan but listed below are the most luxurious and beautiful places to stay if you are not limited to budget. The rates may not be actual since it depends upon the season but will definitely give you an idea of the type of accommodation and balk park rates.
AMANPULO BEACH RESORT
Located in the private island of Pamalican in the Philippine province of Palawan, Amanpulo is probably the most luxurious resort hotel available in the area. It is also one of the several resorts owned by Amanresorts which is known for world class luxury hotels and resorts. Amanpulo is a 90 hectare-island surrounded by white-sand beaches and 7 square kilometers of coral reef. Accommodation includes 29 beachfront casitas, 4 treetop casitas, 5 hillside casitas, and 2 beachfront villas. The food menu features Asian and continental cuisine and seafoods. Facilities include beach club, beach hut offering equipments for water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving, swimming pool, library, massage and beauty services, golf, and tennis. It is a great experience staying in this hotel resort but it comes with a price. Per night ranges from whopping $900-$1000 depending on the type of accommodation.
Lagen Island Resort is located in the cove and thick primary forest of El Nido area in Palawan. It showcases diverse variety of birds and wildlife, not to mention tropical fishes. Accommodation has a total of 51 rooms which includes water cottages on both sides of the cove, beachfront cottages with the view of the entire cove and sunset, Forest rooms and Forest Suites on the tropical forest. Activities include magnificent kayaking to the big lagoon, snorkeling, scuba diving in Miniloc reef, hiking, caving, and bird watching. Per night accommodation is ranging from $350-$500.
Miniloc Island Resort is set in the Miniloc cove with sheer limestone cliffs. The water in front of the resort is enhanced by crystal clear water rich in marine life. Accommodation includes 7 Water Cottages, 5 Seaview rooms and 10 Deluxe Seaview rooms, 13 Garden Cottages surrounded by tropical plants, 3 Cliff Cottages and 12 Beachside rooms. Activities include water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, caving, and rock climbing. Per night accommodation is ranging from $280-$400.
Located in the island of Dimakya, Club Paradise is a 19-hectare island blessed with 700 meters stretch of soft white beach sand and turquoise waters. There are three types of guest rooms, SunriseBeach, SunsetBeach, and Island View rooms. Activities include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddling, fishing, hiking and stargazing, sunset cruising, and bird watching. Room rates are ranging from $170-$250 per night.
The resort is located in CoronIsland in Busuanga in Palawan. It has a unique flora and faura romantic ambiance combined with serenity of pure white-sand beach and breath-taking neighboring islands. El Rio Y Mar have several spacious Bayview Cabanas to provide guests with comfort and luxury. The resort offers Aqua-sports and Dive shops as well as indoor and outdoor games. Per night accommodation ranges from $125-$250.
The resort is located in the 20-hectare private island tropical waters of Honda Bay. Accommodation includes Beach Villas and Bay Cottages ranging from $230-$300 per night per person. The Paranarian Island Spa provides a sanctuary where guests can soothe their minds and bodies. Honda Bay island is one of the must see attraction in Palawan and staying in Dos Palmas definitely enhances one's experience.
CLUB NOAH ISABELLE RESORT
Located in ApulitIsland in Taytay, Club Noah Isabelle resort is in the northeastern part of Palawan. A total of 50 Cabanas situated over the water connected to land by a short walkway. This gives a unique experience for nature lovers out there. Facilities include Spa and Wellness center, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor games, and water sports. Per night rate starts at $180.
Palawan is a romantic place to stay to get away from the city stress and be with nature. The ideal vacation is 1 week so you will have enough time to visit all the beautiful parts of this wonderful island. Most people visits Puerto Princessa going up north to Coron as their final destination.
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