I got married in the Philippines last October 2012. My mother-in-law’s wedding gift to my husband and I was a romantic package stay to the only world class resort near the world recognized Underground River National Park situated in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.
My husband chose this hotel because he wanted to see the Underground River. We wanted complete relaxation during our honeymoon and Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa boasted of positive testimonials about quiet sanctuary within pristine scenery situated between green mountain ranges and clear blue waters of the West Philippine Sea. This location provided peaceful isolation but is near adventure trails should the need for exploration arise.
You will never get enough of the fine-grained golden sand of Sabang beach, its waters and dramatic sunsets. The Philippines being a tropical country, the weather can be humid during daytime and be very chilly in the evenings or when it rains. It is advised to wear the lightest possible cotton clothes to beat the heat and to always remember bringing an umbrella, insect repellant, sunblock and sunglasses when exploring.
Besides the famous Underground River, other adventure tours you can avail from Sheridan are the following:
- Visit Sheridan Organic Farm and have a first-hand account on country life and organic farming.
- Have an educational Mangrove Paddleboat Tour and discover Sabang’s lush mangrove forest.
- Get an adrenaline adventure by climbing a mountain then zip-lining 800-meter across the waters of Sabang.
- Explore the Sabang jungle on ATV rides!
- Mountain bikes are available for guests who want to work their muscles and discover rugged paths in Sabang.
One thing you will immediately take notice about the resort is its 340 ft. long signature infinity swimming pool, the largest and the only one of it’s kind in Palawan. Everyday, my husband and I would do numerous laps and hang by the pool on hours end, waiting for the sunrise while sipping fresh coconut juice from its husk, which we got from the Wet ’n Dry Pool bar situated right in the middle of the pool.
The resort has a small gym you can use if you want to continue a fitness regimen while on vacation. The resort also has a spa area called “Sheridan Nature Spa”. Expert caring hands will soothe your body with the use of fresh and natural recipes using aromatherapy, oils, herbs and spices. They offer a number of massages such as Sheridan Hilot, Essence of Earth Massage, Duo-Jemari Massage, Royal Indonesian Double Treat and more. They also offer face and body scrubs.
I couldn't get enough of the food in Sheridan Resort. Every breakfast, my husband I nosh down on the breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, we ordered various Filipino dishes and have them delivered to our room. The kitchen staff were very flexible with food requests. If you have leftovers and you want to eat them the next day, you can request the food be reheated and sent to your room again at your requested time. We’re the type of couple who don’t want to have any leftovers as much as possible so this set-up was very apt for us.
When ordering food, I highly recommend for anyone to try the Pochero, Lechon Kawali and Baby Back Ribs. There is always something about fresh provincial air that makes any food more delicious and superb. If you are going as a couple, you can avail of the Romantic Dinner for 2 by the Beach package. We got a memorable 4-course meal by the beach, surrounded by candles and being waited hand and foot. We were lulled by the sound of the waves and was mesmerized by the millions of stars above. It was utterly romantic and we plan to have this dinner by the beach package again someday.
Accommodations were very nice and spacious. Room amenities included a private balcony, individually controlled AC’s, LCD Cable TV with built-in player, mini-bar, safety deposit box to safeguard your valuables, a comfortable sofa for snuggling, telephone, a spacious and luxurious 2-sink washroom and more. Simple and stylish, our room simply beckoned relaxation at the end of the day.
Sheridan has one downside and that is the inconsistency of their wifi. Only designated locations have wifi, mostly by the bars and restaurants. When too many visitors were using it at the same time, we couldn't connect easily. In hindsight, the wifi inconsistencies was good. It made us break away from the internet and truly enjoy our vacation.
The resorts staff were very friendly and courteous. They greeted us happily whenever we meet them in the resort. The people at the reception were very helpful with our inquiries regarding adventure packages and they are very efficient in making all necessary preparations for each tour we availed.
Beautiful place, great location, alluring beaches, amazing staff, relaxing accommodations, scrumptious food, wonderful nature, what more could you ask for? This place is perfect for those who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is also good for corporate meetings, events and pre-nup locations. Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for complete relaxation amidst natural wonders. It’s a must see location in the Philippines.