Palawan, the narrow group of islands found in the western part of the Philippines, is the largest province in the country. Consisting of a number of islands that have been gaining popular tourist ground because of the breathtaking natural beauty, Palawan is a big treasure trove of immaculate beaches, unexplored coral reefs, diving and mountain sites, rock formations and an underground river that has been named as one of the world’s wonders.
Palawan takes on the name of the province’s largest island, Palawan Island. Other main islands that compose the province are the Calamianes group of Islands, Kalayaan group of islands, Busuanga, Coron and Culion. Gaining ground to have the most beautiful set of beaches, Palawan is home to virgin and pristine beaches. The untouched environment has been protected by environmental groups to maintain its natural and exquisite beauty, making it one of the Philippines’ top main attractions. The abounding aquatic life coupled with rich coral reefs has been made Palawan
Hotels in Palawan
Absolute pristine beauty and exclusivity surround this peaceful island that is managed by the internationally renowned Aman Group. Amanpulo truly is the ideal luxury romantic hideaway and is set amongst the remote Cuyo islands in northeastern Palawan. Guests reach the resort by private charter plane while seaplane or helicopter flights can also be arranged. The 51 traditionally styled Casitas and Villas are discreetly nestled amongst the luxuriant foliage. The private island is surrounded by white sands, startling blue waters and is fringed by perfect reefs. Lazy days can be spent sunbathing and beachcombing and for the more active there is scuba diving, tennis and spa facilities all provided by the matchless class of Amanresorts.
Set on the breathtaking Malaroyroy Peninsula in Bulalacao Island, Coron, stands Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa, a plush and eco-friendly accommodation that travelers may reach after a scenic boat ride from Coron Town. Luxuries abound in its 42 thoughtfully furnished bungalows that carry a distinct contemporary Filipino tropical design. In its Island Tip and Sandbar bungalows guests also enjoy access to a private jacuzzi. Spend time at Narra Spa, which is included in Conde Nast Johansens 2014 Luxury Spas Collection. Here, guests relish the most rejuvenating treatments either on the beachfront, atop a hill, or amid an intimate mangrove forest. To have their fill of world-class Continental dishes and refreshing cocktail, guests may visit Sulu Restaurant and Bahura Bar.
El Nido Resort Lagen Island is set amongst the Philippines’ most beautiful scenery, Bacuit Bay. Limestone islands and cliffs appear from the clear blue waters to provide an unforgettable picture of tropical paradise and amazing sunsets. Critically acclaimed and award winning, Lagen Island Resort is a romantic hideaway set in a secluded cove fringed by thick green forest, home to a wealth of fauna and flora. This luxury resort has 50 rooms comprising of water cottages, beachfront cottages and forest rooms and suites. Rooms are furnished with reclaimed wood and all have private verandas. Meals can be taken within the restaurant or by the poolside and intimate settings can be arranged on the tiny islands nearby.
Set amongst the scenic landscapes and clear waters of Bacuit Bay in El Nido, the El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island boasts of 42 well-appointed Villas comprising of Canopy Villas perched on stilts above the forest with magnificent ocean views, Beach Villas and Pool Villas tucked away in a secluded cove for ultimate privacy, all presented in contemporary Filipino architecture. Pangulasian Island appeals to the highly discerning traveler looking for exclusivity and bespoke pampering. Popular activities in the resort includes hiking, diving, snorkeling kayaking, island hopping, turtle tracking, underwater safaris and bird watching.
A spectacular hideaway nestled in Busuanga – a remote tropical paradise renowned for its wildlife and natural splendour. Surrounded by sparkling waters that teem with colourful marine life and cloak the mysterious sunken wrecks of dozens of Japanese warships and planes, Huma Island Resort and Spa has been hailed as one of the top 10 best diving sites in the world. On the island sit 81 thatched roof villas, 64 of which rise on stilts over the azure Pacific. Thoroughly contemporary in furnishing and amenities, each features an open-air jacuzzi. The resort hosts eight gourmet dining stations that offer a global gastronomic experience. From exceptional Lebanese cuisine at Al Fairuz, exquisite Italian dishes at Al Dente, the impeccably fresh seafood grilling away On The Harbour, a superb wine & cheese collection at Rudi’s, to luscious cocktails at the Blu Bar and all-day international fare at Waves, you will find that the flavours of Huma truly span the world.