10 Best Beach Resorts In Palawan, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Palawan is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines for both locals and foreigners. Aside from being popular for its biodiversity, it is filled with white sandy beaches, dense forests, lakes, and lagoons. If you’re visiting this island, you might catch a glimpse of giant clams, sea turtles, pangolins, and other native species. Palawan’s biggest city is Puerto Princesa, which is located on its coastline. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. El Nido, home to Matinloc Shrine, is another popular destination here. Island hopping, snorkeling, scuba diving, and touring caves are some of the most popular things to do on this island. If you want to have a fun vacation experience, read on to find out the best beach resorts in Palawan, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Buko Beach Resort, El Nido (from USD 302)

Located in Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Buko Beach Resort features native-style cottages with modern amenities. They are also surrounded by the forest and the clear blue ocean. The resort also has rooms with air conditioning, a terrace, plush beds, a minibar, an in-room safe, a secluded hammock area, and an outdoor bathroom with a hot shower. You can choose to have sea or garden views.

Daily housekeeping and breakfast are included in your stay. In-room massages are also available. Chill out at the beachfront bar while watching the sunset. Aside from Corong Corong Beach, which is steps away, guests will have easy access to Marimegmeg Beach.

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Buko Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Lot 10, Sitio Lugadia, Barangay Corong Corong, Palawan
8.92 km (5.6 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

2. Matinloc Resort, El Nido (from USD 380)

Matinloc Resort features a private beach and water sports facilities for some fun under the sun. You can enjoy snorkeling and kayaking for free. Renting a boat is also available if you want to go island hopping. For your convenience, you can be picked up and dropped off at the airport.

Each air-conditioned room provides a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Several units have views of the sea or garden. Other facilities you can find on site are a spa, an infinity pool, a library, and table tennis.

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Matinloc Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Matinloc Island, Palawan
5.35 km (3.4 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. Cadlao Resort and Restaurant, El Nido (from USD 220)

Cadlao Resort and Restaurant offers 25 modern and cozy Filipino bungalows with balconies and WiFi access. Each room either has stunning sea or garden views. Also, the resort has a wonderful beachfront location. You can swim in the pool while looking at the horizon.

Island tours are also available if you want to explore the beauty of El Nido and go sightseeing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. The friendly and courteous staff know English, so you will have no communication problems. When you need more energy, you can head to the on-site restaurant.

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Cadlao Resort and Restaurant

Wifi Available

Address: Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana, Palawan
9.7 km (6.1 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

4. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Puerto Princesa (from USD 151)

Located on Sabang Beach in Puerto Princesa, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort provides its guests with beautiful views, an outdoor pool, and a gym. Thanks to its remote location, you won’t have to worry about it getting too crowded at the beach.

Services available on site include massages and tour arrangements. The resort features air-conditioned rooms with a TV, coffee and tea-making facilities, and a safety deposit box​. Dining options include two restaurants and a pool bar.

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Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sabang Beach, Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
114.41 km (71.1 mi) from Shimizu Island

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

Palawan (Province) Tour Guide

Leila Eldian

Leila Eldian

<p>Welcome to the Philippines. I am Leila, Tourguide/Tour management company Entrepreneur/ English-Japanese Interpreter. I am a Mass Communication graduate. My varied professional journeys in customer service, airline, media &amp; tourism expertise plus the passion in handcrafting journeys of a lifetime; will make your experiences more fun &amp; meaningful.</p>

Palawan (Province) Tour Guide

Rosalyn Capablanca

Rosalyn Capablanca

From Palawan Paradise, greetings! Hello, my fellow nomads! Your guide to Palawan, the Last Frontier, is me, Rosa! I live in a tropical oasis surrounded by luscious flora and blue lakes. Together, let me be your ticket to paradise as we discover Palawan's wonders.Palawan is well known for its breathtaking islands, each with an individual allure. The most well-known locations are Puerto Princesa, Coron, and El Nido. Bright coral reefs, secret lagoons, and majestic limestone cliffs are the main attractions of El Nido. Coron is home to gorgeous scenery, World War II wreck dive locations, and lakes that are glistening with clarity. The capital, Puerto Princesa, serves as a point of entry for the Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Palawan's landscapes are a mix of lush rainforests, limestone karst formations, and captivating beaches. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, showcases an underground river winding through a mesmerizing cave system.Palawan is not just a destination; it's a journey into a tropical paradise where nature's wonders unfold at every turn. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Palawan invites you to explore its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant marine life.

5. La Estancia Busuanga (from USD 83)

La Estancia Busuanga features a private beach area, allowing you to relax without being surrounded by too many people. You can also take advantage of the pool and barbeque outside. Its units include mountain, sea, or pool views.

To mingle with other guests, hang out in the shared lounge. If you want to explore, the resort offers a lot of tours and activities. These include night fishing, kayaking, stargazing, island hopping, beach hopping, going for a campfire, or visiting the safari. You can even borrow bikes and discover the area yourself.

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La Estancia Busuanga

Address: New Busuanga, Palawan
128.87 km (80.1 mi) from Shimizu Island

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. Sunset Colors, San Vicente (from USD 60)

Located in San Vicente and just steps from Naonao Beach, Sunset Colors features peaceful and relaxing cottages with a balcony with sea views. The property is powered by solar electricity throughout the whole day. It is also surrounded by lush vegetation and clear skies, making it the perfect location for a lovely getaway. For sunset views, guests can head to the terrace.

Island-hopping, snorkeling, and hiking are popular activities in the area. Kayaks and mountain bikes can be rented for free during your visit.

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Sunset Colors

Wifi Available

Address: Nao Nao, Port Barton,Palawan
77.55 km (48.2 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Costa Palawan Resort, Puerto Princesa (from USD 121)

Costa Palawan Resort has a private beach area, a large outdoor pool area, a garden, a bar, and a restaurant. Other amenities include billiards, table tennis, a picnic area, and barbeque facilities. Airport transfers can be requested. Continental and buffet breakfast are also available. The staff is very helpful, and they will tell you everything you need to know.

The spacious and air-conditioned rooms feature a seating area, a desk, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, and a hairdryer. Several rooms have private balconies and views of the pool.

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Costa Palawan Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Libis road cor. Hagedorn road Bgy. San Pedro
164.47 km (102.2 mi) from Shimizu Island

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

8. Modessa Island, Roxas (from USD 75)

Modessa Island offers cozy bamboo cottages and a stunning beachfront location. Inside the accommodations, guests will have access to a fan, a wardrobe, a seating area, a private bathroom, and sun loungers out front.

Guests can scuba dive, snorkel, windsurf, kayak, feed fish, play beach volleyball, or simply stroll around the private beach area. If you don’t have the equipment, there’s a nearby dive shop where you can get complete gear. They can also play pool, table tennis, darts, board games, and card games.

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Modessa Island

Wifi Available

Address: Roxas, Palawan
96.15 km (59.8 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Family rooms

9. Dolarog Beach Resort, El Nido (from USD 200)

If you want a one-of-a-kind experience, head to Dolarog Beach Resort. It’s the perfect destination if you want to escape from work and technology and be surrounded by palm trees and the beach.

Since there is only electricity from 6pm to 5am, during the day, you can go on island hopping tours and try snorkeling and diving. Other ways to have fun include swimming by the beach or in the outdoor pool. Table tennis, billiards, and darts are also available at the resort.

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Dolarog Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Sitio Dolarog, Corong-Corong, Palawan
8.66 km (5.4 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services

10. El Nido Resorts Apulit Island (from USD 680)

Known as an Eco-Adventure island resort, this property allows you to engage in fun activities while being surrounded by nature. Guests can rappel down a deep limestone cliff, dive, snorkel, make sand sculptures, hop from one island to another, and explore different caves and marine species. It also offers tons of on-site activities, such as swimming, volleyball, badminton, soccer, billiards darts, table, tennis, and more.

There are about 50 water cottages in this resort that represents traditional Filipino architecture

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El Nido Resorts Apulit Island

Wifi Available

Address: Taytay Bay, Palawan
37.93 km (23.6 mi) from Shimizu Island

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services Laundry Games room

Have a fun stay in Palawan

Palawan has always been the go-to destination for people who are up for adventure and relaxation. Its abundance of nature and outdoor activities will make you want to stay forever. If you are planning a vacation here, make sure to book a room or cottage in a beach resort for a fun experience.

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