Planning a beach trip to Palawan always sounds like a good idea, regardless of whether you’ve been there or not. Everyone pretty much deserves a break from the urban hustle and traffic, and nothing is better than lounging on one of Palawan’s white-sand beaches with the sea breeze gently blowing on your face. Do your research early on and check out these *super cozy* accommodations!
Acacia Tree Garden Hotel (Puerto Princesa)Rates start at Php 3,500+
Situated in the middle of a lush garden filled with Acacia trees, this humble hotel is known for its white washed Mediterranean villas that, in their own words, provide an oasis in the city of Puerto Princesa. Their standard rooms have more than enough space for two people, and guests are welcome to enjoy Acacia Tree Garden Hotel’s seafood offerings or boodle fights. Busy touring Palawan with your group? Just ask and their staff can pack your meals for you!
Corto Del Mar Hotel (Coron)Rates start at Php 5,040+
Built with Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture, Corto Del Mar Hotel and Suites will make any of its guests feel like they’ve landed in another country. This 32-bedroom hotel feels private and exclusive in the heart of Coron, located on Busuanga Island just north of Palawan. It’ll be easy to explore Coron from here by motorbike as staff are more than happy to arrange trips and activities for you. Try out their in-house restaurant as well, as they’re known for their healthy, vegetarian-friendly menus blending both international and local cuisine.
Marianne Hotel (Puerto Princesa)Rates start at Php 1,900+
This eco-friendly retreat is located in a forest-setting with an abundance of trees, allowing guests to truly feel one with nature. Marianne Hotel is friendly to those who prefer to go on solo adventures, as it offers a cozy single-only room with a balcony or terrace to boot! The accommodation also boasts Filipino-style architecture and design, with furniture and material sourced locally. Its poolside is also great to lounge in if you’re looking to stay inside for the day.
Dolarog Beach Resort (El Nido)Rates start at Php 4,900+
If you’re looking for a comfortable accommodation located in a remote destination far from the town proper, Dolarog Resort is the place to check out. The resort offers an off-the-grid experience (great location to unplug since electricity is only available in the evening and two hours during the day!) with room choices facing Bacuit Bay or deep within the jungle. Accessible only by boat (transfers are included in the rate), Dolarog allows you to immerse yourself in Palawan’s rich biodiversity without breaking the bank by too much.
Puerto Pension Inn (Puerto Princesa)Rates start art Php 1,408+
True Filipino hospitality and accommodation awaits you here at Puerto Pension Inn. Every room is designed in a traditional Filipino manner, with textured walls for an authentic feel. Its restaurant also offers a stunning view of Puerto Princesa Bay, perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset.
Sophia’s Garden Resort (Coron)Rates start at Php 3,826+
With a large, romantic courtyard warmly lit by lanterns hanging from the trees, Sophia’s Garden Resort is a beautiful Spanish-themed resort that makes a great choice for couples or even families. Its large garden, patio, and restaurant are the ideal settings for guests planning to host intimate events. Of course, settling with an outdoor movie marathon with your significant other or a barbecue session with your parents or siblings sounds like an equally awesome time too.
Hibiscus Garden Inn (Puerto Princesa)Rates start at Php 3,465+
Another comfy hotel located in the middle of a garden setting is Hibiscus Garden Inn. Their cottages have individual hammocks, inviting every guest to curl up with a good novel and enjoy the natural ambiance and lush plants surrounding the accommodation. Hibiscus Garden Inn is also known for their very own pizzeria (Italian foodies, rejoice!), which serves wood-fired, oven-baked pizza and delectable pasta.
Hotel Covo (El Nido)Rates start at Php 4,410+
For travelers searching for a more energetic, fun, and youthful vibe, Hotel Covo’s 20 spacious rooms and common areas are filled with vibrant art and colorful accents. This boutique hotel encourages its guests to mingle with one another, with more than enough space for gathering, lounging, and collaboration.
The Colonial Bed & Breakfast (Puerto Princesa)Rates start at Php 3,500+
On the lookout for a place that feels like home in Palawan? The Colonial Bed & Breakfast is a charming, two-storey house that has only 5 rooms, making it actually seem like you’re simply going to your lola’s house for a quick escape from the city bustle. The Colonial also has a tapas and wine bar that serves all-day breakfast options for your utmost comfort and relaxation. You’ll never find another bed and breakfast setting that’s more intimate.
Ysabelle Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Puerto Princesa)Rates start at Php 1,100+
Another option for a home-away-from-home experience is Ysabelle Mansion Bed & Breakfast, a bungalow-type establishment with a large courtyard in the middle of its limited rooms, allowing travelers to mingle and easily chat with one another. With prices that begin at only just a bit over a thousand pesos, the inn is perfect for budget-conscious adventurers as breakfast and airport transfers are included in their accommodation packages.