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Valentines is ahead and it is time for love. Palawan in the Philippines is one of the most romantic places you can visit in the world. This post will give you an idea why.
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Palawan, Philipines: A Dream Honeymoon Destination

24 Jan Palawan, Philipines: A Dream Honeymoon Destination

This is a guest post by travel bloggers Beyond Our Horizons ( that showcases Palawan, the Philippines as a dream romantic destination. Valentines is ahead and it is time for love. Palawan in the Philippines is one of the most romantic places you can visit in the world. This post will give you an idea why. Make sure to check them out and follow them on Social media:

We recently spent 4 days in Palawan, Philippines (across El Nido & Puerto Princesa) to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the trip ended up being like a second honeymoon. So we thought we’ll share a photo essay on why we think Palawan is a dream destination for a honeymoon / romantic getaway.


The island of Palawan is both remote and exotic, both important parameters for a honeymoon. We feel the diversity of the islands sights is the strong suit of Palawan. Where island hopping (which is surreal but done with a group) is a big draw, there’s as many quiet spots around the island to catch a sunrise / sunset together or chill out at the beach. Perfect for conversations and sweet nothings.

Catching the sunrise from Hartman Beach, Puerto Princesa


Or perhaps you’d prefer a long walk down the Nacpan beach


A cloudy evening looks like a painting from Honda Bay


Early morning at El Nido Beach


A good way to stoke the flames of a romance is to go on adventures together, things you’ll fondly reminisce about for years to come. Palawan is home to activities like snorkelling with starfish, kayaking through lagoons, island hopping to reach white sand beaches with turquoise water and even boat rides through underground rivers.

Dip in the waters of the Seven Commando Beach while island hopping


Kayak through the Small Lagoon


Underground river boat ride at Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park


So many scenic boat rides across the island


Palawan caters to all budgets for the human needs of food, drink and stay (checkout the elnidoresorts@ pic below to see the higher end of the spectrum). Our El Nido resort Lio Villas (who we highly recommend) made our anniversary day extra special by decorating our bed in such a romantic way. Both hotels (the other being Floral Villarosa) we stayed in had excellent pools for lounging around in. We also partook in some of the best seafood we’ve had in a while at Badjao seafront restaurant as well as at Nacpan beach with views to die for.

Anniversary special decorations @ Lio Villas Resort, El Nido


The chill pool at Lio Villas Resort


Charcoal grilled Lapu-Lapu & huge prawns at Badjao Seafront, Puerto Princesa


View from our table at Badjao Seafront



Seafood spread at Nacpan beach


Taking scooter rides across Palawan to get to the many spots seen above added to the romance factor. We took scooter rides in the rain, through tropical scenery and coastal areas & even raced against the sun to get to a beach before sunrise. We highly recommend renting out a scooter / motorcycle to drive around in with your better half.


Racing against the sun in Puerto Princesa city



Our Honda Scoopy getting a rain bath, we did too 


If you’re splurging for a special occasion, you have the option of flying from Manila / Cebu to El Nido directly on Air Swift. But even for the rest, there are affordable flights run by AirAsia & Cebu Pacific to get to Puerto Princesa. The honeymoon begins from the air itself as flying over Palawan gets you excited to visit the islands you see from the air.

An island captured from the plane to Palawan


Cebu Pacific plane at Puerto Princesa airport



We had the most amazing anniversary in Palawan & hope that sharing our pictures and experiences will get other couples to visit this beautiful part of the world. Drop us a comment or a message on Facebook if you’d like to ask us any specifics about our experience or to share your experience of Palawan with us.


This is a guest post by travel bloggers Beyond Our Horizons

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  • New Labels Only
    Posted at 08:20h, 25 January Reply

    Really awesome post. Your pictures are absolutely incredible!

    • Beyond our Horizons
      Posted at 17:59h, 25 January Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words @New Labels Only! 🙂 <3

  • Christan long
    Posted at 15:20h, 25 January Reply

    Did you stay in Hostels there? Or did you see many?? I have it in mind as a place i might like to start a hostel in future.
    Regrds Chris

    • Beyond our Horizons
      Posted at 18:04h, 25 January Reply

      Hey Christian, we lived in hotels / resorts while on the island. Also the island is fairly large and our pictures mostly cover the cities of Puerto Princesa & El Nido. Both did have a few hostels and there is one in particular that looked really appealing, the Spin Design Hostel in El Nido.

      Our opinion would be to consider opening a hostel at a hotspot just off El Nido because the town proper is over-saturated with accommodation choices. Nacpan Beach would be a lovely place to have a hostel 🙂 Hope this helps!

  • Beyond our Horizons
    Posted at 17:59h, 25 January Reply

    Hey Brandi, Palawan should most definitely be on your bucket list, its one of the most fascinating places we’ve ever visited <3 And you're not alone, we met many Filipinos (from Cebu & Luzon, some in their 50s) on Island Hopping tours with us who said it was their 1st time visiting Palawan 🙂

  • Beyond our Horizons
    Posted at 18:08h, 25 January Reply

    Once again, thank you Vibeke for hosting one of our posts on your wonderful blog. It brings us a lot of joy in sharing our experiences in one of the most beautiful places on earth with your readers 🙂 🙂 <3

  • Amber
    Posted at 21:06h, 25 January Reply

    Wow what a beautiful location! I enjoyed reading this very much! Thank you for sharing!

  • Isi Gonzalez
    Posted at 22:30h, 25 January Reply

    How awesome does this look ! I don’t think is just for honeymoon but overall to visit looks gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Ance Antovska
    Posted at 18:58h, 26 January Reply

    So beautiful pictures I would love to live on this destination 🙂 Gorgeous place like a paradise.

  • Golgappa Travel
    Posted at 06:17h, 24 November Reply

    Just Wonderful. The Island of Palwan are incredible. love the scenic view whether it is mountain, sunset or water.

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