24 Jan Palawan, Philipines: A Dream Honeymoon Destination
This is a guest post by travel bloggers Beyond Our Horizons (https://beyondourhorizons.wordpress.com/) 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:
DIVERSITY OF ROMANTIC LOCATIONS
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
THE FINEST FOOD, DRINK & STAY
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
ROMANTIC LONG DRIVES
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
EASE OF GETTING IN & AROUND
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.