Top 4 hotels in Palawan for honeymooners

Oct 18, 2013 at 9:51 a.m. ET

Do you and your new spouse want a relaxing honeymoon in a truly secluded and incredible island? Forget the Caribbean, French Polynesia and Mexico. Instead, pack your bags and book a stay in Palawan, one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines.


Southeast Asia is one of the most incredible places in the world, especially the stunning and diverse islands of the Philippines. One of our favorite islands, Palawan, is home to thousands of species of endangered fish and wildlife. In addition to the white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and enchanting coastline, this island is also home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts in Asia. Check out these picks for our favorite hotels on Palawan.


Apulit Island Resort, Taytay

Situated on a secluded private island about 20 minutes off the coast of Taytay, Apulit Island Resort is the perfect place to go if you're craving seclusion. Every room is in a private over-water bungalow with a private porch, so you can relax in privacy. What truly makes Apulit a special value is that every single activity is included, from the rappelling to the snorkeling to the evening sunset cruises. The sprawling resort is set in a private and pristine cove, offering plenty of opportunity to see some of the island's unique wildlife. Rooms start at $382 per night.



Amanpulo is a serene retreat that has the stunning white sandy beaches and pristine waters you crave in a vacation in the Philippines. Located about 178 miles south of Manila, this island is far enough away to feel like you're getting away from it all, but still close enough that you can find it with ease from the airport. The resort's cozy rooms are situated right on the beach, hidden in the treetops or set on the hillside overlooking the stunning Sulu Sea. Rooms start at $900 in the off-season and $1,250 in the prime season.


El Rio y Mar Resort, Coron

Coron, which was named one of the top 10 places to scuba dive in the world by Forbes, is an extremely popular destination for avid adventure travelers. However, it's also a perfect place to honeymoon, especially if you stay at El Rio y Mar Resort. The resort is situated on a bay, offering breathtaking views of rolling hills and calm, cobalt blue waters. Located about 60 minutes from Manila via plane, it's secluded but fairly easy to get to. Each of the homes and beachfront cabanas offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Rooms start at $250.


Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Princessa

Located only 7 miles away from the Underground River, the Sabong X zip line and world-famous tour of the mangroves, the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa is perfectly situated. Not only are these attractions super-close, you are within walking distance of local restaurants, shops and eateries. The resort is also top-notch, with spectacular views of the mountains and beach from nearly every angle. There are 94 rooms on the property, ranging from poolside to private cabanas. The nature spa is the perfect place to relax with a couple's massage or treatment. Rooms start at $150 a night.

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