The capital of Palawan, Puerto Princesa City is home to an international airport and serves as a gateway to other tourist attractions in the province, specifically El Nido, Balabac, Linapacan, and Dumaran. However, Puerto Princesa City isn’t just a place for layover — it also offers interesting city attractions, island hopping, and the world-famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. If you’re planning to stay here, here are the best Puerto Princesa resorts and hotels that you can choose.
- 1. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
- 2. Princesa Garden Island Resort
- 3. Astoria Palawan
- 4. Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
- 5. Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa
- 6. Aziza Paradise Hotel
- 7. Panja Resort
- 8. Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa
- 9. Floral Villarosa Hotel
- 10. Hibiscus Garden Resort
- 11. Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel
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1. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
This eco-friendly luxury resort will make you fall in love with nature! Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is located in Sabang, about 1.5 hours away from the city and just 15 minutes away from the world-renown Puerto Princesa Underground River. It’s known for its sustainable efforts to reduce carbon footprints while providing their guests with the best comforts as possible. It’s also home to various wildlife and serves as nesting area for olive ridley sea turtles between the months of January and April.
It offers a total of 25 well-appointed rooms and cabanas, each with a private veranda offering a view of Sabang Beach, one of the best beaches in Palawan. Each room is also fitted with modern amenities including airconditioning, LED TV, DVD player and DVDs, intercom system, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom amenities, and a weighing scale. True to its commitment, the rooms are made with sustainable materials and use solar technology.
This resort offers different dining options, including a restaurant that serves Filipino cuisine including vegetarian options, a poolside grill, a poolside bar, in-room dining, and romantic dinner setup for couples.
Facilities include beautiful mineral sea salt pools, massage huts, a gym, a game hut with billiards and darts, beach volleyball, and watersports facilities such as kayaking, skim boarding, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Due to its proximity, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is one of the best places where you can book a tour to the underground river and other tourist attractions in Puerto Princesa.
Budget: Luxury | Book here via Agoda
2. Princesa Garden Island Resort
Princesa Garden Island Resort is a 5-star resort that is highly popular especially for its convenient location – it’s only 15 minutes away from the international airport and close to the main attractions in the city.
This resort also boasts of beautiful water villas, which features a bedroom facing the ocean, floor-to-ceiling glass where you can enjoy a 180-degree ocean view, wooden deck with daybed and hammock as well as a bath tub, and modern amenities such as 46-inch LCD TV and 12-inch rain shower. Other options include rooms and suites, including the Princesa Classic, Suite, Family Room with Ocean View, Pool Access, Family Room with Pool Access, Premier Pool, Double Pool, and 3-Bedroom Luxury Suite.
Aside from enjoying a staycation, other activities you can do in this resort includes swimming at the chlorine-free swimming pool, watersports such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, froliciking in a sandbar, badminton and volleyball, and biking.
Other facilities include a spa, a fitness center, a ballroom, a function hall, and a chapel.
Dining includes a main restaurant that serves breakfast buffet as well as local and international dishes, an alfresco restaurant offering woodfire-baked pizza and other Italian dishes, and a lounge where you can relax and sip cocktails.
3. Astoria Palawan
Enjoy a luxurious escape here at Astoria Palawan, an 8-hectare beachfront resort located across the Sulu Sea and surrounded by mountains and forests. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a quiet respite from the city but also want to experience fun and adventure.
This resort features a 39-meter infinity pool, a recreation pavilion, and a 1-hectare waterpark – the first and only waterpark in Puerto Princesa which features swimming pools, water slides, and an inflatable island ideal for both kids and adults. On the beach, you can also play volleyball or go kayaking, snorkeling, or diving. Other activities include off-road biking and mini-golf. Aside from these, Astoria Palawan also arranges tours to nearby tourist attractions, such as Port Barton.
There are multiple dining options at Astoria Palawan, including a restaurant that serves local and international dishes, a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner buffet, a bar, and a one-stop shop where you can buy comfort food and snacks.
Other facilities include a fitness center and spa.
Accommodations are upscale and designed with vivid tropical colors that pays homage to the natural beauty of Palawan. Choose among its rooms and villas, including Superior Room, Deluxe Room, One-Bedroom Suite, and Two-Bedroom Suite.
Budget: Midrange to luxury | Book here via Agoda or Booking.com
4. Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
Experience a blissful island escapade here at Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa. This luxurious 20-hectare resort sits in Arreceffi Island, a 1-hour boat ride away from Honda Bay.
This Palawan resort features beautiful white sands, crystal-clear waters, and an idyllic vacation for its guests. It’s also considered an ecological haven as it is home to various species of fish, corals, mollusks, and crustacean, as well as local and migratory birds. It’s also a nesting and feeding ground for three species of sea turtles.
Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa offers two kinds of accommodation: Executive Villas and Beach Villas. Each rooms features exquisite decorations and modern amenities, including airconditioning, mini-bar, in-room safe, hot and cold shower, built-in hair dryer, and private terrace or veranda.
Of course, this island resort offers everything you need. Here you can find a restaurant, a spa, a lap pool, an infinity pool with jacuzzi, a chapel that holds a weekly mass and can be used for wedding ceremonies, a function room, and a souvenir shop.
The best thing to do here is to lounge and appreciate the peaceful view. But if you’re itching for some adventure, you can also try their marine sports including kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. They offer PADI courses from introductory to dive master levels. There is also basketball and tennis courts, billiards, table tennis, darts, and board games, as well as a playground for kids. Lastly, the resort has access to a mangrove trail where you can enjoy pleasant sea views and bird watching.
Budget: Luxury | Book here via Agoda
5. Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa
Located at the heart of Puerto Princesa City, this modern hotel and resort is the perfect base for exploring the city attractions and neighboring areas such as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, Honda Bay, and more.
Its facilities include a roofdeck swimming pool overlooking the vibrant city, surrounded by lounge beds and a pool bar; a restaurant that serves Filipino dishes and comfort food; a spa; and function rooms for exclusive events.
It has 122 rooms designed with vibrant colors and hues, perfect for singles, couples, and families and groups. Choose from the Deluxe Room, Family Room, and Suite Room. Amenities include airconditioning, blackout curtains for a restful sleep, work desk, cable TV, safety deposit box, mini-bar/refrigerator, complimentary water, coffee and tea making facilities, and high-speed WIFI.
6. Aziza Paradise Hotel
Located on the outskirts of the city, Aziza Paradise Hotel combines relaxation and fun with its lush surrounding, nature-inspired interiors, as well as modern facilities including the Voda Bar – the first superclub in Palawan.
Rooms at Aziza Paradise Hotel are clean, chic, and stylish. Each room has airconditioning, free WIFI access, LCD TV with cable channels, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box, and mini-bar. You can choose from Superior Premiere, Superior Twin, Deluxe Room, Family Room, Family Suite, Presidential Suite, and Villa which has its own dining area, kitchen, and swimming pool.
This Puerto Princesa resort also featurs a swimming pool with a customized mini-pool, a restaurant that serves Asian and international dishes, a poolside snack bar, a coffee shop, a fitness hub, and a souvenir shop. A convention center and meeting rooms are also available for business travelers.
7. Panja Resort
Nestled on top of a hill, Panja Resort offers a magnificent view of Honda Bay and the surrounding mountains. Though it’s a little far from main city attractions, it remains a great option for those looking for tranquility. Guests also love the great service and warm hospitality of its staff.
This Puerto Princesa resort offers 35 well-appointed rooms, each with a balcony and with pleasant views of the ocean and sunsets. Rooms are fitted with modern comforts including airconditioning, LCD TV with cable channels, a mini-bar, safe, and complimentary toiletries.
Facilities include a beautiful infinity pool surrounded by sun loungers, a spa that offers a range of treatments to relieve stress and relax, a restaurant serving Asian and international cuisine including vegetarian options, and a 360-degree rooftop bar.
8. Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa
Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa is one of the most popular resorts in Puerto Princesa City, especially in terms of value. It is located along Emerald Beach, just 25 minutes away from the city proper.
This resort features an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a meeting space good for up to 25 people. It also offers shuttle airport services and in-room massage services.
Aside from lounging in the beach or at the pool, there are many activities you can do in this resort including snorkeling, kayaking, kiteboarding, and scuba diving. Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa is also close to some of the best tourist spots in Puerto Princesa, including Crocodile Farm, Honda Bay, Cana Island and River Island, and the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park – which is one of the best scuba diving sites in the world.
It has 50 modern hotel rooms, each fitted with airconditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, safety deposit box, and free WIFI.
9. Floral Villarosa Hotel
Floral Villarosa is a laid-back, family-run boutique hotel ideal for couples and small groups. It has a great location – it is 5 minutes away from the airport, 10 minutes away from the city proper where you can find commercial establishments, and walking distance to Nasinaw Beach.
It has a total of 10 rooms, which are designed with a rustic charm. The rooms are clean and modest, with a queen-sized bed, airconditioning, free WIFI, and view of the pool and garden below.
Facilities at this hotel include a swimming pool with a waterfall, a massage hut, and a restaurant that serves fresh seafood, grilled barbecues, and other local cuisine.
10. Hibiscus Garden Resort
This boutique resort offers a relaxing nature escape at the heart of Puerto Princesa City. It’s only 10 minutes away from the airport and a short walking distance to restaurants, shops, and other commercial establishments in the city.
Accommodations include 14 rooms, which are designed to be spacious and homey. Each room has basic amenities including airconditioning and bathroom with hot and cold shower. Choose from the Classic (standard room), Queen, King, and Family.
Hibiscus Garden Resort features a tropical garden where you can stroll, lay down in a hammock, or read a book. An alfresco restaurant serves various breakfasts, a fusion of Asian and European cuisine during lunch and dinner, and specialties such as wood-fired pizza and great-tasting pasta. Finally, they have a swimming pool perfect for cooling off after a whole day of exploring Puerto Princesa City.
11. Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel
Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel is a modern mid-scale hotel located close to the airport, making it a great option for both leisure and business travelers.
This Puerto Princesa hotel offers 120 rooms featuring Filipino contemporary style and fitted with modern amenities, including airconditioning, LCD TV with cable channels, DVD player, high-speed WIFI access, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, a mini-bar, in-room safe, and bathrobe and bathroom amenities. Choose from the Deluxe Room, Premier Room, Family Room, and Suite.
Facilities include a pool, a restaurant, a poolside bar, and spa and massage services. For business and other events, it also offers a business center, three meeting rooms, a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 people, and a VIP dining room for intimate dinners.
Budget: Luxury | Book here via Agoda
That concludes our list of the best Puerto Princesa resorts and hotels! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Visiting Palawan? Check out the rest of our guides in Palawan:
- Guide to Puerto Princesa Underground River
- Island Hopping in Honda Bay
- Best Resorts and Hotels in Puerto Princesa
- Travel Guide to Port Barton + 3 Days Itinerary
- Top Things to Do in Port Barton
- Island Hopping in Port Barton
Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).