Why Palawan Is Among The Most Trending Destinations Of 2024

Palawan has it all—vibrant adventures, secluded retreats, and luxurious hotels, promising an unforgettable escape for every mood.

Palawan, the tropical gem highlighted by Tripadvisor as one of 2024’s top trending destinations worldwide, extends a warm invitation. 

Achieving an impressive 4th position in Tripadvisor’s esteemed “Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best,” Palawan invites you to immerse yourself in a journey. 

Explore its diverse landscapes, captivating fishing villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We understand the desire for a vacation that caters to various moods. Whether you’re seeking a lively escapade, yearning for private seclusion, or simply craving the freshest getaways, Palawan has it all.

From the tranquility of secluded retreats to locally owned treasures and opulent hotels, Palawan crafts an experience. It is tailored to every mood. 

Let Palawan be the canvas for unforgettable moments as you indulge in the epitome of luxury within its finest accommodations.

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Feel Your Heart In Palawan: Why It's Among The Most Trending Destinations Of 2024
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Pulse of Palawan

Maremegmeg Beach Club

For those looking for an exciting experience amid Palawan’s captivating charm, two standout destinations invite adventurous travelers. 

First on the list is Maremegmeg Beach Club, located just a 15-minute drive from El Nido Town on the main island. 

Photo via Maremegmeg Beach Club’s official website

It offers tree-top suites that provide an uninterrupted panoramic view of El Nido’s iconic rock formations. This exclusive haven isn’t just a retreat; it’s an experience. 

Open to the public, the beach club is renowned for its animated bar and restaurant. Here, guests can savor an extensive menu featuring Filipino and international delicacies. These are paired with tropical cocktails that seamlessly blend with the coastal ambiance.

The nightlife that unfolds after sunset adds an extra layer of allure to this coastal gem.

Photo via Maremegmeg Beach Club’s official website

The Funny Lion

In the world of fancy hotels in the Philippines, The Funny Lion stands out as the best, getting top marks from people on Tripadvisor.

The Funny Lion El Nido, a relatively new entrant, proudly claims the esteemed No. 1 position. 

Photo courtesy of The Funny Lion

Following closely behind is its counterpart, The Funny Lion Coron, which received the prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award earlier last year.

Situated a mere 30-minute drive from Busuanga Airport, The Funny Lion Coron presents itself as a modern resort with a unique safari theme. 

Photo via The Funny Lion’s official website

With 48 spacious and thoughtfully designed rooms, the establishment ensures a relaxing and enjoyable stay. 

Each air-conditioned room is equipped with the essentials for a peaceful night’s rest. These include a television, a refrigerator, and dependable Wi-Fi connectivity for those who wish to remain connected to the outside world.

Photo via The Funny Lion’s official website

Isolated Island Retreat

Discover the Tranquility of Club Paradise Palawan

If you’re a fan of exclusive and private retreats, Club Paradise Palawan is your ideal destination. 

In the dynamic travel landscape, Club Paradise Palawan exemplifies how the industry can offer genuine and enjoyable experiences. 

Photo via Club Paradise Palawan’s official website

Tucked away on a private island in Coron, Palawan, this resort beckons guests to reconnect with nature. It encourages them to immerse in Filipino culture and champion sustainable practices.

As you step onto the island, it’s like entering a serene haven untouched by the rush of modern tourism. 

With 19 hectares carefully preserved, the resort ensures an exclusive and immersive experience, even during peak times.

Photo via Club Paradise Palawan’s official website

Club Paradise’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond internal efforts—it extends to conserving neighboring islands and educating visitors on ecosystem protection.

Recognized by the government and praised by guests, Club Paradise showcases a new era of travel where luxury, nature, and responsibility harmonize.

In celebrating a decade, Club Paradise unveils “Sinag,” a restaurant highlighting authentic Filipino cuisine. 

With the motto “welcome home,” Club Paradise embodies exceptional hospitality, ensuring every guest’s needs are met.

Freshest Retreat

Discover the Tropical Charm of Four Points by Sheraton Palawan

Embark on a fresh tropical adventure as Four Points by Sheraton Palawan extends a warm welcome in Puerto Princesa. 

Photo via Four Points by Sheraton Palawan’s Facebook page

Recently unveiled, this is the inaugural Four Points by Sheraton in the Philippines, proudly part of the Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive collection of 31 hotel brands.

With 169 guest rooms featuring the signature comfort bed, contemporary marble-floored bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and balconies boasting scenic views of mountains and beaches, the hotel caters to all kinds of travelers. This includes those embracing the rising trend of ‘bleisure’ – combining business and leisure.

Four Points by Sheraton Palawan is the ideal destination for solo travelers, groups, or families seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

The hotel offers versatile open-air venues for gatherings, including weddings, parties, and concerts. The indoor meeting venue is set to open in 2024. 

Photo via Four Points by Sheraton Palawan’s Facebook page

Guests can currently enjoy a 1,367 square-meter swimming pool with a centrally located pool bar.

For accommodation, the hotel provides spacious 47 square-meter suites with a 65-inch flat-screen TV. 

Two restaurants, Evolution and Il Fiore, offer farm-to-table dining experiences with outdoor options. 

Evolution, an all-day dining spot by the sea, features an open kitchen and live cooking stations. Il Fiore serves upscale Italian cuisine and creative cocktails, complemented by locally brewed craft beer.

Additional amenities include a 24/7 fitness center, sauna, in-house spa, and a Kids Club playground. 

Dive into the newest tropical retreat for an unforgettable experience.

Photo via Four Points by Sheraton Palawan’s Facebook page

Locally Owned Paradise

Cauayan Island

Photo via Cauayan Island Resort’s official website

Discover Cauayan Island if you’re all about supporting local gems. 

This private sanctuary offers a variety of beachfront, pool, and lagoon villas. But what steals the show? The hiking trails! 

Opt for the sunset or sunrise trail, and you’ll be treated to panoramic views of both the landscape and the ocean.

Photo via Cauayan Island Resort’s official website

Cauayan goes beyond the usual with guided diving experiences and private or group island-hopping tours. 

And to cap off your day, check out the sunset cruise with tropical cocktails in hand, soaking in the breathtaking vistas.

Photo via Cauayan Island Resort’s official website

Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort

Another homegrown treasure is Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort (SETIR)

Nestled in Culion, Palawan, this Maldives-inspired private island resort spans 18 hectares, surrounded by turquoise waters, lush greenery, and limestone cliffs, radiating tranquility.

Photo via Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort’s official website

Experience The Best

Come 2024, SETIR is rolling out the red carpet for a new, unbeatable island experience – the Salepan Villas.

Ready for occupancy from January, these stunning villas add to the existing 6 water villa categories. 

Salepan,” named after the local dialect for “sunset,” promises a jaw-dropping mountain and ocean view from the privacy of your villa.

Photo via Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort’s official website

These 244 sqm two-bedroom villas are not just stylish; they’re comfortable too. 

It’s designed with local crafts and artistry. They feature a king-sized bed, two doubles, LED televisions, Bang and Olufsen speakers, and a minibar with a Nespresso machine. It also includes safety deposit boxes, plush bathrobes, slippers, a smart toilet, and bath amenities.

The Salepan Villas also boast a kitchenette, dining area, an infinity jacuzzi pool, multiple lounge spots, and a rooftop balcony for massages or stargazing.

Elevating luxury, Salepan Villas guests enjoy top-notch Filipino hospitality. 

From private land and boat transfers to a dedicated 24-hour butler, your every need is covered. Scuba diving, sunset cruises, or rooftop massages, your butler’s got it all sorted.

Photo via Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort’s official website

Palate Pleasures in Palawan

And let’s talk food! A private chef ensures your dining experience is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, all-day in-room dining, or an elegant evening meal, indulge at your own pace.

SETIR offers an array of facilities for a packed stay – beachside sun-soaking, island biking, wildlife exploration, and poolside sips. 

With 10 restaurants, from Filipino to international delights, and its remote vibe, SETIR sets the scene for romantic occasions like beach weddings and honeymoons.

At SETIR, luxury isn’t just about the stay; it’s about crafting experiences that let you explore, create memories, and connect with yourself and loved ones. 

With a variety of facilities and amenities, SETIR is committed to making your stay truly meaningful and unforgettable.

Island Luxury Heaven 

Amanpulo

Photo via Aman’s official website

Amanpulo, making its grand debut in December 1993 as the seventh jewel in the Aman crown, is a private oasis. Nestling in the serene Cuyo Archipelago of northern Palawan, Philippines.

The name itself is a beautiful fusion of “Pulo,” Filipino for island, and the Sanskrit “aman,” meaning “peaceful island.”

This resort doesn’t just attract visitors; it cultivates a loyal following. People keep coming back because, really, how can you resist the magnetic allure of what many consider the ultimate paradise on earth?

Photo via Aman’s official website

Imagine the magic happening on Pamalican Island, a standout gem among the 7,000 islands in the Philippines, causing a global sensation. 

Think about the ultra-soft sands, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant greenery that you can see down to the shore.

This beauty is so dreamy; it’s almost like you’re questioning if it’s too good to be true. 

Fast forward three decades, and Amanpulo’s undeniable allure still revolves around this breathtaking island.

Photo via Aman’s official website

Feel the Heartbeat of Love in Palawan

Palawan, a tapestry of experiences within its finest hotels, is more than a destination. It’s an invitation to embrace beauty, luxury, and a profound connection with nature.

Your spirit resonates with Palawan, finding a sanctuary whether vibrant nightlife, absolute luxury, secluded retreats, or fresh getaways draw you in.

As we navigate through the heartbeat of Palawan’s hospitality, we invite you to explore, savor, and create memories in this unparalleled slice of heaven. 

Welcome to Palawan, where each hotel narrates a unique tale of beauty, luxury, and a harmonious coexistence with nature.

Banner photo via Cauayan Island Resort’s official website.

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