i was lucky to be picked in a draw in our work wherein the prize is a trip for 3D2N to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. we stay here at Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa. the trip is very tiring as you have several transfer from air, to land, to sea. good thing everything were arranged and you just need to bring yourself and packed of your clothes.
we were picked-up by a shuttle at the airport (we have tour-guide on board and glad to listen to some key-spots in PP, then we dropped off to a port to send you to Dos Palmas via 45 mins. boat travel in a spacious Honda Bay, staff are great, they make sure you wore a life-vest (for emergency purpose of course). while approaching the floating reception, a group of staff singing a welcome song while showering of petals in the water (very welcoming and you will feel you are the Prince of the island)
Foods are great! However, a friendly advice not to drink house water nor use ice (unsure where it was made of), make sure you have bottles of distilled/mineral water in-hand.
Our room is about hundred meters from the dining, so we have to walk for a long just to be fed. Good thing is that the room has comfy style with verandah and chairs, aircon is very cool, bottle of mineral water in fridge is great to replenish your thirst.
Helen's Garden is a spot you should not missed, I brought my own snorkeling gears and witnessed the beauty of Helen's garden, swimming with me are different species of colorful fish, a giant clam below caught my attention and it's huge. I love to fed the fish while exploring the area.
Bad thing in the shore of DP is that sea-grass were over populate it, I tried using the Kayak with sting-rays following me (glad if i have a picture of it). You can swim in other parts of the shore by checking and avoiding sea-grass, the sand is not as white as Boracay or Puerto Galera.
Nightlife, we had a buffet dinner, entertained with fire dancing, food is great (less in salt), the night filled with cricket sounds, very relaxing over-looking the bay. If you are party goers then this is not for you, the night is romantic added with dim lights of the resort, this is great for honeymooners.
In general the stay is good and this resort really attracts serious type of people, romantic and those who appreciate the relaxing quite environment.
Oh by the way, DO not ever ever try to miss the Subterranean River National Park or your visit to Palawan will be useless....
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- Also Known As:
- Dos Palmas Island Resort And Spa
- Dos Palmas Island Hotel Puerto Princesa
- Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa