We have travelled extensively over the world and objectively, Palawan is uniquely beautiful. Its a "last frontier" type of place that can be difficult to get to and back with some of the transport logistics not on par with the strived for (by the Hotel Group) experience.
The beauty is in Palawan's fine little beaches, high cliffs, islands that sprout out of nowhere, caves, diving, snorkeling and the fact that it is still not overcrowded.
Apulit itself has relatively recently been taken over and is work in process; it definitely needs quite a bit of maintenance still and upgrading. Once you get over this fact, sit back and relax with a drink and lap up the scenery, or don't relax and go on all the very good activities offered, sailing, diving, kayaking, island hopping, caving, hiking....
The service is extremely friendly but at time does need a bit more training, the will is there in any case and it seems management is quite aware of the "potential". The food does need more variety.
It is a great place for young families, lots of stuff for the young ones to do, but is a good holiday for any traveller.
Despite the logistics, an enjoyable holiday in a very memorable place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apulit Island Resort is nestled within a pristine cove with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. Apulit offers a wide expanse of white-sand beach lined with coconut trees. It has 50 cottages built over the water in traditional architecture mixed with contemporary design. Apulit Island Resort is part of the El Nido Resorts group of eco-island resorts. It is located in Taytay, northeastern part of Palawan. It takes an hour flight from Manila to El Nido, and an hour and a half van ride, or a 4-hour land trip from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apulit Island Hotel Palawan
- Club Noah Isabelle
- Hotel Noah Isabelle
- Resort Noah Isabelle