After spending 5 days and 5 nights at Dos Palmas, it was far from easy to leave the place. The resort (and especially the staff) made a great impression on both me and the company I travelled with.
The resort is really nice, beutiful rooms with great facilities. Private diving center with fundives as well as different courses at good prices. Snorkelling the close by reef kayaking the mangrove, and visiting a close by island was allmincluded in the price for the stay.
The only thing that did not really live up to the rest of the resort was the food. It takes some time to get your food, the menue is way to limited for a resort of this standard and the food was not very well seasoned. By saying this, it is definitely not bad by any means, but hiring another chef would definitely help solving this problem. I also understand that the location of the resort limits the possibilities of getting ingredients for the food, but adding some dishes using the same ingredients would probably help alot (as well as opting for more BBQ. I also want to underline that the buffé was awesome! The sallad, the tuna and the soup was among the best food I've had in the Philippines. Putting these dishes on the regular menu would definitely give it a big boost!
The grounds are exceptionally well kept, with tons of different colourful flowers and trees. The pool area is great, the beach is great for walking, relaxing and taking in the views. The wildlife is amazing, I had the good luck of getting to know Piqoy, the semi-wild parrot that has taken a liking to Dos Palmas, who also was up for posing on some photos before taking of into the djungle. We also spotted dolphins, lion fish and a number of other creatures while snorkelling.
The staff are incredible, always smiling and happy to see you. And not in a fake way, but genuinly nice! The service offered at Dos Palmas is indeed its number one pull factor (which is saying a lot, considering its location and facilities).
I just got back home, and I already miss the place. I would recommend anyone on going there, if you are willing to pay the price. It may seem a little steep, but I must say it really is very cheap considering what you get for your peso! Great value!
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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