The Most Amazing Palawan Beach Resorts

Looking for the most amazing Palawan Beach Resorts? Palawan Island in the Philippines is a slice of heaven, a small island that is rich with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It boasts white sand beaches and islands, clear blue waters, a spectacular variety of marine life and shipwreck sites, and majestic towering limestone cliffs. If you love swimming, island-hopping, and diving, this biggest island province in the Philippines should be in your travel bucket list.  Palawan, one of the best places to visit in the Philippines, is consistently ranked as one of the best islands in the world, and for a good reason. Continue reading and start planning your Palawan Philippines vacation. You can visit the most beautiful islands in the Philippines here or on Pinterest.

Palawan Weather – When to Visit

The majority of your activities in Palawan are highly dependent on the weather because they’re located outdoors. That’s why it’s best to plan your trip around the dry months in the Philippines, from November to May. The warmest months are from March to April, the summer season in the Philippines. Palawan tours, especially the underground river tour and island-hopping tours, are best maximized during these months. This is also the peak season, so it’s highly recommended to book your tours in advance during the summer season. You can expect a warm tropical climate almost all year round in Palawan, except in the rainy season, usually around July to September. The month with the most rainfall is during September. The warmest months are from March to April, with temperatures reaching 91°F. The month with the lowest degrees are from November to February with an average temperature of 73°F but is still dry.

What to Pack

If you plan to do physically-demanding activities like trekking or extreme sports, make sure that you pack the right gear. Some accommodations in Palawan, like El Nido, don’t have electricity 24/7, so bring flashlights with you. San Vicente is particularly notorious for sand flies or small mosquitoes during night time, mainly near the beach, so make sure to pack insect repellant. 

Best Palawan Area Beaches

Nacapan Beach Palawan Philippines, The Most Amazing Palawan Beach Resorts, best Palawan restaurants, best Palawan beach bars, best time to visit Palawan, best Palawan hotels, best Palawan tours & Activities
Nacpan Beach

Nacpan Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Philippines. With four kilometers of soft cream-colored sand, swaying coconut palms, a fishing village, clear aqua water and small surf-able waves, it’s the kind of place you’d see if you closed your eyes and imagined paradise.

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Sabang Beach

Set along the dramatic, undeveloped coast of Palawan’s eastern shore, Sabang Beach is one of the island’s most famous beach, known for being the jump off point to the Underground River. Despite its popularity, however, it’s still a quiet place to spend a few days relaxing.

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Seven Commandos Beach

Seven Commandos Beach is a heaven on earth with pristine white sands, turquoise calm water, and lined with coconut trees. It’s ranked one of the best beaches in El Nido. It’s accessible only by boat and it’s generally last stop on the islands hopping tour.

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Long Beach

Stretching for over 5 miles, this expanse of white sand is backed by a uniform fringing of tall coconut palms and traditional fishing boats. Combined with the clear turquoise water there is no mistaking you are in the tropics, and for all intents and purposes you could be on a desert island. Long Beach is generally quiet, and given its vast expanse of sand there is a good chance you will barely see another soul.

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Las Cabanas Beach Palawan Philippines, The Most Amazing Palawan Beach Resorts, best Palawan restaurants, best Palawan beach bars, best time to visit Palawan, best Palawan hotels, best Palawan tours & Activities
Las Cabanas Beach

If you are looking for a quiet stretch of paradise, Las Cabanas Beach is well worth the hike. You get to this beach on foot, and when you arrive, you will be greeted with a view of golden sands reaching out into crystalline turquoise waters. Beyond the fringing of coconut palms is a backdrop of mountains rising out of the forest and up to the clouds.

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Best Palawan Tours & Activities

Private Underground River Day Tour with Lunch from El Nido

Enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace on this private tour to the Underground River from El Nido. Beginning with convenient pickup at your accommodation, this tour makes an ambitious day trip easy. Once in the cave, enjoy the ride on a kayak and listen to the audio tour to learn about the cave’s unique ecosystem. Lunch on Sabang Wharf and return transportation to El Nido or Puerto Princesa included. Book your Private Underground River Day Tour with Lunch from El Nido Here.

Private El Nido Tour B From Puerto Princesa

This tour is done from Puerto Princesa . Guest depart at 2:30-3:00am and arrive in El Nido at 8:00am in time for the start of the Island Hopping. Guest returns to Puerto Princesa same day without spending the night in El Nido. This is perfect for guests with very limited days vacation in Palawan. Book your Private El Nido Tour B from Puerto Princesa here.

Private El Nido Island Tour A

Guests depart from Puerto Princesa and arrive in El Nido at 8am in time for the start of the island hopping. Guests returns to Puerto Princesa same day without spending the night in El Nido. This is perfect for guests with very limited days of vacation in Palawan. You will discover beautiful lagoons, beaches and snorkeling spots where you can swim and admire the corals, the colorful fauna and its hundred of fishes species during the Island Tour. Book your El Nido Island Hopping Tour A here.

3 Days Coron Palawan Reefs & Wreck Multi Day Tours

This package offers a thrilling combination of the snorkeling above the historic wreck of the sunken World War II ship and best coral reefs, swimming in crystal clear blue water, kayaking in picturesque lagoons that Coron has to offer, with a great food to savor. Begin with the tour in Coron Island where you have the chance to witness the famous lakes and lagoons and conclude with the trip to one of the best beaches, sunken ship and coral gardens. This is one best way for experiencing the true diversity of Coron. Book your 3 Day Coron Palawan Reefs & Wreck Tour here.

7-Day Palawan Tour Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Start in Puerto Princesa and end in El Nido! With the sightseeing tour 7-Day Palawan Tour: Puerto Princesa to El Nido , you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Puerto Princesa, Philippines and El Nido, . 7-Day Palawan Tour: Puerto Princesa to El Nido includes an expert guide, meals, transport. Book your 7-Day Palawan Tour Puerto Princesa to El Nido here.

Best Palawan Restaurants

El Nido Coco Restaurant $11 – 30

Filipino, Fast Food, International Address: Barangay Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 919 587 7569 Web: El Nido Coco Restaurant – Home | Facebook

La Petite Table Under $10

French, European, Healthy Address: Lapu-lapu street, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 926 658 7139 Web: La Petite Table – Home | Facebook

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Mojitos RestoBar Under $10

International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Address: Purok Maunlaud San Vicente road, Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 995 711 0483 Web: Mojitos RestoBar – Home | Facebook

The Nesting Table $11 – 30

International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Address: Sitio Pakalsada, Barangay Corong-Corong El Nido Municipal Road, El Nido, Palawan Island Telephone: 63 920 606 1186 Web: The Nesting Table – Birdhouse

Best Palawan Beach Bars

SAVA Beach Bar

Barangay Masagana, C. Hama, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 946 350 9188 Web: SAVA Beach Bar

Happiness Beach Bar

Serena St, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 48 716 2518 Web: Happiness Beach Bar – Home | Facebook

Jungle Bar by PIOPIO

Lio Beach, El Nido, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 927 038 4713 Web: Jungle Bar by PIOPIO – Home | Facebook

Paeneman Beach Bar

Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Telephone: 63 917 892 6316 Web: Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

La Plage Restaurant & Beach Bar

Caalan Street Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Telephone: 63 947 068 5272 Web: La Plage Restaurant & Beach Bar – Home | Facebook

The Most Amazing Palawan Beach Resorts

26 Comments

  1. Preetam Dutta

    The clear blue water and sky, green trees, and white sand made my day and I definitely looking forward to visiting the Philippines and especially Palawan Island full of biodiversity. These islands are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites means they are preserved from external forces to maintain their scenic beauty. My checklist is included the underground river tour and island hopping along with other activities.  The 5 miles long long beach and seven commandos beach are my personal favorite. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you have been to these beaches.  You are a lucky guy!  The Philippines is just a beautiful place.  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  2. Nelson david

    Hello there, Thanks for taking out time to craft this amazing article i must say its really amazing, I have been looking for a nice cool place to take my family to for the end of year vacation and everything that has come to my mind has made me feel good like the Palawan Beaches although, i have heard about them before but i have had time to do some research about them…I am so happy you have helped solved that… although i don’t have a idea of which to go fisrt but i think i would figure that out when we get there.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed David, and thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Andy

    Hi and thanks for sharing this little slice of Philippine paradise. I have never been to the Philippines but this place would definitely be on my list. The information you provided on the weather sounds to be very important choosing a time to go. The rainy season sounds like it sounds be avoided. I have to say, I am curious to know how the Seven Commandos beach got its name? Thanks and best regards, Andy

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Its long sloping stretch of fine sand and coconut trees welcome the guests after a long day of island hopping. It is yet to be confirmed how the beach got its name, but one consistent story is that of the seven soldiers who got stranded here during WWII.  Hope that answers your question 🙂

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  4. only1hugh

    Okay, let me jump online and book my ticked that Nacpan beach has my name written all over it. Being from the Caribbean I am accustomed to beautiful beaches however the beaches of the Philippines look like they can give us very good competition. Not so much in love with the sand critters and long hikes but the turquoise colour of the water, long stretches of sandy beach and near-complete privacy is my kind of living. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, you are lucky for sure!  I can only dream of living in the Caribbean!

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  5. Rachel Herrera

    I have been wanting to go to the Philippines for some time now.  This place looks amazing.. and I would love to plan a retreat here if it supports large groups. I also want to give kudos to whoever took those pictures. That photography is stunning. I hope to work with you soon!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Rachel, and yes I can help you plan for a group vacation to Palawan 🙂  You can text me at leahraearend@gmail.com  

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  6. gravpeter

    Hey,

    Another nice review where many holidaymakers can get inspiration. Who doesn’t dream of pearly white beaches, clear blue skies, beautiful palm trees, and cocktails?

    The helpful tips that you provide, such as the various beaches, different places to visit, the best time to go, what to bring, etc. are an added value.

    And of course, the beautiful photos are really an eye-opener!

    Everything is discussed: tours, restaurants, bars, clubs, … What more could a person want? Just print this page in its entirety and take it with you when you go.

    Very nice work!

    With best regards,

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Peter for taking the time to leave me comments.  Glad you enjoyed your visit to the most Amazing Palawan Beach Resorts.

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  7. Alketa

    Hi, this destination looks so beautiful to visit for spending a pleasant time there. The white sand, the blue water, and everything that this nature’s island offers are attractive. This article comes in the right moment to plan for coming April, which seems to be the best time to visit it.
    Also, I like that We can personalize the day activities with local guide tours from three to seven days packages. All the beaches are beautiful, but the Seven Commandos Beach is the one I like to be.

    Thank you for sharing all this valuable information.

    Alketa

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’re welcome Alketa, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  8. Cynthia

    I love the video of this beautiful location and I’m dying to go if just to take the underwater river tour!  I’d also like to try te 7-Day Palawan Tour, as the price is well worth the all-inclusive vacation.  I have stayed in places that don’t have ’round the clock power and it’s actually nice.  No distractions or noise associated with motors or electronics.  Thank for posting!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Cynthia, I think you would truly enjoy a vacation to Palawan Philippines.

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  9. Aly

    Wow – it looks like there are so many beautiful natural pools to explore in Palawan Philippines. 

    Thanks for the tip to plan for the seasonal weather, as it would be very disappointing to have beach trips rained out by weeks of rain! It’s very helpful to get this kind of practical travel advice — especially that there may not be power available around the clock and that taking insect repellant is a must!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, insect repellent is a must!  I hate sand fleas, and we do have them here on Clearwater Beach certain times of the year.  So repellent does help to make the beach day enjoyable.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  10. Daniel Tshiyole

    The Philippines is such a beautiful country. I didn’t know that it has such beautiful beaches. My friends and I were discussing plans for December and did not even consider the Philippines. But after seeing this, I will definitely recommend it to them and hear what they have to say. Thank you for such an informative article. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The Philippines is beautiful with so many options, and really pretty affordable.  I hope you end up here in December!

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  11. LineCowley

    The Philippines have been on my bucket list for a very long time, and reading this post on Palawan, is making it a lot easier for me to plan a holiday. The under river tour and island hopping sounds amazing, but does one have to do that as a private tour, or can one do it independently? 

    Thank you for the tips on sand flies and mosquitoes, and that El Nido doesn’t have electricity 24/7. 

    I plan on visiting the Philippines en route to Australia, so do you think a week would be long enough?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You could have an amazing time in a week for sure.  I would not recommend doing the under water tour or island hopping independently.  You’ll miss out on so much.  The tours are worth the money.  Please let me know how your trip goes.  Sounds fantastic to head to Palawan and Australia in one trip!

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  12. MIchel

    I love visiting this website to discover new and interesting places to visit. You always know just how to showcase the locations with the most amazing pictures and descriptions.

    I must say I have never heard of Palawan, but looking at this beautiful place more closely it is maybe a place that I must definitely put on my bucket list for the future. I would love to do the hike to Las Cabanas Beach.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh my Palawan Island is amazing.  But then you can find amazing beaches pretty much any where in the Philippines.  Good choice with Las Cabanas Beach!

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  13. Ann

    The Philippines is such a beautiful place. From what I have been researching, one of the most popular tours is to El Nido. And Seven Commandos Beach is the best part of the tour. I would love to see the Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon. Thank you very much for this outline of places to visit.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Ann, I hope you make it to El Nido someday soon 🙂  Thanks for stopping by.

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