Our Family Summer Vacation at Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa: Part 1

Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa (Dos Palmas) is a 20-hectare private island resort located in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. It is an island paradise that boasts of pristine natural environment, white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters. Hubby wanted us to go to a nice place to relax and chill, somewhere away from the city, and he had his eyes fixed on Dos Palmas. He arranged everything online (our airline tickets and hotel reservations), and all I needed to do was pack our bags.

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Riding the resort’s private banca or native outrigger boat

We left Manila via Cebu Pacific at 10:20 a.m., reached Puerto Princesa Airport a few minutes before noon, went to the municipal wharf in Sta. Lourdes, rode a native outrigger boat for an hour, and finally reached Dos Palmas before 3:00 p.m.

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Our view of Dos Palmas from our boat

Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the resort’s staff with wooden bead leis. We were then led to the receiving area where we were given welcome drinks and where the guests’ itinerary was discussed and the key to the rooms given.

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My sister wearing a wooden bead lei around her neck and wrist from Dos Palmas

At Dos Palmas, rooms are called “villas.” They have Executive Villas (the pricier ones) and Beach Villas (the less expensive ones). Our room was a Beach Villa. Our group consisted of three adults (hubby, me and my sister) and one kid (my son).

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Our Beach Villa

Our Beach Villa has the following amenities:
• three beds and one sofa bed
• a bathroom with hot and cold shower
• a private outdoor terrace or balcony with sitting area
• air-conditioning
• in-room safe
• a full-service mini-bar

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Beach Villa amenities

Our package included buffet breakfast and free snorkeling and kayaking.

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Kara-e-nan Restaurant and Bar

Our tummies were already rumbling because we hadn’t had lunch yet, so we headed first to Kara-e-nan Restaurant and Barand ordered dishes that were easy to prepare (French fries and breakfast meals).

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Our first meal at Dos Palmas

Located near Kara-e-nan Restaurant and Bar is the infinity pool of Dos Palmas.

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Dos Palmas Infinity Pool

After eating, we went back to our room to change into our swimming clothes and take a dip in the infinity pool.

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Trying the infinity pool

We also enjoyed staying in the Jacuzzi, which wasn’t too hot, anyway.

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At the Jacuzzi

We were also able to watch the Fire Show from where we were swimming.

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Fire Show

During dinner, there was a cultural program staged by the resort’s staff that showcased the traditional folk dances of the Philippines.

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Cultural Program by Dos Palmas Staff

We opted for a buffet dinner, but I was only able to take a photo of my first plate. Lol!

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First plate of my buffet dinner

And then it was time to call it a night.

Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa
Arreceffi Island, Honda Bay
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Manila Office: (632) 637-4226, 637-4236
Palawan Office: (6348) 434-3118
Email: info@dospalmas.com.ph

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10 Responses to Our Family Summer Vacation at Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa: Part 1

  1. Deli says:

    My husband and I haven’t been to Palawan but we hope to check it out soon, God willing. Thank you for your post. It gives us a better idea of Dos Palmas Island Resort.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I will keep this in mind when we get to visit Palawan 🙂

  3. Rose Angelie says:

    Your vacation looked so intimate. It’s surely a “relaxing vacation” away from the busy city life. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Ayi says:

    I remembered Rico Yan :(( On the lighter note, I like the villa 🙂 It looks perfect especially for family outings 🙂

  5. Such a relaxing place and have an escapade like this. Glad you enjoy your vacation. Thanks for your post, it’s like I am virtually hopping into places.

  6. sarah tirona says:

    ive really been wanting to visit this place but afraid bec of all the kidnapping incidents. but looks safe naman!? 🙂

  7. The place looks great and inviting from the food, the pool and the night shows. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  8. I have relatives in Palawan but I haven’t been to Dos palmas. I Will have to put it in my list of places to visit.

  9. Macy Santos says:

    We are planning a trip to Palawan and surely Dos Palmas looks amazing. However nabitin ako- how about the beach? Is this a beachfront property?

  10. Elizabeth O. says:

    I haven’t been to Dos Palmas. The room is so neat and the pool is so enticing.

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