Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
Honda Bay Island , Puerto Princesa City
About Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
Dos Palmas Island Resort is a well-appointed resort located in Honda Bay Island, some 30 minutes travel by land and about 1 hour travel by boat from Puerto Princesa City Airport.
Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa is a 20-hectare private island getaway is your ultimate island paradise, set amidst the pristine natural surroundings, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise blue waters. The island itself is blessed with a rich marine ecosystem with hectares of mangrove forest on the south, sea grass beds throughout and kilometers of beautiful coral reefs surrounding the island.
Now considered as home to more than 300 species of reef shes, corals, mollusks and crustaceans; at least 95 species of migratory and non-migratory birds; and a nesting site and feeding ground for three species of sea turtles.
Its villas overlook the Sulu Sea with majestic view of the sunset, with stretch of powdery white sand at your doorstep, perfect for honeymooners, families and friends.
The Four (4) Executive Villas can fit maximum of 5 Adults, 101.5sqm in size, are elegantly furnished with equipped with spacious living room, LCD TV with DVD player,intercom, in-room Safe, minibar, refrigerator, air-conditioning, Hot and Cold Shower, built-in Hair Dryer and a private terrace
The Seventy Six (76) Beach Villas can fit maximum of 4 Adults, 47sqm in size, are comprised of an amply spaced bedroom equipped with double and queen-sized beds, intercom, in-room Safe, minibar, refrigerator, air-conditioning, Hot and Cold Shower, built-in Hair Dryer and a private terrace
The eastern part of the island was designated as the Dos Palmas Eco Zone (DPEZ), where all the resort’s environmental programs and facilities are situated.
The resort has a comprehensive waste management facility, where we have set up our own sewage treatment plant to ensure that resort operations will not hurt the environment.
Treated water is used for watering the grounds and toilets; while sludge from the treatment plant is used as fertilizer for our organic vegetables, herb gardens, plant nurseries and greenhouse.
To guarantee a steady supply of freshwater, rain collection ponds and a desalination plant are maintained to reinforce the resort’s freshwater requirements.
These are just some of our initiatives to help promote ecological awareness, and to pave way for the peaceful co-existence of man and nature in the last frontier. A part of your resort package is always channeled back to the environment, so you, as our honored guests, can enjoy your stay in good conscience.
Getting Here at Dos Palmas
To ensure that your journey to Dos Palmas is hassle-free upon arrival at Puerto Princesa City Airport in the morning, board our air-conditioned vehicles for a 30-minute ride to the municipal wharf in Sta. Lourdes, northeast from the city proper.
From there, the resort’s private “banca” (native outrigger boat) awaits to ferry you across the breathtaking Honda Bay to Dos Palmas in less than an hour.
Regular Ferry Service: (subject to change withour prior notice)
- Wharf to Resort: 0830H | 1330H | 1600H
- Resort to Wharf: 0600H | 0900H | 1330H | 1615H
Dos Palmas Facilities
Paranarian Island Spa
The resort’s very own spa transports you to a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary that will soothe and rejuvenate your mind and body with a selection of Filipino-inspired treatments. Indulge in a wide range of beauty and body treatments using natural oils, essences, tropical fruits and herbal preparations in a private room, open pavilion, or even in the comfort of your own villa. Within the area is a lap pool where guest swimmers can get some early morning or late night exercise.
Available services (with fee): Body Massages, Body Scrubs, Body Wraps, Foot Spas, Facials
Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
While the kids are playing in the kiddie pool, take a dip into our island infinity pool, relax in the bubbling jacuzzi or simply lounge all day.
Sports and Recreation
Enjoy a range of activities from Basketball, Beach Volleyball and Soccer, Badminton, Biking, Tennis, Billiards, Table Tennis, Darts and even Board Games.
The resort has created its own Arts Center to introduce our guests to the contemporary art and culture of the Palaweños, and to showcase the artworks produced by one of Palawan’s top artists featuring art that is inspired by the sea and the local culture.
On display and also for sale are paintings, acrylic on canvas, watercolors on paper and mixed media works. There is also a small studio and workshop area where the artist conducts art workshops (sketching and sand art painting), art production (portrait sketch and henna), and souvenir making (t-shirts and serigraphs on paper).
Marine Research Center
Dos Palmas is committed in recognizing the treasure trove of natural wonders and preserving the ecological balance. Affiliated with the Palawan Geographic Societ, the research center cooperates with scientists and local universities to conduct research on endemic flora and wildlife species, and also to monitor and safeguard the complex marine and terrestrial ecosystems around the island and in Honda Bay. Guests are welcome to visit the research center to look at photos of flora, fauna and marine life found around the island. Research materials, maps and references are also on hand for those who are interested.
Marine Sports Center
The resort has a complete line of equipment and facilities for the following water sports activities: Kayaking (singles and doubles), Snorkeling and Diving which includes PADI courses ranging from introductory to Divemaster levels.
Kara-e-nan Restaurant and Ereneman Bar
Experience true Asian Tropical Island Fare in the resort’s dining establishment. Partake in the rich bounties of the Palawan seas, the natural freshness of our abundant vegetable garden, the full flaavor of our barbecued meats and the heartwarming soup-stews. Kara-e-nan Restaurant and Ereneman Bar serves Ala carte, Semi-buffet and Buffet. Picnic Lunch will be at AIR 6 (Puting Buhangin).
The resort has a multi-purpose 250 sq. meter function room with a maximum seating capacity of 200 people. It is fully equipped with audio-visual systems, moveable whiteboard, and overhead projectors to cater to all your business needs. It can also be easily converted into a ballroom for wedding receptions.
Catholic Mass is held every Monday at 1000H. The venue can also be used to hold wedding ceremonies.
A short walk into the mangrove forest leads to a hut on stilts where you can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of the Sulu Sea. Explore the island’s diverse mix of resident and migratory birds in the surrounding mangroves as early as 0500H in the morning or late in the afternoon at around 1630H. The Tabon Scrubfowl, Great-billed Heron, the endangered Chinese Egret, Scops Owl, White-bellied Sea Eagle and at least 80 other species make Dos Palmas their home.
Let your kids loose in the swings, monkey bars and slides.
- Wireless Intenet - 24-hour WiFI is available only at the Kara-e-nan Restaurant. Internet connection is also provided in the Function Rooms for conference requirements.
- Cable TV - Cable TV is available at the bar. Pay-Per-View channels are subscribed for special shows.
- how Room - If you visit the Resort for a Day Tour, the showroom is available at 1430H daily. Once you arrive at the resort, approach the Front Office to join.
- Medical Services - The resort has a clinic, an in-house nurse available 24/7, and a doctor during peak dates and conventions. All resort staff have also undergone RST aid training.
- Security - The Resort maintains a 24-hour security on the island and its perimeter. Inform the Resort prior to your arrival if you have special security requirements.
- Assistance for the Disabled - The resort provides wheelchairs for the disabled. Prior arrangement should be done to secure other services for the disabled.