Nothing sparks romance in the air better than an island getaway with your significant other. Whether you’re traveling for your honeymoon, celebrating your anniversary or just looking for a blissful weekend getaway, island destinations offer fun and loving ways to spend time together.
The Philippines being an archipelago is home to the most romantic islands in the world, where your dreams of a dinner for two at a private villa with a view of an idyllic sunset can come true. One famous romantic island in the Philippines is Palawan, named as this year’s No. 1 Island in the World by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Also known as the country’s “last frontier,”travelers often describe Palawan as a paradise on earth because of its secluded white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, breathtaking rock cliffs, and an abundance of unique marine and plant life. Whether you’re looking for a romantic nature trip, a mix of urban life and jungle adventure, or a peaceful rest and relaxation in a luxury resort, a Palawan getaway for two is guaranteed to be nothing short of magical wherever you go.
A top choice for a romantic getaway in Palawan is Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa City. Tucked in the village of Bancao-Bancao, a mere fifteen-minute drive from the Puerto Princesa International Airport, the resort is a perfect mix of unspoiled nature and luxury resort.
Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa offers a romantic package at P10,800 per night in a suite room with Jacuzzi.
The package also includes a special champagne set-up, a customized letter set-up, and your choice of flowers.
Couples may choose to take the romance a notch higher with an upgrade to a 90-sqm water villa.The bedroom facing the ocean features a floor-to-ceiling glass for a180-degree view of the waters of Palawan. Get cozy together in the daybed, hammock or outdoor jacuzzi at your water villa’s wooden deck.Other amenities include a 46-inch LCD television, a 12-inch rain shower and a telephone with iPod dock.Of course, a couple’s getaway would not be complete without toasting for love in a romantic candlelit dinner.
Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa offers a romantic dinner package for two at a net price of P8,500. Enjoy the service of a personal butler in the duration of a 5-course meal. The romantic dinner set-up includes your choice of a bouquet of red or white roses and a bottle of in-house wine.
It would not be surprising if you end up preferring not to leave Princesa Garden Island’s luxurious accommodations throughout your stay. But if you want to venture outside, request for the shuttle service within the resort.
At the resort, couples have a plethora of activities to choose from—biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, volleyball and 9-hole mini golf. Under favorable weather conditions, couples may visit the sandbar, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from the resort.
Most tourist attractions are also accessible from the resort. Travel time from the resort to tourist spots such as Honda Bay for island-hopping is about 45 minutes. The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is about two hours away.
After a whole day of soaking under the sun and discovering empty beaches, couples may indulge in heavenly massages by availing of the resort’s in-room service.