Eco-Friendly Island Resort Tucked in the Last Frontier of the Philippines

December 9, 2019



The BluPrint Team

If postcards were still a thing, then Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is one you would want to send out. It is nestled between lush palm greenery and oceanfront mangrove that makes you closer to nature during your stay. This island resort located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan is the perfect getaway for your family or friends this holiday season.

Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is strategically located near the Puerto Princesa International Airport which is a mere 10-15 minutes away. This breathtaking resort that spans over four hectares is beautifully designed with an Asian themed wooden architecture and has its own sandbar. Upon entering its gates, guests won’t feel intimidated because it doesn’t look like an imposing property. Instead, you will be greeted by three miniature nipa hut like structures that give off an island vibe and you’ll instantly feel you’re entering a safe haven — a refreshing break from the crowded streets of the metro.


It’s no wonder guests won’t let their guard down once thet enter its premises and simply give in to its rich and untouched beautiful surroundings. The accommodation won’t be a problem during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year because this five-star island resort has 78 rooms and villas which are divided into three categories – signature, pool and luxury collection. For starters, they have a room called Princesa Classic which is under the Signature Collection. It can fit two adults and has a balcony overlooking the pool. While at the Pool Collection, they have the Pool Access room which has, as the name suggests, direct access to the pool itself. But if guests want absolute privacy, opt for a Water Villa on stilts which is built directly in front and above the ocean with floor-to-ceiling glass. It is the best choice for couples who want an “island of their own” with 180-degree ocean view.  


Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa has dining options that don’t just satisfy the palate but also the eyes. For balikbayans who crave for Filipino dishes, the best bet is the Rice Restaurant that has wooden tables, plush sofas, and light bamboo chairs that makes dining a pleasurable and cheerful experience. There’s the Golden Elephant Seafood Village which is a restaurant on stilts that serves fresh seafood dishes and it’s lauded as one of the most photogenic places in the resort. Guests can also have Italian food in the middle of a tropical themed resort at the Tomato and Basil restaurant.


Apart from the calming and Insta-worthy backdrops and spots around the resort, another admirable feature about Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is their campaign “Green is the way to go” where the property’s management decision always leans towards environmental sustainability. In fact, during its construction, the designers used rocks, corals, old wood and other natural materials found in the area as decorations to minimize carbon footprint. They have their own wastewater-treatment plant and desalination system. Solar panels are used to heat water for its guestrooms. The 1,640 sqm outdoor swimming pool is chlorine-free and uses saltwater instead. 


If their environment-friendly facilities weren’t enough to let you feel closer to nature, then complete your island experience by availing of their All In Package, which includes four days and three nights accommodation with P2,500 worth of food credit for two persons. It is inclusive of an Underground River Tour with buffet lunch, Honda Bay Island Hopping with lunch and dinner, City Tour, and Sandbar Tour. It comes with roundtrip airport transfers and 20% discount on spa services.

Spend your well-deserved holiday break at Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa that offers a slice of paradise where guests can have a complete escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city with eco-friendly facilities, fun activities and world-class service.  

For inquiries and reservations, visit their website, or email them at [email protected].

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