ESCAPE to a 20-hectare private island in the tropical waters of Honda Bay. Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa offers the ideal setting in which to celebrate a great island experience. Our location is isolated enough to transport guests away from the everyday cares of urban living. Yet, we’re fully equipped to provide plenty of opportunities for adventure, fun and relaxation.
Surrounded by nature, yet embraced by the comforts of our modern facilities and accommodations, you are free to find your own adventure. Time is a luxury you can afford on Dos Palmas. Luxuriate in doing nothing. Or indulge in everything you’ve always wanted to do. We’re always on hand to help make your stay most pleasant and memorable.
Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa takes the environment seriously. In our continuing quest to offer our guests a great island experience, we also fully commit ourselves to live harmoniously with our ecosystem. With this strong commitment comes our resolve to constantly find ecologically safe solutions that may one day set environmental standards for the industry.
Our ongoing green initiatives include an ecologically responsible waste management program and sewage treatment facility, a water-conservation and desalination program, and a toxic-material reduction plan that includes de-chlorination of water supply and the use of biodegradable, plant-based detergents and cleaning agents.
Let the soft whisper of the waves lull you to sleep in our romantic Bay Cottages. Or wake up to the sounds of birdsong in our spacious Beach Villas.
At Dos Palmas, guests have a choice of luxurious accommodations between the gardens and the deep blue sea. Perched above the pale blue shallows, our Bay Cottages can comfortably sleep up to two adults and one child. Fronting the beach are our Beach Villas, which can accommodate up to three adults. Handicapped-friendly rooms are available upon request.
Each room is air-conditioned, with its own toilet and bath with hot and cold running water, hair dryer, a mini-bar and personal refrigerator, in-room safe, and an intercom-telephone with NDD/IDD access. As an added bonus, all our rooms have private verandahs that afford a view of the magnificent sunsets and morning mists over Honda Bay.
Good Food, Great Fun
Gather around the buffet tables for an al fresco family breakfast. Feast on native specialties on a secluded white sand atoll. Dine by candlelight on the beach. Or plan a romantic meal for two on a bamboo raft in the middle of the ocean. Let our restaurant staff stir up your appetite for good food and great fun, with a delectable array of menus set in imaginative locations.
Named after the native Cuyunon word for “a place to dine”, the Kara-enan Restaurant and Bar is our al fresco dining hall, with a seating capacity of 250. It serves an international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an unlimited supply of free coffee, hot tea and filtered water all day. Open from 7am to 11pm.
In line with the shift towards health consciousness, the resort kitchen now sources ingredients for salads, soups and other dishes from its own organic vegetable and herb garden.
A Place to Unwind
Sit back and relax at the bar, with a nice cold drink in hand and a good game via satellite link TV. Our fully stocked bar offers a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snack items.
Facilities and Amenities
Named after the native Cuyunon term for “a place to rest”, our very own Paranarian Island Spa provides a sanctuary where guests can soothe their minds and bodies with a selection of Filipino-inspired treatments for rejuvenation.
Indulge in a unique massage experience: hilot, the traditional Filipino massage, at a secluded location beside the beach with a spectacular view of Honda Bay. The spa also offers a wide range of beauty and body treatments that use tropical fruit and herbal preparations for total mind and body relaxation.
Hilot (The Paranarian Signature Massage)
Derived from the local art of healing, hilot employs native massage techniques handed down from generation to generation. From the cleansing incense to the foot soak to the detoxifying herbal tea, the hilot ritual treats guests to an unforgettable body pampering indulgence:
• Paligo (bathing at the sauna or shower)
• Pausok (cleansing the energy in the area using a censer)
• Suob (soaking the feet in a warm brew of boiled guava leaves)
• Pulso (checking the pulse to ensure normal blood pressure and body temperature)
• Hilot (massage with herb-infused oils and hot herbal compresses)
Finally, a cool glass of herbal tea is offered as a closing ritual to cleanse the blood and flush out the loosened toxins.
Pamper and refresh your entire body with the wrap of your choice. Cool down after a fun-filled day enjoying the sun and sea. Let the soothing essences of fruit and other natural wraps hydrate your skin and release accumulated toxins.
Hingut-an (Head and Shoulder Massage)
Let the skilled hands of our massage artists soothe those tight muscles around the head and shoulders. This 30-minute massage is good for a short relaxing interlude.
Body Glow Scrub
Polish and bring back the glow of your skin with an hour-long full-body scrub. Our freshly prepared all-natural and organic ingredients help soften the skin, remove excess oils and rid your body of impurities, while invigorating and uplifting your senses.
Island Fruit Facial
Indulge in the freshness of tropical fruits and other all-natural organic ingredients as they cleanse and nourish your skin. Begin with an exfoliating scrub and follow with a soothing massage. Let your skin absorb the nourishing enzymes of tropical fruit essences. Come our renewed and refreshed with a youthful glow.
Siksikian (Foot Spa)
Start with a warm foot soak in boiled guava leaves to cleanse and soften the skin of the feet. Follow with an exfoliating foot scrub to remove dead skin cells. Finally, the foot massage with soothing natural oils will relax and revive tired and aching feet.
Dos Palmas is found on Arreceffi Island, which is nestled in the waters of Honda Bay, northeast of Palawan's Puerto Princesa. It's a serene world unto itself, an island retreat far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and yet easily accesible...
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