Destination

Palawan Holidays

Holidays in Palawan

Palawan holidays transport you to an island in the Philippines that is rich with natural sights, striking coral reefs and underground secrets. It provides a mix of adventure for those wishing to explore, offering national parks, deserted islands and a famous underground river. Yet Palawan also satisfies the needs of those who merely wish to escape to a luxurious private resort and relax on the finest sands.

With hundreds of islands dotted between the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea, the waters are clear enough to provide countless diving opportunities. Those seeking a romantic holiday will appreciate the chance to sail to the smaller islands in search of private moments alone or simply the chance to go snorkelling in search of colourful fish.

Sensational beauty on luxurious holidays in Palawan

Hayes & Jarvis focuses on providing outstanding luxury holidays to dozens of worldwide destinations. We don’t offer basic holidays – we offer experiences, journeys, and trips to be remembered. Our expert knowledge positions us to help you create the trip of your dreams. From multi centre holidays enjoying the best beaches to an opportunity to discover the natural secrets of your destination, we can help you make the perfect booking.

See more of the Philippines by choosing our Manila, Banaue and Palawan multi centre, where heritage meets the natural world. For the ultimate in fine beaches and beautiful unspoilt surroundings, combine a trip to Palawan with our Kuala Lumpur, Borneo, and Penang multi centre, taking you to nearby Malaysia to discover yet more natural beauty.

Destination Highlights
  • Rest on the beach
  • Dive in clear waters
  • Visit Tubbataha Reefs National Park
  • Private Island Retreats
  • Explore over 1,700 islands
  • Visit Subterranean River National Park
  • Stay at private resorts
Essential Information
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from UK airports via Manila and Singapore.

Top Tips from our Experts

Christie

Destination Executive

"If you love the Maldives but want to visit a new destination, El Nido's Pangulasian Island will exceed your expectations. The hotel has huge pool villas, a la carte dining, and morning snorkelling trips led by their resident marine biologis."

Barbara

Destination Specialist

"Palawan was my favourite island on my trip to the Philippines – the clear turquoise waters and the heavenly beaches were breathtaking, making it the picture perfect destination. It’s easy to see why it’s been named Best Island in the World three years in a row."

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Palawan

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£3,269 pp

El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island
Lagen Island 

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

Palawan

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,459 pp

El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Unique Beach and Water Cottages 

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Palawan

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,839 pp

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Huma Island Resort and Spa

Palawan

H&J Rating
Huma Island Resort and Spa

Types of Palawan holidays

Palawan Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various traditional fishing boats, or bangkas, you can book to the Puerto Princesa River National Park, which take you around a mile into the underground river itself. They start around a mile upstream from the cave and it’s a good idea to book in advance. Some trips include a jungle trail to and from the cave

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