Palawan is a tropical paradise that consistently beckons even the most discerning of travelers. The province and its 1780 islands and islets, regularly appear in prestigious rankings for global best lists, most recent of which is Travel + Leisure’s Top 25 Islands in the World published just this September.
With immaculate stretches of white powdery sand and aquamarine waters, lush forests and limestone formations, as well as eye-catching exotic creatures above and below sea level, our very own heaven on earth is a bucket-list destination for locals and tourists alike. Whether you prefer rustic charms or cosmopolitan vibes, the Philippines’ last ecological frontier is a fitting stage for life’s precious moments—your special day included.
Setting your sights on tying the knot in paradise? Here are nine exquisite intimate wedding venues in Palawan to get you started:
1. ANGKLA Beach Club & Boutique Resort
Angkla is the ideal beach escape for globetrotting queens looking for a place to unwind. Both Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa were recently spotted here spending quality time with their beaus. This boutique resort successfully balances contemporary design with native elements, seamlessly easing modern delights, such as a gorgeous infinity pool, with the natural landscape. Ask them to tailor-make a package for your intimate wedding, and your affair to remember will certainly dazzle with the same sophisticated yet laidback appeal.
Location: Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan
2. Club Paradise Palawan
The only Philippine-property included in the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations according to non-profit foundation, Green Destinations, Club Paradise Palawan is environmentally friendly as it is IG-worthy.
Their initiatives to nurture both marine and in-land biodiversities ensure supple ecosystems that bring to life unrivaled vistas and worthwhile experiences. If you book your wedding from November to January, you will be able to witness Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Green Sea Turtles use their pristine shores as nesting sites. The best part? You can relive this again as their intimate wedding packages come with a one-night complimentary stay at any Discovery Resort for your first year anniversary.
Location: Dimakya Island, Coron, Northern Palawan
3. Princesa Garden Island
A classic bride at heart, but have Palawan as your dream destination? Look no further as Princesa Garden Island features the pillar-less Hari Ballroom to tickle your more traditional fancies. It is an ASEAN MICE Venue Awardee, so you and your entourage will surely be feted in style in this spacious, world-class hall. They also have an on-site chapel that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Fret not though, you can still have your more than enough share of crystal blues in your very own Water Villa, that you can book separately.
For bookings and more information, you may visit their official website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Location: Caniguiran, Barangay Bancao-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
4. Maremegmeg Beach Club
Maremegmeg Beach Club offers fresh, state-of-the-art amenities amidst charming, tropical aesthetics. Book all 12 rooms in this upscale beach club to create an awe-inspiring, safe haven for your once-in-a-lifetime event. The resort’s prime location boasts spectacular, unblocked horizons that will instantly sweep you off your feet. Choose to exchange vows during golden hour and let the stunning Palawan sunset grace your union. They also have indoor dining options should you wish to protect your guests from the elements.
Location: Sitio Maremegmeg, El Nido, Palawan
5. Seda Lio
While waterfront matrimonies may be the norm in this sublime province, we love how Seda Lio also carries an option for a courtyard garden banquet. Imagine: Enchanting garden nuptials with the sound of the waves serenading you. It is truly a pleasantly surprising match we didn’t know was perfect nor possible. You and your guests will be spoilt with photo opportunities as you indulge in the best of both worlds.
Location: Lio Tourism Estate, Bgy. Villa Libertad, El Nido, Palawan
6. Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort
Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort is an idyllic 18-hectare getaway surrounded by rich crystalline waters. They have 55 well-appointed, Filipino-themed villas with panoramic balconies built for optimal sunrise or sunset views. Get hitched overwater in their Sirakan Pavilion which can accommodate up to 20 guests, while bigger parties may enjoy their outdoor beach venue, Baywalk Events Place. It is truly a majestic place to toast to all your bright tomorrows. ICYDK, this is where Jess Wilson got married!
Location: Barangay Baldat, Culion, Palawan, Philippines
7. Bamboo Private Islands
Weddings are a great way to showcase the couple’s personalities. For holistic-minded souls, Bamboo Private Islands may just be the picturesque venue you have always hoped for. An eco-conscious private island in the middle of Culion Bay, it operates 100% on solar power and prides itself with sumptuous, farm to kitchen organic meals prepared by their chef. Far from roughing it out, however, their bamboo cottages come with island-luxuries such as all-natural bath products and priceless views. FYI, they have yoga mats so no need to bring your own.
Location: Culion, Palawan
8. Flower Island Resort
Aptly-suited for bohemian-chic brides, Flower Island Resort will invite you and your loved ones to shed 21st-century stresses and go back to basics. A utopia for rest and relaxation, the island’s raw beauty, coupled with their rejuvenating spa treatments and designer bungalows, will make you forget the hustle and bustle of city life and allow you to focus on what really matters: beginning a new chapter with your future spouse.
Location: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines
9. El Nido Resorts
From elopements to grand celebrations, the renowned El Nido Resorts can arrange your picture-perfect ceremony in a secluded, private coast. Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise after saying your I do’s, then follow it up with a wondrous beachfront reception with starlight and sand lanterns casting a romantic, ethereal glow.
Elopement packages start at P137,100 (as of 2021) including the couple’s accommodation for three days and two nights.
Location: Taytay, Palawan
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