Eco-resorts are all the rage now as travelers are looking to enjoy the planet with minimal impact and a chance to see the beauty of nature before it is all destroyed by the actions of man. The Philippines has been involved in the eco-resort movement for quite a while now but is getting more and more notice from the world.
Apulit Island Resort
Take for example the Apulit Island Resort in Palawan, which is pretty new but recently was mentioned in the Sunday Times in Britain as a top destination in Asia. The resort is a project of the El Nido Resorts and has received acclaim from local press as well as that of the press far abroad.
The Sunday Times feature was called “Asia’s Greatest Getaways” and while some might argue that all of the places featured are wonderful, certainly the highlight of the article was the Apulit Resort on Palawan.
Author Susan d’Arcy included the Apulit Resort because, as she said “Apulit Resort is in a quite cove, backed by the towering limestone cliffs and overlooking the soft-focus silouettes of the dozens of tiny islets dotted in the untouched Taytay Bay.” Sounds romantic and wonderful, right? It is.
Like most of Palawan, the environment around Apulit is unspoilt and since it is Palawan, there is plenty to do that appeals to the eco-tourist. El Nido Resorts who own and manage the Apulit Resort are the pioneer company in Philippine Ecotourism. They have worked hard to make sure the unique beauty of the area is protected and available for guests. With fifty luxurious rooms and plenty of local hospitality and flavor, those who visit can be sure of eating fresh seafood, taking exciting tours and of course getting more than enough sun and fun with the gorgeous Palawan landscape of sand and sea.
In terms of being green, what does the Apulit resort offer? Well, for one the activities offered are both land and sea freindly. The building of the resort was done using the latest green methods and the resort is run with an eye towards conservation. Eco friendly and tourist friendly. Wow Philippines!