7 Must-Visit Beautiful Islands and Beaches in Taytay, Palawan

Flower Island Resort photo via Facebook:Ryan Gonzales
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Beautiful Islands and Beaches in Taytay, Palawan

Don’t know what to put on your bucket list this year? In case you missed it, our country now has a total of 7,641 islands, which means there are more exciting places out there waiting to be visited. Well, here’s an idea… Why not visit some of the idyllic islands and beaches in Taytay, Palawan?

Apulit Island Resort Best Islands and Beaches in Taytay, Palawan
Apulit Island Resort, Best Islands and Beaches in Taytay, Palawan

Named as the 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Taytay is brimming with hidden gems perfect for your ideal retreat.

First time hearing of it? Don’t worry! We’ve made a rundown on the best Islands and Beaches in Taytay! Read along!

Apulit Island

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Apulit Island - Resorts and Beaches in Taytay
Apulit Island – Resorts and Beaches in Taytay

Located in North-eastern Palawan, this island is perfect for the thrill-seekers, as it offers exciting water activities for everyone. It is known to house the famous Apulit Island Resort formerly called Club Noah Isabelle, where you can see the stunning cottages on stilts, clear blue waters, limestone cliffs, rock formations, and course, the amazing view of the sunset.

I’ve been at the Apulit Island Resort twice and it has just kept on getting better. This is the perfect place if you want to have a relaxing tropical escape.

Elephant Island

Elephant Island in Taytay Palawan photo by Flord Nicson J. Calawag
Elephant Island in Taytay Palawan photo by Flord Nicson J. Calawag

This island is part of the Pabellon Islands, which is said to be a shared name for a group of limestone island. It can be visited via private boat or joined tours. The Elephant island is known for its white beach, amazing limestone cliffs, and the hidden cave pool where you can swim.

If you want to see the colorful marine life of Taytay, you can rent your diving gear for less than Php 2,000.

Malutamban Island

Another stunning scenery to discover at Taytay is Malutamban Island. It’s usually a great spot for a relaxed picnic by the beach. It’s still unpopulated, which makes relaxing even more enjoyable and peaceful. Dining here is pleasant as you get to have a nice backdrop of the turquoise beach and white sand. No garbage guaranteed! Perfect for OOTD pictures or just basking in the sun! Choices are aplenty!

Nabat Island

If you’re into snorkeling, swimming, or just want to have some downtime, then head over at Nabat Island and indulge yourself from its tropical grandeur and scenic charms. It’s known for its rich corals, tropical fishes, and the renowned caves inhabited by Balinsasayaw birds, which build their nest using their own saliva.
Make sure you visit during the low tide, so you can bask in the white sand and explore it more.

Tecas Reef Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary

You’d certainly have the Maldives vibe if you go here at this part. It’s like another world underneath. The water’s so clear, you can vividly see the colorful corals and the array of fishes.
This protected area is also unpopulated so you can enjoy your dive here, whether you’re visiting solo or in groups.

Flower Island

Flower Island Resort photo via Facebook:Ryan Gonzales
Flower Island Resort photo via Facebook: Ryan Gonzales

Going here is definitely worth it! This island is another perfect example of a remote area, where you could immune to nature and have the privacy you wanted. Diving and snorkeling, and trekking its peak for 15-20 minutes are some of the best activities to do here.

Its 20 bungalows are surrounded by its jungle, a beautiful garden, a white sand beach, and the calm blue waters of Taytay. Did you know that the materials used for building its bungalows are made with recycled wood? Smart, isn’t it?

Quimbaludan Island

Quimbaludan Island Coral Garden photo by Coastal and Marine Resources Initiative via Flickr
Quimbaludan Island Coral Garden photo by Coastal and Marine Resources Initiative via Flickr

Situated at the Northern area of Taytay town lies a small uninhabited island called Quimbaluadn. It is known for some rocky shoreline, white sand beach, large shade trees for a picnic lunch, and of course, its rich marine life.

Just in case you’re diving or will just stroll around, be careful stepping into sea urchins. It mostly hides on coral reef and stone, but don’t worry! Your guides are trained to heal a wound.

Trip Tip!!!

If you’re planning for a unique surprise or wedding proposal to your special someone, why not bring them here at the rock formation called Umbrella. From here, you’ll see an amazing bird’s eye view of the vast and stunning waters of Taytay! There’s a cottage that will give you a nice spot for romantic dinner. You won’t regret visiting here!

How To Get There

From Manila, book a flight going to Puerto Princesa. Travel time takes about an hour and a half. From Puerto Princesa terminal, ride a van going to Taytay which will approximately take around three-hour travel time.

You can also do a day-trip to Taytay if you’re coming from El Nido. You can ride a vide going to Taytay, which will only take 1 to 2 hours.

Check out our complete list of recommended Hotels and Resorts in Taytay, Palawan via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

Also see:

  • 10 Stunning Beaches You Need To Experience While Visiting the Philippines
  • Top 20 Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches in The Philippines
  • 24 Beaches Near Manila That You Can Visit This Summer
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