5 Best Hotels and Resorts in Culion, Palawan
Nothing says tropical island vacation quite like sipping your sundowner in the beautiful Culion, Palawan. In general – whether it’s the summer season or not – Palawan draws many tourists from all around the world because of its unspoiled beaches, laid-back atmosphere, and attractions making every day a jam-packed day for those who visit the beautiful island.
We may have Coron and El Nido on our Palawan bucket list, but let us share with you today an island that will offer you a little extra exclusivity – in Culion Island.
Culion Island is found in the northernmost part of Palawan. Tourists say it’s the perfect getaway if you want to reflect and have a retreat from the hustle and bustle in the city. Today, we’ll unearth the most stunning and best stays (in no particular order) in Culion, Palawan, so you can have a memorable stay while discovering this paradise. Let us know in the comments below which one piques your interest the most.
Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort
Location: Calamianes Group of Islands, Barangay Baldat, 5316 Culion, Philippines
Here at Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort, sustainability is everywhere. They take pride in their Filipino-themed interior, matched with that signature Palawano’s hospitality.
Experience luxury whether you book your stay in their Deluxe Room, Duplex Villa, Beach Cluster Villa, and Sirakan Villa. The resort also has its gym, an infinity and kids’ pool, a spa, and a dive shop if you want to try out some exciting water activities.
Guests can also enjoy the stunning view of the sea on their expansive balcony. If you booked the Sirakan Villa, you get to enjoy an indoor Jacuzzi and enjoy a glass-bottom floor gazing over the water beneath. All rooms are complete with plush beds, coffee and tea making facilities, a refrigerator, a desk, an in-room box safe, and complete toiletries.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sunlightecotourismislandresort/
- Contact details: 0929 442 3889
Chindonan Dive Resort
Location: Chindonan Island, Coron Bay 5315 Culion, Philippines
It’s a water world extravaganza when you stay here at Chindonan Dive Resort. This resort is hailed by TripAdvisor as #2 Best Value of 8 places to stay in Culion and is also a 5-star PADI Dive Resort. With a starting price at Php 4,750 during the low season, one can experience a memorable stay in their Deluxe Room Seaview – with a rate including a transfer from Busuanga Airport – Chindonan Island and back, breakfast and dinner buffet, coffee, and tea. Their rooms are airconditioned and complete with a King Bed, Balcony Terrace, and a shower.
When it comes to water activities, guests can enjoy diving and exploring the sunken wreck of the World War II Japanese fleet. Since Chindonan Resort is within 2-15 minutes of all local dive sites, activities are aplenty. Just a quick note that the diving activity requires a separate payment from the stay at the resort.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChindonanDiveResort/
- Contact details: +63 09777181311
Puerto del Sol Resort
Location: K37 National Highway, Concepcion, Coron, Busuanga, Palawan, Philippines, 5317
If you want to discover and enjoy more recreational activities, staying at the Puerto Del Sol Resort & Dive Center can help you with that since it’s located near the Okikawa Maru Shipwreck and Concepcion Pier. Their rooms range from a suite cottage, air conditioning bungalow, an ocean view cottage, and a superior villa.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool while basking in the view from a terrace and a garden. They also have a restaurant where guests can order breakfast and all-day meals. Other amenities that can be found at the resort are a computer station, laundry facilities, and a gift/souvenir shop.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/puertodelsolresortpalawan/?ref=page_internal
- Contact details: +63 908 889 0866
Bamboo Private Islands
It’s a tropical wonderland here at Bamboo Private Island, nestled right in the middle of the magnificent South-East Culion Bay. No luxury is spared here at the island, as guests can experience having a personal chef and staff. You will be awed with their bamboo huts offering a magnificent view of the sea, then a queen-size bed (depending on the room you’re booking), comfy bed sheets, a mosquito net, free drinking water, and a bathroom with complete toiletries.
Guests can also chill on the island’s sunset lounge, a reggae bar, and an award-winning kitchen where everything is fresh and grown in their land. Their food menu includes fresh salads and greens, seafood meals, pasta, and homemade bread.
If you’re into thrilling activities, the island resort offers kiteboarding, diving, and deep-sea fishing. Other activities would include yoga and sunset cruising if you wanted chill leisure.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bambooprivateislands/
- Contact details: 0995 574 5466
Location: Upper Libis, Palawan Island 5315 Philippines
If you want to be conveniently near to everything, then Hotel Maya is the place to be. Aside from being budget-friendly, it sits next to the church and is a minute’s walk to the shore. Definitely a breath of fresh air!
This accommodation was used as a shooting venue for the movie Culion. It used to be a dormitory for girls whose parents were afflicted with Hansen’s disease. According to history, it also used to be a home for orphaned and abandoned children.
All rooms are clean, airconditioned, and have a functioning internet connection, so you can answer emails and do some work here too. To get here, from Busuanga Airport, ride a van to Coron Town Proper/Coron Pier. Look for a ride going to Culion town.
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hotelmaya.culion
- Contact details: +63 939 254 2744
You can also check out Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa and Sangat Island Dive Resort, which garnered positive reviews from previous guests. You can also suggest in the comment section below if there are other hotel resorts we should check out soon.