Experience Green Luxury at Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
Palawan, Philippines — With its sparkling blue waters, white beaches, colorful coral reefs, lush forests, rich and diverse wildlife, and the most amazing underground river system to boot — Palawan is considered to be the country’s ‘Last Frontier.’ The province is best represented by the iconic Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Compared to other tourist destinations, Palawan offers visitors the chance to visit places which natural landscapes have remained undisturbed and just waiting to be explored. The good news is that private groups have taken it upon themselves to take care of these natural areas – protecting the landscape and giving livelihood to the community.
Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort (hotel info), a 24-villa luxury resort along Sabang Beach in Puerto Princesa, Palawan for example, has adopted community-based eco-tours to help preserve the natural surroundings of Sabang.
Aside from the popular PPUR, guests can “Walk on the Wild Side”, a jungle trekking tour through Sabang’s vibrant forest led by members of the Community Park Warden Association (Jungle Trail Community Guides) belonging to the indigenous Tagbanua people.
Daluyon has supported the trail’s development, which was recognized during the 1st ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards (ASTA) in 2018. Apart from these, the resort also became the official partner of the Sabang Mangrove Paddle Boat tour where travelers paddle their way into the heart of the Sabang mangrove forest, appreciating the quiet surroundings and seeing Palawan’s beautiful wildlife.
These eco-tours are being offered in the resort as their way of educating guests of the value of taking care of the environment. But more than these endeavors, the establishment itself was established to promote eco-conscious tourism in mind.
Daluyon is known as one of the few ‘green resorts’ in the country and was awarded 3 ASEAN Green Hotel Awards and a Level 4 Anahaw certification, the second-highest level for a new green certification program funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
“I’ve always known that we will be going the green way, a conscious effort on our part. When you see something as beautiful as Sabang, you are compelled to protect it,” said Butch F. Tan, Jr., CEO of Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort.
The resort was built around the original terrain with many of the original trees and plants still standing from the time of construction. The villas, all beachfront cabanas with verandas found just a few steps away from the wide beach, were inspired by the ‘bahay kubo’ and built using available and sustainable materials. Daluyon is a pioneer member of the Zero Carbon Resorts project, a project funded by the EU that started in 2010. Under this project, Daluyon adapted more eco-friendly measures to lower its carbon footprint as close to zero. These measures include using solar power for lighting and water heating, redesigning their villas for better natural ventilation, installing energy-efficient air-conditioners and lights, and using salt instead of chemicals in their pools.
The best deals for a Palawan getaway
If you have always dreamed of visiting Palawan, this coming month is the best time to book! Grab the chance to experience Daluyon’s eco-conscious luxury at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2019 happening on February 8-10, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila where you can get up to 40% discount just by booking at Daluyon’s booth. You can also book directly on www.daluyonbeachandmountainresort.com to get the best rates.
For inquiries, contact Daluyon’s Sales and Reservations office at +63-48-723-0889 or +63917826-9989 and at [email protected]. Follow Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort at www.facebook.com/daluyonresort and at @daluyonbeachandmountainresort on Instagram.
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