Beach Vacation at Apulit Island

    Apulit Island Resort

    Island Resorts

    The secluded El Nido Resorts Apulit Island, located off Palawan northern coast, provides a perfect gateway for those seeking rest and relaxation in an unspoiled and natural environment.

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    How to plan a El Taytay Trip

    Information and activities to plan your holiday in Taytay

    Taytay is one of the tourist destinations in Palawan and often travelers ask about when to go and where to stay.
    We hope that this article will help you to plan an enjoyable trip to Taytay.

    When to go:

    Taytay can be visited all year round.


    High Season

    The most popular period is from November until May. Taytay is still a hidden part of Palawan unknown to most travelers. Due to this, it’s never crowded even in high season.


    Low Season

    The wet season, considered as low season, is from June to October.


    Festivals and Events

    Pasinggatan Festival is an annual event in Taytay featuring several ethnic cultures, songs, dances and local cuisine.  It is a ten-day annual celebration that starts April 25 and ends May 4.

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    Attractions You Should Consider Visiting:

    • Fort Santa Isabel
    • Apulit Island
    • NoaNoa Island
    • Elephant Island
    • Castle Island
    • Isla Blanca
    • Manguao Lake
    • Nabat Island
    • Canique Waterfall
    • Malampaya Sound

    Classic Taytay Tour Options:


    • Taytay Island Hopping: explore a combination of 2-3 islands by renting a boat for PHP 3,500


    • Malampaya Sound: is a great place to visit if you’re a nature lover since it’s the home to a critically endangered subpopulation of Irrawaddy dolphins.

    Suggested 4- days Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Taytay – Apulit Island
    Day 2: Apulit island – Island hopping
    Day 3: Apulit Island Leisure
    Day 4: Depart Taytay – Proceed to El Nido or Puerto Princesa

    Where to stay

    Taytay has very limited accommodation because it’s not very popular with travellers. The most exclusive resorts are located on the islands of the bay, while in the downtown there are only a couple of pensions.

    The resorts on the islands are perfect if you want to enjoy a relaxed vacation in one of the most stunning locations in Palawan. Rates for island resorts range from PHP 7,000 to PHP 25,000 per room /night.

    There aren’t any budget hotels on the islands.


    Casa Rosa

    Located in Taytay town, Casa Rosa is a budget accommodation with a unique location on top of a hill overlooking the Spanish fort and the bay. Casa Rosa is well known for its restaurant that serves amazing dishes. Staff on site can arrange tours and transfers around Taytay. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom fitted with free toiletries, while selected rooms come with a balcony.


    Apulit Island Resort

    Sets on the private island is one of the most exclusive resorts in Palawan. The resorts features unique cottages designed in traditional Filipino décor built on stilts above the sea. Each Cottage is equipped with a minibar and telephone. En suite bathrooms come with hairdryer, shower facility, and free toiletries.

    Guests can climb and rappel down the 60 m limestone cliff, which boasts a bird’s eye-view of the whole island. Diving allows guests to discover sunken treasures including a Japanese ship wreck and a variety of marine species. Other activities include cave exploring, island hopping and snorkelling.

    Diving in Taytay

    The islands of Taytay Bay are among the most beautiful dive sites in Palawan. The place is great for diver having moderate skills, however, beginners can also enjoy diving on the site as long as they are accompanied by a skilled diver.

    Among the best places to go scuba diving, there are: Apulit Island, Isla Blanca, Nabat Island, Silanga Island, Elephant Island, Castle Island, Quimbaludan island, Dinot Rocks and Flower Island. In the dive sites around Taytay, you will see a variety of fishes such as sharks, sea turtles, jacks, and napoleons.

    What to bring along:

    This is our beach packing list to help you pack everything you will need for a great trip to Taytay.

    • Swimsuit
    • Shorts
    • Cotton t-shirts
    • Loose Pants
    • Flip Flops
    • Beach Bag
    • Beach Pareo
    • Beach Towel
    • Sunhut
    • Sunscreen
    • Watershoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Refillable Water bottle
    • A good book/Kindle
    • Waterproof camera
    • Insect repellent
    • Raincoat
    • Bring some cash in local currency (Philippine peso)


    Island resorts can offer pricing that includes all meals.

    The best restaurant in Taytay town is at the Rasa Rosa – it offers great food and a spectacular view over the Spanish Fort and sea.

    Near the Fort, there are few inexpensive food stalls that serve both local and international food and a variety of drinks.