Find­ing A Bal­ance

As­to­ria Palawan of­fers beau­ti­ful vis­tas and fun ad­ven­tures to make a visit to the Philip­pines’ last fron­tier a mem­o­rable one

Philippine Tatler Traveller - - Checking In | Inside Access - WORDS: MARITESS GARCIA REYES

Fronting the Sulu Sea and back­dropped by emer­ald vir­gin forests, As­to­ria Palawan is an ideal jump off point to some of the pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions on the is­land of Palawan.

The ex­pe­ri­ence starts with a warm wel­come at the lobby, en­veloped in hues that mimic the colours of the sea. From here, they are led to their ac­com­mo­da­tions: ei­ther a lux­u­ri­ous pri­vate villa or a spa­cious suite, each de­signed with a colour­ful con­tem­po­rary vibe.

With a trop­i­cal get­away in mind, As­to­ria Palawan of­fers ameni­ties that are sure to de­light trav­ellers of all ages. These in­clude The Pod, a 39-me­tre out­door in­fin­ity pool that has sunken loungers per­fect for bask­ing in the sun.

At The Canopy, the re­sort’s pav­il­ion, guests can make tour ar­range­ments or en­joy in­door games at the recre­ation area. Guests can also in­dulge in a pam­per­ing mas­sage at The Sun Spa or keep fit at the in-house gym. De­lec­ta­ble meals are served at The Halo, a dome-shaped build­ing fac­ing As­to­ria Palawan’s pri­vate beach.

Chil­dren and adults alike are also in for an ex­cit­ing treat with the com­pli­men­tary one-time all-day use of the fa­cil­i­ties of Palawan Water­work by As­to­ria. Also fronting the beach is The Re­serve, a din­ing spot that spe­cialises in au­then­tic Filipino cui­sine with a high­light on the fresh­est lo­cal seafood.

As an added bonus, guests can avail of a spe­cially cu­rated Port Bar­ton tour which al­lows As­to­ria Palawan’s guests to ex­plore San Vi­cente—an idyl­lic beach town in be­tween Puerto Princesa and El Nido— hie away to a beau­ti­ful pri­vate white sand is­land 20 min­utes away from the re­sort, and watch a spec­tac­u­lar fire­fly dis­play.

Find bal­ance in As­to­ria Palawan, where one can in­dulge in both ad­ven­ture and well-de­served down­time.

The re­sort cap­tures a trop­i­cal is­land mood with con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors and a beach­front in­fin­ity pool

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