We’re seeing a growing trend for intimate destination weddings in the recent years and we understand exactly why! Flying to a private location in the middle of nowhere and celebrating love for days with only your closest family and friends–ahhh the dream!
While big city weddings are still very popular, more and more brides are trading the metro traffic for boat rides and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. If this is your type of wedding, then you have to check out the hidden paradise we found in Sabang, Palawan! Tucked quietly 80km away from Puerto Princesa City, Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a place where you can relax, fall in love, and build beautiful memories that will last. Here are some standout details from our recent trip there that will convince you to consider them STAT.
After an hour plane ride from Manila and an hour and a half van ride down a winding road, we finally reached our destination. We can say that the travel experience was an adventure in itself with sharp turns and unpaved roads, but the prize was definitely waiting for us at the end. Welcomed with cold face towels and fresh drinks, we composed ourselves and prepared for our tour of the 4-star luxury resort nestled in one of the best beaches in Palawan.
It wasn’t hard to fall in love with Daluyon. The cozy private cottages lined up across the tall palm trees was a refreshing sight that made us sigh in relief, “Finally, we’re at the beach!” The vibe of the whole resort was quiet and relaxed, something couples who are about to get married or are in their honeymoon will love. Since the accommodations are cottage type and not hotel rooms, you’ll surely enjoy your privacy throughout your stay. Couples can also opt to rent out the entire resort for a really intimate and private celebration.
One benefit of having a destination wedding is the amount of time you get to spend with your family and friends. Make your time together even more memorable by visiting a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature–the Puerto Princesa Underground River–which is only a 15-minute boat ride away from the resort. Your guests who are from abroad will love this idea, believe us! They won’t run out of nice backdrops to photograph and to gush about during the entire trip!
Though Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a luxury hotel, it never forgets it’s place in nature. Built around the original terrain with many of the original trees and plants intact, the owners of Daluyon made sure to respect and preserve the land that holds them together. Because of all their sustainable efforts from the start, they have been awarded three ASEAN Green Hotel Awards and was given the Hall of Fame Award by the Department of Tourism (DOT). The resort uses solar and heat exchange technology, the villas were redesigned for better natural ventilation, and energy-efficient air-conditioners and lights were installed.
This means that when you do decide to get married in Daluyon, you can sleep well at night knowing that you loved mother nature in return instead of causing it more damage because of your wedding day waste.
When you ask a wedding guest what he remembers most about a wedding, most often than not, he’ll remember how the food was. This holds true most especially for us Filipinos because of how every celebration is centered greatly on food! And just like how everything in Daluyon has impressed us, the quality of food didn’t disappoint.
The resort boasts of a sumptuous plated wedding menu that includes fresh seafoods and high-grade steaks that will whet the palate in an instant!
During our stay, one of the striking factors that caught our attention was their dedicated customer service. I think you’ll agree with me that no matter how breathtaking a place is, if they have bad service, you’ll never go back, right? What makes Daluyon a true paradise are its people. The level of service that they gave us didn’t feel like just a task they had to tick off. They made us feel like we were part of their big family—taking care of uncommon requests, going out of their way to make us feel comfortable, and being patient with all of our questions! Aside from all the beautiful things that have been said about Daluyon, this factor will make me want to wed in this paradise.
Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a total package for a memorable wedding experience! For wedding inquiries, contact the resort through the following numbers: (+63) 48 723 0889, (+63) 917 892 6316, (+63) 920 967 7268 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for more details.