Apulit Island, located in Taytay, Northern Palawan, provides an perfect escape for anyone looking for an exotic paradise. The sprawling resort is placed in a pristine cove with a wide field of white-sand seashore lined with coconut claws trees. It provides an unspoiled place and showcases an abundance of wildlife, colorful tropical fishes, and panoramic scenery.
Once accessible only to the luxury travellers, El Nido and the islands off Taytay now welcome backpackers with a sense of adventure and strong bottoms for rough roads. Snorkel and kayak amongst impressive limestone cliffs and islands sans the crowds. You’ll definitely discover your hiding place in this unspoilt paradise.
How to get there:
Apulit Island is beautifully found in Taytay Bay, and is approximately 1 hour travel time from Taytay Town Port. You have two options accessing Apulit Island:
1. From Manila via El Nido, Palawan
Island Transvoyager Inc. (ITI) offers daily flights from Manila to El Nido, Palawan. Travel time is approximately 55-minutes using a 50-seater ATR aircraft.
Flight reservations on ITI may be made through El Nido Resorts. From El Nido airport, guests will take an hour and 30 minutes van ride to Taytay Town Port. A 50-minute boat transfer to Apulit Island from Taytay Town Port follows. Guests are provided with light snacks along the trip.
ITI flights suitable for passengers booked at Apulit Island are the 7:00AM or 11:00AM (Manila- El Nido) flights; while return flights to Manila depart El Nido, Palawan at 05:00PM. Passengers with international connecting flights may opt to take the 9:00AM flight out of El Nido, which jumps off from Apulit Island by 5:00AM.
2. From Manila to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Taytay can also be accessible via Puerto Princesa City. Taytay Town Port is a 4-hour drive from Puerto Princesa City. El Nido Resorts arranges van transfers from Puerto Princesa for a minimum fee of PhP 2,000.00 per passenger per way, inclusive of light snacks. The shuttle leaves Puerto Princesa Airport at 10:00 AM and arrives in Taytay Town Port at 2:30 PM daily. Likewise, the shuttle leaves 10:00AM from Taytay Town Port and arrives in Puerto Princesa at 2:00PM daily.