Places to stay In Sabang, Palawan.
Places to stay In Sabang, Palawan. Reviews
Places to stay in Sabang, Palawan, Philippines. Nov 15, 2012
Based on being in Sabang January 2012
This is a review for Mary’s beach resort at Sabang, Palawan and a general pointer for finding accommodation when you get to Sabang.
Sabang is a small, relatively undeveloped village based around St Paul's bay on the north coast of Palawan. Many people that arrive here are on day trips for the underground river which is a few KM further up the coast. These visitors will be gone by evening but if you’re staying there are a few accommodation options. I travelled to Sabang from Puerto Princesa by jeepney and it took about 3 hours. The jeepney drops passengers by the beach and much of the accommodation is to the right along the sandy bay, most of this is pretty affordable (700-1200 pesos per night) except the rather conspicuous Sheridan hotel in the middle of the bay.
Mary’s beach resort is the very last one at the far end of the bay; you need to walk amongst the trees to get to it. Don’t be put off by the word ‘resort’ it is just a small cluster of lovely, wooden Nipa style huts gathered close to the beach. There is a simple reception with tables which serve as a dining area and a few of the huts are beach facing with the rest just behind. Each hut has a little veranda and inside there are beds with box mosquito nets and a basic shower cubicle. The whole thing is run by a really helpful Filipino man and his family, if you chose to eat there it is his wife and daughter who prepare the food.
There are a few hammocks tied between the coconut trees and a few wooden tables on the grass facing out across the sea. If I go back to Sabang this is where I would be heading for, it is secluded, beautiful and there are some nice walks along the forest tracks behind the resort. With the exception of Sheridan’s hotel everything along the beach is pretty simple and affordable. If you want an even cheaper option turn left where the jeepney’s drop and walk along the rocky shore. At first it feels like you’re wandering into a more private part of the village but if you stick to the muddy path you won’t be walking onto anybody’s private property simply passing along and viewing what’s available. I can’t vouch for any of these as I didn’t stay but I did see signs up for huts as little as 500 pesos.
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