Welcome to The Palms Beach Resorts, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines
Resort Operations Update: Oct 31, 2019
The Resort had ceased to be for regular business. It is now only a venue strictly for group functions with Advanced Reservations Only arrangement. Otherwise it is for entertaining family and friends. When I’m in the USA The Resort closes.
We are a Tropical Vacation destination in the outermost of the Tropics. This is one vacation YOU tailor to your speed when you get here. Peace and quiet amid beautiful invigorating active environment. How to mesh these two? That’s up to you
Personal R & R- don’t be envious, do it! 😉
Welcome to serenity all you tired, haggard warriors of the corporate world! Regain your sanity. We understand your need to unwind, slow down and recharge. You will enjoy peace & quiet of our secluded natural environment.
Have Camera We’ll Travel- Your Photo/Video Settings
Bring your sun protection lotion
Tropical days are long days. Everyday is what seems to be only two time frames in 24 hours; sunshiny day and quiet black night. Dawn breaks at around 5:00 and sunset occurs at around 6:00. Long day to enjoy your scuba dive, snorkeling, tour of neighboring islands on an outrigger boat or just lounge around in our lush surroundings with drink in hand, its ok too.
Special Occasions Venue
Church Services, Company Parties, Personal Sabbatical, Family Reunions, Team-building, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, let us help.
You are welcome to enjoy day use of our property.
For Weddings– we are building a Wedding Gazebo right on the sand. Be our first “Event”. Ceremony and Reception all in one place. Then book our Luxe Suite for your honeymoon to complete your Memories of your special day. You will remember it for the rest of your life!
FOOD! The Exotic & The Regular
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We have USDA Beef- Rib Eye Steaks of Hamburgers. We serve Imported liquors as well as domestic. ‘Must Go-To’ destination for ambience alone, for You and Friends beach side.
Dinner Reservations needed for Non-Resort Guests.
Exotic Drinks- let’s go Organics!
- Fresh Mangorita– mango flavored Margarita.
Around May it is mango season. You just might have one on us to cool you off when you get here.
- Green Coco Cocktail– fresh shredded coconut in its own water served in shell. Laced with Vodka of you prefer.
- Fresh coconut water- this is one fantastic detox drink for you.
Talk about detox:
- Lemon grass tea– the herbal plant grows in our property.
- Curcumin tea– this from fresh roots readily available, excellent cancer fighter they say
- Manzanilla- excellent gut cleanser, quiets down upset stomach, a pain remedy
- Ginger tea– fragrant, a bit biting flavour, great for your joints, and sea sickness
- Kalamansi lemonade– this is like lime only more sour loaded with vit. C
All-natural healers for your health!
If you are hard core scuba diver you have heard about Apo Reef. Apo Reef is 31 miles due Northwest of the Palms Resort. Apo Reef is the world’s second-largest contiguous coral reef. It is the biggest and best dive destination in the Philippines. It was declared a World Wildlife Fund Marine Sanctuary to preserve it for generations. Explore the bottom with its colorful inhabitants. Sharks, manta rays, giant sea turtles. Ride the underwater current and watch them suspended in H2O.
Some expert divers who roam the dive circuit said that the #ApoReefDive was better than The Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Well now!
On your way to Apo Reef maybe you’ll come by a pack of Spinner Dolphins. At high noon we came by a pod and were treated to entertainment the likes of which I have never seen before. Whether it was a lunch frenzy, or showboating for our pleasure, we really couldn’t explain the behaviour we saw.
Watch this fun unforgettable video!
LULI Island- “lulubog-lilitaw,” now you see it now you don’t
We didn’t forget you newbie scuba divers and snorklers- out front of the resort about a mile away is a bed of corals to explore. On high tide this coral island disappears under water. During particularly low tides part of this coral bed become exposed creating an island that is “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t!” The edges of this coral island drop off to a steep cliff excellent for exploring on scuba. Or be lazy and snorkel holding on to the riggers while your boatman guides the boat for you. Enjoy the underwater scenery.
Rock Island– a rock formation about a mile off from shore. Now a Marine Sanctuary. Diving or snorkeling allowed.
TERRA FIRMA FUN
Mount Iglit National Park– highest peaks in Mindoro it is for mountain trekkers and nature hikers.
The Mangyan Natives– outside of the Park are the ancestral villages of our Indigenous Peoples called the Mangyans. On the inside you’ll watch an endangered species of wild water buffalos called “tamaraws” in their natural habitat. Locals tell a story of a person who got chased by this wild beast all the way into town! A tall tale for amusement for sure since I daresay you could NOT outrun this wild thing! The park is also home to other exotic wildlife; colorful birds indigenous to the jungles of Mindoro.
The Sun, the Moon, the Water.. Reflections
There is magical beauty to a quiet place caught between the tug of light and dark. A personal favorite time of day. Reflections caused by the rising equatorial sun but still buried in the eastern mountains, or the setting sun at the end of the day have created these images. Be awed by this beauty. De-stress. The sound of waves, the rustle of palm leaves, the water colors, and the total absence of polluted noise and light. Let the breeze embrace you in all it’s summer warmth. Forget the vagaries of civilization you left behind. Enjoy!
The inter-galactic show on moonless nights IS my favorite of all. Lay down on the warm sand in complete darkness and quiet. Watch the 3-D of stars above. The richness of the Milky Way. Be front row seat 15′ above the Equator when the Majesties of the Skies turn out; Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Orion. Nothing like it.
Witness a tree full of fireflies. These tiny critters turn an ordinary tree into a giant Christmas tree. A beacon with thousands of pulsating, twinkling Christmas lights! Awe and wonder. All yours