Welcome to Palawan SandCastles

With 10 rooms on nine hectares, guests have room to breathe, a healthy antidote for the isolation within four walls many of us have experienced during the coronavirus pandemic. And, you don’t need to delay the decision to escape to paradise. SandCastles has the answer.

Palawan SandCastles Busuanga was closed to tourists in February 2020 when the country was effectively shut down. This despite the threat from the coronavirus being minimal in Busuanga, and indeed throughout the entire Calamian Islands of Northern Palawan. No cases have been recorded amid ironclad restrictions: skeleton SandCastles team members Lerma, Ricci and Sinok have been confined to the immediate vicinity of SandCastles, Barangay Cheey, Busuanga. They put the resort through a deep clean. They are also doing chores and repairs like changing cogon grass roofs of guest rooms. The work being done will ensure that when SandCastles reopens to guests it will bounce back quickly, emerging better than ever on the other side.

Full operations at SandCastles AND it’s sister award-winning tour concern Tribal Adventures are expected to resume when flights to and from Manila, Clark, Cebu, El Nido, Puerto Princesa and Boracay do. There’s no word when this will be but the expectation is it should be midyear or earlier. But don’t hesitate to book. There are many pluses — and absolutely NO obligation — to book NOW. And, accommodation payment — in cash — is only required upon check-in.

Until regular air services resume, SandCastles will confirm reservations without the need of deposit and with the ability to move reservations through to December 24, 2020. And, there’s much more we offer for reservations made before restrictions are lifted and flights resume:

  1. Free return airport transfers
  2. Free use of kayaks, snorkels and mountain bikes for the duration of stay
  3. Free room upgrade upon check-in

Why are we making this attractive offer? Because we want you to trade your 4 Covid walls for the sun, sand & sea and for ALL SandCastles and Tribal Adventures team members to get back to work, the businesses paying their salaries bouncing back quickly and strongly.

With its rustic island charm, travellers to Palawan SandCastles are sure to find bliss on one of the most beautiful spots on Busuanga Island. Palawan SandCastles features private white sand beaches, beachfront accommodation and a house reef in a private cove.

Even when flights resume and deposits are again taken SandCastles is offering the following promotion: Free use of our Navigator sea kayaks to everyone booking SandCastles accommodation through this website. Offer good through to end-2021.

And, SandCastles also has an outlet of Dugong Dive Center. But don’t fret if you don’t dive: We run daily boat trips into Dugong Bay to snorkel with dugong & paddling around idyllic outlying islands.

Paradise is just a booking away.



  • Gigit Sulit
    Gigit Sulit

    (Jan 2016) Palawan SandCastles is a rustic getaway from city life. With its isolation, natural landscape and seascape, plus all the adventure toys for the taking, it’s like playing Robinson Crusoe with the amenities of the modern world.

    Gigit Sulit (World Traveler)

  • Thao Nhung
    Thao Nhung

    (Feb 18, 2015) SandCastles Palawan is the best resort that I stayed in my whole trip with very reasonable price, helpful staff, very clean and close to nature. There is a rock formation at the end of the resort which is very beautiful and unique. The resort is very quiet and relaxing. It is located in front of the nice beach, you can do many activites such as kayaking and biking around the mountain that is just behind the resort. There are many very white sand beaches close to the resort as well. The beach around resort is very good for snorkeling and if you are lucky enough you can see the grouper. I really enjoyed my holiday at SandCastles. I will go back for sure. Highly recommended for you to stay here.

    THAO NHUNG (Vietnam)

  • Chansaveth Chhun
    Chansaveth Chhun

    (Jan 13-17, 2016) I have never felt such a fabulous escape from stress until I found SandCastles Palawan. I always woke up to the mountain, beautiful beach and wonderful forest. It felt like home and all guests I met were treating each other like family. I enjoyed kayaking at the resort. Most particularly, I never felt lost with the helpful staff there. I chose the boat ride to the resort, which I found was the best thing to do. You can do a lot of activities like snorkeling, kayaking, etc. along the islands. My room was affordable and it felt so awesome that the waves always came underneath my room every night and lulled me into sleep. I am now thinking that anytime I find myself free, there is always SandCastles.