Panja Resort is a 3-star resort with the best views in Puerto Princesa. True to their marketing slogan, only Panja Resort offers unobstructed views of the rolling hills, mountains, forests and the cluster of islands in nearby Honda Bay all in one picturesque panorama. The resort is situated on a hill 9 kilometers away from the city center which is perfect for those who prioritize a peaceful retreat.
Opened in 2016, Panja became popular immediately. The mesmerizing views it offers always win over the hearts of travelers. Although, quite far from Puerto Princesa’s city center, the resort is strategically located close to popular tourist attractions such as the Honda Bay. There is an in-house restaurant that serves international food, a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the beautiful surroundings, and the infinity pool where you can just take it all in.
The staff are wonderful but they need more training. They need to learn how to communicate with each other properly, especially in terms of guest requests, restaurant policies, menu service, booking requests, shuttle pickup and attending to customer’s needs. They certainly mean well, and will do everything they can to help you, but service can be slow and confused at times.
The resort is kept tidy at all times, however, it is important to note that because it is surrounded by nature, bugs and mosquitoes will always be there so make sure to carry insect repellent always.
The rooms are modern and spacious enough with complete facility. But what’s really amazing is the view from each room’s balcony.
There's no beach available to guests at Panja. The resort’s infinity pool is truly satisfying. It is the perfect place to relax and just take all the beauty in.
The location is perfect for travelers who want to be away from the city. There are no restaurants and bars nearby although the resort offers scooters for rent and free van transfer to the city center at certain hours each day.
The views are priceless. The resort is reasonably priced considering that it is a 3-star property and the facilities are quite modern and sufficient.
The Horizon restaurant is superbly designed and air-conditioned. There is a huge veranda where guests can sit while having their meal with the mountains as the backdrop. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served with good selection of food. Lunch and dinner however, are a different story. It can be disappointing sometimes knowing that your favorite dish is not available on the menu. There is also no dessert apart from the usual fruit shakes.
The 360 degree rooftop bar is also one of the highlights in staying at Panja Resort. Whatever time of the day, you can just go up here and savor the beauty around you. The bar is well-equipped and they have a wide selection of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, and fresh juices.
With such beautiful views around you, even if you are just lying on the grass with no bed, you’d still be happy. There are some limitations to the hotel but the views always make up for those.
Online travel sites give Panja Resort positive reviews overall. The numbers may not yet be that significant as the resort is fairly new, but the comments are positively compelling. Booking.com has the most reviews with 315 verified reviewers who gave a score rating of 8.5. 94% of Agoda’s reviewers said they will happily recommend Panja Resort to friends.
So what do guests love about Panja Resort Palawan?
Some negative aspects that could make you change your mind are:
The Resort is perfect for nature lovers. We do not recommend it to people who are allergic to bugs and insects. The place may also be a bit rough for the elderly and the PWD as it is uphill but the views are great for everyone especially for the kids.
Panja Resort Palawan also offers different tours to popular tourist spots for a fair price and we can coordinate that for you to ensure that everything will be in order. Overall, the resort is a great place for relaxation. Once you set your priorities right and when nature is your top priority, then this is simply the best place for you.
This room is 29 sqm and features standard amenities with a queen size bed or 2 single beds, depending on your choice and availability.
This room can accommodate a small family. It measures 34m2(plus the balcony) with a queen size bed and a single bed. It also features shower amenities and a 32” LCD TV.
The largest of all the rooms, suites have 66m2floor space excluding the balcony. There is a queen-size bed, a sofa, toilet and bath and a 50 inch LCD TV.