Mixing Hip with Comfort at the Canvas Boutique Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

If there was one thing my kids loved (and missed!) during the tail end of our recent 10-day Puerto Princesa & El Nido, Palawan trip, it is the most comfortable beds in Canvas Boutique Hotel. Yes, according to my little travel critics, those beds are unparalleled 🙂

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There is so much about this new and hip boutique hotel that is unique in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. If their walls could talk, they would tell you inspiring stories of artists that have touched and beautified their halls.

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If you are traveling from a far-fetched country and want to slowly adjust to your new surroundings (ex. a tropical country which seems like eons away ) then this is certainly the best choice for you and your family.

With spacious rooms enough for a family of 4, free wifi internet access, a charming pool surrounded with trees filled with chirping birds, location and accessibility to many restaurants and other establishments, this is definitely the place to be staying to decompress after a long journey. You want convenience and that’s what they’ve got.. in style!

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Check out the modern industrial look of their larger bathrooms (compared to most Puerto Princesa hotels, they probably have the most spacious ones I’ve been to!)

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My husband appreciated the little nook where he could work undisturbed by me and the kids.

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My kids were super amused by the “vintage” phone. Yes, they’ve never seen a phone with curly cable wiring before and suddenly I felt old after realizing that fact.

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I loved the high ceilings and the bright and fresh feeling stepping into the lobby and their restaurant called Painted Table. You can tell that really creative people pulled this off and I totally look up to that!

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Another super nice feature is their library especially for kids. We borrowed some books to read at night and then returned them the next. Hurray for unplugging children from electronic media!

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And who doesn’t love their white native chairs?! Canvas Boutique Hotel certainly is hip!

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Canvas Boutique Hotel
Puerto Princesa North Road, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Air Asia flies directly to Puerto Princesa from Manila, Philippines.


Kid-Friendly Places to Check Out in Anilao, Batangas

What I really mean is places to check in. Anilao is a convenient weekend destination for city dwellers because of its close proximity to Manila. You can get there is 3 hours given that you leave on the right time.

TIP: Make sure you leave before sunrise to beat the traffic in the small towns on the way to Anilao!

Here are our recommendations for kid-friendly places in Anilao, Batangas:

  1. Eagle Point Resort has this really cool baby shark pool. Note that they are rescued from the nets of fishermen and are monitored by the Department of Fisheries until they are released back into the sea.

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They also have several aviaries with exotic tropical birds. The kids will surely love interacting with and learning about the animals!

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2. Vivere Azure has a great lounge right by their infinity pool.

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There is also a very nice “tree house” hide-out for older kids where they can hang and watch the sea.

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3. Le Chevrerie Resort and Spa – A truly luxurious and chic choice. If it is over the budget for you, this amazing 5-star resort can be reserved for special occasions like birthdays!

Le Chevrerie Resort and Spa Anilao

There goes my son, trust that he is first to find something to amuse himself with.

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4. Halo Dive Resort has child-friendly staff. I can vouch for this because we recently stayed for a few days while I taught one of their guests yoga classes. My kids were able to enjoy the pool to beat the scorching summer heat during the day.

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What we enjoyed as a family were the perfect sunset views which we watched from the resort. News has it that they have recently launched their new resort in Secret Bay. We can’t wait to check that out, too!my little globetrotters in anilao