The Palawan Region

Dao Island is a private island for sale in the Philippines. Located amongst the beautiful beaches of Busuanga and Coron in Palawan. Named as the best island destination by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

An archipelago without compare. Palawan is one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting tourism destinations for private islands. It is now widely recognized as one of the fastest growing tourism hotspots in not only the Philippines, but Asia too. Consisting of over 1,700 islands, award-winning beaches, Palawan is host to Asia’s only world heritage marine site, world-class wreck dives and turquoise tropical seas; Palawan is a resort developers’ paradise.

Dao Island benefits from being located in the Coron Busuanga region of northern Palawan, which is classified as one of the Philippines’ three “Super Regions” for priority tourism development, funding and promotion as part of the government’s national tourism master plan. Busuanga is the main island at the northern end of the Palawan Archipelago, with Coron being its largest town. Dao Island is located on the Western side of Busuanga, the jewel among Busuanga’s private islands with the perfect mix of accessibility, seclusion, and access to major tourist sites. Private islands for sale in Palawan are rare, but even more rare are islands for sale with title.

One of the top 20 island destinations to live and the next property hotspot.
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Palawan chose as the location for Hollywood film, Bourne Legacy.
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The best Island destination in East and Southeast Asia.
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Busuanga airport was the subject of a USD3 million upgrade in 2008. Pre-upgrade the airport could only accommodate 12 seater planes, and accordingly saw modest growth in tourism arrivals. After the upgrade was completed the airport was able to accommodate 50 to 90 seater aircraft and is now one of the top tourism destinations in the Philippines.

Whilst the airport was being upgraded, the road system around the whole of Busuanga’s major tourism centers also benefited from being paved. A new road has recently opened in February, 2018 that leads directly from the airport to the Western side of Busuanga. This is where the preferred launch point to Dao Island is located. With the new road now open, the drive time from the airport has been reduced from 1 hour to only 30 minutes. This now sees the launch point to Dao Island being a shorter drive from the airport than Coron Town itself.

Recent Resort Developments

The paving of the road has opened up the Western side of Bususanga Island to tourism. Most development activity centers around Gutob Bay, which is the location of Dao Island. Gutob Bay is served by several resorts on the mainland, clustered around the Puerto del Sol Resort. There is a deep-water harbor, burgeoning yacht club and marina, a well-established technical dive center and several resorts.

The Resorts Include:

Busuanga Bay Lodge – Seaplane access via Air Juan.

Four star property with modern, well-appointed villas and infinity pool overlooking a beautiful bay. The same bay as Puerto del Sol and Alfaro resorts. Has a deep sea fishing charter boat and a speedboat for rental (use their speedboat if staying at the other resorts mentioned above). 30 minute speedboat ride to Dao Island. –

Puerto del Sol Resort

Mid-range resort located in a bay on the west side of Busuanga with deep-water moorings (basic yacht club facilities) and an advanced dive center ( Has a pool, nice restaurant and bar. 30 minute speedboat to Dao Island.

Alfaro Resort

Mid-range resort on top of a high hill at the entrance of a large bay (same bay as the resort mentioned above). Magnificent views and sunsets. Private bungalows and pool. Note, there is a steep climb to reach the resort from the pier. 30 minute speedboat ride to Dao Island.

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Club Paradise Resort

To the North, there is the recently acquired private island resort, Club Paradise. Which is being converted into a 5 star resort at with an investment of nearly USD20 million by the Discovery World Resort Group.

Two Seasons Resort

Further south is the 5 star private island, Two Seasons Island Resort.

Huma Island Resort

Seven kilometers offshore (half way to Dao Island) is the 5 star private island, Huma Island Resort.

Sunlight Hotels & Resorts

Coron is a bliss and a wonderland of white beaches in private coves. A perfect destination for fixing whatever is ailing you… your heart, body or soul? Take your pick where to recuperate like in a lake surrounded by limestone mountains, amazing corals at twin peaks coral garden or in all.


Busuanga is served by a modern airport facility and comprehensive network of paved roads that lead tourists to some of the finest beaches in Asia, magical private islands, coral reefs and wreck dives. With promotion and demand increasing rapidly amongst both foreign and local tourists, there has been a large increase in tourism arrivals in recent years.

In 2019 the tourism arrivals for all of Palawan totaled almost 2 million, with recent annual growth of 28%. These statistics do not account for the countless number arriving via sea in small cruise vessels, dive charters, yachts and passenger ferries.

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