This private-island resort is off Roxas, halfway between El Nido and Puerto Princesa. The main beach is a teardrop-shaped gem, and snorkellers can spot black-tip reef sharks on the terrific house reef. Cottages face the beach and employ native materials, with hammocks, shelving and mozzie nets. Unfortunately the showers are salt-water – hope for rain if you want a fresh-water rinse.

There's a dive centre (shore dives P1000), and kayak rental is available. Boat transfers from Roxas (45 minutes) are included in the price. Get up early for the 25-minute walk around the island, which brims with bird life.

Property description


Please note that guests are required by the hotel to pay a deposit (1 night's charge per person) by bank transfer or Paypal upon booking made. The remaining balance will be paid directly at the hotel by cash only. The hotel will contact guests directly via email with instructions. WiFi is available in the dining area from 18:00 - 08:00 only. Shuttle service can be arranged at additional charges. If you would like to use this service, please indicate under Special Requests section when booking your stay with us. Another option would be to take a public van or bus from Puerto Princesa terminal to Roxas terminal. In Roxas, please proceed to Bottega Resto Bar and wait for the scheduled boat transfer at 14:00. Different pick-up times are available at an additional charge.

Quick description

Nestled in the private island of Modessa, the beachfront resort boasts a private beach area where guests can enjoy activities such as diving and snorkelling. Modessa Resort is an hour’s drive to Barton Beach. The Puerto Princesa International Airport is a 2-hour drive away, while the scenic landscapes of El Nido Palawan can be reached with a 4-hour drive. Featuring a balcony with spectacular views of the sea, cottages are fitted with a fan and wooden flooring. A wardrobe and seating area are also included. Private bathrooms have shower facilities and come with towels. Beach loungers are also available in front of cottages offering perfect views of the beach. Besides water sport activities, guests can enjoy a game of billiard or have a pampering massage. Modessa Island Resort can also assist with laundry and ironing services. Shuttle service can be arranged at additional charges. The resort has a bar and a restaurant that serves local and International dishes.