El Nido Resorts, Palawan

Palawan, Philippines
El Nido is located in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan about 430 km southwest of Manila. El Nido Resorts offer activities as diverse as the environment. Sunbathe in secret coves, kayak in hidden lagoons, explore isolated islands, hike through a tropical forest, have a picnic on a private beach, go on a mangrove river tour, snorkel or scuba dive with colorful tropical fishes among fringing and submerged coral reefs.

The most striking feature of El Nido is its scenic landscape - massive limestone islands of varying shapes and sizes scattered about the sparkling sea. The limestone cliffs of El Nido were naturally carved out of extensive and thick layers of coralline deposits.

Lagen Island Resort has a total of 51 rooms with a variety of accommodation types to choose from. There are water cottages built on stilts on both sides of its cove, Beachfront Cottages with a view of the entire cove and of the sunset, Forest Rooms and Forest Suites built on the fringes of a tropical forest. All cottages, rooms and suites have floors made of antique wood, furnishing made of old wood from old Filipino houses and a full-height sliding glass doors that open up to a private verandah, and depending on the room, affords guests with views of the cove, the cliffs, the bay or the sunset. Each cottage, room and suite is air-conditioned and has a private toilet and shower with bath amenities and a hair dryer, a mini-bar, stereo system with CD player, and IDD telephone.

Miniloc Island Resort has a total of 43 rooms. Like Lagen Islands Resort, it has a variety of accommodation styles to choose from. There are Water Cottages and Seaview Rooms built on stilts, Garden Cottages and Family Cottages surrounded by tropical plants, Cliff Cottages nestled in the hillside and Beachside Rooms right in front of the beach. The cottages and rooms at Miniloc Island Resort are built with thatched roofs and furnished with indigenous Filipino materials. The local flavor extends to the cottages and rooms from the wooden floors and walls made of woven bamboo slats (locally called sawali) to furniture hand-made from natural materials such as bamboo and rattan. All cottages and rooms are air-conditioned and have a mini bar, a hair dryer and private toilet, shower facilities and private verandahs that offer views of the cove and the nearby islands.