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Palawan is an island province of the Philippines. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro to Borneo in the southwest and lies between the South China Sea in the northwest and Sulu Sea in the southeast.
El Nido Resorts began 20 years ago as a 15-cottage dive camp built in an isolated island in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. El Nido Resorts has grown since then, offering now a choice between two properties and a wide range of facilities and services.
The El Nido Resorts in Miniloc Island and Lagen Island are located within the El Nido Protected Area, in two of the five islands where tourism development is allowed. The resorts provide easy access to the different points of interest in El Nido.
While each resort has its own special charm, both offer the same distinct quality of service that is attuned and responsive to the unique needs of each guest and focuses on making sure that your holiday is worry-free and filled with enriching experiences.
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. They formed 250 million years ago in the shallow sea covering the area that North Vietnam and South China now occupy. These layers slowly rose from the sea as a result of the collision of India and Mainland China about 60 million years ago.
Palawan is sometimes considered to be the Philippines' "last frontier".
The fastest and most direct way to get to El
Nido is from Manila. Island Transvoyager Inc.
operates daily flights to El Nido for El Nido
Resorts using a 19-seater Dornier 228
aircraft. The flight takes a maximum of one
hour and thirty minutes and lands directly at
El Nido Airport. Flight reservations may be
made through El Nido Resorts.
At El Nido Airport, guests are met by resort staff and transferred to a motorized outrigger boat for a scenic ride to the resorts. Travelling time from the El Nido Airport to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island varies from 30 to 40 minutes and 40 to 50 minutes to El Nido Resorts Lagen Island.
El Nido Resort – Miniloc Island
Miniloc Island, with a total land area of 224
hectares, is one of the largest islands in the
El Nido Protected Area. Fringing the island
are coral reefs that are good for snorkelling
|Accommodation: El Nido Resorts Miniloc
Island has a total of 31 native-style cottages
and rooms, all built from local materials.
There are four different accommodation styles
to choose from - Water Cottages built on
stilts, Garden Cottages surrounded by tropical
plants, Cliff Cottages nestled in the
hillside, and Seaview Rooms also built on
All cottages and rooms are built facing the sea and have private verandas that offer views of the cove and the nearby islands. The local flavour extends to the interior of 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 have the following features:
• Individually controlled air-conditioner
• Writing desk/dresser
• Room-to-room telephone
• Daybed inside the room for Garden Cottages and in the verandah for Seaview Rooms, Water Cottages, and Cliff Cottages
• Private toilet and shower facilities with hot and cold running water
• Bath amenities including bio-degradable soap and shampoo
• Hair Dryer
Facilities & Services: Whether you are in El Nido for a tropical holiday with family and friends, spending a honeymoon, or there for business, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island provides the facilities and services that you require.
At the Clubhouse terrace is the restaurant where guests have a view of the cove, the sea, and the nearby islands. The restaurant serves a selection of local and international cuisine, both buffet-style and a la Carte.
The Pavilion Bar, game area, and video room are located at the centre of the beach area. Nearby is the Marine Sports Centre, which is fully-equipped with snorkelling and diving gear, kayaks, windsurfing boards, aqua-bikes, water-skis, a hobby cat, donut ride, and a banana boat. For guests who wish to soak up the sun, there are reclining bamboo lounge chairs set along the fine white sand beach.
El Nido Resort – Lagen Island
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island is a tropical
hideaway set in a cove and fringed by a lush
forest. The most luxurious resort in the area,
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island provides
facilities and services that discerning
leisure travellers require.
About Lagen Island:
Lagen Island is located in the eastern side of
the bay, its land area of 310 hectares making
it the fourth biggest island in the protected
area. Lagen is a local Cuyunin word for "stone
stove" and the island was named Lagen because
to the locals, its shape resembles a primitive
stove with funnels.