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What We Love

  • A rustic island retreat in the gorgeous Philippines, with breakfast, lunch and dinner includedEnjoying the tranquility of this quiet, secluded island paradise
  • Snorkeling or scuba diving in the lagoon and seeing the marine life up close
  • Arranging an island-hopping excursion around the region

What To Know

  • The resort can arrange sunset cruises and mangrove tours
  • Reaching the island from Manila requires a 75-minute charter flight; from El Nido Airport, it's a 40-minute boat ride to the resort
  • Free WiFi is available
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Overview

A tranquil getaway in the Palawan Islands, with white sands, turquoise waters and gorgeous ocean views

The Lowdown

If you’ve ever dreamed of a tropical-island getaway, chances are you imagined something like the Palawan Islands. The lush landscapes here look straight out of a postcard, with greenery cascading down craggy cliffs, secluded turquoise waters and powdery white sands. Devoted to maintaining the ecological state of the area, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island blends in seamlessly with its surroundings, nestled in one of the island’s secluded coves.
Despite the untouched nature of the island, you’ll enjoy plenty of luxuries here. The resort’s charming accommodations offer traditional touches, and the healthy list of modern conveniences ensure a comfortable stay. You won’t go hungry either, thanks to the lovely restaurant. Spend your free time scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing or simply lounging on the sand, and when the sun sets, grab a spot by the Beach Bar and toast to the good life – how’s that for an itinerary?

Rooms and cottages

Staying true to the resort’s eco-friendly principles, accommodations here are furnished with local materials. Garden cottages and Beachside rooms both feature lovely thatched roofs and walls covered in traditional woven bamboo slats. Air conditioning and a ceiling fan will keep you cool in the tropical heat, and the proximity to the beach offers lovely views. Garden cottages start you off at 290 square feet, while Beachside rooms are larger, offering a spacious 335 square feet.Please note that there is no Wi-Fi in the rooms and cottages.

Dining

The resort’s eatery, Clubhouse Restaurant, offers a wonderful mix of local cuisine and international favorites. You’ll also enjoy Beach Bar, an inviting spot for sipping cocktails in the sun. For a real special experience, we suggest arranging a picnic or a private dinner around the island.

Wellness

If lounging on the sand and gazing at endless ocean views isn’t enough to help you unwind, then the resort’s spa menu might have what you’re looking for. Treatments here include a variety of Asian, European and tropical face and body treatments, perfect after a day in the sun.

Location

Tucked away in a secluded cove among the many islands of Palawan, the resort boasts a truly breathtaking location. A long jetty leads out into the lagoon, providing a protected area to swim and splash around in. To reach the island, you can take an hour-and-fifteen-minute flight from Manila to El Nido Airport, followed by a 40-minute boat ride. Please contact the resort directly after booking to arrange transfers.

How to Get There

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
Miniloc Island
Palawan, 5313 Philippines

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 996 Reviews
Heaven on Earth
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow....absolutely breathtaking. I just finished off a business trip in Shanghai with an overnight stay in Manila and two days in Puerto Princessa. I stayed for a night at lil tourism and was spot on time at the Jetty lounge as this was walking distance from the hotel. Only downfall of my entire trio was having to wait for the other miniloc guests who.were delayed.
I stayed at the water cottage for 3days and it's is spectacular. A short stay but did I have an amazing time
All tours and activotirs are included so plan well I got to see just about everything in the short time. Managed to enjoy the cottage and the resort . Tour guides and activities are very well coordinated. On two occasions to snake island and secret lagoon felt like a pvt tour because no one else scheduled....so yes they do cater for just 1!
A special thanks to.Teng who was so patient and the guides will even take perfect photos for you.

Truly breathtaking and worth every penny. Will.most certainly be returning .

Hotel can include more variety for vegetarians or catering for guests with special dietary requirements. Increase hammocks or chillout areas. Last to manage the septic toilets alot better...the smell!

Great work and a special thanks to the staff who are the hotel greatest assets .

Curiosity
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Palawan because this is a famous place. Miniloc resort is “ HEAVEN on EARTH”. We booked direct .
The Resort location is well secluded. We felt very secured in this place. Not crowded. (Staff): ALL staff gave us an EXCELLENT service. ( Guides:)The guides are not just “guides”, they are well qualified to do their job. (Food: )lots of choices, excellent. We stayed at the Water Cottage..we look forward to returning soon, perhaps not 3nights but at least 1 wk.( Activity:) a lot to choose from.

Horrible management
Reviewed 4 days ago

I wish I can give a negative rating. Actually, once you get there it is probably good but for me instead of gaining me as a return customer, they forced me to go there upset.
I was booked on the morning flight today (may 22nd) on AirSwift(which is closely affiliated with the elnido resorts). Due to issues with the aircraft, the departure is now delayed until at least 4pm departure which mean a full day out of 2.5 days gone at the airport. Given that, I decided to cancel and airswift was very accomodating. Unfortunatly, elnido minoloc completly refused even after a manager from airswift called them. For 600usd per night, I call this extremly poor service to say the least. Now, i remain at the airport in manila (now for 6 hours waiting)...
Job well done to elnido resorts :-(

Miniloc island
Reviewed 5 days ago

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Fabulous.. great place to visit
Highly recommended you will see gratworks of God lovely nature and stress reliever. Miniloc island with high cost of souvenirs but it’s okay. Facilities are great lovely staff . Worth to stay

Heaven. Heaven. Heaven..
Reviewed 7 days ago

We stayed in seaview room in Miniloc Island for 5 days, and we loved the small balcony with beautiful landscape and of course the ocean view. Our travel mode is always relax, so a list of schedule is perfect for us to choose if go for sunrise, big lagoon, other islands or sunset, (and each schedule always starts on time. Love!). Anyway, we are stunned by all we seen those days, and my soul is still there although I have already left there for one month. There must be heaven.