4.5
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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 1067 Reviews
Terrific and Enjoyable Vacation!
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing Resort with a staff that goes above and beyond. My wife and I spent 5 nights here as well as her parents staying 2 nights in their own room. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. The property is very well taken care of also. The 3 daily meals provided (buffet style) were wonderful, great variety, and prepared perfectly, many many choices of different foods to choose from.

They provide many options to keep you busy and almost all are included at no extra cost. The snorkeling is great right outside the Resort and the pool was very nice. The Employees were very helpful as I have an Artificial Leg which cannot get wet. They were very accommodating and would assist me getting in and out of the boat as to keep my Prosthesis dry. We were able to do a lot of Snorkeling and the sites they provided were awesome, a huge variety of Marine Fish and Corals. We were able to Kayak in Small Lagoon. They have access to Paddle Boards and kayaks through out the day at no charge as well. El Nido Resorts in Miniloc Island has plenty of things to do to keep you busy and entertained.

We want to Thank Thidy, Mike, Mario, and Ann as well as the rest of the Employees who made our Vacation a great and memorable one.

Breathtakingly beautiful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so in love with Miniloc Island resorts. We stayed here for three days in one of the water bungalows. Upon arriving at the resort, we were greeted by a band and mango ginger drinks. We arrived at 9:00 am and were given a temporary bungalow to use until our water bungalow was ready. We took advantage of several of the island hopping tours for snorkeling and kayaking. Small lagoon kayaking was our favorite. Our massages were fantastic. They have a massage bungalow overlooking the ocean. Kianne gave an amazing massage. Best ever. The food is buffet style with lots of choices. Miniloc Island resorts is a place I will never forget.

Not worth the 600USD a night....
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is not even close to being worth 600 USD a night. For this price you would think that the food is better than mediocre (especially when you have no choice), they would give us clean towels instead of stained ones, that the area outside the room would not smell like sewage water 24/7, an air con that does not leak and that you wouldn't find a rat outside your room.

I don’t blame the staff they’re friendly but they are so slow and don't seem happy. The management staff clearly treat the Filipino tourists and large groups much better than other foreigners. However, the tour guides are very nice and friendly and are here to make your trip enjoyable.

Overall, we were very disappointed in this resort, would not come back to El Nido Resorts and would not recommend it to others as there is no way this resort even qualifies to charge people such a high price. It's not necessarily a bad resort, it's just very very mediocre for 600USD a night.

However, the beautiful natural surroundings of the hotel and the daily activities are at this point one of the only redeeming qualities of this resort.

Beautiful resort not for solos
Reviewed 1 month ago

I traveled here alone and while it was beautiful it was annoying being constantly asked why I’m traveling alone every single day. I loved the guys who did the trips. I kayaked out to private islands and it was cool. I don’t think the price is worth it tbh. The food wasn’t great and you don’t even get sodas or juice included in the price. For almost $600 a night there wasn’t that much going on.

Stunning!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Staying in this resort is a bliss....staffs are well mannered, honest, and warm. The food are excellent, and lots to choose from. Our accomodation was the lovely water cottage, where you can see thousands of fishes from your verandah in the morning. Totally relaxing place, you will feel sad to leave. Don’t miss the fish feeding and make sure you have your underwater camera with you to capture the beauty under the water while snorkeling with the giant blackjacks, different colored fishes and lovely corals. Did I mention the complimentary activities? Island hopping was super cool! Make sure you will do all the activities while you’re there, after all, they are free!