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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 1010 Reviews
the best way to end the honeymoon
Reviewed 2 days ago

the hotel itself is amazingly beautiful, the reception on arrival at the island is special.
the rooms are really nice, clean and cozy.
the beach is really beautiful The diving area is special in addition to the kikes and the SUP.
We also took private tour c with Zandy who was a great guide !!! It was amazing in the tour!!!it is highly recommended

The last 3 days in the Philippines have left us a taste of more !!
Hope to get back there

Blissful getaway
Reviewed 2 months ago

So wonderful three days, where you can do as much or as little as you want. Great place to reconnect and focus on each other. Staff were so wonderful and made for a wonderful getaway in a beautiful part of Phils. I’m so ready to go back to El Nido

No other way to visit Palawan, other than through El Nino Resorts
Reviewed 2 months ago

El Nino Resorts is owned and managed by Ayala so that already guarantees convenience, customer service, safety, and higher standards. This is our second time staying on Miniloc Island and visiting Lagen Island. The last time was 5 years ago and nothing has been compromised. The accommodations remain of quality, the food still delicious, and the catered activities are still on point. This resort will get better this year because they're renovating all the rooms, adding a hiking trail, and a pool!!! Will be more like Lagen Island. Next island for us will be Pangalusian on our next trip. Love you El Nino Resorts!

El Nido for those that want it all!
Reviewed 2 months ago

El Nido being one of the most beautiful places in the world combined with this resort is truly a "place to die for" , for at least being able to stay there once. True, its pricey but oooooh so worth it!
Imagine the beautiful nature and water and a hotel where you can opt to sleep in a water cabin above the water.
Fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean!
So romantic so perfect ........
Save an extra year if you plan to go to el nido anyway if you must but do spend at least a couple of nights here in a water cottage.

A National Geographic localization
Reviewed 3 months ago

We stayed for two nights in one of the water cottage (number 2).

This Hotel is very old and the conditions do not represent the money you are spending, however, the location is everyhting.

The food is very poor and very little variety.

If you are a diver (as we are) we highly recommend doing at least a couple of dives (south miniloc is amazing).

A very positive point is the fact that the hotel provides all the activities in this area (kayaging and island hopping, blue lagoon, small lagoon and so on) as a courtesy and it is very well organized.

The reception with a little live music is very charming and made us feel welcomed.

In the end we did not want to leave this hotel.

Overall is well worth it because of the location.