El Nido is becoming the most popular destination on Palawan, an island to the west of the Philippines. There are many small islands with spectacular lagoons and beaches in Bacuit Bay. There are a number of small hotels near the town but there are no beaches. The best resorts and beaches are on the islands. Many islands have excellent snorkelling and nearby reefs attract divers from all over the world. Lio Airport is about 30 minutes drive from the town. The island resorts are about 30 to 45 minutes by boat from the airport
HOTELS and RESORTS in EL NIDO
Pangulasian Island is the most luxurious of the island resorts. Rooms are large bungalow style with some having their own plunge pools. The canopy bungalows have spectacular views of the other islands around Bacuit Bay. The beach is one of the best in the area and is exclusive to the guests on the resort. The service and food is as high quality as you will get any where in the world.
Lagen Island has cottages over the water of a lagoon and also garden cottages facing a swimming pool. There is no beach but they have a path over the hill at the back on the resort that leads through tropical rainforest to a small beach good for swimming. Kayaks can be used to paddle through the lagoon and around to the swimming beach.
Miniloc Island is managed by the same company as Pangulasian and Lagen Islands. The food and service is as good. They have over the water cottages but these are quite small. The beach front and sea view deluxe rooms are much bigger. It has a small beach on the lagoon but no swimming pool. The big and small lagoons are both located on this island and can be accessed by a kayak which are supplied by the resort.
Cadlao Resort is located near the El Nido town. 15 minutes from the airport. Great food and well appointed rooms around a good swimming pool. The staff can arrange days trips to the islands and lagoons.
Casa Kalaw is located on the sea front near the airport. Has good bar and restaurant with a central swimming pool. Near a small growing village with cafes and bars.
El Nido Cove Resort is about 20 minutes drive north from the airport. It is a small resort with rooms overlooking a beach but the water is very shallow and not good for swimming. It has a small swimming pool.
Lagoons on Miniloc Island- El Nido Palawan
Entalula Island Beach El Nido Palawan
Lagen Island Resort- El Nido Palawan
Sunset over Cadlao Island El Nido Palawan