5 Luxury Island Resorts in El Nido, Palawan

There is nothing more thrilling in El Nido than staying right in the heart of the spellbinding Bacuit Bay. From any of these island resorts, you can get a boat or yacht to visit pristine limestone islands, untouched jungles, and beautiful lagoons that will leave you simply speechless. These are the most convenient places to stay in paradise, where you can enjoy your holiday in tranquil seclusion. Sweet!

Pangulasian Island Resort

Also called “Island of the Sun”, this island is an eco-luxury hideaway right in the very center of Bacuit Bay. It’s surrounded by Entalula Island, Snake Island, Secret Lagoon, and Big Lagoon. The resort features an impeccably clean 750-meter stretch of white sand beach, backdropped by a tropical forest teeming with wildlife. This island is a great site for snorkeling too!

The resort offers 42 luxury accommodations that combine Filipino design and eco-friendly features. Some of the facilities you can enjoy include a boutique, library, restaurant and bar, gym, spa, hiking trail, and an infinity pool with a bar! Read More | Book here

Matinloc Island Resort

Located on the west of Bacuit Bay, Matinloc has its own secluded beach as well as a few other white beaches on the island. Some of the island’s other features are the highly revered Matinloc Shrine, Hidden Beach, and Secret Beach. Matinloc Island is surrounded by other islands such as Inambuyod, Tapiutan, Helicopter, and the twin islands of Guntao.

The resort itself offers spacious, bright rooms sitting on cliffs with their own balconies and splendid views of the island-studded bay. Other than island hopping, you can also enjoy other recreational activities such as boating, snorkeling, and dipping in the swimming pool. Read more | Book here

Lagen Island Resort

This island resort is located on the southeast of Bacuit Bay near mainland El Nido. It is surrounded by a four-hectare forest, spectacular limestone cliffs, and a beautiful lagoon. The island also has one of the most stunning sunset views in El Nido. Lagen Island is surrounded by Malapacao Island, Dibuluan Island, Pinagbuyutan Island, and the tourist site Cathedral Cave.

The resort has 50 elegant rooms, an air-conditioned restaurant, and a poolside bar. It has some cool facilities too like a library, garden chapel, spa suite, and game area. Lagen Island’s close proximity to the mainland gives you the convenience to see the busy town center and check out some restaurants, bars, and try some mainland adventures! Read more | Book here

Miniloc Island Resort

Semi-enclosed in high limestone cliffs, this resort features a white cove and postcard-perfect white cottages standing on stilts! The charm of this resort rests on its crystal clear water and vibrant marine life, great for divers and even kids. The island is also home to El Nido’s three most highly sought-after destinations—Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon!

The rooms in this resort are tastefully designed, fully furnished, and equipped with all the facilities that you need. You can also enjoy outdoor dining and drink your cocktails at the bar by the beach. Some of Miniloc’s other features include a massage cabana, marine sports center, and a game area for kids. Read more | Book here

Cauayan Island Resort

Located next to Cadlao Island, Cauayan Island Resort has a relaxing spa ambiance and picturesque villas by the beach. It’s found in the north of Bacuit Bay, about 15 minutes by boat from the mainland. The island also has spectacular views of the sunset. Cauayan is close to the twin beaches Nacpan and Calitang, one of the most visited destinations in the mainland.

On the island you can choose a villa that has a beach view, lagoon, stilts on water, or a beachfront location. There are plenty of areas to explore from hills and winding pathways to beaches and diving sites. The resort offers exciting activities as well such as kayaking, hiking in two nature trails, snorkeling, and other beach activities. The highlight of the resort is its spa, which you should definitely try! Read more | Book here

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