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Where To Stay In El Nido: Best Luxurious Places For Leisure Travelers - Updated 2020

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Danielle
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El Nido is one of the best places where you can unplug from the usual without sacrificing comfort. But with the long list of accommodations offered for almost every kind of tourist, where can you find the highest-rated places that can give you a full VIP treatment?

If you are looking for the best places to stay in El Nido, read on to find out about our carefully curated selection of accommodations. Take your pick out of these luxurious hotels and vacation rentals in El Nido.

1. El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island (from USD 595)

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is a favorite getaway spot for couples. You can enjoy candle-lit dinners by the beach and island hopping tours in your own private boat. The resort is designed like a coastal village where every thatched house is built with wooden flooring and other native materials. Every room is cozy and clean, and the staff are always ready to provide you with top-notch customer service. Free transfers are provided for guests once they arrive at El Nido Airport. Expect to have quality treatment from right when you step on the island as the staff welcome you with a song.


El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Address: Miniloc Island
Price: from 595 USD

Private beach area Snorkelling Airport shuttle (free) Swimming pool Air conditioning Facilities for disabled guests Shuttle service (additional charge) Meeting/banquet facilities

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2. El Nido Resorts Lagen Island (from USD 499)

A real-life paradise on an island where one can get in touch with nature, from island monkeys to sunset views. The resort comes with modern facilities, buffets, and balconies overlooking the lagoon. Rooms are all filled with wooden furnishings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors which lead guests to their own balcony overlooking the cove. Adventurers can also enjoy the activities offered on the island. You can hike around the island’s forest trail to view the other cove located on the other side of the island. Other activities such as diving, kayaking, and windsurfing are also available.


El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

Address: Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan

Shops (on site) Tour desk Shuttle service (additional charge) Garden Internet services Library Non-smoking rooms Restaurant

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3. El Nido Party Boat Overnight Expeditions (from USD 127)

When you don’t care about the comfy beds and you just aim to spend the entire day exploring the hidden spots of El Nido, El Nido Party Boat is waiting for you to jump in. What’s there to do while sailing around El Nido? A lot! There’s snorkeling, swimming, eating, overnight camping, and partying with unlimited booze.


Le Boat (Expeditions and Booze Cruises)

Address: Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, Palawan
Price: from 127 USD

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4. Vellago Resort

El Nido’s Island hopping tours often start or end with Seven Commandos Beach. But if you want to spend your entire vacation in this picturesque area, Vellago Resort is for you. What you should know is Vellago Resort is committed to keeping their guests’ privacy and seclusion during their stay. There are a few rooms available that offer amazing sights from each’s private balcony.


Vellago Resort

Address: Outside El Nido Town Proper, Seven Commando Beach

24-hour security Air conditioning Massage Room service Internet services Snorkelling Private check-in/check-out Luggage storage

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5. The Nest El Nido Beach Resort (from USD 165)

The Nest is a 10-minute walk away from the busy streets and beachfront of El Nido town. The Nest is a great choice for people who want to unplug from it all and just relax. Here, you can start your mornings eating breakfast while viewing the scenic bay. The resort is also a convenient option for tourists who want to take island hopping tours without going through the crowd in El Nido’s main beach.


The Nest El Nido Beach Resort

Address: Sitio Caalan, Barangay Masagana, Palawan
Price: from 165 USD

Hot tub/jacuzzi Shared lounge/TV area Internet services Air conditioning Sun terrace Airport shuttle (free) Daily housekeeping WiFi

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6. El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island (from USD 805)

Get away from the typical El Nido hotspot and sail to Bacuit Bay’s Pangalusian Island. It is indeed pricey, but it’s all worth it as everything you’ll need is already available here. The eco-friendly resort offers a spa center, a bar, an outdoor pool, and of course, the beach just right in front of you. There are available itineraries for guests which include island hopping tours, snorkeling around Big and Small Lagoon, and hiking to catch the sunset.


El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Address: Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan
Price: from 805 USD

Airport shuttle (free) Outdoor pool Snack bar Pool with view Free WiFi Library Tour desk Restaurant

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7. Cauayan Island Resort and Spa (from USD 394)

In Cauayan Island Resort and Spa, you will have access to an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness center, restaurant, and spa all located on one peaceful island. The beach is a ready snorkeling site perfect for those who want to see baby sharks. The activities are also endless, which include island hopping tours that can bring you to the other snorkeling sites and caves of El Nido.


Cauayan Island Resort and Spa

Address: Cauayan Island, Bacuit Bay, Palawan
Price: from 394 USD

Safety deposit box Outdoor pool (all year) Pool with view Ironing service Spa and wellness centre Diving Pool/beach towels Hiking

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8. Sail with "Serenite" (from USD 404)

Be different and try out sea camping with “Serenite,” a 36-ft (11 m) yacht that will take you around El Nido even on the parts untouched by tourism. The yacht offers basic amenities such as a private cabin with a double bed and its own attached bathroom, solar showers, and mattresses to put on the deck. All freshly cooked meals are included during the trip.

36ft Sailing Yacht "Serenite"
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
60 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the boat is in great shape and very clean everything is basic but very nice and convenient
the boat is clean and well kept
the boat is clean and well looked after
Host:
florent was a wonderful host and the boat was awesome
florent is a great host and captain
florent is a great host a good sailor and easy company in a small space
a great host and nice sail boat
florent is a great host and we did appreciate a lot the experience on the boat
Location:
just as advertised and a wonderful experience in a stunning location
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9. Pagauaen Island Beach Cottages (from 717 USD for 2 nights)

Stay on a secluded beach on Pagauaen Island near the famous Snake Island in this family beach cottage. Here you can have your own private tour at any time you want. The total price you pay here already includes your meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gear needed for snorkeling and kayaking are also included.

Alternative Beach Cottages - Family Beach Cottage

Price: from 717 USD for 2 nights

Number of Guests: 2

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10. Buenavista House (from USD 100)

Buenavista is a Spanish term that translates to “good view”. This Airbnb accommodation is aptly named. The multiple windows, some of which are floor to ceiling provide a clear view of the outdoors. The lush vibrant plants, stately palm trees, and mountains densely covered in foliage are set against a gorgeous blue sky. If you and up to three other friends or family members would like to get even closer to the view, you can sit outside on the private balcony, savor your complimentary breakfast, and enjoy the panoramic view of El Nido town and cliff. Afterward, you can explore the serene area in which the house is located or head to the beach that is a ten-minute walk away. Whatever you choose to do, you are practically guaranteed to have a relaxing and restorative stay!

Mansion Buenavista, room 1
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
112 reviews
Room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was electricity aircon a fan hot water shower and wifi throughout our entire stay
the rooms all have a balcony and view and are a good size
rooms have a balcony with an amazing view on the bay and the mountaines
room size is really generous and the view to the beach from the balcony is awesome
beautiful view from balcony room is clean
Cleanliness:
everything was spotlessly clean and our sheets and towels were regularly changed
they clean our room and change our sheets everyday
the room was clean and wide
rooms were nice and clean
the room and bathroom were clean and spacious
Host:
nord and his wife were wonderful hosts
lovely host family and staff
service was extremely helpful
thank you noud and your staff
they were very helpful
Location:
the location is perfect
the location is quiet but a close walking distance to town which was perfect
the location of the hotel is perfect
excellent location a two minute tricycle ride to the hustle and bustle
noud’s place is in a great location a short walk from the town centre
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11. Bamboo Guest House (from USD 28)

Are you traveling with a large group of people? Are you fashion forward and boho chic? If so, then definitely consider the Bamboo Guest House. This Airbnb is situated right between El Nido’s main road and beach. You will be able to both explore the city or relax at the pristine with ease. The house is equipped with six beds, bamboo deck, mini kitchen, bamboo shower, wooden bar, and several other amenities. All the exposed wood and bamboo in the house give it a natural, boho vibe, and the brightly colored plants and cushions in the house provide a wonderful pop of color and interest!

BAMBOO GUEST HOUSE - FREE BREAKFAST!
El Nido, MIMAROPA, Philippines
107 reviews
Entire guesthouse 6 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ac in the room works really well
aircon was nice and cold and the breakfast was great
the breakfast was nice and the coffee was amazing
the breakfast is amazing and the outside place is so relaxed and chill
we couldn’t feel more welcome lovely filipino breakfast included every morning
Cleanliness:
very simple and clean place
the accommodation is very clean and may cleaned the communal areas every morning
the place was very clean and tastefully done
their place was very clean and tidy
the place was very clean and perfect for our needs
Host:
may was a great host
may was a perfect host
she is very helpful and assisted us with everything we needed
may herself is a wonderful host
thank you for hosting us
Location:
the location is perfect just a 2 minute walk to the beach
her place is a cute little house in the middle of a neighborhood
the location was perfect it was close to all the nice beaches and local hotspots
it's lovely place in a good location and nice breakfast
the location is amazing with the beach a small two minutes of walking away
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12. El Nido Cove Resort (from USD 86)

El Nido Cove Resort is the choice if relaxation is your main vacation purpose and the hustle and bustle of El Nido main town are too much to handle. It is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) away from the town proper but it promises you a better view of the waters and limestone cliffs of Bacuit Bay. One of the main reasons why the resort is a top pick is its stunning views. Never ever miss watching the sunset!


El Nido Cove Resort

Address: Sitio Lamoro, Barangay Pasadena
Price: from 86 USD

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In the end, is it all worth it?

Staying in cottages right on the beach, sleeping in the most comfortable beds, and watching the outstanding views without the noise and the crowd is like living in nothing but a tropical paradise. The luxurious private beaches and islands of El Nido are all easy to find on the internet. However, the stunning images posted aren’t enough for you to realize how every place is worth the price you pay. So, there’s no other way you will be convinced other than booking one right now and letting your experience decide.

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