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.
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.
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 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, 5310 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 120 USD
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.
El Nido Party Boat Overnight Expeditions
Address: Calle Hama, Barangay Buena Suerte, Palawan, 5313 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 105 USD
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.
Address: Outside El Nido Town Proper, Seven Commando Beach, 5313 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 375 USD
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, 5313 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 117 USD
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, 5313 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 1,345 USD for 2 nights
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, 5313 El Nido, Philippines (see map)
Price: from 533 USD
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.
36 ft Sailing Yacht "Serenite"
Price: from 462 USD
Number of Guests: 2
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
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
Price: from 87 USD
Number of Guests: 4
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
Price: from 39 USD
Number of Guests: 6
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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