Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island
Dryft Darocotan Island

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8.8

Excellent

205 reviews

205 reviews

Beach2
Housekeeping1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Nacpan Beach 11.8 km
Seven Commandos Beach 27.3 km
Las Cabanas Beach 28.9 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 146.6 km
Ugong Rock 160.7 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 167.5 km
Cowrie Island 189.4 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 197.2 km
Firefly Watching 204.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Darocotan Island 320 m
Tao Philippines Base Camp 680 m
Brother Island 4.2 km
Nalbut Island 5.6 km
North end of palawan viewpoint 5.9 km
North Hill 6.5 km
Vilma Island 8.2 km
East Peak 8.3 km
Cabuli Island 8.5 km
Diapila Island 8.7 km
Tent

Dryft Darocotan Island

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines - See map

Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

Check-in/out [private]

Airport transfer

Private beach

Breakfast [free]

Bar

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

BBQ facilities

Check-in/out [private]

Breakfast [free]

Private beach

Game room

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center30 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport22.4 km

Rooms available at Dryft Darocotan Island

The Hive Huts Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Glamping Tent
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Beach Bungalow with Sea View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Bungalow
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Dryft Darocotan Island?

Dryft Darocotan Island is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 5000 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the tent know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Dryft Darocotan Island also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the tent. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the tent can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Dryft Darocotan Island.

What are my dining options at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Dryft Darocotan Island features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch.

Can special events be hosted at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Small or intimate events like honeymoons can also be accomodated.

What is the smoking policy at Dryft Darocotan Island?

Dryft Darocotan Island does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to Dryft Darocotan Island?

Travel by air is easy with El Nido Airport only 22.3 km away from Dryft Darocotan Island.

What restaurants are nearby Dryft Darocotan Island?

Restaurants including Sunmai Nacpan Beach, Sunmai and Kyla's Cocina are popular in Dryft Darocotan Island’s neighborhood which is known as El Nido.

What are popular attractions near Dryft Darocotan Island?

Guests at Dryft Darocotan Island can easily visit Lio Tourism Estate, The Gardens Day Club and Loggerhead Peak located in the El Nido area.

What popular beaches are close to Dryft Darocotan Island?

Guests at Dryft Darocotan Island can easily visit Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach in the El Nido area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dryft Darocotan Island?

Dryft Darocotan Island’s nearby natural sights include Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Tao Philippines Base Camp located in the same El Nido area.

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What people love about Dryft Darocotan Island

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Best place for finding purpose in life."

    Almalyn

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    May 31, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The hut was nicely designed and so clean."

    Anh

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    February 21, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We were so ready for our stay at Dryft!"

    Laura

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    February 20, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 967 Palawan properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Service score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Better than
95
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
93
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
91
%
of Palawan properties
Bigger than
89
%
of Palawan properties
Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
205 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.1
Location
9.2
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More about Dryft Darocotan Island

More about Dryft Darocotan Island

Dryft Darocotan Island

It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Palawan with a stay at Dryft Darocotan Island.
The range of services provided by Dryft Darocotan Island ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the tent's easy to book transportation services. The tent provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Palawan. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including concierge service.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the tent's ticket service and tours. The tent even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The tent's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Dryft Darocotan Island are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The tent provides linen service in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Dryft Darocotan Island include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the tent provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Dryft Darocotan Island begin with a complimentary breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the tent's bar.
Dryft Darocotan Island promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. The tent's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the snorkeling.
You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like boats made available at Dryft Darocotan Island.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Palawan. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Nacpan Beach located 12.5 km away.


Reasons to stay here

This tent stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 91% of accommodations in the city.
This tent scores higher than 95% of accommodations in the city for its location.
This tent stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 92% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

1 mention

Beach

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Accessibility

  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • Cat-friendly
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Couples only
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Concierge
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Linens
  • Non-smoking
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
Location
Daracoton Island, El Nido, Palawan, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    22.4 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    98.2 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nacpan Beach
    11.8 km
  • Seven Commandos Beach
    27.3 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    28.9 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    146.6 km
  • Ugong Rock
    160.7 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    167.5 km
  • Cowrie Island
    189.4 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    197.2 km
  • Firefly Watching
    204.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Darocotan Island
    320 m
  • Tao Philippines Base Camp
    680 m
  • Brother Island
    4.2 km
  • Nalbut Island
    5.6 km
  • North end of palawan viewpoint
    5.9 km
  • North Hill
    6.5 km
  • Vilma Island
    8.2 km
  • East Peak
    8.3 km
  • Cabuli Island
    8.5 km
  • Diapila Island
    8.7 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • This is an adults-only property.
  • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
  • Extra bed is not available at this property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until17:30
  • Check-out from11:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee5000 PHP
  • Distance from city center30 km

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 20
  • Year property opened2018

Reviews of Dryft Darocotan Island from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.7
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.1
Location9.2
Service9.2
Value for money8.0
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (0)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (9)
All guests (30)
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Showing 19 verified guest comments
10.0
Exceptional
Yun from Australia
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Simply amazing deserted island experience”

We loved every bit of our stay here. Everything was just wow. The resort is designed by a local architect and decorated by a local designer so there is a lot of attention to detail. They have an in-house chef and cocktail mixer creating food and drinks that rival restaurants of Melbourne and most importantly at a fair price. The staff are warm and friendly. Will definitely be back in the future. The only change I would suggest is making the free shuttle service more flexible or providing both a morning and evening option. When we were there it was strictly 2pm pick up from Lio Beach and 11am check-out/shuttle off the island.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Group
The Hive Huts Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Amazing location, food and vibe”

We were so ready for our stay at Dryft! Loved the atmosphere here and ethos for no single use plastic. Total switch off with no wifi, no phone signal - great food and choice for the menu each meal time. Andrew was really accommodating and welcoming (we arrived from the mainland just after breakfast had finished and were offered for the chefs to make us something) Bryan and Lucca are both awesome too and made us feel really welcome. You will not regret staying at Dryft - we would highly recommend staying in a 'hive'. Super cool!

Reviewed February 20, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Andrea from South Africa
Couple
The Hive Huts Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

It Looks like something from the Movies! ”

I decided to spoil my mother and myself by choosing Dryft instead of one of the other isolated luxurious resorts around El nido! And my god did I make the best choice!! Besides the location of this island and the position of Dryft on the actual island, if you not careful you will never leave because it is so so insanely beautiful! You have everything you need here! I stayed in one of the Hives and besides it being by far one of the best instagram-able features, the absolute luxury of being able to wake up and hear and see the waves crushing on the shore from your door is No:1 for me! I have to mention the service was exceptional! The co-owner faith organized a boat transfer earlier than usual for my mom and I just so we could get to the island faster! We were greeted and assisted from our boat with smiles and fresh coconut water. We got sunscreen when asked (we all know it’s the small things that make a customers experience better) the food was incredible- wish I remember the names of our dishes! And I would like to leave the best for last! The vibe the absolute vibe was energizing but relaxing at the same time! The people was what made my mom and my experience from great to exceptional! The people that work at this location are INCREDIBLE! Thank You!

Reviewed January 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Ilona from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

The best place to relax ”

This place it’s just amazing! It’s a perfect spot to end your holidays and relax on the beautiful beach! We wish we could stay more! Food is so delicious, well presented great choice and reasonably priced. Such a nice atmosphere. Available hassle free complimentary pickup from El Nido at 2 pm. No wifi, no crowd, just nature and relax! Just amazing! I would definitely recommend it!

Reviewed November 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Louis-Alban
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

UNIQUE IN THE WORLD !”

This was definitely the most amazing place we've stayed in our life and the most romantic place to stay as a couple for holiday or honeymoon ! A relax ambiance to chill out away from the craziness of life and cities, we felt like in a dream on our private white-sand beach with turquoise water. There's an amazing boat wreck to explore snorkeling. We fished with local fishermen and the chef cooked our fishes, that's really nice ! The glamping tents are really comfy and far away from each other so you always feel you have space. Tent becomes hot during the day so you can chill by the bar, hamacs all around the place or at the private beach. The chef is really great and food is super tasty, we would have loved a veggie option and less fried food. The best is definitely the beautiful sunset every night that you can never get bored with.

Reviewed May 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Georgina from United Kingdom
Group
Glamping Tent
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

An amazing place to relax on a beautiful beach ”

We had an amazing 2 nights at Dryft, the staff were so friendly and accommodating, letting us leave early to get a flight and even looking after and returning my friends lost kindle! The food was delicious and the tents were beautifully done and comfy. The showers were also excellent for being on a beach! The beach itself is lovely and so secluded you feel like the only people in the world. Thanks for having us and we can’t wait to come back whenever we return to the Philippines!

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
xuan from China
Solo traveler
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Ako masaiya,salamat po ”

Thank you for creating such a paradise place there,you guys are awesome. I love you Faith,love everyone here especially Faith,take care and c you later

Reviewed June 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Trinity from Australia
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

Truly awesome, had a wonderful stay at Dryft. Staff were very nice, great fun snorkeling during the day and reading on the beach. It is glamping so, expect early mornings and separate toilet/shower but it’s totally worth it. Great place to escape and disconnect from the world for a few days. 3 nights was a good amount, though could have easily stayed one more.

Reviewed October 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Almalyn from Philippines
Solo traveler
The Hive Huts Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

First time solo travel”

Best place for finding purpose in life..heartbreaks stress fresh air best location for us!

Reviewed May 31, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Florian from Austria
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Perfect Stay ”

I felt like i was at friends

Reviewed December 27, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Renee from Australia
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Exceptional ”

An absolutely wonderful experience!

Reviewed January 13, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Dominik from Germany
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Perfect Place in Paradise”

So nice and so relaxed people. Beautiful Island. Hope they don't build to much to ruin the current atmosphere

Reviewed February 15, 2020

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7.6
Very good
QIFANG from China
Family with teens
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

nice nature.!”

expensive meals from 300--580,no hot water .tents are old .Most worst of all ,they r building new bee hive .so very nosiy in the daytime. And .you could walk to the southern part of the island.The beach is better. there r villages and another beach club and a ship wreck.Althouth the ship wreck is small and not colourful.At night u could see the milky way and lots of stars.Nice!

Reviewed February 08, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Anh from Canada
Couple
The Hive Huts Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Nice place but overpriced”

Pros: nice creative treehouse style in a private island. Perfect for unwinding and avoid all the crowd. The hut was nicely designed and so clean. The staffs are friendly. Cons: can only eat at their place because nothing else around but they are so pricey. Food are good but overpriced. Most places can offer at least complimentary breakfast with that price for the room but here's everything is charged. Honestly I'd love to stay here again if the food was not overpriced.

Reviewed February 21, 2020

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6.8
Good
Lisa from Germany
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Paradise under construction ”

We had quiet high expectations coming to Dryft, not only was it quiet far away from el Nido town but also highly priced compared to competitors. Advertised as only being able to hear “the sound of waves, the song of birds, dancing of coconut trees, and the laughter of happy people”, we expected a to be able to relax and get an escape from our stressful work life. Unfortunately we were disturbed our whole stay by the sounds of power tools and ongoing construction work that only stopped for the workers lunch break. That way we weren’t really able to chill out at the main house. No apologies, no heads up, excused with “Palawan is under construction atm” Food is highly overpriced compared to other amazing places we were able to stay at that were only a quarter of the price of Dryft and offered a peaceful serenity. The island is amazing and our snorkeling experience was the best we had in Palawan. The place is very detailed designed. Amazing for your next Instagram photo.

Reviewed November 14, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Egle
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nice but overpriced ”

It is a nice and calm place, but expected much more for the price we paid. And actually they asked to come for a pick up at 13:30, but we left 14:30... so it was like a waist of time. 1 night was enough for us :)

Reviewed April 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ingrid from Philippines
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Island paradise”

This was such a fun experience. My husband and I loved the tent. Daracotan is such a beautiful island. We spent 2 nights in the town of El Nido and it was so busy with all the motorbikes and tourist, escaping to the island was exactly what we needed. The sunset was spectacular and so romantic from our tent balcony.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Blanca from Spain
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Relax total”

Un auténtico paraíso.El acceso es algo difícil, lo cual tiene ventajas e inconvenientes, 45 minutos en van y 20 minutos en barco, ofrecen sólo un transporte gratuito al dia a las 2pm desde un lugar cerca del aeropuerto, si tu horario de llegada se ajusta a esto bien pero si necesitas transporte privado es bastante caro (2500p). Lo bueno de estar apartado es que no percibes la masificación turística de El nido, tienes una playa paradisíaca casi en exclusiva para ti. Las tiendas de campaña son cómodas , los baños compartidos. Si bien los baños estaban siempre bastante limpios el precio es bastante alto por un camping al fin y al cabo. La comida es muy rica y va variando cada día, sólo que el precio es 3 veces superior a todo lo demás que te encuentras en lugares turísticos cercanos. El personal en general atento, intentan mantener un ambiente relajado y cercano con los clientes. Lo recomendaría sobretodo si lo que quieres es un lugar para desconectar y huir de la masificación turística.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Martin
Couple
Glamping Tent
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Excellent ! ”

Nous avons passé 2 nuits dans cet hôtel magnifique. L'endroit est magique, sur l'île de Daracotan, endroit reculé loin de la foule de El Nido. Parfait pour se reposer au calme. Quelques difficultés pour y accéder (une seule navette gratuite depuis El nido à 13h),nous avons dû prendre un tricycle (1h et 1500 pesos) pour nous rendre au niveau de la navette bateau Une fois sur place, un vrai paradis ! Tente luxueuse , plusieurs coins détentes, des douches directement sur la plage, toilettes communes mais très jolies et propres. Ils étaient en train de finaliser la construction d'une superstructure en bois pour le chill et le restaurant. Superbe ! Nourriture très bonne, recherchée et variée. Personnel à l'écoute Possibilité de marche autour et de snorkeling très sympa ! Nous recommandons pour les couples cherchant la tranquillité, le calme et un cadre hors du commun. Martin et Fanny

Reviewed April 19, 2019

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