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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

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8.9

Excellent

455 reviews

455 reviews

Food & Dining6
Swimming Pool1
Beach1
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 7.3 km
Las Cabanas Beach 8.5 km
Nacpan Beach 20.6 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 114.7 km
Ugong Rock 128.7 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 136.5 km
Cowrie Island 157.6 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 165.0 km
Firefly Watching 172.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Miniloc island 190 m
Scuba Diving In El Nido 530 m
Snorkeling In Miniloc Island, El Nido 550 m
Secret Lagoon 690 m
Big Lagoon 800 m
Matinloc Island 810 m
Snake Island (Vigan Island) 810 m
Small Lagoon 950 m
Simizu Island 1.4 km
Biet Point 1.4 km

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - 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 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

670 meters to Secret Lagoon Beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Front desk [24-hour]

Contactless check-in/out

Spa

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Kids club

Private beach

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 34 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center480.0 km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport12.5 km

Rooms available at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

garden cottage
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Sea View
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Beachside Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Sea View Room
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Cliff Cottage
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
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Water Cottage
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Room standard
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Cottage Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Single Standard
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  • Balcony/terrace
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SINGLE SEA VIEW
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island.

What are my dining options at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest airport to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

The closest airport is El Nido Airport, 12.4 km away from El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island.

What restaurants are nearby El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is located in El Nido, famous for good restaurants such as Vellago Restaurant & Beachbar, L'ASSIETTE and Artcafe.

What are popular attractions near El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is located in El Nido area, which is famous for attractions such as Lio Tourism Estate, Matinloc Shrine and Parish of St. Francis of Assisi.

What popular beaches are close to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is located in the El Nido area, which includes Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is located in the El Nido area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Big Lagoon.

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What people love about El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "100% recommend El Nido Resorts."

    Chelsea

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    February 26, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "I would go back."

    Pedregosa

    |

    January 20, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "We really enjoyed our stay so much so that we extended for a day."

    Sarah

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    December 29, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 940 Palawan properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Room comfort score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Overall score
8.9/10
Better than
99
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
455 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.8
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
Spectacular views and locations.
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More about El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

More about El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Maximize your Palawan adventure with a stay at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Parking is provided for guests by the resort.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. While you're there, be sure to take advantage of the exclusive access to the resort's private beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like non-motorized water sports and diving. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and games room. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 97% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 98% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 98% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.8

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

31 mentions

Beach

12 mentions

Swimming Pool

3 mentions

View

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Diving
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Telephone
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Buffet
Location
Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    12.5 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    70.0 km

Public transportation

  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
    9.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Palawan Medical City, El Nido
    8.8 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Seven Commandos Beach
    7.3 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    8.5 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    20.6 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    114.7 km
  • Ugong Rock
    128.7 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    136.5 km
  • Cowrie Island
    157.6 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    165.0 km
  • Firefly Watching
    172.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Miniloc island
    190 m
  • Scuba Diving In El Nido
    530 m
  • Snorkeling In Miniloc Island, El Nido
    550 m
  • Secret Lagoon
    690 m
  • Big Lagoon
    800 m
  • Matinloc Island
    810 m
  • Snake Island (Vigan Island)
    810 m
  • Small Lagoon
    950 m
  • Simizu Island
    1.4 km
  • Biet Point
    1.4 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.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The room rates are inclusive of:
    -Roundtrip boat transfers on regular schedules for guests taking Airswift flights
    -Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), excluding drinks, at the Clubhouse Restaurant
    -Standard tours and activities

    The room rates do not include airfares. Flight reservations can be made directly through Airswift.

    Room amenities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Guests are required to transfer to the property via El Nido Resoirts boats only and will not be permitted to enter the property if travelling via private boats. Charges will be applied to guests who are unable to check-in as scheduled and include forfeitures for failure to comply with the policy.

    Boat Transfer Schedules

    Lio Airport-Miniloc Island: 08:00 AM, 11:40 AM, 12:45 PM, and 03:45 PM
    Minilock Island-Lio Airport: 06:00 AM, 09:40 AM, 01:40 PM, and 03:00 PM

    The boat schedule is subject to change without prior notice. For private boat transfers, please contact the property directly.
  • Drones are not permitted into the property.
  • Please inform the property about your flight details 3 day(s) before arrival or when the booking is made.
  • Room rates are inclusive of travel insurance for guests 7 - 65 years old. Optional insurance is available for guests under 7 years old.
  • The property will collect a gala dinner fee for every adult and every child for Christmas Eve and/or New Year's Eve.
  • An additional charge will be applied if the number of guests at check-in is more than the number of persons in the booking.
  • Extra fees as mentioned will be collected at the property.
  • The compulsory Christmas Eve supplement is an additional charge. Kindly contact property for more details.
  • The compulsory New Year Eve supplement is an additional charge. Kindly contact property for more details.
  • A security deposit of PHP 4,000 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center480.0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 50
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1982
Property announcements

According to the Protected Area Office (PAO) of El Nido-Taytay, visitors 6 years old and above to the Big and/or Small Lagoons will be charged a fee of PHP 200,00 per adult per visit upon check-out.

Reviews of El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island from real guests

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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.8
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service8.9
Value for money8.3
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9+ Exceptional (174)
8-9 Excellent (101)
7-8 Very Good (50)
6-7 Good (11)
<6 Below Expectation (13)
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Jun - Aug (72)
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9.0
Exceptional
Anna from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

A slice of paradise”

Private and peaceful location and delicious food

location. one would go to el nido, palawan for r&r and to get away from the hustle & bustle of work. this goal was met by el nido resorts, miniloc island. the hotel is situated in a secluded cove that can only be reached by an outrigger boat from el nido town. it's peaceful, serene and quiet. a perfect getaway from the stress of the city. the beachfront the miniloc island is fantastic! awesome really! just bring your snorkel and walk a few steps from the shore and you're immediately in the beautiful marine world with nemo and his friends. different kinds of fishes can already be seen from the resort, no need to do some island hopping though that one is also something fun to do. we were informed by one of our guides that miniloc island used to be a dive site years ago. hence, the vast variety of fish and sea life living in its area. food. amazing! we booked for the "fullboard" option which meant that buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner were included in our fee and man did our bellies get full! it was a gastronomical treat! the fruits were always fresh. there were many varieties of food to choose from. the hotel has to work on shifting their grill area though. the smoke enters the dining area & annoys the guests. we had to move to a different area of the resto, away from the smoke. staff. the staff in miniloc resorts were nice, friendly and they always respected your privacy. had a hard time communicating through email with their representative from the manila office, though. i have received confirmation about our room booking from the manila office but not about the boat pick up. i had to call a couple of their contact numbers before i was finally able to speak with somebody from the resort in el nido to ask about our boat transfer. it would be great if the resort had a 24-hour hotline or online assistance service. overall, we enjoyed our stay. probably because my husband & i are outdoor enthusiasts. we were happy but not ecstatic.

Reviewed December 20, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Othilie from France
Group
Stayed 4 nights in November 2011

Amazing location and incredible staff”

Best service in the world (in my experience)

from the moment when you get out of this tiny plane at el nido's airport and you see this bunch of local women singing for you to the moment when you step into the boat and see the whole hotel staff singing and saying good bye from the peer, you're surrounded by incredible people caring about you and making sure you're enjoying your stay at el nido resorts miniloc island. staff in this hotel is probably my best experience in the world in terms of service. but let's start with the beginning. the hotel is located on a very nice paradise remote island close to el nido. you get there from el nido's airport with a small boat. everything is arranged by the hotel. as far as i remember, also the transfer from manilla to palawan was arranged by the hotel. location is incredible: blue green water like dotted with dozens of small uninhabited islands with karstic cliffs. if you want to explore the surroundings, you can book a canoe at the hotel (for free) and paddle up to the lagoon (only 5 minutes). amazing experience. i went there for diving. the diving centre was very professional. i did a lot of dives, including night dives. during my last night dive, i got stung by a sea urchin. i was immediately taken care of by a doctor, who permanently works at the hotel. he gave me the right treatment and i was fine the following morning. food as the hotel was very good. it is served in a buffet-style. but the staff is preparing the dishes in front of you. the chef shows up every day for lunch and dinner to chat with customers and gets something ready for you in front of you on a simple request. my room was the only disappointing point. it was very simple, even a bit old, decorated in a local style. it was not uncomfortable, but not really in line with the price paid. the hotel's owner has another very nice hotel (with a large swimming pool and a very good restaurant), just 15 minutes away by boat. you can go from one hotel to the other very easily with the shuttle.

Reviewed March 12, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Dorian from Canada
Couple
Beachside Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2010

A Unique Adventure”

Tons of activities, amazing scenery, incredible staff
Booking the ITI flight to get to the resort, waiting 1.5 hours in the heat at the El Nido 'airport' for our return flight, the 2 twin beds pushed together to make a 'Queen' (that gap was horrible to sleep on!)

There are not many ways to get to El Nido on a short timeline, and ITI does not make it easy to book flights to and from the island. Definitely leave yourself some time prior to the trip to book your flights- it took well over a week for us to do so. Email was far superior to the phone- you need to book your stay at Miniloc or Lagen before they will book you onto a flight (if you book on Agoda have your confirmation info ready). Once that is done your trip will be well worth it! Miniloc is a true adventure- despite the steep rates most activities are included, and the friendly, efficient staff are there to guide you to whatever you have signed up for during your visit. Right in front of the Miniloc resort is the reef where you can snorkel and swim with the massive jackfish. There are kayaks that you can take to isolated islands to explore- the pure white sand beaches, coral reef, and limestone cliffs with nooks and caves are pretty cool. The tour of the big and small lagoons cannot be missed- if I have one complaint it would be that we didn't have enough time to explore the lagoon by kayak (the kayaks are shared by all who arrive on the boat). We booked a picnic lunch on Entalula (?) island and it was awesome- great food, snorkeling, hobie cats, and beach bar. Since there really isn't much 'beach' to speak of on Miniloc, this is a great place to spend the day sunbathing and playing beach volleyball. Boats run between Miniloc and Lagen resorts, so you can pop over to Lagen to swim in the pool, hike, or eat at their restaurant. The food on Miniloc is good- we opted for a la carte as opposed to the buffet. We stayed in a beachside room on the ground floor- the second floor units would have been better since the wall of windows right in front of your bed are a bit intrusive as there is constant foot traffic right in front of your room/bed. All in all the 4 days, 3 nights (not too long, not too short) we spent at Miniloc was a perfect end to our stay in the

Reviewed May 26, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Erin from United States
Family with teens
Beachside Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Amazing Trip”

Miniloc Island was amazing!!! My sister and I have been planning our trip to El Nido for months. When we came across El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island they offered everything we were looking for. Every penny was well spent. The privacy, the boat tours, the adventure, the food, the happy hour and the staff was incredible. El Nido Resorts is the only way to experience El Nido! I didn't want to leave. You're treated special and the staff know you by name. We plan to come back and bring our parents. Thanks so much for the trip! And a special thanks to ANDY!!!

Reviewed February 06, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
James from Australia
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 7 nights in January 2012

If you are going to El Nido, stay here! Here's why”

Service, organisation, character

The staff are amazing, easily the best we have experienced in the whole of this country on all the trips we have done here. The staff and their service beats anything at the 5 star hotels in Manila AND they don't have the tendency to hang around like flies watching you eat like you can experience when people try to go too far with service here in the phil's. The organisation of your activities by the activities coordinators is excellent. You already decide in advance for what you want to do for the next day so you can always be at mind that you won't let the time slip by! And the staff have great suggestions to help you maximise your stay. Because we stayed for 7 nights, our activities coordinators were kind enough to allow us to see some other things that most guests may not have time to do, such as some sights at matinloc island. We really appreciated the staff allowing us to do this because it's quite far and we would have used a lot of fuel to get there. We also visited Lagen resort which was really nice and if you're trying to decide where to go, perhaps this advice will help: Lagen was very quiet - It's atmosphere is more for honeymooners and if you're wanting to meet other tourists or be social, perhaps this isn't the right place for you. It's possibly more beautiful because it's newer but there's much more charatcer in miniloc's wood than lagen's concrete. Plus miniloc allows you to be social whilst maintaining the feeling of escape that honeymooner's might be looking for. So Miniloc is the perfect mix! I recommend Miniloc over Lagen for everyone except those who want only peace and quiet. Unless you're looking to get drunk with other tourists every night or you're on a tight budget, then you should consider somewhere in El Nido town. But if you're prepared to pay a bit more for the most incredible holiday of you're life (and you should because every dollar here REALLY IS worth it!) then Miniloc is the place to stay! PS the food is AMAZING

Reviewed January 26, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Abid from United States
Group
garden cottage
Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

very nice high end expensive all inclusive resort”

Everything is taken care of

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island is very very nice. The resort is all inclusive except: 1) Drinks. Only water is included 2) Scuba Diving. 60USD per dive. Pretty expensive by any standards. 3) Private tours. We didn't care because the resort was mostly empty, so the group tours were usually us and maybe one other party. Day tours took us island hopping which was a lot of fun. The staff was 10/10 incredible. There was a doctor on site that saw my friend and gave him antibiotics for 7USD. The resort is right next to the best snorkeling and diving in the region. The other day trips take you to their sister resorts which are also 100% jaw dropping. The other resorts had sail boats we could use. Overall- yes it was expensive, but there is nothing else like it in the region so its hard to say it wasn't worth it.

Reviewed August 04, 2012

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9.6
Exceptional
Jade from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Exceptional”

My partner and I recently stayed at the El Nido Resorts Miniloc for her birthday, and had a truly wonderful experience there. From the moment we arrived to the welcoming and beautifully performed music from the staff, we were made to feel like valued guests through and through. The resort itself is stunning; the setting gorgeous, the rooms and facilities well made and furnished, and the whole setting made to fit in wonderfully with the paradise surrounding it. The activities here are plentiful, whether you want to go on one of several guided tours daily (usually timed to avoid conflicting with other tourists), or you want to take one of the free kayaks and snorkelling gear and head out to find your own fun (we did, and some of the highlights of our stay were snorkelling the awe-inspiring coral reefs by ourselves). The tours were also excellent, and special credit must go to the friendly and knowledgeable guides who kept us entertained and informed throughout the day (and who took some great pictures for us!) The food at the resort is also fantastic - each of the three daily meals provides a good selection of high quality and varied food each day. You will also want to take some extra spending money for all of the mango smoothies, they are worth the extra cost! A personal highlight was seeing how environmentally conscious the resort was, while still maintaining high standards of care for the customers. Also, the small touches, like the custom bed decorations laid out after cleaning, and the birthday cake and beautiful song provided for my partner on her big day, were the perfect finishing touches to an unforgettable holiday. The staff here should be highly commended (and well tipped!) for their constant friendliness and infectious smiles! Wholeheartedly recommended holiday destination.

Reviewed December 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Bejal from United States
Couple
Beachside Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2012

Luxurious resort set in stunning natural beauty”

Perfect location, amazing and organized staff

We loved El Nido and Miniloc was the perfect place to enjoy our stay. We spent two nights in the beachside room and two nights in the deluxe sea view room. If you can afford the deluxe sea view - the balcony and privacy are truly worth the splurge! The beachside room was also very nice with modern fixtures but we didn't have a terrace (we were on the ground floor) and the location of the beachside rooms doesn't afford much privacy, but the views of the beach and water are amazing. Either way, you can't go wrong. We have heard that Lagen's rooms were more concrete and modern, but we appreciated Miniloc's natural looking rooms. The pictures don't do it justice. Upon arrival, we were truly taken care of by all the staff and especially our activity coordinator, Rona. The staff organized everything for us from dropping us off to kayak in the big and small lagoons, to a private beach picnic. We will definitely return to El Nido someday and stay with the El Nido resorts again. The only thing I would change is instead of the sprawling buffet, a chance to request certain items the day before for dining.

Reviewed March 15, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Felicitas from Philippines
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Terrific hotel but rooms/bath need renovation”

The attitude and service of the staff is fantastic! Everyone in the resort makes you feel welcome and provide service with a smile.

our experience in miniloc resort was unforgettable! truly a wow response to the spectacular beauty of the el nido marine reserve.the service of all the hotel staff- waiters,busboys,front desk people,the persons who scheduled our activites and the ones who accompanied us on all our activities-made our 3 nights at the resort so much fun.this inspite of the fact that we were stranded in the resort an extra night because of typhoon pablo.the food was so good and chef michael's tlc and attention to the guests wishes were commendable. we really enjoyed ourselves at miniloc and would highly recommend the visiting the resort to all!

Reviewed December 16, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Adelbert from Philippines
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

Our Family Reunion at El Nido Miniloc”

Enjoyable and well planned Recreational Activities were part of the package
Diving master not so accommodating

Our Family reunion held at El Nido Miniloc Island was undoubtedly an enjoyable and sucessful gathering of the family. With a large participation of 19 family members, the the well planned schedule of recreational activities which formed part of the package contributed a lot to our having to have activities done together for the entire group. More particularly with the tie up with BPI Privilege card we were able to enjoy a free wonderful setting dinner at Miniloc Island for the family. This was my fifth visit to El Nido and I still enjoy going to both resorts of El Nido both Miniloc and Lagen Islands.

Reviewed August 11, 2010

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10.0
Exceptional
Chelsea from United States
Couple
Beachside Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Piece of paradise ”

100% recommend El Nido Resorts. We stayed in a beachside room at Miniloc island for our honeymoon. The food was excellent, activities were awesome, sights were UNREAL (our favorite was small lagoon), and the customer service made us feel so taken care of. The whole experience and service was above and beyond what I expected. I can’t wait to go back and visit again.

Reviewed February 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Richard from United States
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Our most beautiful experiance in the Philippines was here. ”

My wife and I spent our 2nd wedding anniversary here at El Nido resorts on Miniloc Island. We loved every minute of our stay. It was beautiful beyond our expectations . We are booking our next Anniversary to stay at El Nido Resorts on Miniloc Island.

Reviewed September 02, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Mark from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2011

Beautiful resort set in a magnificent setting”

Free activities, clean and comfortable rooms, friendly service and gorgeous scenery

we stayed at miniloc resort in the garden cottage for 3 nights for our honeymoon in el nido. the resort was in the perfect setting, right infront a back drop of beautiful limestone cliffs. our room was right on the beach, it was clean with an island flare. the lagoon tour and entalula beach club are definitely must sees. the only complaint we have at the resort is probably the food. i would recommend bringing some snacks if possible.

Reviewed February 14, 2011

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from Philippines
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Beautiful island resort ”

Amazing island resort in El Nido, Palawan which is a truly gorgeous part of the world. We really enjoyed our stay so much so that we extended for a day. The staff to guest ratio is quite high and they're very attentive, from reception, recreation and dining staff. We stayed in a garden cottage which is a little on the small side. I think all of the cottages have a balcony with Filipino-inspired decor (capiz, rattan, dark wood) and a foot wash for cleaning sandy feet which I really like. Bathroom needs to be cleaned more (dark grout in some parts) but the turndown service is really sweet as it was our wedding anniversary and they made these towel bear creatures with matching greetings made of leaves. Activities are all inclusive so all one needs to do is choose what to join, reserve and get there on time. Kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding, island hopping, jack fish feeding were all included making it a really relaxing stay for us. I cannot recommend more.

Reviewed December 29, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 3 nights in April 2011

Wow!..but the staff made our stay”

Staff frienliness, value, food, activites, location, environmental consciousness

i visited miniloc with my filipina partner, and what a wonderful place! we fell so much in love while there..it is a powerfully romantic setting. my partner was amazed at the genuine friendliness of all the staff, and we met wonderful people whilst there. the activities (all-inclusive) were amazing..nothing is a problem. the food was wonderful and the full-board option is well worth it. the garden cottages are cosy but nice. if you want to be treated like royalty - visit el nido resorts. we also visited apulit island resort (same company), and they also share the same goal of making guest feel welcome and special and providing an unbeatable vacation.

Reviewed April 28, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
Muriel from Philippines
Family with young children
garden cottage
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Unmatched Service, Unbeatable Location”

Personnel go the extra mile. Great Snorkeling right at your doorstep. Wide range of activities

I first went to Miniloc over 20 yrs ago when the bathrooms were communal and I've stayed at Lagen and Apulit which are a bit more upscale, but I love Miniloc the most. While all the El Nido resorts will offer the same tour of Palawan's fabulous attractions and the same range of activities - i.e island-hopping, Lagoon explorations, beach picnics, etc. - I think Miniloc's staff alone would go out of its way to provide a Guide to take my 9-yr old snorkeling or kayaking whenever me and the hubby couldn't accompany him. Lagen undoubtedly has finer food, larger rooms and plusher surroundings and facilities but Miniloc's better house reef and its conscientious staff make it my preferred resort. My son didn't even notice that there wasn't any TV. He was just so thrilled to (almost) complete the Eco checklist of creatures that might be found in the area. Plus, in my many years of scuba diving, I have never had more than a single fleeting encounter with a sea turtle. We hung around with one for nearly 20 mins,just snorkeling in front of Miniloc. We'll be back. My son made us promise!

Reviewed August 24, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Shirley from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Very relaxing environment & great staff!”

Nice room with ocean view, well trained staff & all inclusive activities/full board

I had a wonderful time in El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island. The staff are well trained & provide excellent service to all guest. The services were personalized and excellent. The resort also goes all out in environmental sustainability.

Reviewed August 10, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Svetlana from Russia
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Marvelous place with picturesque view around”

No problem with excursions, kayak, snorkeling

there is a nice restaurant with a good choice, great service. the very friendly staff every day take you in a boat to different islands and coral areas for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling, it is included in your staying, as well as a perfect buffet lunch on any islands during your daily trip. you can take a canoe at any time free of charge and visit the nearest small bays and beaches. there is no place for swimming at miniloc beach, no a swimming pool. the coral area surrounds the island-resort. in december 2012 they started making a stairs for going down from the pier for swimming above the coral. you can see different corals, fish and turtle close by miniloc and neighboring islands. there is no the sun after 3p.m on miniloc’s territory. each room has a mini-bar and air conditioner, a bath room has all amenities and a body lotion. there is no a kettle and tea, coffee bags in the room. it is worth to spend money for staying there because of nature.

Reviewed January 09, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Jeanet from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Beachside Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Stunning location and world class customer service”

El Nido islands, beaches, coral reefs, biodiversity and fantastic customer service

Our visit to El Nido was unforgettable. The place is just amazing. The beaches and lagoons were stunning. We got to swim with a sea turtle, hundreds of colorful fishes, and the enormous jacks. The staff at El Nido resorts ensured that we experience the best of the different islands we visited. All the staff are well trained and very friendly. They will give Disney World resorts's staff a run for their money. Although this resort is a bit pricey, it is worth it.

Reviewed April 23, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Edsel from Philippines
Couple
garden cottage
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Awesome El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island ”

All In - From Excellent Service, To Great Food, Hospitable Staff

this awesome resort makes me proud to be filipino, we got the full board accomodation and indeed cant ask for anything more. we love our tours, food and the staff are awesome. we went to entalula for a lunch, we visited lagen its sister resort and made visit to the different attraction el nido have - big and small lagoon, cadugnon cave, vigan island, pinasil island etc. heaps of activiteis indeed and all taken cared of by them. from the time they pick us up at the airport to the transfer to their island, had a wonderful experience..defintiely one should visit this place

Reviewed February 23, 2012

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