Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

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8

Excellent

15 reviews

15 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 20 meters to the beach
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
El Nido Beach

20 m

Parish of St. Francis of Assisi

100 m

Taraw Cliff

150 m

JenM Fruit Stand

150 m

Nagkalit-Kalit Falls

160 m

Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach

1.2 km

Las Cabanas Beach

3.9 km

Nacpan Beach

14.3 km

Puerto Princesa Underground River

120.9 km

Ugong Rock

135.0 km

Closest landmarks
El Nido Health Center

220 m

Farmacia Comprendio

320 m

Peak Corner Gym

340 m

Palawan Medical City, El Nido

520 m

Tres Marias Island

640 m

Boat/cruise

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. 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. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

540 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

20 meters to the beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Shops

Bar

Laundry service

Restaurants

Tours

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Palawan every 33 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center16.7 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport3.9 km

Rooms available at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

Private
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  • Beach view
  • Smoking allowed
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard
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  • Sea view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double
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  • Sea view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Check-in is from 10:30 AM, and check-out is until 03:00 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 cruise offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What are my dining options at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The cruise offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What is the closest airport to Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Travel by air is easy with El Nido Airport only 3.8 km away from Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel is El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station, 540 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Restaurants including Angel Wish, Jarace Grill and Odessa Mama are popular in Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel’s neighborhood which is known as El Nido.

What are popular attractions near Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel’s location in the El Nido neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Lio Tourism Estate, Parish of St. Francis of Assisi and Loggerhead Peak.

What popular beaches are close to Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel’s El Nido neighborhood also includes Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel?

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Taraw Peak located in the same El Nido area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 964 Palawan properties
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Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
7/10
Service score
8.3/10
Couples review score
8/10
Better than
94
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
80
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
73
%
of Palawan properties
Better than
70
%
of Palawan properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
15 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.1
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More about Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

More about Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel

Maximize your Palawan adventure with a stay at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel.
The superior services and facilities offered at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. The cruise's 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 Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the cruise come with linen service. You may be assured to know that instant coffee and instant tea are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the cruise. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library and shared lounge and TV area.
You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Around the property

Venture outside Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel and explore Palawan during your stay. Sometimes the best vacation days are spent doing nothing. With Nacpan Beach located 16.1 km away, you can turn a sunny day into a perfect chill out with sand and surf.


Reasons to stay here

This cruise's facilities score higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this cruise'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 94% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Massage
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Linens
  • Shared bathroom
  • Toiletries
Location
Palawan Secret Cruise Office (Mathieu), Lot 215, Palmera Street, Barangay Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Airports

  • El Nido Airport (ENI)
    3.9 km
  • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
    74.2 km

Public transportation

  • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
    540 m

Hospital or clinic

  • El Nido Health Center
    220 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Seven Commandos Beach
    1.2 km
  • Las Cabanas Beach
    3.9 km
  • Nacpan Beach
    14.3 km
  • Puerto Princesa Underground River
    120.9 km
  • Ugong Rock
    135.0 km
  • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
    142.2 km
  • Cowrie Island
    163.8 km
  • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
    171.4 km
  • Firefly Watching
    178.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • El Nido Beach
    20 m
  • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
    100 m
  • Taraw Cliff
    150 m
  • JenM Fruit Stand
    150 m
  • Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
    160 m
  • El Nido Covered Court
    190 m
  • El Nido Health Center
    220 m
  • Taraw Peak
    310 m
  • Farmacia Comprendio
    320 m
  • Peak Corner Gym
    340 m
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.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Expedition dates are subject to change without prior notice due to bad weather.
  • The management reserves the right to amend or change the itinerary without prior notice depending on sea and weather conditions.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from10:30
  • Check-in until12:30
  • Check-out until15:00
  • Reception open until12:30

Getting around

  • Distance from city center16.7 km

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Year property opened2014
Property announcements

There are no banks or ATM’s in EL Nido. However, foreign currencies and travelers cheques (very limited options and USD only) can be exchanged in some shops in town.

Reviews of Palawan Secret Cruise Floating Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.0
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities8.4
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service8.3
Value for money7.6
High score for Palawan
Rating
9+ Exceptional (5)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (0)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (8)
All guests (15)
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9.6
Exceptional
Brisa from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Loved it!”

So I didn't actually stay at the hotel boat as they had some issues they were taking care of as such it was unavailable. They did however give me an option of camping at a nearby island which I'm so glad I did. First off my hats off to the staff they are fantastic and so friendly. EJ, Lina, Jeremy, Rally, and J.R. They where so great!!! Only thing is the mosquitoes were crazy at night so make sure to bring bug spray and wish there was a net provided. Other than that to wake up to an ocean front view literally 10 steps from where you slept was amazing. Looking at the stars at night was equally awesome. Thank you so much. Loved it!!!'

Reviewed March 25, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
nicola from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

Very good overall ”

Should do small boat trips to watch the sunset

Reviewed April 08, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
SHARLENE from New Zealand
Group
Standard
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

First Group Of The Season!”

Location, food, island tours

Now, this might not be what you would classify traditionally as a “four start" as it is rated. It is however in my books a 4 star experience & has obviously received this rating for good reason. We were the first group of the season to out on the boat & had the pleasure of having the boat owner join us for the trip. While we had none of the luxuries expected from a four star hotel such of flushing toilets (again this is just the Agoda rating SO PLEASE keep a realistic expectation YOU ARE ON A BOAT & enjoy what is onboard).............. we did have a lovely time & if you are realistic & research the boat & trip before you go, you will no doubt enjoy the experience. The food (as I bet nearly every review of this boat will say) is by far the best in the Philippines I had eaten & along with the massage lady Anna (aka the chef's wife) by the end of the trip you will more than likely be like we were & wanting to steal the couple away from Matthieu & take them home with you!!!! We were taught a few recipes & even witness the fishing mongers boating up to the chef for the days catch being brought & then served fresh to you AMAZING! I had the best night sleep. Mattresses are clean, new & out on the deck in coves, again check the website & facebook pages out in advance & find out what you are expecting with regards to arrangements onbaord. Advice........listen to the captain & take heed of his advice...... it makes the trip run much smoother. e.g. for showers in the afternoon after your tour etc. Enjoyed the crew & loved the tours........ I am scared of water & the guides get in with you & make you feel most comfortable. Would have no doubt recommending to friends. Loved it. Be realistic & if you book realise it is a boat you are staying on & not an actual 4 star hotel……… I am rating it 4 stars as once you are on the boat you will be like me & enjoy it. The best experience I had in the Philippines. Thanks to Matt & his crew - Rachel & frinds xxxxxxx

Reviewed November 02, 2015

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6.0
Felix from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

April 2015 RnR”

1. Location
Reviewed April 14, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Jason from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015

Camping on the sea”

Exclusive access to islands, great fresh food, wonderful people

After looking at the cost of separately booking an island tour, three meals, and a hotel, the Palawan Secret Cruise seemed like a good bargain. From pictures online, it looks more luxurious than in person, but if you embrace it more as camping then a proper cruise, you will thoroughly enjoy your stay. After checking in, you'll be ferried to the larger boat where you'll stay. It looks like it does in the pictures with 6 sleeping cabins on each side. According to the staff, the average number of customers at any given time is around four, which means you never feel like it gets too crowded on the boat, or on the tours. As for the tours, there are two outings each day, with each outing visiting 2-3 of the places you'll find on the other island tours. The advantage here is that you'll be visiting at off-peak times and therefore usually be the only group on site. The meals on the boat are great and served buffet style, so you can eat until your heart is content. The deckhands and chef try their luck fishing during the day, and they usually end up catching baracuda or jackfish, which they'll cook up for dinner. If fish isn't your thing, they also offer other main dishes. The food was always excellent. Compared to sleeping in town, being on the boat is like falling asleep in a library. It's very quiet, and the only sound is the water lapping against the boat (which can keep you up if you're a light sleeper). The beds are plenty comfortable for what they are, and the screen is just enough privacy to have your own space. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay here not just for what the boat had to offer, but for the interaction with the people onboard as well. The activity manager and bartender where very friendly and kept things lively. In addition, the fellow passengers were very chatty and by the end of the day, we were all good friends. This cruise is a great way to not only see the beautiful islands of El Nido, but meet some wonderful people along the way.

Reviewed April 06, 2015

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6.0
Christine from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

relaxing”

Location, friendly crew

When I booked this it was advertised as a cruise but the engine has broken so it is now actually a floating hotel. First the positives....crew were friendly, the bed on deck was comfortable and of course the location was great. However, since the boat doesn't move you have to get a small boat to the activities. I just stayed 1night and on the first day we left the main boat for about 2hours...the following morning for just under3hours. Food was fine but the minute I got back to land I was violently sick from it. The main boat itself is very basic and should be rated more as a 2star as everything was very basic. If the main boat had cruised around then I think it would have been better value for money. The concept is great but until the boat actually has a motor that works I cannot totally recommend it.

Reviewed March 31, 2015

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6.0
Sierra from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Good Idea. Marketing deceiving. Needs fine-tuning.”

Daily islands trips, foods, sundeck.

This is a great idea and the boat is newly refurbished. However, it is already beginning to show some wear and tear. The staff is nice but sometimes unprofessional. If you keep a "Filipino" type expectation and not Western, all is acceptable. The only issue we had was the marketing and value for money. This is not 4 Star, more like 2 Star or 3 Star and is bit overpriced. The beds are more like bunks and the bathrooms are rough. YET, if you have the correct expectations (and the marketing is more accurate), this is a cool find.

Reviewed March 20, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Rachael from United States
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Interesting experience”

food, staff, views

Views at night are stunning, but boat didn't move and "excursions" were limited to same places we had already been on a previous day trip. Great experience, but price is too high for what you get.

Reviewed March 16, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Xiao from China
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Extrodinary experience, excellent activities”

excellent activities, modern facilities, very helpful crew and nice chat with travellers around the world

Brilliant! My highlight ever in travelling around south east asia since 2007. The Cruise actally works as floating hotel right now. Every day captain organize different activities and reach to different places, such as land hopping, snorkling, kayarking. We did cover Tour A, Tour B and Tour C and even more. We explore secret largoons and beaches, and we jump water and have sun-set parties. The crew are friendly, always ready to help. Every day there are travellers come and go. Great fun to talk to them and have mini United union all the time. If I could, I would recommend at least 3D2N stay at the Cruise. It is totally worth any penny and it will reward you an extrodinary and memoriable experience.

Reviewed February 27, 2015

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5.0
rebecca from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Overpr”

location, quiet, relaxing

On check in the managers couldn't be less enthusiastic if they tried. The onboard staff however made up for their shortcomings. The boat is in need of some serious TLC to reach the standards set by the price they advertise it for. A welcome drink and place to sit in the shade upon arrival could have been nice. I also paid for a Cruise however the boat didnt move and we had to move to a separate boat each time we did an outing. So the actual time of the boat was very limited. When I asked the managers about this they again couldn't have cared less and offered no compensation. Its a great concept but defiantly needs some improvements. A great place to escape the crowds at El Nido but not much else.

Reviewed February 22, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from Canada
Couple
Standard
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

FANTASTIC! THE ONLY WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS!”

EXCELLENT FOOD! FANTASTIC COOKS! INCREDIBLE STAFF!

The Secret Cruise was the highlight of our three week vacation in The Philippines. It surpassed our expectations. We were able to tour incredible beaches, coves and snorkelling sites hours before the daily tour boats arrived. The food was the best we had had in The Philippines and we had excellent food throughout our trip. These chefs are exceptional. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly. As a couple we were free to sit and chat with the staff and guests or share time alone. The star watching is incredible on the ocean as was waking up to beautiful sunsets. We had kayaks and snorkelling gear at our disposal and often set out alone to enjoy private beaches by ourselves to suntan, explore or watch sunsets. Our original one night stay was extended to four nights as we could not leave this experience. After the daily tour boats leave the Palawan Secret Cruise enjoys this exceptional beauty in peace and solitude. Book in advance. When the secret gets out this boat will surely be booked solid. This is the only way to really see the beauty of these islands. The value was exceptional.

Reviewed January 20, 2015

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7.2
Very good
Marta
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Buena experiencia para aventureros. No esperes comodidades.”

El personal filipino encantador, tanto en el barco como en las actividades. Solo el "barman/coctelero" francés fue bastante desagradable y nada profesional. De hecho se dedicó a beber y a que una compañera le hiciese masajes durante el tiempo que estuvimos allí. En cuanto al barco, pierde calidad con respecto a las fotos pero fue una buena experiencia. Las excursiones están bastante bien pero dependes de la mar y de que no se les averíe ninguno de los barcos. El barco está fijo en un emplazamiento y vas y vienes con los barquitos típicos filipinos. La comida en general está buena. El barco no tiene todos los servicios que oferta. No tiene nada de lo que se oferta del "bar" (chocolatinas, etc) y nos dijeron que tampoco había masajes. ¿Creo recordar que no tiene wifi? Los baños están medianamente limpios teniendo en cuenta que es un barco y que hay dos baños para todos, que se vacían llenando el cubo de agua en el mar. No hay pila en el baño para lavarse las manos o los dientes. La cama es aceptable. Es un poco incómodo subir y bajar a la cama de arriba. Hay poco espacio para dejar las cosas personales y nos obligaron a dejar el equipaje grande (macutos grandes) en tierra en la oficina. El personal de la oficina muy amable pero me hicieron pagar el fee, que en teoría venía ya incluído en el precio de Ágoda (no en otras agencias). En general a nosotros nos gustó la experiencia pero somos un grupo de gente joven que viaja sin grandes expectativas en cuanto a comodidades y nos adaptamos bastante bien a todo.

Reviewed March 03, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Pascal from France
Couple
Standard
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Une nuit bien agréable...”

J'ai réservé cette nuit sur un 'hotel flottant' afin de profiter au maximum du décor enchanteur de l'archipel des Bacuits. Le moins que l'on puisse dire c'est que je ne n'ai pas été déçu de ma nuit étoilée et de l'ambiance de cette journée trop courte...

Reviewed March 07, 2016

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6.7
Good
Vladimira from Czech Republic
Couple
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

Ubytování na moři”

Umístění mimo pevninu, jídlo

Ubytování na moři je super, jen původně se loď měla přesouvat, ale měla rozbitý motor, takže stála na jednom místě a na výlety jsme jezdili menší loďkou. Výlety super, protože jsme na místě byli vždy mnohem dříve, než se tam dostali lodě vyplouvající z El Nida. Západy slunce na palubě s večerním drinkem jsou také fajn. Ubytování horší, každý má k dispozici svou kóji, na každé straně je jich 6. Záchod a sprcha společné. Jídlo perfektní, nejlepší na celém Palawanu. Každý den se mění lidé, potkáte spoustu národností. Cena je ovšem enormně vysoká. Vůbec nejdražší ubytování, v jakém jsme kdy bydleli, sice moc pěkné, ale žádné soukromí a bylo by lepší, kdyby loď plula.

Reviewed December 17, 2015

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