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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

A charming and quaint island hideaway

Tucked away in a beautiful cove with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island offers a great value base in this secluded and spectacular part of Palawan. Just next door to Miniloc Island you will find the famous Big and Small lagoons whose turquoise waters are home to a vivid array of marine life, but you can also see jack fish, sergeant majors and damsel fish around the docking area of the resort itself. A variety of guest rooms are available including simple but charming garden cottages located just off the beach and the ever popular over-water bungalows. The full board meal plan includes buffet meals at the thatched-roof clubhouse restaurant with beautiful views out towards the bay, while at lunch time guests are welcome to dine at one of the two beach clubs of El Nido Resorts both of which can be accessed by the complimentary shuttle boat service. 

  • Due to planned renovation works El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island will be closed from 01 July to 23 December 2018. 
Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£2,839 per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1075 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Great value
  • Rustic accommodation
  • Adjacent to the Big and Small Lagoons
  • Over-water bungalows available
  • Committed to sustainable tourism
  • Romantic island getaway

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 50 rooms
  • Approx two hours transfer by plane and boat from Manila, Cebu or Boracay
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Family Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

  • Beach
  • approx. two hours by plane and boat from Manila, Cebu or Boracay
  • Island location tucked away
1075 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 782
  • Very Good 216
  • Average 51
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 04, 2019

Beyond compare!

Taguig City, Philippines

Beautiful is an understatement for this place. I have to admit that I expected highly of this place, and yet they have exceeded them! The activities they offer are wonderful! They showcase the beauty of the place and the different islands that we were able to visit. Part of the tour was to visit other islands under El Nido Resorts, which is also made us experience their beauty. Also, they promote the preservation of the islands and the world underneath the water. The food is not just good, but they are damn delicious! I had to say, one of the most overwhelming things about Miniloc Island Resort is the staff. They welcome their guests with their warm hearts. They made us feel like we're home and we're part of their family. The tour guides shared their knowledge of the places we visited. Special thanks to kuya Andy for going the extra mile to assist us (and he sure takes great photos!). On a personal note, he took part in overcoming my fear of being in the water (snorkelling, swimming with huge jackfishes, etc.). Also to sir Big Mac, the resort manager, for making sure we are always having a great time. Same goes for all the other staff! They definitely made our stay unforgettable. All the resorts under El Nido Resorts have their own unique beauty that make them a certainly incomparable paradise!
Jul 25, 2019

El Nido's Best

This is by far my new favorite destination in Palawan. I just love everything the resort offers. It is perfectly situated in the heart of Bacuit Bay and made it easy for a beginner like myself to snorkel and to access the nearby attractions. I admire how they manage to combine luxury and sustainable tourism (truly one of a kind and something that we as travelers should support). The resort is also worth every penny because the rate already includes the meals, the boat transfers and the water activities. (drinks not included) The minute we arrived in the island, we were already approached by their staff to orient us and to plan the activities during our stay. The food selection is also impressive and my favorite is the salad bar. The activities were well-thought and made us connect deeply with the nature. (We were able to see different species of fishes, corals and other plants&animals.)   They also have the best staff and I could really feel the sincerity in their service. (Andy is a great guide and made sure we get to see the breathtaking marine life of El Nido.) They welcomed us with open arms and treated us with utmost compassion that made us feel at home. Miniloc Staff- thank you for showing us true Filipino values while we are there. This is a vacation that we’ll remember forever! We are already planning for our next trip!
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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Facilities

Beach Clubs

Guests have exclusive access to the El Nido beach clubs at Entalula Island and Dibuluan Island. At the private beach clubs gusts can enjoy hobicat sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling or simply relax on the beach.

PADI Dive Centre

With over 20 dive sites in the area, the PADI dive centre at Miniloc Island offers a variety of courses and trips for guests to experience.

Guided Eco Tours

A number of complimentary eco tours are available at the hotel allowing you to explore the natural beauty of this area. Popular tours include Cathedral Cave, Snake Island and the famous Big and Small Lagoons. A wide variety of native wildlife can usually be seen on these tours.

Library

Relax with a good book, watch a movie, or play board games at the library.

Marine Sports Centre

The marine sports centre at Miniloc Island offers complimentary snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boards and sunset cruises.

Boutique

The hotel boutique sells a selection of local handicrafts which made great souvenirs as well as holiday essentials.

Spa

Offering a variety of Asian, European and tropical face and body treatments including the traditional Filipino hilot massage.

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Room Types

Beach and Water Cottages 

Water Cottage

Water Cotages are built over shallow waters on stilts right beside Miniloc's dramatic limestone cliffs, the interior consists of a reserved wooden decor and an area of 25 sqm sleeping two people.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Cliff Cottage

Cliff Cottages are reached by a narrow flight of stairs and built on the cliff side offering a panoramic view of the resort and Bacuit Bay. Each room is 43 sqm and split over 2 levels which gives a homely feel, these rooms can sleep up to four people. Due to the access of these rooms they are not suitable for those with walking difficultires or families with very young children.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Towels included
Seaview Room 

Seaview Room

Seaview Rooms are located in a block of five, these two-level rooms on stilts over the water look out over the stunning bay and have a total area of 43sqm. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beachside Cottage

Beachside Cottages are built in two-level clusters of four and located right in front of Miniloc's white sand beach, this really is an idyllic location. Each room is 30 sqm and can sleep up to three people.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottages have one double or twin beds they are surrounded by tropical plants and are just a stones throw from the beach. Each room is 27 sqm in size.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Seaview Room

Deluxe Seaview Rooms are more modern and spacious with spectacular views of Bacuit Bay. These rooms are fully powered by solar energy and installed with an efficient light system and ceiling fans, showcasing how eco-friendly the resort is. At 44sqm these rooms sleep two adults. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Food & Drink

Beachside Bar

With daily happy hours and a pool table, the beachside bar is the perfect spot for relaxing, soaking up the amazing views with an ice cold drink.

Restaurant 

Clubhouse Restaurant

Miniloc Island serves sustainable menus, enjoy salad greens which are organically grown in the hotel's garden. International cuisine and local dishes are offered at the Clubhouse Restaurant with a mixture of buffet and live cooking stations for breakfast, dinner and lunch.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is served at the Clubhouse restaurant. 

Full Board

Buffet meals are served at the Clubhouse restaurant. Guests can also enjoy lunch at sister hotel El Nido Resorts Lagen Island or at one of the two nearby beach clubs.

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