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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. 

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 £2,839  per person
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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

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  • 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
1160 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 864
  • Very Good 218
  • Average 52
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 22, 2020

Amazing Hotel

Beirut, Lebanon

we stayed at this beautiful resort for 5 days. what a nice welcoming. the hotel itself is a paradise. we booked the rooms on full board basis. the variety of food was excellent. the good point is that the hotel provides list of complimentary activities so you can enjoy your time. our guide Mr. Wing was so professional and flexible. the rooms are good and spacious. I would definitely recommend this hotel for honeymooners, friends, and families. Don't miss the Kayak in big lagoon :)
Jan 21, 2020

Family vacation with siblings

Carlsbad, California

There were eight of us in our party and we occupied different room categories. Overall, the Sea View is the one that we would all recommend. The Water Cottage, where I stayed, was quite small and older than the others. While the room was very clean, it was in need of updating and refurbishing, like the tile/grout in the shower. I rate the Water Cottage a 3 star and the Sea View a 4 star. All meals, as advertised, are served buffet style. We were there for three nights and the menu selection did not change throughout our stay. The first day was great but by the third day, the selection and variety were getting old. I rate the food selection a 3 star and food quality a 4 star. Our tour guide, ANDY, was the absolute BEST and gets a 5+++ stars. He was always on time, planned our activities for the day, knew the island sites really well, taught us how to SUP and maneuver a kayak, extremely helpful & patient to my not so mobile sister, very polite and all around nice guy. Although I'm sure the other guides are also wonderful, I recommend you ask for Andy to be your personal tour guide. The servers and behind the counter staff at the dining room were all very attentive and genuinely happy to assist us with anything. We never had to wait to get water refills or dirty plates removed. I rate them a 5+stars also. The laundry service was excellent. Our clothes came back clean and neatly folded. Another 5+ starts. The housekeeping team also gets 5+ stars from us. Our room just got magically cleaned while we were gone. They seem to know when we're in the room so they didn't disturb us. We love that our guide Andy greeted us at the airport terminal at arrival and accompanied us back to the terminal at departure. This made the airport process much easier as he also took care of our luggage. The island is beautiful and peaceful with plenty of water activity during the day. However, there are no night time activity or entertainment so after dinner it's either the bar or your room.
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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island


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.


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.


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


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.


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.