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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

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

Top Tips from our Experts

Barbara

Destination Specialist

"The amount of marine life in this area is astounding. I loved kayaking around the Big and Small Lagoons, the crystal clear water allows you to see all the way to the bottom and the feeding of the Jack fish back at El Nido Resort Miniloc should not be missed."

Christie

Destination Executive

"Each of the El Nido Hotels has a resident Enviromental Officer who of an evening give educational talks in resort which you can attend if this takes your interest."  

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
Location Highlights

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

  • Beach
  • approx. two hours by plane and boat from Manila, Cebu or Boracay
  • Island location tucked away
1001 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 723
  • Very Good 207
  • Average 45
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 19, 2018

Hats off to Miniloc Resorts

We had an amazing stay last June 15-17. The trip was only short but it was all packed with activities included on the rate we paid. We were assisted by Mario during our tour..he was very kind and well versed of every island we see. Also, Mike from the restaurant, he made sure our needs are attended while we are there. Lastly, kudos to Mico from boat area whom we keep on bothering to assist us in our snorkeling around the area. He went above and beyond since we've been asking to see the turtles, and on our second day, he didn't fail to show us one and he excitedly assisted us. Thank you all. We will surely be back with more of our family members after your scheduled renovation.
May 27, 2018

Beautiful water, coral and rock formations

Las Vegas, Nevada

We booked El Nido Miniloc Island based on the location and the pictures. It is a beautiful area and the resort is very good. The activities are great and numerous. I extended the stay by one day because there was so much to do. The only thing about the resort that was disappointing to me was there is no swimming pool. We did have a chance to go to the sister resort Lagen Island a couple of times to swim. The next time I go to El Nido I will stay at Lagen Island for a new higher end experience.
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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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