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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
1050 Reviews
Guide Price £2,839 per person
Based on 23 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysian Airlines, staying for 7 nights full board in a Deluxe Seaview Room (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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
1050 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 763
  • Very Good 213
  • Average 49
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 18, 2019

First class

Stayed in this paradise with my parents for 2 nights and everything was just perfect! They enjoyed every minute of our stay especially my father who took advantage of all the activities offered. From the moment we arrived to the resort and upon seeing our room, it’s as if we were home away from home. Hands down to Sir Thidy for the warmest welcome, Ann & Mae of Front Desk including the spa recep, Mike & the rest of F&B team, Rhona, Rommel Dive Master & the Marine Sports team, Chef Boyet & Bong for the delicious buffet, and to the whole Miniloc team. We couldn’t ask for more! The service in this first class resort is genuinely welcoming. Indeed, I made the best choice of bringing them to this one of a kind resort. Thank you for giving us the best weekend ever.
Apr 17, 2019

Elopement Weeding Perfect!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ

This is a thank you review. First of all the staff of Miniloc Resort, especially the attention of Mrs. Romie Rose Batocan, who patiently answered more than 100 emails throughout these 8 months of preparation. It is not easy to organize a marriage on the other side of the world, in a country unknown to us and in English. But your team was impeccable from the preparations until every detail of the ceremony and dinner! Everything I asked for was there, every detail, full of affection and love! And I can not stop talking about the attendance of each employee! THANK YOU! I was never treated so well and received by everyone, even those who did not know about our wedding (which was difficult because all the staff came to congratulate us!so sweet!) We have noticed that hospitality is a trademark of you! For us who decided to celebrate the beginning of a life without our friends and family together, having all this affection and love of you was very important and special! I would like to give names, but I did not really keep them. But especially the employee who accompanied us during the wedding day, very affectionate and sweet, to the waiter who served us at our dinner which was an exemplary and very affectionate treatment, the boatman who accompanied us all day, the chef who prepared us the best and most filling dinner of our lives! In short, there were many involved, each with their participation so that we had the best lodging of our lives! Thats why I cried a lot to hear your team singing the song in the last day! I did not want to leave, I did not want the dream to end, and I write this post again bursting with tears! Thank you El Nido Resorts for turning our dream into reality! We wish you continue to be this fantastic team, which I will recommend to all!
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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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