El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Breathtaking sunrise and sunset views

A member of the exclusive "Small Luxury Hotels of the World", El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island is a simply stunning five star boutique hotel located on its own private island. With a sweeping stretch of immaculte white sand beach backed by tropical jungle, this paradise island resort will have you feeling relaxed in no time. Each of the luxuriously furnished villas comes with a spacious terrace looking out over the nearby islands - we recommend upgrading to the pool villas which offer the ultimate privacy and tranquility. Wander along the sand pathways to the small and intimate spa area for a pampering massage, or if you're feeling more energeting enjoy a leisurely work out in the fitness centre or a dip in the beautiful beachfront infinity pool. When it comes to meals, the main Amianan Restaurant serves international favourites and the poolside snack bar serves a range of light meals throughout the day. If you are seeking a barefoot luxury resort experience, this beautiful property is perfect.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£3,269 per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 856 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • 750m stretch of white sand beach
  • Impeccable service in a stunning setting
  • Luxury modern villas
  • Infinity pool with tranquil sea views

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 42 rooms
  • Transfer approx.one hour and 45 minutes by plane and boat from Manila, Cebu and Boracay
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

  • Beach
  • approx. one hour and 45 minutes by plane and boat from Manila, Cebu or Boracay
  • Luxurious island hideaway
  • Unspoiled paradise island
856 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 688
  • Very Good 116
  • Average 35
  • Poor 13
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Aug 14, 2019

Has potential but didn’t live up to expectations......

Telford, United Kingdom

Pangulasian Island is described as El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Luxury island resort in Bacuit Bay, El Nido where I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights recently. The cost of the three nights for bed and breakfast and certain tours and activities was £574 ($720) per night so expectations were high and Pangulasian Island was being measured against similar priced experiences I have had in other resorts and hotels. The short break definitely had elements of luxury and the location is just picture postcard perfect and definitely ticks the location, location, location box. Being escorted to and from the local airport and transferred by boat was smooth and nicely done as was being greeted and serenaded on departure (though a little prolonged) and check in in the room was slick. The outside of the accommodation was a little tired but could pass for being shabby chic as island life can be. The inside of the accommodation met expectations, though as reported by other guests the temperature of the showers was found to be variable but didn’t detract from the whole experience. The free gifts were a nice touch. The team conducting local water based tours and activities were excellent, attentive and engaging. Unfortunately the whole luxury experience was let down for me by three factors: 1. The whole resort is tired and desperately needs refurbishment with visible signs of damage, decay and general disrepair though I won’t expand in detail as the resort is closing for said refurbishment in July of this year. 2. The food is mediocre at best and not up to standard for a luxury resort (even on an island), the breakfast buffet was average though food hygiene is questionable with flies on food sitting around uncovered, the toaster was wired in a dangerous fashion and provided electric shocks along with the toast which when raised as an issue the response was “we know that’s why we provide plastic tongs!”, omelettes were served burnt, sausages under cooked with associated risk of food poisoning. The majority of fish related items (and these were limited) at the pool bar were unavailable throughout the stay and the fries accompanying food tasted as though the oil they were cooked in was old and well past its sell by date – again on complaint a “oh well” attitude was displayed. Evening al a carte meals were better and presented well but again the food itself was not up to expectations. 3. Everything has a 10% service charge whether food, drink or additional activities and whilst I don’t mind paying for good service it grates a little when you are not getting good service. On the whole the trip was a welcome distraction from time working in Manila. The resort has the potential to be great, especially considering the location and the things it has got right but is sadly let down by the points raised and in my opinion not worth what is currently being charged. I communicated the above via email to El Nido Resorts and received the following response: Thank you very much for your recent stay with us at El Nido Resorts – Pangulasian Island. We are however disheartened to have read your email and we do regret to know about all the short comings in service issue that you experienced. We do apologize for this and we are sorry that you had to go through such inconveniences – this is really unacceptable. This is deeply unsettling news, as it is of major importance to us that our guests truly have a memorable experience that they enjoy whilst staying at any of our resorts. We will be renovating the resort this July and all maintenance issued will be addressed. In line with the renovation, our staff will also undergo refresher course and training. We are also reviewing the menu and will feature new dishes. Our kitchen team will also have their training enhance their skills. We will improve our service when we reopen after the renovation. Looking forward in welcoming you back in Pangulasian or to any of our affiliate resorts. We will ensure your stay will be a better one. Apologies, I was not able to meet you on your recent visit as I was in Manila for my days off. Please know that we take all negative feedback very seriously and that we shall be addressing all areas that you mentioned and looking into this immediately, therefore we sincerely thank you for informing us so this may be looked into. Regards, Heidi, HEIDI HOCSON, CGSP, CHA | Resort Manager, El Nido Resorts – Apulit Island/Pangulasian Island.
Jul 11, 2019

Luxe-Paradise

Makati, Philippines

Good: 1. Privacy and luxury feel 2. Great service! - They are all accommodating, professional and respectful. 3. Great snorkeling and diving sites just a few meters from your room. 4. Food - Great selection of local and foreign dishes 5. Sustainable development - They don't allow single use plastics and they source some of their goods locally. The resort is currently under renovation (July-December). Expecting the same feel and hospitality with better facilities.
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El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Facilities

Infinity Pool

The tranquil infinity pool is surrounded by comfy sun loungers and swaying palms with views out to the turquoise sea.

Spa

The spacious double spa villa offers couples a choice of pampering treatments. Alternatively you can arrange a treatment in the privacy of your own villa on a request basis.

Fitness Room

The air conditioned fitness room features a range of modern equipment including treadmill, bicycle, weights and more.

Library

Relax and cool off with a good book at the air conditioned library situated on the first floor close to the Amianan Restaurant and above the lobby.

Dive Centre

With such amazing dive experiences close by the hotel offers both dive courses for beginners to learn and dive experiences for the already qualified.

Guided Walks and Tours

The resident Environmental Officer and their team are dedicated to preserving and spreading knowledge of the beautiful landscape as well as the local wildlife. Join a guided walk of the island to learn more or adventure off on the hiking trail at anytime and see what you can find.

Boutique

Located adjacent to the lobby the hotel boutique stocks a variety of souvenirs and holiday essentials.

Marine Sports Centre

Why not take a break from the sun lounger and try out some of the activities available including snorkeling, paddle board, windsurfing and kayaking.

Gaming Area

Enjoy some competition with companions or new friends with a range of board games, darts and billiards.

El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Room Types

Canopy Villa

Canopy Villas are perched on stilts high above the trees and command spectacular views of the sea and nearby islands. Accessible by buggy or stairs up to a boardwalk the rooms are 65 sqm and have one double or twin beds and a large private outdoor terrace. This is the only room category at the hotel with a bath tub.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Pool Villa

Pool Villas are 65 sqm and have a 22 sqm private pool on the balcony with views out over Bacuit Bay. As these rooms have their own pool they are located in a more tranquil setting slightly further away from the main pool area so are ideal for couples and honeymooners seeking privacy on their romantic holiday.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beach Villa

Beach Villas are conveniently located just steps from the infinity pool, beach bar and restaurant and provide immediate access to the pristine beach of Pangulasian Island. Each villa is 65 sqm and has a private outdoor terrace and bathroom with shower only.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Kalaw Villa

The Kalaw Villa is comprised of a cluster of four individual villas which share one large communal outdoor area complete with 85 sqm lap pool and a 55 sqm sala which can be used for private dinners. Ideal for large families or groups seeking their own space away from the rest of the resort.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Food & Drink

Amianan Restaurant

The Amianan Restaurant serves a variety of local and international cuisine in a sophisticated setting with both indoor and outdoor seating choices.

Beach Bar

Feel the sand between your toes as you enjoy an afternoon coffee or a post-dinner night cap at the casual beach bar.

Pool Bar

Pool Bar

The pool bar area is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink and a light bite from the daytime menu including salads, pizzas and snacks.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is served at the Amianan Restaurant with a choice of air-conditioned indoor and open-air outdoor seating.

Full Board

Full board meals can be taken at Pangulasian's restaurant Amianan or veture to a neighbouring El Nido Resort or Beach Club for lunch. 

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