A tropical far-away retreat on one of Palawan’s unspoilt islands.

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this resort is a hidden gem set against a tropical forest, hemmed by a stretch of talcum powder-sands and cerulean waters. Locally known as the ‘island of the sun’, you’ll witness truly exquisite sunrises and sunsets due the resort’s enchanting location.

There’s a real focus on nature here and exploring the diverse flora, fauna and enchanting marine life is greatly encouraged. Whether you’re keen to explore the surrounding forests on a hiking trail or whether you want to witness the marine life that lies beneath the waters – the opportunities are endless. Rent a kayak or windsurf from the resort’s Scuba Shack and Marine Sports Center, or if you fancy a deeper dive – why not don your scuba gear and head out on a diving excursion from the PADI Resort Center.

After a day by the infinity pool, soaking up the sun on the beach, or perhaps exploring your surrounds – head to the resort's restaurant and bar for a gourmet meal using locally-grown ingredients which is perfectly complemented by an array of international fine wines.

With only 42 villas here, you’ll experience a true sense of seclusion. The sophisticated Filipino-style villas offer a variety of views and locations which are scattered around the resort. Whether you choose to reside amongst the treetops in the Canopy Villas or whether you prefer direct beach access or perhaps even a private pool – you’ll experience the ultimate in laid-back luxury here. 

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Key information

A tropical hideaway in Bacuit Bay on El Nido’s Pangulasian Island

Airport transfer time: Approx. 55 minutes by air transfer from Manila airport, followed by a 15 minute drive to the El Nido Resorts jetty lounge, and then 45-minutes by boat or 6-hours by land from Palawan airport
Rooms: 42

Good to know

Minimum stay: 4 nights 22 Dec-05 Jan, 27-31 Jan and 12-16 Apr; 2 nights at all other times. Full Board is compulsory 22 Dec-05 Jan, 27-31 Jan and 12-16 Apr. Compulsory gala dinner 24 and 31 Dec, supplements apply.

Accommodation information

42 contemporary Filipino-style villas

Activities

• Discover the exotic marine life on the house reef • Try the traditional Filipino hilot massage at the spa* • Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise around the island* • Discover Pangulasian on a nature walk.

Dining

A restaurant and Clubhouse bar

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant

*Denotes local charge