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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

A charming and quiant 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. 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 can also dine at the restaurant of neighbouring El Nido Resorts Lagen Island, or one of the two beach clubs, all of which can be accessed by the complimentary shuttle boat service. 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.

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Hotel highlights

  • Great value\
  • rustic accommodation
  • Adjacent to the Big and Small Lagoons
  • Over-water bungalows
  • Committed to sustainable tourism

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 50 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. two hours by plane and boat from Manila.
  • 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.
  • Island location tucked away
1161 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 864
  • Very Good 219
  • Average 52
  • Poor 14
  • Terrible 12

What to Expect

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


Jan 27, 2020

Great location and activities, so so food

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

We enjoyed our stay at Miniloc which no doubt offers a great and stunning location and scenery along with a great list of included activities. Snorkeling in front of the resort is also really great with a lot to see underwater. Also highly recommended is the snorkeling at Shimizo Island and kayaking at the big and small lagoon. The major drawback is the food. We knew from friends it would be buffet but a much higher quality and variety was expected as this place comes with a big price tag. Also the staff in the restaurant was not very attentive and if we dined late during service hours a lot of the items were sold out and the staff seemed annoyed by us being there. There should be an a la carte option here for dinner. Or at least have a seafood and fresh fish buffet. Also there was no snack menu to order from during the day. Food and the quality needs a big upgrade or they should lower the prices. We splashed out for one of the cabins in the sea. We of course got the 2nd closest to land and it practically was more on land than water. View was amazing though and the cabin itself was also really nice (cabin 06). However it also ment that we were right next to the basketball court which was frequently used and also the place where kayaks were drag out by early bird guests and dragged in again in the afternoon. This was really disappointing and assuming the price is the same for alle water cabins you really strike out of luck by getting 1, 2 and probably also 3 from land. The resort should offer these at a lower rate!
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 :)
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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island


Beach Clubs

Guests have exclusive access to our beach clubs at Entalula Island and Dibuluan Island. At the private beach clubs gusts can enjoy hobicar sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling or simply relaxing 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.

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 and 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

Water Cottage

Water Cotages are built on stilts right beside Miniloc's dramatic limestone cliffs and are 25 sqm sleeping two people.

  • Hairdryer

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 can sleep up to four people. Due to the narrow stairs these rooms are not suitable for those with walking difficultires or families with young children.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
Seaview Room 

Seaview Room

Seaview Rooms are located in a block of five, two-level rooms on stilts over the water.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beachside Room

Beachside Rooms are built in two-level clusters of four and located right in front of Miniloc's white sand beach. Each room is 30 sqm and can sleep up to three people.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottages have one double or twin beds, 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 also powered by solar energy and installed with an efficient light system and ceiling fans.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • 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 and soaking up the amazing views.


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

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.