Set between dense forest punctuated by towering limestone cliffs and the tranquil waters of a secluded lagoon, Lagen offers island escapism with a strong eco-conscious agenda. With just 50 individually designed rooms dotted around the sheltered cove, you’ll have a choice of views to wake up to in the morning. A good spot for dive enthusiasts, El Nido boasts over 20 stunning dive sites teeming with tropical marine life.

Location

Sitting on the north-western tip of the province of Palawan, Lagen Island is part of the El Nido municipality. With breathtaking ocean views out over the tiny islands of Bacuit Bay, this secluded cove is the perfect location for an isolated island getaway. The best bit; this slice of paradise is just a one hour fifteen minute flight from Manila.

Your room

Choose from secluded forest suites, beachfront rooms with panoramic ocean views or opt for awater cottage set up on stilts above the shallow waters of the lagoon. The interiors feature reclaimed timbers rescued from old Filipino homes and large sliding glass doors which open out onto your own private veranda; the ultimate eco-chic abode

Why we like it

Whether you’re craving a quiet island retreat or after a slightly more active experience, El Nido is the perfect place to unwind. Rent a sea kayak and explore the pristine waters and hidden caves around Lagen Island, or simply spend your time relaxing on the beach. For a touch of extra indulgence we’ll always remember our visit to El Nido’s spa for a traditional Filipino hilot massage.