The Philippines

El Nido Lagen Island

Located on the freckle sized island of Miniloc, El Nido Resort is a picture-perfect snapshot of paradise that’s surrounded by pristine white sands and the awe-inspiring backdrop of limestone cliffs. The resort is home to an internationally renowned spa, an al fresco focused restaurant and a PADI scuba diving center that caters for both beginners and experts alike. Tucked between verdant jungle and tranquil waters, you’ll find 50 thatched roofed cottages that are awash with a Filipino style and provide a truly exotic home-from-home during a stay at this classy beachside bolthole.


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 a water 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.

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