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The Alternative Beach Cottages

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Cudugman Point, Brgy. Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Alternative Beach Cottages for 5 days and absolutely loved it. We got collected from the town and taken to a lovely private boat which carried us to the idyllic island about 40 minutes from El Nido. The beach has 4 cottages all with a fantastic view of the private beach (which is completely stunning) and a... More 

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is a bit too late but my friends and I stayed here July 2015. We loved the place!! Our room was the biggest one at that time I think, good for 5 people but you could easily fit 7 in there. Our room is located in front of the beach, literally a step away from the sands. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The alternative offers a secluded retreat a 30min boat ride from el nido. We loved the food and the family were great hosts. The location is incredible, private and a short kayak to snake island. Included boat transfers were appreciated. Recommended!!

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best food on the Philippines! Alex mom do all the cooking bye her self. We stayed 4 girls for 2 nights in one cottage . Really cosy just at the beach. The only thing that's missing is a cocktail menu:) We also did the tour A and B and it was really nice having our own guide!

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San Mateo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Alternative offered me the Philippine getaway I was looking for--unspoiled and beautiful Nature. El Nido may not have island trails for hiking but the snorkeling and scenic vistas are unparalleled. The electric fan and ocean breezes and cold showers were enough to cool us off comfortably in our eco-friendly surroundings. We knew better to not bring hair dryers or... More 

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We stayed at the Alternative Beach from Nov.30 to Dec.3, I felt like this review is long overdue, since I’ve been wanting to rave about this property for the longest. First of all the pictures posted regarding Alternative does not do it justice. This place is more than paradise. If you want a conventional resort with a crowd, fancy amenities... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have extended our stay! They picked us up from El nido and took us on their boat to alternative island which took around 45 mins. We were pleasantly surprised with alternative cottages. Our cottage was very big and looked very nice inside. The shower was big and the highlight was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

What a perfect gem in El Nido. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel so welcome, relaxed and spoilt and left as the best of friends. Alex, Becky and the team could not have done any more to give us the perfect relaxing holiday in paradise. Delicious, home cooked, organic meals were cooked for us, we were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A 30 minute boat ride away from El Nido, these beach cottages are located on a completely isolated strip of beach, with only a few cottages on it. This place is an incredibly beautiful and fantastic experience. Waking up every morning to a gorgeous sunrise and relaxing on the beautiful beach and surrounding tropical destinations is truly a unique experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful island for several days under the care of Alex and his amazing staff! From the 5-star food to the wonderful guided tours we embarked on-- they're the real deal. There's no need to break the bank when you have the opportunity to stay at the Alternative Beach Cottages.... More 

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