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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Finally back at this paradise! This family takes you to heaven with there food, surroundings and there staff. 5star hotell for sure ! So worth the trip. I think i have to ask my boss for some longer vacation.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an incredible stay at The Alternative Beach Cottages, a hamlet of family-run beach huts located in total isolation on a hillside overlooking El Nido. From the warmest of welcomes at the very start, we had an fantastic few days that included awesome home-cooked food (whatever we wanted), a unique series of personalised tours of the El Nido area,...

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camberley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our family stay, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food was great and plentiful and catered for our 2 demanding teenagers. The day trips are interesting and breaks the day up in terms of activity. All the staff were helpful and did everything they could to make our stay special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island is perfect for our family of 10. We occupied 3 rooms for my family and my brother's family. The rooms are like in the 5star hotel very clean and homy. Alex and his team are very accomodating from airport to airport. The team are making sure we had full breakfast, lunch on the boat and awesome dinner. Our...

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Bangkok
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I were recommended this place, so we booked three nights here and loved it so much we stayed for a fourth. I don't really know where to start as our whole stay was perfect. Alex and his team were incredibly welcoming and accommodating from start to finish. Rooms were beautiful, food was incredible with lots of variation,...

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Frankston, Australia
Reviewed November 1, 2016

My wife and I booked at Alternative Beach Cottages for a short break based on Trip Advisor ratings...and they were absolutely correct! Alex responded to our email and we set up a meeting on the morning of transfer to the island...he showed up right on time...but with concerns as the Coastguard had shut the Port for commercial vessels due to...

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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Me, my wife and a crazy buddy spent 9 of the most enjoyable and relaxing days at this amazing quiet place. Due to its secluded location we rarely got to see any tourists other than friendly fellow guests. The Alternative's private beaches are right in between two of the most expensive island resorts in Bacuit Bay, therefore we were able...

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Bronderslev, Denmark
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This is truly an amazing place. After been picked up at the bus stop and a short 30 min sailing trip to the alternative beach cottage, we were greeted welcome at the beach like we were a part of the family and soon we also felt as part of the family. The ambience is so lovely and all stress just...

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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is perfect. From the moment the boat docks on to an empty beach surrounded by lush Philippine scenery you know you're in for a treat! We only stayed 3 nights but were able to fit in 'Tour A' and plenty of swimming and kayaking. Being an annoying vegetarian I assumed I'd be eating rice and eggs for the...

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Taguig
Reviewed May 15, 2016

I booked a 4D/3N nights stay for our family of 5. We availed of full board plus tour for 1 night and the rest was accommodation only with ala carte meals. Alex was quick to reply and was helpful in answering all my inquiries. (Tip: better to contact him through mobile than through e-mail). We arrived at El Nido town...

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Welcome to the Alternative Beach Cottages! We invite you to our beloved island, and the exclusivity and luxury it offers. Here, you will experience genuine island serenity and ambience as you are woken up by cicadas and birds in the morning; roused by the brilliant morning sunlight; amazed by its lush forests, white sand beaches, colorful corals during snorkeling, mysterious cave systems, and untouched wildlife. Please, come and let us impress you with our delectable organic food and pleasant, experienced staff. We invite you to join our tours, discovering and enjoying, what El Nido has to offer; also, we set up the most wondrous barbeque lunches! Relaxation and fun on your holidays, this we assure you. Being a Filipino family-run island accommodation, we aim to provide the best and most memorable Philippine vacation you can experience. In our island, we provide quality service during your stay, like: evening electricity (6PM to 12AM) for your electronics; free WiFi internet service; round-the-clock staff service; daily housekeeping service; breakfast, lunch and dinner service (you may also request by-the-beach kind of set-up); access to the island bar and drinks; touring around El Nido islands with inclusive beach lunch; organizing special events (i.E. Beach weddings, baptismals; and many other activities in ensuring a full island experience! We will always be at your service to make sure you have a memorable stay in El Nido, and by extension, in the Philippines. ... more   less 

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Address: Cudugman Point, Brgy. Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Number of rooms: 3
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The Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido, Palawan Island
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“Beach-front cottage is the best: privacy, stunning view”
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“There is no bad room here.”
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“Beach cottage is best for views.”
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