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El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

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Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#2 of 47 in El Nido
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Pangulasian Island is El Nido Resorts’ eco-luxury island hideaway in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan. The resort is set fronting a pristine beach and against a backdrop of tropical forest. Also known as the “Island of the Sun”, Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset. Frolic in the 750-meter stretch of white sand beach and be amazed by the marine sanctuary right at its doorstep. Discover diverse flora and fauna thriving in its forest.Discerning guests will be treated to luxurious amenities and impeccable and personalized service at Pangulasian Island. The resort offers a total of 42 deluxe accommodations built with contemporary Filipino and cutting edge “green” design. Resort facilities include a boutique, library, restaurant and bar at the Clubhouse, an infinity pool with beach bar, gym, spa, hiking trail with view deck, Scuba Shack and marine sports center. Located just minutes away are vibrant coral reefs and El Nido Resorts’ Beach Clubs.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
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Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
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Table tennis
Free airport transportation
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Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
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24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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Sun umbrellas
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dbtgo wrote a review May 4
San Juan, Philippines377 contributions97 helpful votes
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Our trip to Pangulasian Island has finally pushed thru after it was postponed last year due to lockdown. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our guide Raffy who escorted us to their care center lounge, he also took care of gathering our luggages at the arrival area. We booked a beach villa which has direct access to their private beach and is also near the swimming pool. The villa was large enough for a family of 4. A king size bed can accommodate my wife, small boy and myself and the daybed on the side was converted into a full bed complete with beddings for my eldest. Everyday, they refill your daily cashew nuts and butter cookies which my youngest loves. Athena took care of our daily activities and booked the necessary arrangements for us to enjoy the lagoons and island hopping. She of the restaurant was also very helpful specially when she saw my son, who’s a picky eater, was not able to eat much, she offered that the kitchen can cook pasta for him. She also made sure to have my son’s favorite adobo available the next day and set aside some if ever my son do not have anything he likes to eat. On our daily activities, Raffy made sure we were comfortable and provided us with towels while traveling on boat. He also gave an unforgettable experience to my kids by guiding them through snorkeling in the various coral reefs. On the day of our departure, the front desk staff even had a send off to their guests, my kids were sad that we had to go home but definitely there will be a next time as they enjoyed every bit of activities we had in Pangulasian Island.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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Anne Spaven wrote a review Apr 2022
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Pangulasian Island Resort, El Nido from the moment we were greeted at the El Nido Resort by Anthon we knew we were in for a treat. Getting to the island gave us the first impression of Pandulasian Island’s beauty. Clear, clean waters and impressive lush islands of the archipelago. Our welcome from Jen (the resort manager) was so warm. She clearly leads by example, always there with a smile, a laugh and impressive tambourine skills. Her team genuinely wanted to give us the best Filipino experience and are proud to work for her and El Nido resorts. The quality of the villas was incredibly high and we were lucky enough to experience a villa with a private pool and also a canopy villa. Both with spectacular views and every comfort. The quality of food was impressively diverse; we didn’t have a bad meal! Our days were peaceful and quiet with a large range of private excursions; just what I needed to wind down. A few of the team really stood out : Love - always there with a smile (behind a mask, obviously), Athea - wanting to ensure we didn’t miss any of the amazing experiences Jude - who looked after us every meal time and preempted our every wish Renel - our personal guide who took us snorkelling to the best (and quietest) areas, exploring hidden lagoons and beaches and hiking to see the sunset. Also a jolly nice man with a infectious smile. John - my husband’s dive master who ensured he didn’t miss anything! His dive with a sea turtle will be remembered forever. Thank you to everyone who made our experience of Pangulasian Island a wonderful experience that we’ll cherish forever.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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JLu wrote a review Apr 2022
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The family literally had a blast. We were upgraded to a Beach pool villa and the experience was superb. Room is soooo big I have to run after my son. Chef Carlo spolied my son with all his favorites that were prepared on the spot. Jude , Jasper and Anton readily served with a smile. Sanders, probably the best F&B manager I have ever met in my entire tourism industry life should be given a 5 star recognition for being exceptional. Good amenities. Top notch facilities and bonus — Guide Dean probably gave the best narration of the islands and lagoons history. Very well versed like you are turning book pages. Plan to return for new year break👍🏻
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: For pool villa get those between 27-30, not 26 as the pool is on the side. For beach casita, get...
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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MCUP wrote a review Apr 2022
Manila, Philippines9 contributions10 helpful votes
We decided to go back to El Nido Palawan for my birthday - this time, with my husband and family (kids & Seniors) in tow. and wow, Pangulasian was nothing short of AMAZING. What was supposed to be our (extended) honeymoon, had now become a full-on family beach getaway, and it could not have been any better. From the pre-flight coordination to booking, to the actual stay, and even until departure - we were well taken cared of. Given that they were working with a skeletal force team, all the staff had such good coordination and foresight to cater to all our needs - that it was truly a relaxing getaway, worth every cent! We arrived a day ahead of the travel bubble and had the entire resort to ourselves. It was a fantastic experience - we got to enjoy the serenity and all the facilities before the rest of the vacationers arrived. it was a good way to get the kids and everyone else settled, discuss meal plans with chef carlos and activities with our guide, Raul, and coordinator, Athena. We got to know the rest of the staff as well after which, all we had to do was enjoy the rest of our days. We Stayed in 3 out of the 4 Kalaw villas located at the furthest end of the resort, we had a big pool and a dedicated indoor and outdoor dining area to ourselves. the beachfront was very rocky but we didn't mind since we spent most of our time in the pool or island hopping. The snorkeling spot is also right in front of the villas. We actually got to see many fishes and small sharks just by looking out. Meals - we were able to try out all the types of dining experiences: Dining under the stars on the beach , in the kalaw sala, by the pool (bento/room service), the buffet, and special birthday dinner in villa outdoor dining space. Chef Carlos was very nice & accomodating with the kids meals request - breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner was very enjoyable as they ate everything. Food was good. We thoroughly enjoy the burger, baked mac & cheese, pizza, all the seafood (crabs & unicorn fish were unforgettable), steaks, and fruits. Room & Facilities - could use some updating, many facilities looked very used and "weathered" down; some pool tiles are broken, bathroom carpets had evident stains; outdoor walls could use repainting; rooms had CBTL coffee machine with pods, TWG tea, and drinking water made available always; Shower and Faucet water had minimal saline taste to it, better to gargle with water bottles provided. Service - 5 Stars, they definitely went above and beyond. It's so good that you can ever so slightly forgive the weathered look of the place and just attribute it to the Nature effect. Activities - we had a dedicated guide from Pick up to departure, Sir Raul Hands down was the best guy for the job! Our group was very diverse - Kids, Seniors, Outdoorsy Adults, and Honeymooners - yet he was so great and attentive to all of us. Recommended the best activities to suit everyone's pace and made sure we were well-equipped all the time. He had sand toys for the kids, guided us on the hike and hobbiecat, always ready to assist seniors, and was on top of the safety of everyone. Spa - book massage ahead of time as this fills up fast. It was done in a no-frills spa room, suggest getting this done early as there are limited therapists and get tired later in the day. very basic, nothing too special. honeymooners - we occupied the very last room on the island, it was very private and lovely. We exceptionally commend the details they prepared. they had wine, a little dessert congratulatory cake, and the bed spread surprise. kids - the rooms had little robes, hats, and slippers for their use! it was the cutest. they have readily available sand toys, they air-filled the beach toys and floaters, meals weren't a problem as they checked in from time to time if they were able to eat and if they could offer anything else. they have kiddie utensils and cups too that helped make meals enjoyable for them too. seniors - very good place for R&R. the TV had decent channels should they want to stay in. Advice - if they easily get uncomfortable sitting long periods, bring a seat cushion for the island hopping/boat excursions/long dining services. Golf carts are available to shuttle them to and fro the main hall. suggest having them stay in the villas that have the least stairs to and fro the access road. Overall, we can't wait to be back and enjoy the Pangulasian Experience! Suggestions: - book kalaw villas for privacy and best for families / groups of friends - book beach villas (v. 14-17) close to the pool so it's an easy walk - book pool villa 30 for that infinity pool-Esque look & privacy
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 10, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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Planeside wrote a review Mar 2022
Quezon City, Philippines72 contributions33 helpful votes
Our first family trip after the 2 years of Covid was indeed a memorable one. The facilities of El Nido Pangulasian was luxurious and very clean. The buffet meal choices were plentiful and ingredients were all very fresh especially the seafood. The activities were very exciting and catered to ages 2-65. But what made the most difference in our vacation was the staff. Their customer service was top-notch. The guides assigned to our family took good care of us. They made sure we were all safe and comfortable in the boat and in our activities. That’s why all of us were game! We were all confident about our safety. When the wind was too strong and we chose not to go out, they conducted craft classes - they taught us how to make different items using the coconut leaves. To Mark and Anton, maraming, maraming salamat. From our arrival to our departure, you went out of the way to make sure we enjoyed our vacation. Not to be forgotten were the servers who volunteered to even carry our plates even if we could easily do so ourselves. And the driver of the golf cart who patiently picked us up anytime we needed to go somewhere. The front desk personnel who were always there to take our calls and even reserved the library for my husband’s important zoom calls. The chef and manager who went around during meal times to make sure we were all looked after. Truly, you made us all feel special. We requested for a special dinner for my daughter’s birthday which we held in the dining area of the Kalaw Villas. We had the freshest prawns, lobsters and fish among others. And the heads of the different departments, led by the resort manager, even came to bring a birthday cake and sing Happy Birthday. The Pangulasian Island of El Nido Resorts is definitely world-class because of its facilities and its people. Maraming salamat! We will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 19, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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Peachy P wrote a review Mar 2022
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Highly recommended! Bubble travel provided the right protection and attention to guests’ safety. Always enjoy the food and activities of the El Nido resorts. Special thank you to Chef Carlos, Alwin, Romi, Lynn, Love, Athena, Frank, and our tour guide Alvin, for the accommodations.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Mar 5, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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Bianca P wrote a review Mar 2022
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One of the things I love about this resort is how accommodating, warm, patient, kind, and generous the staff is. Shoutout to Alwin, Lyns, Romi, Kean, Alvin, Love, Jen, & Frank. They have been so kind & always ready to help us. I’m in awe with how these people never get tired of smiling & just helping us out. My family & I have been so happy with our stay here. Tomorrow is our last day tomorrow & I’m sad to go. The beach villa was amazing. Everything was complete & they even gave us extra toiletries! Our island tours were so spot on because of their help. I’m really happy with everything in this resort. Please always be kind to the resort staff wherever you are!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Patricia wrote a review Feb 2022
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All the hotel staff including the manager, chef, front desk officers, waiters/waitresses, drivers, and even the tour guides are courteous, friendly and helpful. They ensure that each guest is comfortable and having a good time. The food is outstanding for an island resort. The whole place is clean and well maintained, and the rooms are spacious. It is expensive but worth every penny. If you're thinking about going to Pangulasian, go ahead and book your trip!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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medics308 wrote a review Feb 2022
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The beach villas are great and the view from the villa is fantastic. Food is superb and service was impeccable. The island hopping experience and snorkeling are unparalleled- book Mr Lover Manibo- the ultimate in tour guides and a great snorkeling instructor as well. Our dinner on the beach with the crispy cochinillo was a memory to savor. Thank you “Panga” for the great experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to our GAMS Guide Lover Manibo. I’m sure this will spur him to further surpass already great work that he is doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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honeybee1214 wrote a review Feb 2022
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois113 contributions18 helpful votes
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Four days ain’t enough on this beautiful island! We had such a wonderful experience thanks to our tour guides, GoldMark and Andy. They were not only knowledgeable but also patient and fun. We enjoyed kayaking and paddle boarding! Our guides took such amazing pictures of our adventures with the breathtaking backgrounds. Everything in the island was awesome: clear waters, fresh air, delicious food, beach front views, beautiful sunrise and sunset, and the villas were ideal for a relaxing vacation. We were spoiled with scrumptious meals - buffet breakfast and lunch, dinners by the pool or on the beach. Oh my, if you love crabs and oysters, you are definitely going to indulge yourself and eat. The staff members were friendly and accommodating (thank you to Love most especially!). Okay, it takes a plane ride, shuttle bus, banca, and outrigger to get to Pangulasian Island but it certainly was worth the trip!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: If you have motion sickness, bring Dramamine. You will need it during the boat rides. Hopefully...
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Responded Feb 18, 2022
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time and effort to express your appreciation in TripAdvisor. Guest feedback such as yours has immeasurable value to us. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and that you were impressed with our resort and your experience here. We will surely pass along your nice words and commendations to the team. I’m sure this will spur them to further surpass. already great work they are doing. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon! With best wishes, Pangulasian Island Resort
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PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island
Which popular attractions are close to El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Nearby attractions include Entalula Island (2.6 miles), Big Lagoon (3.0 miles), and Small Lagoon (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Nesting Table, Local Provisions, and Maremegmeg Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island have airport transportation?
Yes, El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.