Warm welcome, nice room- with a picturesque view of the ocean and beyond. Warm and accommodating Ma’am Melisse and Staffs( reception,dining, bar, boatmen etc). They made sure you have a Great staycation and good photos! We had FUN at the island hopping and snorkling near the resort .The resort however should include insect repellants(natural,I hope)& Sunscreen in their welcome kit. Also I hope they provide small snacks in the afternoon. Thank You Miniloc !!
Beautiful place. Excellent service. We even had a personal concierge for our party to coordinate our various activities like Island hopping, snoring etc. All the staff were great. They also had a great bartender. Food needless to say was excellent!
What a wonderful experience! World-class customer service. Tour guide Kuya Weng Arzaga was an absolute superstar - from taking us to most beautiful spots in El Nido to being a private snorkeling coach and to taking amazing photos of our family while on tour. We had a private dinner as well, carefully and meticulously arranged by their banquet manager. Cannot wait to go back!
I normally do not write a long and detailed review but we would like other vacationers to know how awesome our experience was with our July 2022 visit to Miniloc Resort. (1) Manila to El Nido travel: ⁃ 1 hour 15 mins travel time to Lio Airport (Palawan airport) in El Nido ⁃ exclusively serviced by Airswift airlines ⁃ Miniloc Rep will pick you up and take you to El Nido Lounge (5 minute coaster van ride) which is communally located with other resorts such as Seda etc . ⁃ Waited for a few minutes while given refreshments until all guests are all accounted for and ready for the 25 minute speed boat ride to Miniloc Resort . (2) Miniloc Resort: Arrival ⁃ We were warmly greeted with refreshments and singing; then checked-in ⁃ Check-in / check-out: easy and convenient; Jerz was very pleasant and welcoming ⁃ Managers Eds and Melizze: attentive, friendly and service-oriented, excellent customer service ⁃ Staff will handle your luggages from the airport to your room. Location: Resort is close to most activities, saving you time from travel to and from activities; the place is very private but with a warm and joyful vibe ; perfect for family gatherings, honeymooners and individual vacationers; it has something for everyone Room: air conditioned sufficient, comfy space shampoo, body wash, lotion, cotton buds are provided tv wifi coffee pot refrigerator complimentary water in tall, glass bottles We wish that they had complimentary toothpaste, toothbrush, razor/shaving cream. Also, in-room footwear would have been great. Lastly, room service is available. Activities An activity coordinator will assist you in planning for activities based on your interests ; Jade was very helpful in creating our schedule. The activity coordinator ensures that you schedule your stay in a way that you would have plenty of time to enjoy your time in the island, as well as enjoying the sumptuous food in their dining area. Activities: swimming in the pool, snorkeling, jackfish feeding, kayaking, paddle boarding, swim at small lagoon, big lagoon, Island hopping; Happy Hour: 4-6pm (buy one, get one free drink “specials “ We were lucky to have Andy, Wilson, and Egay as our guides. They all genuinely wanted to showcase the beauty of El Nido to us. They took us to some of the most breath-taking sights and sceneries. We felt like we had our very own paradise. By the way, it’s ok if you’re not experienced in kayaking and snorkeling since they will give you pointers & would be assisting you to make you feel comfortable with any activity. Massage: Very relaxing and rejuvenating (Bernadette and Ann were both very professional ). Food Quality: excellent with varied cuisine options; different stations (soup, grilling, dessert, fruits, appetizers, several main courses). Food freshly made. Service: World class from bar to main dining area. Jess, Ken, Laine, Sem and Chef Jerry made our stay extra special. Departure: Saying “bye” to the place and the people that provided our family with the creation of beautiful memories was bittersweet. (3) El Nido to Manila Travel ⁃ boat transfer from resort to lounge ⁃ short can ride from lounge to airport ⁃ they will handle your luggages from resort until point of airport security check ; kudos to Andy for taking care of us from beginning (airport pick up) to end (airport drop off) and making us feel comfortable ⁃ El Nido Resorts ( Miniloc being one of them) guests have their own waiting lounge, separate from the general passengers ⁃ Easy travel from Lio Airport (Palawan airport) to Manila Thank you so much to all the staff of Miniloc Island Resort for providing us the perfect getaway!!!…
Excellent Guest Services, Good Food, Superb activities, very accommodating Team from Boat Staff, Waiters, Watersport Staff, everyone in this resort understands fully that their only goal is to ensure their guests are Happy.. Happiest to be precise
We had the best time during our stay in Miniloc Island. Thank you! Excellent Service . Tours were great. Benjie and Rey were excellent guides. Front Desk staff were very helpful. Restaurant staff were very accommodating. Housekeeping very courteous. Food was delicious. Thank you for my husband's birthday cake! ❤️
Miniloc was not crowded during our visit. They emphasize a culture of safety and environmental protection. Our activity coordinator Ate Jade was most helpful in scheduling the tours and answering our questions so that we got the most out of our stay. Our guide Kuya Rey took great pictures of us, shared trivia and knowledge, and ensured that we enjoyed the activities (i.e. helped us learn to snorkel). We were accompanied by hotel staff from arrival at the Lio airport to departure. All meals were included in our package from arrival to departure. The complimentary activities (both tours and hotel amenities) were enough for 4 nights. We had access to the pool anytime. Use of snorkeling equipment (mask and fins), kayaks, and paddle boards until sunset were included in the package. The hotel room was clean. The hotel grounds are constantly attended to and you can talk to any of the staff for your needs.…
Best aqua experience, very friendly staff, the character of El Nido. One of the most memorable experiences in Palawan, along with my fam. The aqua culture is so alive, the staff very accommodating and essentially the resort is a relaxing place
A great place to see the JackFish, this my second time in Miniloc Resort as we availed of the guided island hopping tour for el nido tourists. It was our first stop from where we spent two nights (Lagen). Miniloc is a very ideal site for free diving and snorkeling. Every 10:30am, staff will feed the jackfish with fresh sea food usually squid thus thesw large fish gathered in numbers at the snorkeling site which amazes us. The fishes sewms to ignore our presence but were more keen on getting the food 😂. It's always nivd to be back here, great for underwater fotos!
This is my second time at Miniloc with my partner from New Zealand. We immediately fell in love with Miniloc on our first trip...the house reef teeming with an abundance of marine life perfect for snorkeling, the proximity to the lagoons and shimizu island (all just a kayak away), the scheduled trips and activities, the facilities, the food, the accommodations and most especially the warm, attentive and professional Miniloc team that makes you feel like family. During our first trip we envisioned bringing my partners parents to Miniloc and have them experience what we have experienced. Finally after 2 years and the borders have finally opened due to Covid, my partner with his parents were able to come to the Philippines and we spent six wonderful and unforgettable days at Miniloc. It’s still as beautiful as we remember it the first time. Everyday was a memory to cherish especially the wonderful set up Miniloc Team did for the wedding anniversary of my partners parents. Indeed, it was a perfect holiday we will always remember. We are already planning our next Miniloc Holiday. To the entire Miniloc Team, to Ann, Daisy, Roy, Gold, Ricky, Jonel, James, Oliver and Janice and to everyone there, thank you so much for making our stay an unforgettable one. See you all very soon :)…