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El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island

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Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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#3 of 49 hotels in El Nido
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.7
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
Miniloc Island is a rustic and charming hideaway reminiscent of a coastal village. Miniloc Island is located in El Nido, in northwestern Palawan. It takes a 75-minute direct flight from Manila to get to El Nido or a 6-hour travel by land from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City).Miniloc Island Resort is tucked within a beautiful cove surrounded by towering limestone cliffs and a vibrant coral reef. It is a gateway to popular activity sites in a breath-taking location known for its high biodiversity. The resort has 50 cottages and rooms built in traditional Filipino design over the water, beside the beach, or surrounded by garden and limestone cliffs.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Canoeing
Diving
Free airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Game room
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Neng QS,Md wrote a review Sep 19
Cavite1 contribution
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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 !!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 3 days ago
Truly grateful for your positive review on our staff service! We have also taken note of your suggestions and are working together to make improvements. We hope we will be able to welcome you back to Miniloc in future.
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Raul D wrote a review Sep 11
Manila, Philippines6 contributions2 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
We are thrilled that you had a nice time at Miniloc during your stay! Thank you very much for the great review and we hope we will be able to welcome you back again very soon.
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Vionne M wrote a review Jul 2022
Philippines4 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Miniloc Island Resort, Other at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
Responded Jul 30, 2022
Thank you so much for the positive review! Your feedback is very precious to us and everything you mentioned will be shared with the team. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are eagerly awaiting your return!
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MidwestVacationer2 wrote a review Jul 2022
Fayetteville, Arkansas18 contributions14 helpful votes
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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!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 28, 2022
The entire Miniloc team would like to convey our most sincere gratitude for your time and effort in giving us a very detailed review . The 5 star ranking is also much appreciated! We will definitely share your feedback to everyone in Miniloc and surely this will keep the team inspired. Thank you for recognizing the sincere service that we could only hope to convey to our guests. Truly looking forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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Carlo A wrote a review Jul 2022
69 contributions32 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms at Miniloc are good... you want to hear water sound/s, take the cottages on stilts..
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
How grateful we are for your very generous review and 5 star rating! It was our absolute pleasure to be of service to you. We do hope that we will be able to welcome you back at Miniloc very soon in future! Thank you very much!
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Stephanie H wrote a review Jul 2022
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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! ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 19, 2022
Thank you very much for the nice review! We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate that you felt our sincere service. We will convey your message to Benjie and Rey, as well as all the teams mentioned. Your heartfelt message will definitely keep everyone inspired. We do hope that we will be able to see you again and celebrate more milestones in the future!
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Victoria C wrote a review Jun 2022
Metro Manila, Philippines6 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Miniloc Island Resort, Other at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
Responded Jun 28, 2022
Thank you so much for your generous review! We appreciate that you recognize our efforts in sustainability and safety. Our Marine Sports department do take their assignments seriously and we are glad that you felt their care. We will certainly share your feedback with them to keep them inspired. We try our best to be responsible stewards of Miniloc and are grateful that you noticed. Hoping to be able to welcome you back again in future.
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Gabriel B wrote a review Jun 2022
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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
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 26, 2022
Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and review on Tripadvisor! We are glad that you made beautiful memories with your family in El Nido and our Miniloc team were able to be a part of this experience. Truly hope that you will be able to return very soon as we are eager to welcome you back.
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Nino J D wrote a review Jun 2022
Ormoc, Philippines232 contributions69 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Try to be there at 10am 😉
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
Thank you very much for the nice review on Tripadvisor! We are glad you enjoyed your time with the jackfish and got to appreciate the water activities of the island. We hope you will be able to return again soon for more water adventures at Miniloc!
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Miguel1676 wrote a review Jun 2022
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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 :)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
It was our absolute pleasure to welcome you back to Miniloc! We are grateful for the wonderful review 5 star rating. We will make sure to share your words with the team and your feedback will surely encourage them. It really is heartwarming to learn that you were able to fulfill your intentions from your first visit. We are delighted to know that your are already planning your return and we are looking forward to welcoming you warmly once again.
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PRICE RANGE
$454 - $543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el nido resort miniloc island hotel el nido, hotel el nido, resort el nido
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island
Which popular attractions are close to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Nearby attractions include Entalula Island (0.1 miles), Big Lagoon (0.3 miles), and Small Lagoon (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a spa, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vellago Restaurant & Beachbar, Roof Top Pizza, and TAGSHACK Shawarma & Kebab.
Does El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island have airport transportation?
Yes, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.