We spent four days in Apulit in January 2013. Apulit is one of four El Nido Resorts. From our experience, and information we gleaned from the staff, it is probably the best El Nido Resort.
While expensive, we received great value. The island is small; we were lucky to have been there with only 36 other guests (capacity about 140).
The staff was among the friendliest and professional we experienced. The "adventure guides" were to a person knowledgeable with the requisite expertise for whatever activity you chose, from snorkeling to rappelling, etc. There is an endless number of activities to choose from, you just need to indicate your wish.
The food was excellent and varied. A minor quibble was that they did not serve decaf coffee.
The rooms are on the smallish side, but they are private from each other. The cottages are all situated over the water, and waking up to the dawn's first light or watching a lambent sunset, was the antidote to civilization.
Franck, the general manager, was most solicitous of our needs, as was Mary, the resident doctor, who even made a "house call" to our cottage to deliver needed ointment.
The island is situated on the other side of the Palawan peninsula from bustling El Nido, and requires a landing on a dirt airstrip, and then a 45 minute ride to the island. If quiet, relaxation
and being pampered is your goal, you could not choose a better place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apulit Island Resort is nestled within a pristine cove with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. Apulit offers a wide expanse of white-sand beach lined with coconut trees. It has 50 cottages built over the water in traditional architecture mixed with contemporary design. Apulit Island Resort is part of the El Nido Resorts group of eco-island resorts. It is located in Taytay, northeastern part of Palawan. It takes an hour flight from Manila to El Nido, and an hour and a half van ride, or a 4-hour land trip from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apulit Island Hotel Palawan
- Club Noah Isabelle
- Hotel Noah Isabelle
- Resort Noah Isabelle