It has been 1 year since we visited Terra Nova - El Nido, but the memories are still fresh in our minds, all the activies were well organized by the friendly TN staff. We've visited all the hidden paradise places around El Nido: from the lovely cliffs, the turquoise water lagoons and also the underwater experience - all of that was totally unforgettable.
We always felt so secure with our very active guide during our island hopping trips and we had everything available on the boat like sea kayaks , delicious food for lunch, fishing and snorkling equipment, so you don't need to rent anything else for your whole day adventure. Peace of mind...
We also loved the healthy drinks we ordered from the restaurant staff, when we were coming back from island hopping, as well as the great Filipino and Western style cuisine thanks to friendly Chef Rowel!
All in all, the service, the foods, the pretty bedrooms and the beautiful peninsula - all was perfect!
And because I really wanted to come back to this place, Mr. Guy mazzoni offered me a job and now I am very proud to say that I will be a part of Terra Nova as their booking officer in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
So for your next vacation, you too should discover this unique fun and happiness surely worth remembering a lifetime ;-)
TerraNova was great fun! We had two couples in Villa 1 and loved the magical setting nestled between all the islands. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the accommodations were just as described and pictured! The floor to ceiling windows mean you can soak in the view and sea breeze at all times, but don't expect to sleep in! Villa 1 faces sunrise and Villa 2 has a great perch for sunset.
You won't find this kind of experience at any other fancy resort! The staff are there solely for you - and at times there were more staff than guests :] The bond and unity amongst staff was evident and translated well to responsive and friendly service to the guests - definitely a more personal environment than what you'd find at a resort. On the other hand, it's also a bit less refined and equipped as a big resort as well, so expect to be somewhat flexible. The team was very accommodating with our meal requests and suggestions for outings.
The Terra Nova staff organized our island hopping trips where we went to all the popular spots along with many of the secluded beaches with no other tourists. The picnic lunches were fantastic and we always looked forward to the fresh juice they greeted us with upon return. My husband snorkeled off the small beach in front of the property and was amazed by the marine life, he even saw a turtle! Mae also arranged a private speed boat and dive master through a local company. They picked us up from the villa and saved us from making the long journey into town. Paying for a private speed boat was pricey, but not exorbitant for 3 dives. We felt it was worth every penny after we saw the other banchas loaded like cattle cars, most with over 10 divers. We had so much fun the first day that we booked one more!
Very good value for money, every day we marveled at discovering such a gem in the area... Guy and his team are so charming and genuinely want to give their guests the best experience possible. We loved that the foundation gives back to the local community and is committed to sustainable tourism in the area. I doubt you can find such a combination elsewhere in El Nido. We felt that five days was the right amount of time to completely detox as well as explore the area. My parents and I had a blast - Terra Nova was a hit and we intend on bringing our friends back again!
Terra Nova is an amazing and lovely place! A lot of reasons to choose this destination : a unique and wonderful location, a private beachfront eco-resort of 2 houses, great boat trips, many activities, an amazing and efficient team, delicious meals....
WE have already visit terra nova property off Guy Mazzoni Foundation last december .It Was the greatest experience we ever got before. An amazing remoted place surrounded by beautiful landscape and closed from El nido a paradise on earth. But the post amazing was what WE have experience on Terra nova .Like owning a piece of This paradise ,fantastic foods daily ,boats and staff at our entire service 24h,all what WE could expect in our dream. WE recommending This place without hesitation.