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El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 December 2007

Three things you should know that arent mentioned in the other reviews: there is no beach, the place is overdeveloped and as a result there are privacy and some noise issues especially when package tours are there. Also, for diving it is best to night dive with dive master Ariel since most of the coral in the Bay has died from global warming and logging since 1997.

Great staff, excellent organization, beautiful spot.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2007

I stayed at the Lagen Island Resort for 5 nights. My first reaction was "WOW!" upon seeing the lovely location, the first class accomodations, fantastic customer service, and the extremely friendly staff. Everyone there really tries to help you have a good time. The activities coordinators are a great help in planning the outings. You can use all the facilities as well as it's sister resort on Miniloc and the various island beach clubs. They have excellent facilities, boats, kayaks and guides that made this a great vacation. My only complaint would be about the food. It wasn't bad, but all meals are buffet style, and after a day or 2, the food becomes repetitive. The food is also geared to the Asian guests almost exclusively, meaning not much "western" food is available apart from salads and some breakfast items. It's a small complaint really, but adding some ala cart meals would be welcome.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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4  Thank simkeith
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Reviewed 30 September 2007

Although we went during rainy season, we wouldn't have had it any other way. Coming from Canada, the weather was just right not too hot or too cold for us. We were pleasantly surprised that the place was just as you see it in the pictures, the views were all breathtaking. The service we received was top notch whether it be from the waiters at dinner or from the tour guide assigned to take us from island to island. The food was superb, the best of western and native cuisine and whats more, all of it was included on our tour payment.

We will never forget our trip there, or the staff that made all that possible!

Stayed: September 2007
5  Thank Jadyn_7
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Reviewed 17 May 2007

Stayed the for 4 nights is the best place my best hollydays..
Is not the sleeping that is inclued is also everything like travel betew islands, luch in smal island, go to miniloc and snorklel with bit skool of giant fish

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Graceme
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Reviewed 29 April 2007

Stayed there with my wife for New Year's. Our first day at the resort really started with the flight from Manila to El Nido on the resort's arranged transport. The airplane was small but the flight was relatively short considered how we got to Manila. When they warn you that you may get wet in the transfer from the beach to the hotel, definitely heed their warning. There's a changing faciility at the airport to change to shorts and sandals as necessary. After a short wait where snacks are served, you take an air-conditioned jeepney for a short ride to the beach. From the beach you take one boat, only to transfer to a second boat further away from shore. The boat ride to the hotel is beautiful though. You see all the different islands and the color of the water is aquablue. Once at the resort you're greeted for check-in. Since there were a group of us that arrived at the resort at the same time, they called guests one-by-one.

We stayed on a Water Cottage which had a great view of the rain forest and the lagoon. The inside of the cottage is mostly wood (e.g., floors). It's not the most luxurious place I've stayed, but it was comfortable and sufficient. The balcony was excellent. It was great just sitting on the balcony, breathing the fresh air and looking at nature (my nap on the balcony was great!). The sunsets are awesome too. By the way, there's no TV in the room for those who are looking for one.

Food at the resort is ok. Each of the meals are buffet. They also have a sundry store for snacks and ice cream. You really have no choice of restaurants unless you take a boat ride back to El Nido town.

Activities were great. We did the hike through the rain forest which was a little treacherous due to the heavy rains prior to our stay that washed out some of the terrain. Once we were at the other side of the island, rock climbing activities were available. Note: there's no water or snacks on the other end of the island, so pack accordingly. We asked for kayaks and kayaked back to the resort which was just great! We felt like we were on the Amazing Race. (This is the resort where the Bowling Moms were eliminated in Amazing Race Season 5.) We also went to another island for snorkeling which was ok. At midnight on New Year's Eve there were fireworks. We were so jetlagged that we woke up to them, but it lasted a good five to ten minutes.

During our stay, it was very busy, so excursion choices were more scheduled than I would have expected and not every excursion was offered everyday.

All in all, we would go back, but would stay longer to enjoy the variety of things to do and too really decompress.

  • Stayed: December 2005, travelled as a couple
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Address: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan Island 1229, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > El Nido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in El Nido
#1 Top resorts Hotel in El Nido
#2 Spa Hotel in El Nido
#2 On the Beach Hotel in El Nido
Price Range: $698 - $997 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Nido Resorts Lagen Island 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lagen Island is a haven of tranquility nestled between a lush forest and a calm shallow lagoon. Its calssic and modern design exudes an air of subdued elegance. Cottages, rooms and suites are well appointed over the water, beside the beach, or surrounded by verdant forest. Lagen Island is part of the El Nido Resorts group and is located in El Nido, northwestern part of Palawan. It takes a 75-minute direct flight from Manila or a 6 hour land trip from Puerto Princesa City (Palawan's Capital City). ... more   less 
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