"Good job in assisting me and helping me to capture memories, the spa crew you did a good job too very relaxing & respectful."
Michael - May 26, 2018
Location rating score
I stayed in the Lagoon Villa, love the privacy and location.
John | June 29, 2018
Overall this island and resort has a lot of potential.
John | June 29, 2018
The bluetooth speaker was a nice touch!
Darci | March 17, 2020
Would definitely stay here again.
John | June 29, 2018
WOW - what an amazing vacation!
Darci | March 17, 2020
Anna | February 18, 2020
Free airport transfer
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Nearest airport||El Nido Airport (ENI)|
|Distance to airport||9.5 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
"This resort is a perfect place that escaping from all the things bothering you all day."
November 15, 2018
"Island hopping tour was extremely good:) Also the dishes and drinking were nice ,too."
October 23, 2019
"Fantastic Resort with a staff that was very attentive and helpful to meet every need."
October 16, 2018
Conveniently located in Palawan, Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. This beachfront resort is located in Bacuit Bay, with local attractions such as Nacpan Beach, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon and Small Lagoon nearby. Well-known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs, the island serves as a gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, a group of islands with steep karst cliffs. This area has many dive sites, including Dilumacad Island’s long tunnel leading to an underwater cavern.
Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Palawan. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out.
All 30 rooms spread over floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, free welcome drink, linens, mirror and private entrance can be found in selected rooms. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including boats, hiking trails, yoga room, snorkeling, private beach, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Whatever your reason for visiting Palawan, the Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"As well as the people especially in the restaurant, amazing ..."
May 26, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
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An amazing experience ”
We loved our experience at Cauayan all in all. I read through some of the negative reviews and must say... If you choose to explore El Nido, you have to understand that every single little thing is imported onto these islands... especially one as remote as Cauayan. The facilities, views, activities, tours offered were incredible. Our only suggestion to the resort is heightened level of communication. For example, the electricity goes out every night from 3am-4am. On the last night I was awake for this and I started to freak out. Additionally, we took a boat ride to the mainland for our own exploring and the staff (3 different times) asked us to be back at the dock at 5. We waited for 1.5 hours wondering if we were stranded. I think if we could just have better communication we'd have absolutely no complaints (small issues for how amazing this place really is). I'd go back a million times if I could.
Better in real life”
Just a short scenic boat trip from El Nido and you land on this majestic island resort where baby black tip sharks (harmless) welcome you as you hop off the your boat and greeted but the most warm and friendly staff. Instantly you relax into the island and take in the beautiful sites that just needs to be seen as the pictures only go so far. Upon arrival you are given a welcoming 10min head massage which you can either take in your room or in the Spa which is perched on the cliff face over the water. I recommend you doing this as you just melt on your chair and the ten minutes feel more like 20. A few reccomendations, take insect repellent, it is a tropical island so there are mosquitoes, use sunscreen, spend time on the sunset bar having drinks in the plunge pool as you watch the sunset. Finally have the 90min Cauayan Special spa massage during daylight hours so you can look through the glass floor at the fish and baby black tip sharks swimming beneath you.
Cauayan Island Resort is indeed a beautiful destination for a relaxing vacation. A place to unwind and enjoy nature. WiFi and TV may not be available at times but there are other things to do. I found this place on line and booked a beach front cottage. There are so many to see and experience here: the towering cliffs around the resort, the blue sea in front of the cottage and the sounds of waves throughout the day and night, sea turtles and schools of fish, birds chirping, sunrises and sunsets and much more. So get fre Day with your camera eready. The resort staff were very welcoming, helpful and always ready to assist and answer questions. During the beach tour, the tour guide and the crew ensured that guests were informed and safe. I recommend a bring along abwater resistant bag to protect those phone/cameras. The food and drink selections at the resort restaurant and bar were plenty and they were all good. Seafoods were fresh! I highly recommend Cauayan Island Resort!!!
Thank you Mary for this amazing and complete review, we appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
I can't recommend this resort enough. we arrived just after 8am at el nido airport and had someone waiting for us to pick us up. the driver took us into el nido town and from there we caught the boat to the resort. this is included in the price. stepping off we were greeted with a welcome drink and taken to our villa. we stayed in the beach villa which was amazing. it had an outside shower, bluetooth player, coffee machine and more. bed was very comfortable. they have a bucket/to do list of all the things at the resort which is great. included is a 10 minute head massage at the spa where the gym is too. included in the price too is use of snorkel gear and kayaks. we kayaked to the 'secret beach' around the bend which was absolutely stunning. the private beach is lovely and you can see tiny reef sharks, fish and coral. the infinity pool is right by the beach too where there is a bar and restaurant. the food is western prices and is the only place to eat on the resort. breakfast is included however. we are vegan so the staff were accomodating for us. definitely recommend heading up the scenic spots to get wonderful views of the sunset and resort. it is a bit of a walk so definitely wear proper shoes and don't go after it's raining as we were slipping and sliding the whole way down. our guide took good care of us though. I would most definitely come here again and recommend everyone to go. even just for one night it's worth it to spoil yourself.
10 STARS FOR THE STAFF”
It was a special trip for us and Cauayan Island Resort did not disappoint. We felt that our hard earned money was worth splurging in, the moment we encountered our first Cauayan employee. We were treated as VVIPs. Food was also great, it was not really that expensive knowing that it is the only restaurant and the quality is excellent. the room was exceptional and really felt that it was our home in paradise. cleanliness is spot on! I have not experienced a place in the resort that has a trash or any foul smell. The place is even better if you see it with your eyes; pictures of the resort are already great but seeing it with my eyes really was so jaw dropping. Facilities could be better; a bidet should be provided in the toilet room and some of the facilities already have rust. The staff was really the superstar of the resort. Above and beyond level of service.
Dear Lean, Thank you so much for your warm review, we really appreciate it. We hope you will visit Cauyan Island Resort in the near future. Maraming salamat!
Best for those who seeks for peaceful holiday”
As per my title, you need to be prepared mentally that you are going to be at an island so expect no internet/intermittent connection. Besides that, everything else is perfect. We stayed for 2 nights there and the food, staff are amazing. The travel tours provided by the hotel can be quite expensive so better if you can do the tour at the el nido town before coming to this resort. Or you can do like what we did where we negotiated with the travel agent from el nido town and arranged a pick up at the island. Cost us 3x less for private tour! Private tour from el nido town will only cost you 8000 pesos for 2 pax and they will pick you up from the resort and drop you back there.
First time to Palawan”
Cauayan Resorts was amazing! My wife and loved our stay at the resort. It was my first time to the Philippines and Palawan and I loved it! The resort was fairly new but there were no kinks to be worked out. The staff was great and my wife and I really felt like we had the island to ourselves! The food was delicious and our beach villa was amazing! The snorkeling was a ton of fun and the next time we come back we will definitely stay at Cauayan Resorts! The only thing that we did not get to do was island hop so we will make sure to put that on our agenda the next time!
The location is amShangri-Laazing!!!!”
We found this location to be amazing you can only get here by boat, and literally feel's like your on your own island it's very private and very quiet and relaxing i highly recommend it for couples. Me and my husband traveled to El Nido for our honeymoon, El Nido is definitely a must no mater where you stay. When we first arrived it was magical to see where we were staying however we were disappointed to see no efforts were put in to our room as it was our honeymoon just comparing to the Shangri-La that we stayed in Boracay they gave us a bottle of wine & heated up bubble bath. We enjoyed the complimentary head massage they offered in the spa, the food at the restaurant was really nice but the breakfast had limited options especially if your staying there for 5 days. We liked that the resort had areas to trek, nature to explore and access to kayaking, but were really annoyed that island hopping was way to expensive compared to town I would suggest staying in town for 1 night to do .
Food and Location are the Best”
We have been to other resorts in El Nido, but never had that quality meals or mixed drinks. From the moment we met the French GM, and the Spanish F&B manager, I was sure that we would not be disappointed. The drinks are truly special and two of them we had never experienced before. For every meal we chose between the fish, crabs or langoustines, which are presented caught fresh from the ocean on a platter for selection. The resort has a policy of never offering as fresh anything older than the day it was caught. The location is very special, as was the day tour on their own boat, which is far and away the very best we have seen anywhere in El Nido: very comfortable, not overcrowded as all the other ones you see, personalized and with an excellent crew and food. All four of us also used the top notch massage services at a unique spot on the island. The accomodation is good, but not excellent, and the facilities are hard to maintain. Overall a top experience, well worth the cost.
This resort is a little pricey, specifically when you go on their beach/lagoon tours, it is 3x the more expensive than if you were to go on the tours they sell on the mainland, but it is worth every cent if you're looking for quality. The boat was spacious and comfortable and equipments they provide were great! The staff were amazing, from the moment of the airport pickup to the drop off. BLOWN AWAY. They were very helpful and went above and beyond for our every need, we had met a couple in the resort we stayed in Coron and they had left their belonging which we brought to El Nido. We had planned to meet them in town on one of the days we were in El Nido, but we were advise it would cost 6000PHP for the speedboat to take us there and back. The staff offered to take their belonging and dropped it off to the resort they were staying in.. at NO cost! WE WERE AMAZED! Highly recommend this resort!!
THE GREAT STAY”
the cauayan resort is on it own island. the beach is all yours. the scenery is great all day long. what can this resort offer ? first of all calmness and good food. why good food? because on this island there is only source food. i didn't hate the food but to em it should be better so i would give it 6.5/10 the view and the view!! i have starred more than i could imagine. the swimming pool is infinite pool but i think its not fresh water(sweet water) there is some salt in the pool and in the bathroom water which is hardly noticed. they offer a guide to trek the 2 mountains surrounding the resort. and the best trip you can take is the island hopping. i loved my stay there except the room was too hot for me morning and night, yes there were an ac but it want cooling the room that i hated although they have provide me with an electrical fan to cool things a bit the service of the staff is great specially there manager mika. thank you cauayan resort
We stayed in Cauayan for 5 nights. The staff were amazing. The beach villa that we stayed in had breath taking views And very nicely furnished. The major problem with this resort is the food. Everything is a la carte from A very limited menu. I think there are only 6 items in the breakfast menu. A little More for the snack and dinner menu. Only breakfast is included in the accommodation price. Lunch, snacks and dinner are all extra. The food quality is ordinary. Massages are very expensive, all over P3000 pesos. There are no activities for kids or a kids club. The resort offers tours which Is double the price of the standard El Nido tour. I must say the grilled food on board which were freshly made by the staff is a highlight. What is interesting is that they are mainly all grilled by the staff on the boat but were a lot more tasty than the food that we ordered from the resort restaurant. There is only one restaurant. There is no convenient store on the island.
Loved every moment of it”
This was my first trip to El Nido. The whole experience at this resort was very enjoyable. The staff was really accommodating and went over and beyond my expectations. Not once did we see any housekeeping staff yet the room was kept pristine. Although it was expensive, it was worth it with the breathtaking views and waking up to watch the sunrise on the beach. You really do feel like you have the whole island to yourself. I think the only thing that could have made it better is if there was live entertainment otherwise if you truly want to disconnect from the world, this is your place.
Honeymoon Bliss ”
Fabulous experience from start to finish! We were picked up from El Nido airport via van & taken to the resorts private boat. From there we took the 15 min boat ride to the resort island. Would highly reccomend the beach front villas as they catch the breeze from the sea. All food & options were great, fab cocktails & drinks. Service from all staff was second to none! Would highly recommend this resort as it truly is paradise!
Dear Suzanne, thank you for staying with us recently and for your review. We are glad that you had a great experience at the island. We look forward to serving you again in the near future!
What a stunning place! ”
This place is more than you can hope for if you're looking for a nice couple of relaxing days on your own little island with water activities, board games, massage, bar it's really quite stunning. Hard to stay and also visit the mainland as the boat shuttles end quite early. So once you're on the island you might as well make the most of it while you're there and then stay in el nido mainland for a couple of days to experience both parts of this wonderful place. But really this resort is truly picturesque.
Thank you Roya for your feedback, we appreciate it. Hope to see you again at the island!
Cauayan Island resorts is one of the best resorts in the world!!!! Everything is so special and fantastic. All staff were so kindly and their hospitality was so high level. And Island hopping tour was extremely good:) Also the dishes and drinking were nice ,too. We want to go there soon!! We miss them!
Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Cauayan Island Resort. We are missing you too! Come back soon.
Excellent resort with hospitable staff”
Great pickup and checkout back to main island. Great food and environmentally responsible. Sea turtles keep coming back to lay eggs. Very natural and green compared to other resorts. Can see sunrise and sunset in a guided tour. Awesome experience when clear skies. Delicious food from kitchen. Only 15 minutes speedboat from El Nido port.
Dear Pius, We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for coming over. Please visit us again. Salamat!
We felt like we were so secluded on this private island. It was amazing! If you’re looking to unplug from the world, this is the right place to do it. Since their WiFi isn’t that great, they supply all their guests with so many other activities. It totally sparks romance if you’re traveling with your partner. Must do’s: 1. 530am Sunrise hike (take the hard trail) it’s thrilling, you have to climb up limestone rocks, but well worth it for the view. 2. Kayak to a small beach 15 min to the right of the resort. Snorkeling here is amazing too. You’ll be completely secluded on this beach over there it’s crazy! 3. Do any of theirisland tours Breakfast is included every morning of your stay, and it’s delicious! Choose anything off the menu that morning. You have to try the Cauayan Cooler ;) Dinner is impeccable and so fresh. Reccomend trying anything they catch fresh that day. Service is top notch and absolutely genuine. They want to help you and make your stay absolutely fabulous!
Dear Chrisette, We are glad that you have enjoyed the island and we really appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Cheers!
Cauayan Island Resort surpassed our expectations. Everything is great, the view, facilities, location especially the staff who are all very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely go back.
Dear Joy, we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait to welcome you again.
Prefer this over El Nido resorts ”
Overall this offers a more comfortable environment for relaxing and hanging out with a very nice beach front and lagoon where you can snorkel and see baby sharks! Less children and feels a lot less crowded than Lagen. Best is the beach front villa and the amazing spa ambiance. Need to work on the quality of the massage though and the infrastructure of the pier for pick up is not comparable if El Nido resorts