9.2

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View11
Beach8
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9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Seven Commandos Beach 10.1 km
Nacpan Beach 10.6 km
Secret Lagoon Beach 13.6 km
Las Cabanas Beach 13.7 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River 127.6 km
Ugong Rock 141.5 km
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park 149.4 km
Cowrie Island 170.5 km
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center 177.8 km
Firefly Watching 184.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Cauayan beach 90 m
Cauayan island 330 m
Bird's Nest Form/Balinsasayaw Birds/El Nido 3.3 km
Mitre Island 3.4 km
Cadlao Island 4.8 km
Loggerhead Peak 5.1 km
Emmit Island 6.2 km
Paradise beach camping (El Nido Paradise Agency) 7.0 km
Helicopter Island 7.2 km
Dilumacad Island 7.3 km
Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)

"Our most fantastic and memorable Palawan experience yet."

Melissa - January 27, 2022
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Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)

Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the El Nido part of Palawan, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Free airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport9.5 km

Rooms available at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)

Bay View Villa with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 270 m²/2906 ft²
  • Bay view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Resort View Villa with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 270 m²/2906 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 270 m²/2906 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Beach Front Villa
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Lagoon Villa
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 queen bed
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Water Villa
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach View Villa
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Bayview Cauayan Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 270 m²/2906 ft²
  • 2 king beds
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Resort View Cauayan Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 270 m²/2906 ft²
  • 2 king beds
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HOUSE WITH VIEW
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 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.

    How do I get to Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Palawan with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido).

    What are my dining options at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

    What is the smoking policy at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What is the closest airport to Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Travel by air is easy with El Nido Airport only 9.4 km away from Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido).

    What restaurants are nearby Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Restaurants including Fat Choy Lio Beach, Beach Bar And Restaurant and Jungle Bar by PIOPIO are popular in Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)’s neighborhood which is known as El Nido.

    What are popular attractions near Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Guests at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) can easily visit Lio Tourism Estate, Loggerhead Peak and The Gardens Day Club located in the El Nido area.

    What popular beaches are close to Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Guests at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) can easily visit Nacpan Beach, Las Cabanas Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach in the El Nido area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)?

    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)’s nearby natural sights include Nagkalit-Kalit Falls, Bulalacao Falls and Paradise beach camping (El Nido Paradise Agency) located in the same El Nido area.

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    What people love about Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Our most fantastic and memorable Palawan experience yet."

      Melissa

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      January 27, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "again overall, its a fantastic resort!"

      Melissa

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      January 27, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Spectacular location and services are topnotch!"

      Amie

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      September 20, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 891 Palawan properties
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    Room size
    150 sqm.
    Service score
    9.6/10
    Location score
    9.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.3/10
    Bigger than
    99
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    Better than
    98
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    Better than
    97
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    9.2

    Exceptional
    812 reviews
    Cleanliness
    9.3
    Facilities
    8.8
    Location
    9.3
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    The bluetooth speaker was a nice touch!
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    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)

    It's time for an adventure-filled holiday! Explore Palawan with a stay at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido).
    The range of services provided by Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Palawan.
    While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The resort's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
    Guestrooms at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The multiple room layout options at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) include rooms with separate living room and balcony or terrace. Some selected rooms have television and in-room video streaming to keep guests entertained.
    The resort also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the resort provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) begin with a complimentary breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're selective about eating, don't worry! Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) has a selection of cuisine types including kosher and halal options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's bar.
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and spa. The many offerings at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
    The poolside bar at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) gives you a great reason to spend more time in your swimsuit. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like boats and canoes made available at Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido).
    In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the yoga room and hiking trails in the resort. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Around the property

    Visit the sights and local attractions of Palawan during your stay at the resort. Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Nacpan Beach located 10.5 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    This resort stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 96% of accommodations in the city.
    This resort scores higher than 97% of accommodations in the city for its location.
    This resort stands out for its staff and service, scoring higher than 97% of the city's accommodation.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.8

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    25 mentions

    Beach

    8 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    7 mentions

    Housekeeping

    3 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino
    • Spanish

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Diving
    • Fitness center
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Hiking
    • Massage
    • Pool with view
    • Private beach
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Water sports (non-motorized)
    • Yoga room

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurant [kosher]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shops
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal
    • Playground
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Security [24-hour]

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Bathtub
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Books/DVDs/music for children
    • Closet
    • Clothes rack
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Desk
    • Dressing room
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Free bottled water
    • Free welcome drink
    • Fruits/snacks
    • Hair dryer
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Individual air conditioning
    • In-room safe box
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Mini bar
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety/security feature
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Slippers
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Umbrella
    • Wake-up service
    • Wine glasses
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring
    Food and dining
    Restaurants on site

    Horizon Restaurant

    • Cuisine: International, Local
    Location
    Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.3

    Airports

    • El Nido Airport (ENI)
      9.5 km
    • San Vicente Airport (SWL)
      82.5 km

    Public transportation

    • El Nido Jeepney Terminal Bus Station
      9.7 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Mercury Pharmacy
      9.1 km
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Seven Commandos Beach
      10.1 km
    • Nacpan Beach
      10.6 km
    • Secret Lagoon Beach
      13.6 km
    • Las Cabanas Beach
      13.7 km
    • Puerto Princesa Underground River
      127.6 km
    • Ugong Rock
      141.5 km
    • Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park
      149.4 km
    • Cowrie Island
      170.5 km
    • Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center
      177.8 km
    • Firefly Watching
      184.9 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Cauayan beach
      90 m
    • Cauayan island
      330 m
    • Bird's Nest Form/Balinsasayaw Birds/El Nido
      3.3 km
    • Mitre Island
      3.4 km
    • Cadlao Island
      4.8 km
    • Loggerhead Peak
      5.1 km
    • Emmit Island
      6.2 km
    • Paradise beach camping (El Nido Paradise Agency)
      7.0 km
    • Helicopter Island
      7.2 km
    • Dilumacad Island
      7.3 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    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.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 2-11 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.
    Others
    • Round trip land transfer from Lio Airport to El Nido Pier and round trip boat transfer from El Nido Pier to Cauayan Island Resort are included in the package and subject to the following boat schedules:
      From El Nido Pier to Cauayan Island Resort: 09:00 AM/01:00 PM/04:30 PM/05:00 PM
      Cauayan Island Resort to El Nido Pier: 06:00 AM/09:30AM/01:30 PM/02:30 PM
      Boat transfer after 05:00 PM is not allowed due to the Philippines Coast Guard regulations.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until17:00
    • Check-out from12:00
    • Check-out until12:30

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee0 PHP

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 29

    Reviews of Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido) from real guests

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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.3
    Facilities8.8
    Location9.3
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.4
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    8-9 Excellent (38)
    7-8 Very Good (14)
    6-7 Good (8)
    <6 Below Expectation (16)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amelia from United States
    Couple
    Lagoon Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    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.

    Reviewed February 21, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mary from United States
    Family with teens
    Beach Front Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Leisure”

    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!!!

    Reviewed January 27, 2019

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    Thank you Mary for this amazing and complete review, we appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

    Responded January 30, 2019
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    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.

    Reviewed June 05, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lean from Philippines
    Couple
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    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.

    Reviewed August 23, 2018

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    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!

    Responded November 20, 2018
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kristy from Australia
    Couple
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    absolutely amazing”

    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.

    Reviewed September 27, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joey from Malaysia
    Couple
    Beach Front Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    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.

    Reviewed May 03, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from United States
    Couple
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2016

    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!

    Reviewed September 06, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent
    fahhad from Kuwait
    Solo traveler
    Beach Front Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    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

    Reviewed March 11, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Emily from Australia
    Couple
    Water Villa
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2018

    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 .

    Reviewed February 08, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Roman from Switzerland
    Family with teens
    Lagoon Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    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.

    Reviewed February 28, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yohana from Australia
    Couple
    Lagoon Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    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!!

    Reviewed November 25, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Christina from Australia
    Family with young children
    Beach Front Villa
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2017

    Beautiful location!”

    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.

    Reviewed January 26, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Marlene from United States
    Solo traveler
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    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.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    tamaki from Japan
    Group
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

    Excellent resorts”

    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!

    Reviewed October 23, 2019

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    Thank you for your feedback and for choosing Cauayan Island Resort. We are missing you too! Come back soon.

    Responded November 10, 2019
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Suzanne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    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!

    Reviewed April 18, 2019

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    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!

    Responded April 19, 2019
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chrisette
    Couple
    Beach Front Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Absolute Dream!”

    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!

    Reviewed March 13, 2019

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    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!

    Responded March 13, 2019
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    8.8
    Excellent
    Roya from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Beach View Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    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.

    Reviewed March 22, 2019

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    Thank you Roya for your feedback, we appreciate it. Hope to see you again at the island!

    Responded March 27, 2019
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Darci from United States
    Couple
    Water Villa
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2020

    Phenomenal Experience - Can't wait to go back”

    WOW - what an amazing vacation! Everything from the pickup in El Nido to the reception, the food and accommodating my gluten-free needs, the pool, beach and views, the staff - every single thing was top-notch. We stayed in an over-the-water cabana and it was 5-star - the bed was very comfortable, the shower always had hot water, the outdoor shower was perfect - the deck loungers were a great way to welcome the day and end the night. We could have watched movies, but never used the TV. The bluetooth speaker was a nice touch! All the staff was incredible! I cannot thank the chefs enough for ensuring I could eat - and all the meals were delicious! We ventured on an island-hoping tour led by Clent and Ian - it was an unforgettable day. From Joey the bartender who made my favorite drink, to Joe, Randy, Mark, Aya , & JB! All were so kind. The spa experience was perfect! The location is remote and the WiFi is fast! We can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed March 17, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Pius from Philippines
    Couple
    Lagoon Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    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.

    Reviewed November 07, 2018

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    Dear Pius, We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for coming over. Please visit us again. Salamat!

    Responded November 20, 2018
    Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joy from Philippines
    Couple
    Water Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Exceptional”

    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.

    Reviewed August 23, 2019

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    Dear Joy, we are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We can't wait to welcome you again.

    Responded August 27, 2019
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