"Definitely worth the money and would highly recommend stayin..."
December 23, 2018
Free airport transfer
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Nearest airport||San Vicente Airport (SWL)|
|Distance to airport||82.0 km|
"We had the best time spending our precious vacation in Cauayan!"
July 2, 2018
"As well as the people especially in the restaurant, amazing services you had in up selling ."
May 26, 2018
"Good job in assisting me and helping me to capture memories, the spa crew you did a good job too very relaxing & respectful."
May 26, 2018
Cauayan Island Resort (El Nido)
"The staff were amazing."
November 30, 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.
"Fantastic Resort with a staff that was very attentive and he..."
October 16, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|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.
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A wonderful experience”
We came last May to this splendid resort as a portion of our honeymoon in the Philippines. We deeply enjoyed the large and comfy cottage on the beach, the small attentions waiting for us to come back to the room and the quality of the staff. Our only regret was to leave at the end of our stay!
Dear Cyril, we are so pleased that you had a great stay with us. Thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate it. See you again at the island in one of your wedding anniversaries. Merci beaucoup!
Amazing place! ”
Speechless... The place located on a private island. We stayed 2 nights on villa water which had an incredible view of the lagoon, they thought about everything until the smallest details! Cleaning the rooms and the accessories, the food in the restaurant, the hotel staff and the personal attention to the hotel facilities and the highest level attractions! At the hotel you can meet beach turtles and whale sharks while making massage, the hotel maintains a perfect balance between nature and the luxury it offers!
Thank you Orly for your review, we really appreciate it. We look forward to serving you again at the island!
The views are amazing, and the seclusion is nice. But there is almost nothing to do at the resort after 5. You can't leave the hotel except at the timings of the boat rides which are aligned with guests checking in and out. There would be no boats if there is no arrives or leaves the hotel on a specific day - unless you pay. Everything in the hotel is over priced, no pharmacy on island, and communication is very difficult. No phones and wifi is beyond terrible. They could easily set up a local network for the amounts of money they charge. Tours are very expensive in the hotel, and their gift shop. I think we bough a beach dress for about 60 dollars?! But the rooms are incredible, especially the mid water cottages - we loved that. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Dear John, Thank you for staying with us in your honeymoon, we are glad that you like the resort, villas and the amazing views. Regarding your comments: - We have daily boats for the arrivals and departures to the mainland, you can ride them free of charge. For special schedules, we also can provide it but with an additional cost. - We are located in a private island and we don't have pharmacy inside but our nurse has all the medicines needed for first aid. Any other additional medicines needed, can be provided from the town. - For the internet, we have a local network already working. Ou main problem is the connexion, because we are in an isolated area, we are using a satellite provider and is not stable all the time. We are looking on alternatives to improve it. We look forward to welcoming you again at the island in the near future.
For people who want to unplug, relax and feel at one with nature. Amazing snorkelling (try kayaking around different parts of the island! Saw a turtle and it swam up to us), food, people, spa and atmosphere! We will definitely be back!
Escape from messy life ”
This resort is a perfect place that escaping from all the things bothering you all day. Beautiful sightseeings, nice beach, foods are more than expectation. But if you are a 3C heavy user, the wifi will let you down. To me use wifi at these wonderful soundings is kind of waste.
Thanks Hung for your comments, we appreciate it. See you again at the island!
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!
Fantastic birthday stay ”
Fantastic remote island! Lovely for a few nights to get away from hectic life!The staff are extremely friendly and accomodate to all of our needs. When first arriving at island it is breath taking the scenery and beach are out of this world, and the trek to the top is a must! Although just the one restaurant here, the food was excellant, a good price for the quality in comparison to Perth (AUS) prices...The tuna steak was delicious about $21 (aud).Sometimes they may run out of one or two dishes but what do you expect staying in a remote island! Our room was lovely and clean and although we stayed when there was a typhoon they gave us a USB with hundreds of decent popular films to watch! Every evening they knock on our door with a sample of a local delicacy, which is a nice touch before evening meal. The only downside is there are 5 taps for the shower/bath which can be quite complicating at times! Also if you are into fitness the gym is very small and could do with updating equipment.
Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your warm comments and detailed review, we take note. See you again soon. Cheers!
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.
Cauayan is the perfect place to get away from the tourists and to enjoy the Philippines.”
The hotel and its staff were realy lovely. Everybody is genuine kind and its just so pretty there. Everyday is like you are looking to a postcard and u feel like you are in heaven.we did a beach tour which was faboulous, so many heavenly and hidden small beaches, breathtaking. I would recomment a minimum stay of 3 nights. I saw many people come for 1 or 2 nights but then u can’t realy enjoy the hotel. Its the perfect place just to relax and do basically nothing.
Thank you Siham for your review, we hope to see you again at the island.
Great stay at Cauayan Resort”
My wife and I loved the place! Food was excellent, as were the accommodations. All the staff always greeted us with a smile and made us feel welcomed. We took the Beach Tour while we were there and it was a great day of fun and adventure. We also had the After Sun Wrap and Massage at the Spa and it was excellent also. Our only disappointment was having to wait nearly 3 and a half hours to check in, but understand that check in time is 2 PM and our plane arrived at El Nido Airport at 8:50 AM. There also seems to be a little bit of an aversion to paying cash when services are rendered. We were constantly encouraged to charge everything to our room. I have always been a pay for it now type of person, so this is my preferred method. We were allowed to do it, but be aware that paying in cash means the staff will have to go to the front desk to get your change/receipt, so it may take a little longer than expected. But, all in all, we had a wonderful time and will return here.
Dear James, Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are so happy that you had a great experience at the resort and we take note on your comments. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!
The staff, service, amenities and the whole itself is excellent! We would surely come back every penny is worth of the experiences we had... Family and friends have been asking about the place and our experience so expect more clients Cauayan!
This place is paradise!”
I LOVE this island! Beautiful! Outstanding customer service, plenty of activities including snorkeling, kayaking, 2 hiking spots & other beach activities, saw a reef shark, delicious food, 10 min complimentary massage, all included! I stayed in the Lagoon Villa, love the privacy and location. Would definitely stay here again. Things I wish would change. I found some wash away garbage on the other beach, I kayaked over there, I wish they would maintain this part of the island as well, other than that, the whole resort was clean! Also I wish they had better internet. I would love for them to have a zip line, rock climbing, a swing and some poi fish in their pond. I heard there is a cave in the island too, wish they have it available to see! Overall this island and resort has a lot of potential. I love it and would highly recommend!
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.
A great place to spend vacation with fantastic water adventures. The staffs are friendly and very hospitable. Only regret are the food ; they are not good at all...a 5 star resort in a beautiful natural cove with 1 star food.
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
Place was very relaxing. Staff were very accomodating and service was excellent. ”
Cons : transfer service should leave behind late guest. As a consequence,they must pay the cost for special trip. We experienced a couple who checked out late and orher guest waited more than 30minutes. Because of tje late departure from resort, our island tour which we booked in the city got affected.
Dear Ana, We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay at Cauayan Island Resor and thank you for your review. We have taken note on your comment, we really encourage all the guest to be ready 30 minutes before the departure to avoid this kind of situations. In this case, the guests had a flight to catch and we had to wait to prevent further complications. We look forward to serving you again soon. Maraming Salamat!
Amazing staff and acccommodations!”
We rented two water villas. It was perfect! Loved the rooms and hearing the waves all night! We slept on the loungers outside to experience the waves and ocean breeze! The staff were amazing... especially the bar staff. You won't be disappointed in your experience!
Dear Victoria, Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that you have enjoyed the island and we hope to you see you again soon. Cheers!!
Just like in heaven”
The place is amazing, just like in heaven. Not too formatted and still maintaining a high level. The staff is charming and welcoming and makes your stay perfect. We met the modest owners and they were so nice. We're sure we'll be back here. A perfect vacation on a island. Just like in the movies.
Dear Michal, Thank you so much for your comments and thanks for staying with us. We are glad that you had a perfect vacation. We hope to see you again soon!
Perfect stay! Helpful straff and amazing food”
Fantastic Resort with a staff that was very attentive and helpful to meet every need. Everything from the transfer from/to airport and the stay was super smooth because of the helpful staff. It was like a small family working there, when arriving from the Lagoon tour which I recommend highly everyone from housekeeping to bar servants asked how the trip was. The resort is exquisitely placed on one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. The food was the best food we have got in the Philippines on our 5 week journey that includes the boat trip going on the island tour where they grilled fresh fish and chicken together with pork. The webpage nor the page here gives the right impression if the resort, it is much better than it appears on the pictures. Highly recommend this place to everyone! PS: the WiFi is a bit slow due to it being an island.
Thank you Eric for your kind words, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again!
Very expensive but worth it. beautiful place and beautiful hike to see the sunset. The room is big and clean. We were in the water villa (a little bit noisy because of the waves). We enjoyed from our stay very much. The most important thing- the staff were extremely nice. They even did us a suprise when they found out that I proposed to my girlfriend in the hotel and decorated our bed with flowers and greetings. Strongly recommended!
Dear Netanel, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you!