Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.2|
|Nearest airport||El Nido Airport (ENI)|
|Distance to airport||30.3 km|
"From the staff, the location, the food quality, the room amenities to the owner kindness, all is here to a perfect getaway."
January 11, 2017
"The food is really original and quite amazing based on the fact that it comes from so far."
April 3, 2018
"Everything is made to offer you a unique experience in this private island."
January 11, 2017
NoaNoa Private Island is rather unique. It is not a hotel or a resort. Ten years ago NoaNoa Island was built as the exclusive paradise of a wealthy American. Now, this elaborate estate is being offered for the vacation enjoyment of two to eight people at a time. You will experience a magical charm that can only be found on a small scale. The rooms are unique, the staff truly cares, and the cuisine is the fine home cooking enjoyed by the private guests over the years. The island is gorgeous, the development compliments the surroundings, and the reef is amazing.
"Andy, the owner was a great snorkeling guide who showed us t..."
November 22, 2017
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 15 year(s).
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
NoaNoa Private Island
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Perfect, luxurous stay, environmentally concious ”
We stayed at Noa Noa for three nights, and it was the most beautiful place we stayed at, we wish we could've stayed longer. Everything is so well arranged and focused on the guest having a great stay. The island is secluded and is truly beautiful. The coral around the island is so beautiful, the best we've seen in Palawan. The food was amazing, really tasty and more than enough. We booked some massages and a facial, and that was also the best we had in Palawan. The service was perfect, well organised, and all of the staff were amazing. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Please note that about 3.000 PHP has to be paid a person a day for food (well worth it) and the transfer from Taytay to Noanoa is about 3.000 PHP a person one way.
Step into the paradise ”
Andy and Chelo are amazing people and marine wildlife enthusiasts and it transpires all over the place. The place itself is just out of this world , very well maintained and kept squeaky clean. The staff is very attentive in every area, whether it’s girls at the bar or the cleaners or the chef himself. Next thing is food , no doubt it’s a treat and we enjoyed every single meal there (plus delicious mango shakes). The last thing and most important for us is the reef which is so healthy and full of life. Oh and don’t forget that there’s an extra treat , I’m talking about another island which you can explore that’s just beside NoaNoa. I feel bad writing this review because I would like to be NoaNoa a world best kept secret and wouldn’t like to come back there to see negative human impact but as I said Andy and Chelo put so much work into it for us to enjoy it that they deserve a medal. We’ll definitely be back !!! Thank you all ... Thank you NoaNoa !!!
Absolutely beautiful, well worth a stay”
NoaNoa is as good as looks in the pictures, if you are looking for some quality relaxing time, it is amazing here. You can watch the sunrise over the islands in the morning and watch the sunset from the beach bar in the evening. The feeling is relaxed and intimate, there is no pressure to do anything (except maybe watch the monitor lizards) and the owner and his wife make you feel very much at home, the food is excellent and plentiful. There is also an amazing reef a few feet of the island for great snorkelling and, somehow, it had the best internet connect of anywhere we stayed in North Palawan on that trip! Would recommend it to anyone and will definitely return on our next visit to the island. Three days wasn't enough!
Unique stay at NoaNoa”
This was one of those once-in-a-lifestyle experiences - and we can't wait to get back! We had the luxury of being the only guests on the island (even when they are full they can't accommodate more than some 10 or so people) so everything was solely for us. It was quite a privileged feeling. The small island is stunningly beautiful, and the owner has put in a lot of time, money and effort to create a holiday destination that is one of its kind. We spent there 4 nights and didn't get bored a bit. The snorkeling on the reef around the island was probably the best I have experienced, and NoaNoa has high quality gear for both snorkeling and kayaking at your disposal. I can't really think of anything to complain about. Yes, NoaNoa is a bit on the pricey side especially if you include the compulsory dinner fee, but we feel it was definitely worth it.
Dreams are made in Noa Noa, fantastic”
NoaNoa will always be remembered as a very special holiday, its one of those experiences that everyone dreams of, the privatness of being on a deserted island with a beautiful coral reef to swim around the island. the food is made fresh and will meet your requirements without any hassle. The owners are friendly and enjoy to chat about the island and its uniqueness. There is an excellent spa with fantastic views to relax the soul and body instantly. I am sure we will be back here as it is a very special place in the philippines. If you visit here, do ask to see the hidden cave lagoon as it is a mysterious gem to witness.
NoaNoa is truly paradise. The island is the realisation and dream of one man. The level of true luxury and quality that he has brought to this island, beggars belief. He has built the most sumptuous home, that he how opened to visitors. The level of luxury and the fittings in the house are exceptional and offer indescribable luxury. The guest cottages, particularly the honeymoon suite, provide the most incredible views of the bay, but also provide an open and integrated lifestyle with the island. They provide a true island lifestyle experience. The reef are spectacular and amongst the most colourful and well populated with marine life that we have come across. The island has lots of activities to ensure that you are always out on the crystal clear waters and even able to access the island next door. The food is really original and quite amazing based on the fact that it comes from so far. Andy and Chelo and their staff are most amazing and helpful hosts. All you want is to stay forever
What a wonderful place”
We spent 10 glorious days on NoaNoa Island in July 2016. What a surprise this beautiful island was. Quiet, private, luxurious and home to the best snorkelling IN THE WORLD. Just 50m off the beach and we were floating over an underwater paradise that never ended. The food was world-class, the staff polite and the cocktails perfect. We will be back.
the perfect experience”
Our experience at Noanoa Island exceeded from far what we were expecting. It clearly was the highlight of our honeymoon trip. The accomodations are unique ( beach patio, spa and rooms are incredible). We spent hours snorkeling on the reef( 100 m away from the beach, the most beautiful and preserved one we've seen during our trip to the Phillipines, by far). The host are really nice and always available for you and the cook deserve a special mention ! He has transformed this island in a rather unique place !
Amazing Spectacular Peaceful Awesome This is a special place to rest and recharge- we had some rain but so what?! We came to NoaNoa to get replenished & we left filled up! We read, we hung out, we ate yummy gourmet & healthy food, we snorkeled, we kayaked, we got massages, we strolled around the island & kept saying "WOW", we took naps... if you need to be entertained go somewhere else. If you want a place that is off the beaten path and so life giving to your soul- this is it! You can get different but not better in our opinion!
Greatest Vacation Ever”
I cannot express how perfect Noanoa is. I was looking for a nice relaxing getaway and it delivered. We were the only visitors to the island and it was a very special experience. I cannot recommend enough that you should spend your next vacation in paradise at Noanoa.
Superb stay on a private island.”
Noa Noa selling point is definitely for its small private island feel. Park Hyatt Maldives kinda feel. We can walk around the island in less than 30 minutes. The property is for couples only, it's definitely not kids friendly, especially for young children. Maximum capacity is 12 guests. We we were 2 of 6 guests during our time on the island. The head chef was trained at an US culinary school. Meals are freshly prepared with organic ingredients brought in daily. There are 16 employees serving 6 guests. There are complimentary snorkeling gears, kayak and water sports equipment. I went snorkeling with the owner on the house reef. Massages are by well trained professional masseuses. Noa Noa is not easily accessible...There are direct flights from Manila on ITI Charter airline to El Nido. Which recently became bookable online at air-swift.com, tickets are not cheap around $270 for RT. We took the charter because we didn't want to take the long bus ride from/to Puerto Princesa. If flying from MNL to PPS, there are cheaper options with Cebu and Air Asia etc. We hope to be back soon.
Wonderful environment ”
What can I say? We really loved this place! Everyone was so friendly and helpful! A special thanks to the massouses and to the staff in the restaurant and to Andy and his wife! Imagine a total private island with modern facility's and great food! The imagine that you have the whole island for your self! We didn't know that the hotel didn't accepted credit card but the owner Andy and his wife helped us out with the payment via paypal! You will Never find a place like this! They managed everything that we asked for! There were no Mosquitos on the island since they sprayed it all with garlic juice. Thank you very much! I'll see you again!
Definitely worth the journey”
It takes some time before you arrive at Noa Noa: From Manila to Puerto Princesa is 1,5 hour, from PP to Tay Tay is 3 hours + rest, but it is a wonderfully scenic drive plus another 30 minutes by speeedboat. Noa Noa is really designed for rest and laziness and not for the adventurous sight see-er. The spa is the most beautiful I have seen, located on the top with a friendly breeze through the open windows. The snorkeling is good, kayaking around the island is a good 20 minutes and further there is rest and pamperng by the staff. So, in our case 3 days is just enough, but there are people who stand the calm for over a week. The lay-out of the island is wonderful, it all fits nicely in one's idea of a 'private island'. However, there is no airco in the room, which may be a drawback in the warmer season. We had some problems with the water pressure. Angie manages the restaurant with passion and is very serious about it. The meals are creative, but breakfast is a choice of muesli+fruits, omelet and/or pancakes. More variety would be welcome.
The best beach getaway we've had in a long time”
The island has some of the best waters for snorkelling (crystal clear) as well as kayaking and swimming! We really can't put into words how much fun we had in this place. Andy and Chello, who call this paradise home, along with with the other staff which were super friendly, are a big part of what makes this island so unique. This is where you want to be in Palawan!
perfection for those who like quietness and luxe”
It was truly perfection. I highly recommend this hotel. It's a private island, the surrounding are wonderful... feel like real luxury. The owner open his guest house to the public and it's truly a gift. Add extra fee for the boat 65 USD to come and return with a speed boat, and another 65 UDS/day/pers for the food.
Sensational Hidden Retreat”
Climbed my top spot of holiday destinations so far. Privately owned island which is eco friendly taken care of by its owners. Maximum relaxation as there are only 4 rooms available. Food is super fresh (seafood!) and very well prepared by a great local chef. Everything is customized to ur needs. I will be back soon! Very worth the money...
Everything is made to offer you a unique experience in this private island. From the staff, the location, the food quality, the room amenities to the owner kindness, all is here to a perfect getaway.
Your own island paradise”
Absolutely our favourite stop on our entire trip. We had an entire island to ourselves! Can't really explain how unique of an experience Noa Noa provides, so you must experience it yourself! Food, staff, accomodations were all amazing, not to mention the natural beauty you are surrounded by 24/7. The spa is a hidden gem at the top of the island with stunning views. The owners, Andy and Chelo, are the first people who greet you and the last to say good bye. A truly amazing experience that we will never forget, thank you so much!!!
Just got back from this wonderful Island. Coral reefs around the island are so healthy and many beautiful fish to swim amongst. Clean healthy cuisine served with a smile. If you are looking to escape the monotony of everyday life & experience something unique... Noa Noa is the destination for you!
Pricey but worth it”
Fantastic getaway with beautiful coral reef within 10m. Many things to discover on this tiny island, great host and plenty of good food. Very attentive staff. Beautiful views from all rooms. Great equipment for snorkelling, kayaking etc. Highly recommended for those that appreciate nature and are careful not to destroy the corals.