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Popular landmarks
Small Lagoon34.76 km
Matinloc island38.76 km
Nacpan Beach40.67 km
La Immaculada Concepcion Church110.78 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River114.24 km
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park115.49 km
Snake Island147.65 km
Honda Bay157.82 km
Crocodile Farm165 km
Immaculate Conception Cathedral168.03 km
Nearby landmarks
Apulit Island4.66 km
Maytiguid Island6.8 km
Batas Island19.66 km
Sta. Monica Parish20.15 km
Fort Santa Isabel20.15 km
Malapacao Island23.33 km
Lagen island23.66 km
Snorkeling In Lagen Island, El Nido25.09 km
Pinagbuyatan Island25.63 km
Dolarog beach26.45 km
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NoaNoa Private Island

Taytay,Palawan, Taytay, Palawan, Philippines, 5312 - See map
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Spa & Beauty
"Great food, amazing snorkeling around a vibrant reef and just the sound of nature!!!"
Desiree - June 2, 2017
Exceptional service
9.9 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.8 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.6 facilities on premise
Exceptional comfort
9.2 room quality and comfort
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Value for money9.2
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport30.3 km

Rooms available at NoaNoa Private Island

9.2
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Room comfort & quality
Honeymoon Suite
Honeymoon Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Sea View
Deluxe Sea View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Master Suite
Master Suite
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Guest Suite
Guest Suite
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  • Room size: 59 m²/635 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Suite Ocean View
Suite Ocean View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Jasmine Room
Jasmine Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Suite Standard
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    Capiz Suite
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      Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Partial Sea View
      Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Bathroom, Partial Sea View
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          What people love about NoaNoa Private Island

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "From the staff, the location, the food quality, the room amenities to the owner kindness, all is here to a perfect getaway."

            Christophe

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            January 11, 2017

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "The food is really original and quite amazing based on the fact that it comes from so far."

            Ian

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            April 3, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Everything is made to offer you a unique experience in this private island."

            Christophe

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            January 11, 2017

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          Overall rating:
          9.5
          Exceptional
          81 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.8
          Facilities
          9.6
          Location
          9.6
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          More about NoaNoa Private Island

          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.

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          Food & Dining
          14 mentions
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          3 mentions
          View
          2 mentions
          Housekeeping
          1 mention

          What they offer

          9.6
          Exceptional

          "Andy, the owner was a great snorkeling guide who showed us t..."

          karsten

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          November 22, 2017

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          Nearest essentials

          Airports

          El Nido Airport (ENI)
          30.3 km
          San Vicente Airport (SWL)
          62.5 km
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          9.5
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          Cleanliness9.8
          Facilities9.6
          Location9.6
          Room comfort and quality9.2
          Service9.9
          Value for money9.2
          High score for Palawan
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          6-7 Good (1)
          <6 Below Expectation (1)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Annemiek
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

          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.

          Reviewed February 06, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Filip
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

          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 !!!

          Reviewed March 20, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Richard from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Suite Ocean View
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

          Absolutely beautiful, well worth a stay”

          Peaceful, relaxing private island

          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!

          Reviewed January 06, 2015
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Sakari from Finland
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

          Unique stay at NoaNoa”

          Paradise island, stunningly beautiful, quality of workmanship

          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.

          Reviewed July 28, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Patrick from Ireland
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2014

          Dreams are made in Noa Noa, fantastic”

          Private, Snorkling, Owners

          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.

          Reviewed February 13, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ian from South Africa
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

          Paradise found”

          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

          Reviewed April 03, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lucy from Australia
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 8 nights in July 2016

          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.

          Reviewed August 01, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          baptiste from France
          Couple
          Deluxe Sea View
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

          the perfect experience”

          the people, the reef, the beach patio and the rooms !

          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 !

          Reviewed November 28, 2014
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jon from United States
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

          WOW”

          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!

          Reviewed July 20, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Michael from United States
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

          Greatest Vacation Ever”

          Unbelievable views, picturesque water and delicious food. The room was amazing as well. Sorry, I could not stop at three things that I liked.

          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.

          Reviewed September 22, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kevin from United States
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

          Superb stay on a private island.”

          Private island, food and the staff

          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.

          Reviewed January 08, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kim from Sweden
          Couple
          Deluxe Sea View
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

          Wonderful environment ”

          The rooms, staff, 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!

          Reviewed January 13, 2014
          8.3
          Excellent
          Pieter from Netherlands
          Couple
          Suite Ocean View
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

          Definitely worth the journey”

          rust, staf, keuken

          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.

          Reviewed April 04, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Amir from Thailand
          Couple
          Suite Ocean View
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

          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!

          Reviewed May 01, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          fanny from France
          Couple
          Deluxe Sea View
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

          perfection for those who like quietness and luxe”

          location . staff . surrounding

          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.

          Reviewed March 22, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Stephan from Germany
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

          Sensational Hidden Retreat”

          Individualized customer service, quality of facilities and equipments, House reef

          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...

          Reviewed May 27, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Christophe from France
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

          Unique Experience”

          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.

          Reviewed January 11, 2017
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Sahib from Canada
          Couple
          Honeymoon Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

          Your own island paradise”

          Food, staff, accommodations

          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!!!

          Reviewed January 20, 2015
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Marko from Estonia
          Couple
          Deluxe Sea View
          Stayed 7 nights in January 2016

          Unique destination”

          Room, coral reef, SPA

          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!

          Reviewed February 04, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Fabian from Germany
          Couple
          Jasmine Room
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

          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.

          Reviewed December 26, 2017
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