9.2
Exceptional
/10
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Food & Dining10
Housekeeping3
Beach2
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8.6
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nacpan Beach14.97 km
Small Lagoon31.34 km
Matinloc island34.51 km
La Immaculada Concepcion Church81.96 km
Puerto Princesa Underground River141.83 km
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park143.41 km
Snake Island176.53 km
Honda Bay186.17 km
Crocodile Farm193.12 km
Immaculate Conception Cathedral196.96 km
Nearby landmarks
Darocotan Island7.29 km
Island Hopping In El nido13.59 km
Corong-Corong Bay13.6 km
Nacpan Beach14.97 km
Cabuli Island15.65 km
Batas Island16.33 km
Lalutaya Island17.32 km
El Nido Airport19.92 km
Bird's Nest Form/Balinsasayaw Birds/El Nido20.96 km
Nagkalit-kalit Falls21.83 km
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Qi Palawan Resort

Qi Palawan, Sitio Palabuayan, San Fernando, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, 5313 - See map
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"The owners and staff are amazing, and everyone made sure that you are comfortable."
Mark - August 8, 2016
Exceptional service
9.9 rating for service
Exceptional cleanliness
9.7 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional comfort
9.5 room quality and comfort
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.1 facilities on premise
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Breakfast [free]

Cheaper than 80% of all properties in Palawan in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,207 Palawan properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center36 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportEl Nido Airport (ENI)
Distance to airport19.9 km

Rooms available at Qi Palawan Resort

9.5
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Ocean View Cottage
Ocean View Cottage
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Ocean View Villa
Ocean View Villa
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Beach Front Cottage
Beach Front Cottage
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Beach Front Villa
Beach Front Villa
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  • Room size: 108 m²/1163 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Ocean View Family Cottage
Ocean View Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 single beds or 3 single b...
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Beach Front Family Cottage
Beach Front Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 112 m²/1206 ft²
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What people love about Qi Palawan Resort

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place is great."

    john

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    November 4, 2018

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Excellent resort with extremely friendly staff."

    Ahmed

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    November 4, 2016

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff clearly enjoy working there and this comes across in the relaxed and happy service."

    Fiona

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    January 14, 2019

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Service score
9.9/10
Cleanliness score
9.7/10
Room comfort score
9.5/10
Room size
77 sqm.
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Overall rating:
9.2
Exceptional
216 reviews
Cleanliness
9.7
Facilities
9.1
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
It feels v secluded, peaceful and safe.
Fiona from United Kingdom
Family with young children
More about Qi Palawan Resort

More about Qi Palawan Resort

Set in the undiscovered area of northeastern Palawan, Qi Palawan Resort offers a unique experience. This beachfront property is located on an isolated beach with a local fishing community nearby. Within an hour's drive, guests can reach El Nido's city center conveniently. The resort offers seven rooms that are situated between a pristine beach and virgin forest. On-site facilities include a full service spa, east coast island hopping, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, and daily yoga. Kite boarding is also available from November through February. Ideal for all travelers, Qi Palawan Resort is the place to explore the real Palawan.

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Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining
16 mentions
Beach
3 mentions
Housekeeping
3 mentions
Swimming Pool
1 mention

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"the staffs smailes were good."

MATSUOKA

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August 19, 2017

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Nearest essentials

Airports

El Nido Airport (ENI)
19.9 km
44 minutes
San Vicente Airport (SWL)
93.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Food and dining

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:International, Local, Mediteranean
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Qi Palawan Resort from real guests

Overall rating
9.2
Exceptional
From 216 reviews
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Rating via Agoda9.2
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.7
Facilities9.1
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality9.5
Service9.9
Value for money9.1
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9+ Exceptional (60)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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Mar - May (22)
Jun - Aug (17)
Sep - Nov (26)
Dec - Feb (14)
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9.0
Exceptional
Jochen from Germany
Couple
Beach Front Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

Super and quite resort with very friendly staff”

Staffs friendliness, the entire setup and facilities, beautiful cottages

The Qi Palawan is a remote resort (approx. 1 hour away from El Nido town). This might sound a bit deterrent in the first place but turns out to be one of the best decision we made during our 1 week trip to El Nido. The entire facility is just beautiful and feels like a huge garden. Everything is very openly designed and clean. The staff is superb, very well trained and friendly. We took a few private kite surfing lessons which were well worth the money. The beach is not a white sand beach but huge and wide and the best thing there is nothing around so you most likely have the entire beach for yourself. The food is neither on the good nor on the bad side. They could improve a bit but it is not bad. Would definitely come back here again and can recommend a stay of 2-3 nights.

Reviewed February 27, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Oriol from Spain
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Best part of our vacation”

Food - Staff - Location

Qi Palawan has everything you need. It’s so small and the staff is so friendly, you really feel like you are just a guest, not a paying one. It’s an intangible that is hard to describe. Genuinely happy employees that are so good at their jobs that they effortlessly provide excellent service. We chose Qi Palawan for the lovely rooms and great reviews and we were not disappointed. The rooms are beautiful and of very high standards. We would wake up, step outside and someone would magically appear to take our coffee order. The food is excellent. Most of the offerings are traditional Western cuisine, which was fine with us we did not really enjoy the Filipino cuisine we had tried elsewhere. But, here, we did enjoy the Filipino / Asian daily specials. The breakfasts were plentiful and diverse. The snorkelling on the island hopping was some of the best we did in all of the Philippines. We only booked one night, we were very lucky they had another room for 3 more days.

Reviewed May 31, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Krystal from United States
Couple
Beach Front Villa
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

My absolute favorite resort in Palawan”

Service, location and the reefs.

I spent 3 weeks in Palawan staying in accommodations that ranged from 30 USD to 400 USD and Qi Palawan was by far my favorite. The staff Was just as attentive and friendly as the more expensive resorts. For me, the service at Qi Palawan was even better because everyone was so genuine. The staff is very well trained and makes sure you are taken care of without a bug production. It's all very comfortable. A special thanks to Jane, Rose and Francis for making sure our stay was excellent. Just a quick Tip: study the map and location description and be prepared to be in the middle of nowhere (trust me this is a plus). Definitely do the island hopping or SCUBA. These were the best reefs that we saw.

Reviewed June 09, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Clemente from Switzerland
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Great place !”

Qi Palawan is the perfect spot if you want to visit El Nido while avoiding the crowd. Location is great, rooms are simply amazing and activities organized are fun. Stuff is nice and professional, food is good -- better than what you would find elsewhere in the Philippines ;)

Reviewed March 17, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Aileen from United States
Family with young children
Beach Front Villa
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Amazing vacation”

Qi Palawan is a great resort. It is properly maintained and staff are very accomodating. It made our vacation perfect. I booked the oceanfront family cottage. The A/C on the 2nd floor didn't work properly but they have moved us to a different cottage at night. It was a little inconvenient but it still work out fine. The beach and view was perfect in the morning. The resort is remote so we had the beach all by ourselves so the view was breathtaking. They have baroto boats and paddle boats that guests can use. Will definitely recommend this resort to my friends. Resort is 1 hr away from the town but it made it perfect and secluded.

Reviewed June 24, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Deena from United States
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Beautiful hotel in a remote area of El Nido”

Loved our stay at Qi Palawan, the rooms were beautiful and really loved the outdoor shower. The staff were excellent and the restaurant was tasty but a little pricey. The only downside are the sand flies and jelly fish at the beach. Otherwise amazing hotel and would definitely recommend spending your time in El Nido at Qi Palawan!

Reviewed June 22, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
anais from United Kingdom
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

Detachment”

nature, location, staff

we really enjoyed our stay in QI Palawan. We felt the detachment we needed and the connexion with the nature more than ever. The location is really nice 1 hour away from the busy El Nido Town. Recommend the east coast island hopping x

Reviewed February 23, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Ahmed from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in October 2016

Great find”

Excellent resort with extremely friendly staff. Everything about this resort was developed to perfection. I wanted to experience true Palawan and that's why I choose QI after reading most of the reviews. The diving was just amazing. Boat, dive masters, safety and organisation were really good with a focus on making the best out of my time there. Ismeal and Betina who own and run the resort made me feel I am really looked after. I hope to visit the resort again

Reviewed November 04, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Colleen from Canada
Group
Beach Front Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Great place to sit back, relax and eat delicious food”

I can’t say enough positive things about our stay at Qi Palawan. From the moment my two friends and I were picked up from the airport, the Qi Palawan staff made us feel comfortable and special. The rooms are beautiful and equipped with an outdoor shower. The pool is very picturesque. The food was by far the best we ate on our entire two week trip in The Philippines. The manager also takes the time to get to know each and every guest.

Reviewed March 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Ryan from Taiwan
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

The Getaway of a Lifetime”

Our Stay at Qi Palawan will defiantly be the trip to remember. From the entrance to the bungalows the compound and the ambiance of the surroundings are breathtaking. The accommodations were superb in their theme and comfort. The food and drinks are some of the best we have had. The Island hopping and surrounding coral reef system is very healthy and thriving. The marine ecosystem just outside the Resort is pristine. Truly, a Scuba and snorkeling heaven.

Reviewed April 28, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from United States
Couple
Ocean View Villa
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Worth it!”

Food, East Island Hopping, Relaxing anywhere on the grounds.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, even helping further arrange my travel plans in El Nido area. Yes, there are sand fleas at dusk, but this is true anywhere in the area. It's a great resort further afield in northern Palawan. If you have time, stop by here for a few days, a great place to chill. Great music selection, rare in these parts.

Reviewed August 09, 2015
9.6
Exceptional
Mark from United States
Solo traveler
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Sanctuary”

I went to Qi after being on a boat for 5 days and it's an amazing place to just ground yourself. The owners and staff are amazing, and everyone made sure that you are comfortable. The restaurant menu is well put together. It is ways away from downtown El Nido but a very welcome retreat for people who just want to detach themselves from the outside world for a bit (although there is still wi-fi for people who can't bear to detox digitally).

Reviewed August 08, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Joan from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Beach Front Villa
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Exceptional”

We had a great time at QI Palawan. Place was amazing perfect to those wanting to escape from crowds and busy place. Staff were very polite and approachable. Scrumptious food too but a bit pricey.And got to chance to meet the owners , whose both very lovely. Just need to have additional activities for the kids aside from kayak and paddle boarding . Might think of rock pooling if this is allowed or sell some spade and bucket. Also might think of games like volleyball or badminton free to hire Other than that have an amazing time😊

Reviewed August 26, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Troy from Philippines
Couple
Beach Front Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Great resort”

I stayed here with my fiancé for 3 days. The staffs are really friendly. Accommodates your every request. Rooms are clean. The scenery is breath taking. But location is really far. If you want to avoid the crowd in El nido this is a place for you. You will have a relaxing time here. Thank you Qi!!

Reviewed February 20, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kirsty from Australia
Group
Beach Front Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

Exceptional”

We cannot rate Qi Palawan more highly. It was the perfect experience from start to finish - beautiful, remote location with more than enough activities to keep you from getting bored! The staff were amazing, so attentive and made it feel like home. We were a bit nervous about just one restaurant but needn’t have been as there was a great selection of food, all cooked beautifully. Definitely recommend - 5 star!

Reviewed April 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Deborah from United States
Couple
Beach Front Cottage
Stayed 7 nights in October 2016

A quiet, relaxing beach paradise ”

We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves including the dining area, beach, and pool. Despite being low season with fewer guests, the staff maintained their high standard of care and service. The menu selection was varied and consistently well prepared. We appreciated how they accommodated our off-hours transportation needs to and from Puerto Princesa Airport. Yes, the 6-hour winding mountain ride to get there from PPS was worth it. We were also happy to stay put and relax around the beautiful grounds and the beach. The access to small boat and paddle board were great. And we loved the choices of private island hopping vs group, complete with BBQ picnics. This is not a place for someone who is looking for nightlife as there are no other bars or restaurants nearby. The nearest major town is El Nido, an hour away. But that is exactly what we were looking for, peace and quiet. We loved the beach cottages with their natural material construction, very exotic.

Reviewed October 12, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Victoria
Family with teens
Beach Front Villa
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Beautiful resort with great staff”

it is a beautiful resort and the staff are excellent and great service. I will definitely come back to this accommodation when I come back in El Nido (Eastern part). Room for improvement? I am looking for a hair dryer but they don't have it.

Reviewed January 20, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Clarice from Philippines
Couple
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

My new hideaway ”

A very relaxing place nestled 45 mins from El Nido Town Center, away from the crowd. The cottages are limited too so we enjoyed the place as the number of guests were also limited. If you want a total R&R, this place is for you. But if you are looming for action and food alternatives, suggest to try other places as there are no nearby restos.

Reviewed February 18, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Fiona from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Ocean View Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Really worth a visit for time out.”

A wonderfully remote little place. Didn’t feel resorty at all which makes a nice change in El Nido. It feels v secluded, peaceful and safe. The staff clearly enjoy working there and this comes across in the relaxed and happy service. I was a bit unsure at the start as our welcome at the airport was a bit confused and not slick with bags etc but I really wouldn’t be put off by this. I thoroughly recommend it. It’s a lovely place to go and unwind. The remoteness encourages you to switch off and forces you to relax and not plan lots. We stayed two nights and wished we had done three.

Reviewed January 14, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
Beach Front Villa
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Paradise”

Seclusion View and Food

On every trip like this, you hope to find a brief moment of seclusion and beauty. At Qi, that is all you have. I am very well traveled. This was the experience I had been looking for. Great staff, great food and fantastic facilities.

Reviewed September 06, 2015
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