by Amanda Norcross
Escape to El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island for an unforgettable vacation with the kids! This all-inclusive beach resort offers water and land sports, a kids’ club, spa, fitness center, and an onsite restaurant and beach bar. But the best part is the offsite excursions, which take you to various islands in the Philippines. This resort is also popular with divers.
Guestrooms and cottages are available for overnight accommodations. The Seaview Rooms and Cliff Cottage can sleep four guests. There’s also a Family Garden Cottage for four.
Our Editor Loves
- Secluded resort
- Island hopping
- Diving program
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Younger sister & family had been here, and strongly recommended it. Its easy to see WHY they said that Miniloc is their favorite Palawan resort by far. The place is gorgeous, the coral & snorkeling areas as breathtaking but the best thing about this place is the STAFF. From the greeting you get, to the meals, to the quick responses & the final goodbye, the staff here are incredible & is the reason it's more fun in the Philippines!
We tried snorkeling close by, but staff mentioned we would see more fish & better coral outside the main beach area. A few minutes later, a staff named Gold came by with a floaty so we could hang on as he swam us out to the deeper ends. We saw cone shaped coral, barracuda, the elusive sea turtle, and all kinds of fish that the whole trip took our breath away. Gold also took us to the Small Lagoon (take the early trip to avoid the crowd), & remedial kayak lessons, Andy gave us a very detailed & incredible tour of the Big Lagoon (saw the Palawan brown heron), & Kuya G took us out kayaking & snorkeling again at Entalula Beach.
For families, kids will LOVE feeding the jackfish, going on the tours & town hopping. The remarkable thing abt this place is that it has it's own water treatment system, & they emphasize green policies. They even supply you with a lot of biodegradable soap & body wash so as not to affect the wildlife or plants. In the evening, we watched the Palawan macaque families walk about & had a massage. They also support local industries like bag weaving, etc. Thank you, Andy, Gold, Kuya G & staff for a GREAT first vacation. We will be BACK!
As my vacation is about to end, I’m so glad I was able to spent it here in Miniloc Island Resort. Out of all the island resorts of El Nido Resorts, I have to admit that Miniloc has by far the best food to offer. Literally you feast like a king!
Since my last visit here at Miniloc which was before the renovation, the rooms and facilities are now all nicely improved. The newly added swimming pool is my favorite because of it’s cool design. The employees are well accommodative and friendly as expected. Finally, Miniloc is known being near the lagoons so having a lagoons tour is a must!
Best regards to the resort manager!