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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

Pool & Beach (293)
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... accommodating to the changes I requested. We stayed in pool villa 27 and we loved it. The kids spent most of their non...
... beach and because we got Villa 17 we were right next to the pool as well. There wasn't any issue on booking a slot of the...
... to the resort, food, tour was perfect. We stayed in the pool villa, and everything was clean and they even gave free...
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Beach Villa or Pool Villa? And what are your recommended room numbers for each villa to request for? I want with a really good view of the ocean. Also, when swimming in the...
Answer from Giacomo A
Jun 2018 |
Absolutely beach villa, from 5 to 9. as for the ocean I did not have any problems. clean water and without jellyfish.
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Candy G wrote a review Nov 2021
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It's my first time writing a review and I just really want to appreciate the staff the of Pangulasian.
The chef, F&B managers Rey and Frank took care of the kids food. They were able to give in to our kids food wishes - nuggets, bolognese, sushi! These were not part of the main menu.

Our tour guide, Ryan, was amazing! He took care of the kids during the tours. He was very game to accompany them snorkeling and swimming. Very patient and the kids had fun with their adventures.

The front office staff were also great. Anj was able to arrange and accomodate our schedule on a whim. Even Melanie and the rest of the Manila team were very accommodating to the changes I requested.

We stayed in pool villa 27 and we loved it. The kids spent most of their non beach, non island hopping time in the pool. We were able to relax and just hang out without think of time limits. Though the club pool was also great and had hardly any people.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marissa2012 wrote a review Oct 2021
Paranaque, Philippines16 contributions11 helpful votes
This definitely ranks as among the top destinations for me to ever vacation in. We had concerns for the pandemic but we really wanted to go on vacation. We were thrilled to discover the travel bubble that El Nido offered. It was really comforting to have that safety mindset for this vacation. Everyone was extremely friendly, courteous and helpful.

The kids loved the beach villa which was right on the beach and because we got Villa 17 we were right next to the pool as well. There wasn't any issue on booking a slot of the pool, the front desk was very helpful. It was very easy to either request for food to be brought to the villa or a buggy to take us to the restaurant. Everyone was very conscious of proper hygiene and social distancing.

We were also very happy that Athena really tried to work with our kids in determining a good schedule for some sightseeing. The big lagoon is truly something not to be missed. I do suggest though some anti-nausea medicine if you have a tendency to get sea sick since the waves were quite rough.

The food is also fantastic and the kids were always able to find something they liked to eat. I especially liked the special dinner held on our last night which was pool side and had a lot of options.

I would love to go again with my family and I'm sure they would too.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Camille S wrote a review Oct 2021
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We booked for the travel bubble and everything from the flight, to the resort, food, tour was perfect. We stayed in the pool villa, and everything was clean and they even gave free fruits to welcome us. The food in the rersort was also very good, and we really enjoyed this most. The staff consistently engages with guests and were very accommodating as well. The tour was also beautiful - El Nido resorts showed their commitment to conservation as well, as the destinations were very clean, and waters were crystal clear. Overall, we had such a great experience at Pangulasian and will hgihly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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E K wrote a review Oct 2021
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Staff were all accomodating, warm, sincere. We truly enjoyed our trip! Thank you to Chef Carlos, loved his dishes! Pool and beach were very clean! We really felt taken care of. ALL staff did a good job! This is now my favorite resort. Would love to go back again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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theapanes wrote a review Oct 2021
Manila, Philippines2 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Kalaw Villa 33. This villa was one of the reasons why we preferred Pangulasian. Its extensive and generous space were respite to city lockdowns which we have experienced for almost 2 years. The villa and secluded cove of Kalaw were well-maintained and kept. Despite absence of turndown services due to pandemic, we felt safe, clean and housekeeping was kind enough to sweep our balcony when we requested for it while we remained indoors. Pool was cleaned EVERYDAY and we actually saw staff doing this. Overall, our accommodations were topnotch. Food and drinks were superb with Chef accommodating our out-of-menu requests. Their staff and crew know how to define luxury and excellent customer service as we felt VVVIP treatment all the way without losing the familial, warm experience. We would have received the same treatment in Amanpulo but with Pangalusian, the treatment was really warm and friendly, let alone SINCERE. From Miss Jen, Chef Carlos, Ryan (tours), JohnJohn (set up), Frank (Dining), Reception (Anj, Athena and Love), Billy (transpo) and all the rest of the Pangulasian group, it almost felt like they were performing services to be REMEMBERED. The sincerity and humility of people were not to be discounted. Everyone made us feel so at home and welcome. Activities were robust enough but not tiring. They were well paced and space apart to allow rest and recovery in between. Every tour was also reminiscent of care. To us, this was the perfect time to travel and take advantage of travel bubble. We enjoyed the lagoons and private beaches almost just to ourselves. Some other services (full spa menu), turndown services in-room etc were not allowed but those are only because of pandemic. From check-in to check-out, the whole process was well thought of with guest convenience in focus. Everything was designed to navigate around sensitivities to the pandemic and we felt that guest safety and security were imprinted on every staff's core. We did not feel unsafe even for a second and the quality of services did not waiver. That was quite a feat to achieve but El Nido Pangulasian did it, amazingly so. My husband and I are not fond of beach destinations. Pangulasian changed us. We will definitely be back because 4D/3N were enough to make us feel, we left a FAMILY at Pangulasian.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Answer from ron v
Mar 2018 |
I know the pool villas ara at the far end of the resort offering more privacy but no beach in front of them (rocks). Personally I would choose a beach villa.
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Answer from Market-Maven-J
Sep 2017 |
Hello Shelley, I envy you for your upcoming stay. It's a lovely resort. Hopefully, you'll be in one of the beachfront villas, as we were. I'm afraid I can't offer a photo of the menu or a list of the food items. However, I can tell you that in both restaurants on the nights we went, we ordered from a menu. There was no buffet. The food was reasonable, in our opinion :) What I'd recommend above all is for you to call the resort. They are quite accommodating and I'm sure they'd be pleased to send you whatever you need. Separately, please partake of the water/Island excursions, and try to do the hike to the top of the island, if you're up for it. The view is worth it! Have fun!
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ChattyAnneLopez asked a question Dec 2016
Imus, Philippines
Which is better pool or beach villas?
Answer from sbe_000
Dec 2016 |
My favourite are the beach villas. The view is stunning and directly walking into the ocean is unbeatable (for me at least)
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IC0712 asked a question Jul 2015
15 contributions21 helpful votes
What renovation work is being carried out at the pool? Is it closed?
Answer from Sheila528
Jul 2015 |
The main pool was closed but they have one of the villa pools open with all services. It is still a beautiful infinity pool with lounge chair, a restaurant/bar and tables and poolside service.
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