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Sitio Lugadia, Corong-corong El Nido Access from the main road near Casa Teresa/Blue Mango, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 212 Specialty lodging in El Nido
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Welcome to Buko Beach Resort, El Nido's most unique beachfront haven. Located between the lush, jungle-clad mountains and the beautiful beachfront of Corong Corong, our Grand Villa (4 bedrooms for groups and families) and six distinct cottages (for 2 adults 16+ years) have been designed and built with native materials, local Filipino craftsmanship and an attention to unique design that is the hallmark of the 'Buko' experience. In the Philippines, the word 'Buko' means coconut, and the coconut is commonly called "the tree of life" - due to its diverse number of uses ranging from food to building materials. We appreciate the land on which our resort was built upon, and strive to maintain the integrity of our operation with an environmentally-conscious vision to the best of our ability. We look forward to hosting you on your next vacation to our tropical paradise in El Nido.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Airport transportation
Couples massage
24-hour security
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Full view
54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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Sitio Lugadia, Corong-corong El Nido Access from the main road near Casa Teresa/Blue Mango, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
Getting there
El Nido Airport6 kmSee all flights
Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport40 kmSee all flights
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STEFANO B wrote a review Jun 2022
Dolo, Italy13 contributions7 helpful votes
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Wonderful stay with my wife! We spent 4 nights there, the place is unique, it is provided with a great pool at beach front and an amazing view to the other islands. The restaurant and bar offers quality meals. Enjoying the sunset there is something special and also enjoying the sea view during breakfast is super relaxing. Definitely I d go back there if I get the chance. The beach front is not so big but if you are in el Nido you must go for islands hopping or checking the top beaches, which are located 15 to 40mins from the hotel. The place is also strategic cause u can reach the city center in 12 mins only by trycicle and 5 mins to las cabanas.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Stefano, Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. It's great that you enjoyed the seaview and sunset over Bacuit Bay whilst in our restaurant. We hope that you will be able to join us again one day. Warm wishes, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO and the Buko Team
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mvd81 wrote a review Jun 2022
Metro Manila, Philippines11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in Buko Resort for 4 nights, we got the Private Villa for the whole family. Accomodations were absolutely wonderful and staff were very nice. Esmeralda, Estephanie and the rest of the staff were very helpful. Will stay here again when we visit El Nido.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring insect repellent
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear mvd81, We really appreciate your review of your stay in Buko Grand Villa with your family. It certainly is a place where families or groups of friends can gather to relax. We will pass on your kind compliments to Esmeralda, Estephanie and the whole team. We look forward to your next visit. With our warmest wishes from the whole team. Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO
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Pierre wrote a review Jun 2022
Amstelveen, The Netherlands39 contributions9 helpful votes
Great views to various island destinations. Very good food and clean accommodation. Close to airport and several daytrips. We tookn trip A and D. Friendly staff, of course. Recommended for couples and family. Also suitable for workation as the wifi was good.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your great review. We are so happy that you all enjoyed your time in El Nido, both in the resort and on the various day trips arranged by our friendly team. Hope that we will see you again. Best wishes, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO
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Dan C wrote a review May 2022
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I stayed for 3 nights at Buko resort, in one of the standard rooms. Me and my wife chose this resort based on traveller images, style of the hotel and location. This resort is located close to Lio airport (Air-swift goes direct) and a short tricycle ride away from the local town/from other beaches. Getting there was easy and was something the hotel was able to easily arrange for us, in the form of a pre-booked minivan (tricycle option available). Despite being located alongside other hotels, you really don't get the sense it's crowded. Sitting in your room, by the pool or in the restaurant, you don't know how close other hotels are. Its very peaceful and quiet! The room itself was one of their standard rooms, but the pictures don't do it justice. They're beautiful, 'native style', rooms, built of bamboo. They're clean, comfy and very spacious. The outside shower/bathroom is really lovely too. Rooms also come with (worth noting) mosquito nets, a katol (mosquito coil) outside and plug-in mosquito deterrents in the room, so they've taken a lot of care to keep mosquito's at bay. Food in the restaurant is outstanding. I've eaten a lot of filipino food (home-made and from restaurants) and can honestly say the dishes we had here were the best we've eaten. Lumpia, Leche Flan, Bicol Express, Pancit, all were amazing! Burger was probably the best I've had too. Looking at the service provided, we cannot fault the hotel on anything. Staff were incredibly helpful and tentative. Everywhere was clean. Given the small capacity of the hotel, the friendly staff knew which room you were in so never had to ask. We charged everything to the room and paid on checkout and this was no problem at all. I could keep writing more but won't. I will end this saying we will be returning and have recommended this hotel to everyone we know.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 30 May 2022
Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of your amazing stay with us. We truly appreciate the detail that you have given about your stay as it will surely help other travellers with their decision on whether our small, friendly, natural resort is for them. We will share your compliments with our kitchen team and the whole Buko family. Thanks again for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Please feel free to get in touch with us directly for your future visits to El Nido. With warmest wishes, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen (CEO/Owner) and the whole Buko Team.
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Ana Marie G wrote a review May 2022
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One of the best beach accommodations so far. With a nice infinity pool and the best sunset ever. We enjoyed our stay here. Good breakfast, clean rooms, and very accommodating staff. It is highly recommended for honeymooners and couples. Will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. As you have said, our six unique cottages are ideal for honeymooners and couples. We are so happy that you enjoyed our infinity pool and the amazing sunsets. Hoping that you will join us again. Warmest regards, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO.
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amichael wrote a review May 2022
Seattle, Washington271 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed at this property for 3 nights, the staff, resort, room with shower outside, it couldn't be any better, we loved the resort, and staff were all very friendly from the moment we walked in until the time we checked out. Definitely I would recommend this property for anyone going to Palawan and town is very close, within less than 10 minutes
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: went with cottages, ocean view and shower outside
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ms Michael, Thank you for your great review and recommendation, we really appreciate it when our guests give feedback on our resort, services and team. We hope that you may visit us again some day. With best wishes from the Buko Team. Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO.
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Gab wrote a review May 2022
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Buko resort is definitely one of the best places to stay at El Nido. The design and layout of the place is perfect and the sunset view is breathtaking. The cottages are intimate and makes us feel we’re at home in an island. It also accommodates only to a few people giving us a sense of privacy just like at home. They served a hearty breakfast. Good food and portions (serves 2) can basically serve four persons. The cocktails and food menu are exquisite. They had us ordering again and again. You can just stay in Buko and not even regret touring El Nido. But what made our stay extra special is the very accommodating staff. Everyone’s approachable and very caring. It’s like we were pampared althroughout our stay. We haven’t thanked them enough for letting us have a wonderful stay in the place. Shout out to ms. Esmeralda, ms. Estep, sir Jake, and the whole crew really! Had us smiling the whole stay! Once you tried out Buko, you will never want to leave or you would always want to come back for me. We would definitely be staying again in Buko when we come back to El Nido. Deserves 10 stars our of 5!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 30 May 2022
Dear GNP, Our heartfelt thanks for such a wonderful review, we will share your comments with Esme, Estep, Jake and the whole Buko family. We hope that you will come back again soon. With warmest wishes from the Buko team. Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, CEO/Owner.
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Zsófia J wrote a review Apr 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions3 helpful votes
Our stay at Buko Beach Resort was definitely the highlight of our holiday in Palawan. The resort is even more beautiful in real life than in the photos I had seen online before our trip. Apart from the lovely surrounding, the comfortable cottage, and the picturesque pool area, what made our stay excellent was the staff. Everyone was super helpful and proactive. I would like to especially thank Esmeralda for being such an amazing host. She organized our transportation, massages and day trip in an efficient and professional manner. The restaurant staff were also lovely, always smiling and recommending dishes and special places to visit near the resort. They all made our stay memorable and very relaxing.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 30 May 2022
Dear Zsófia, Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your relaxing stay with us and our friendly, helpful team. Our Buko family are proud to share their recommendations and tips for getting the most out of your stay with us here in beautiful El Nido. We hope that you will return to see us again. With our warmest wishes, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen (CEO/Owner) and the Buko Team
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Dudu Dor wrote a review Apr 2022
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Must have in el nido! This hotek is amazing, very peaceful and lovely cottages. The staff is the star of the resort, they are so helpful and kind, always wanted to helo abd do the extra mile for you, making your vacation easy from the moment you step into the resort. Additionally to this, the resort is on the beach with amazing view and gorgeous sunset. The restaurant is one of the best we've been in rhe Phillipines. Great variaty and delicious food, with as I mentioned before, amazing staff! If you visiting El Nido, this is the best and easiest decision you will make.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The entrance is a bit tricky to find, but most locals know where it is and will help you
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Responded 30 May 2022
Wow thank you for your great review. We will be sure to share your comments with our amazing team. We hope that you will return to see your Buko family again soon. With best regards, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, CEO/Owner
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eum_12 wrote a review Apr 2022
73 contributions47 helpful votes
Excellent place, the best is the friendly staff. They (all the staff) are really nice and helpful. Special mention to Esmeralda, she dealt with all our requests and changes with the highest professionalism and bigger smile, thanks Esme 🙂. Restaurant is good and the vie s are great. The cottages are comfortable, clean and private. On the “improvable”, and despite is not responsibility of the hotel, the beach is not the cleanest and the nicest in El Nido. Thanks for the great stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dear eum_12, Thanks so much for your great review. Our staff are our family and Esme is one of our stars, we will be sure to show her your comments. We look forward top seeing you again. Best regards, Teresa On behalf of Paul Van Rooyen, Owner/CEO
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PRICE RANGE
US$177 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about BUKO Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to BUKO Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Marimegmeg Beach (1.2 km) and Vanilla Beach El Nido (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BUKO Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at BUKO Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at BUKO Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to BUKO Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bella Vita El Nido, República Sunset Bar, and Local Provisions.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BUKO Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does BUKO Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, BUKO Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BUKO Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Does BUKO Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.