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El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

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Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 Philippines
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Pangulasian Island is El Nido Resorts’ eco-luxury island hideaway in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan. The resort is set fronting a pristine beach and against a backdrop of tropical forest. Also known as the “Island of the Sun”, Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset. Frolic in the 750-meter stretch of white sand beach and be amazed by the marine sanctuary right at its doorstep. Discover diverse flora and fauna thriving in its forest.Discerning guests will be treated to luxurious amenities and impeccable and personalized service at Pangulasian Island. The resort offers a total of 42 deluxe accommodations built with contemporary Filipino and cutting edge “green” design. Resort facilities include a boutique, library, restaurant and bar at the Clubhouse, an infinity pool with beach bar, gym, spa, hiking trail with view deck, Scuba Shack and marine sports center. Located just minutes away are vibrant coral reefs and El Nido Resorts’ Beach Clubs.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Table tennis
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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MAHM4 wrote a review Jul 2021
Singapore5 contributions
We stayed on a 3-day / 4-night package to celebrate a birthday and anniversary. Everything was perfect: the beach, the villa, the food and the activities. Kudos to Resort Manager Jennifer, Head Chef Carlos and F&B manager Sanders and their teams for looking after us and making it a memorable trip. Also to the reservations team for their efficient service. We'll definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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doctorfoxtrot wrote a review Jul 2021
Taguig City, Philippines7481 contributions1077 helpful votes
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Hard to find fault in this beautiful eco friendly resort in paradise. The “travel bubble “ experience, which guarantees safety , from being infected was darn well worth it. But first things first , this is actually my 3rd visit to an El Nido property , so I was quite familiar with all the ongoing plans and activities they have for guests. In Pangulasian island , this is the most expensive of the 4 resorts , and yes , they somehow meet my expectations. I loved my beach villa 2 , located near the clubhouse , reception and main restaurant. Few walks lead to the main infinity pool . And did I forgot to tell that the villa is literally beach front? Amenities abound , wifi is good , but the resort have good cell signals. Comfortable to say the least. There was drizzle with the gloomy weather, but somehow, many of the activities pushed through. Special thanks to awesome service by the staff throughout the resort. Worth mentioning those in the clubhouse dining Amianan , all the staff there are friendly indeed , aside from serving delicious cuisine with best variations possible. Some notables are Jude , Jhan? and Angelo in the restaurant, Anj and Sid of FD . But would like to personally thank Chef Carlos , and F&B head mr Sanders. My youngest daughter was picky with food , and they made sure that she doesn’t go hungry during her stay. The resort stay with my family was memorable indeed. Actually my first vacation break since the outbreak of the pandemic.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jen San wrote a review Jul 2021
Metro Manila, Philippines19 contributions7 helpful votes
Our first travel with the family after unending community quarantine through the resort’s Travel Bubble program. We chose Pangulasian Island over the other island because of its exclusively & being the most expensive, we have high expectations. The food selection during breakfast was limited than the normal ones during pre-pandemic times but nonetheless still good. Dinner were a big hit in terms of Menu & the staff did awesome in trying to rotate the location nightly; poolside, beachfront, resto, etc. We got Kalaw Villas (Exclusive Pool) and Beach Villas for quick access to the beach. Some of our villas need some thorough cleaning & waiting for golf cart service going to the main resto / reception took time. Overall, our concerns were addressed by the Resort Manager and she tried her best to make our stay memorable. We cant wait to try El Nido Apulit next time.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try to request for the Villas near the reception & restaurant so you’ll have the option to walk...
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RGAC wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our experience in Pangulasian Island is a complete package. Their people are the warmest when it comes to welcoming its people, their activity coordinator, Janna, has been so accomodating to us when it comes to booking our activites. Their chef, Carlos, has been so approachable and so kind to us. Our servers like Alwin, John, Marcelo, Jude and Sanders has been so kind to us, they give us their very best effort to serve us the best way possible, and we couldn’t ask for more. And of course, our tour guide, Raul, has been so hardworking that he knows he’s job well and he knows how to take care of his customers and let his customers feel their best experience. When it comes to the place, their environment, like the beach, the villa, the reception, the restaurant and the pool, are picturesque. You want to take more aesthetic pictures because every corner of pangulasian island is an attractive one. When it comes to price, Pangulasian Island has a very reasonable price, because they let us experience different and a lot of activities that makes our experience in El Nido, worth it! A totally memorable and unforgettable experience. Thank you Pangulasian Island, El Nido l, Palawan for welcoming us with your warm hearts.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Miguel F wrote a review Jun 2021
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Stayed at pangulasian 5 nights and 6 days. We had the island all to ourselves the first 2 days with no other guests. The remaining 4 days, the travel bubble arrived. The room and the rest of the resort was squeaky clean. Its amazing how they kept sand out of the room and the rest of the facilities when the sand is just a couple steps away. I walked barefoot in the room and felt no dust or sand on my feet. I held the handrails going up the restaurant and felt no dust or sand on my palms. Also, room AC units ( 2 in a room) were very cold, more than capable of cooling the whole room. The scenery is amazing. So picturesque. And the thick forest sits just a few meters behind the villas. Some of the trees look like a hundred years old. And wildlife is all around. Saw monkeys, crows, tabon scrubfoul, and monitor lizards walking around, not afraid of people. It shows that they're protected here as they are not frightened by the sight of people. I went snorkeling the first day and the wildlife underwater is just as amazing. I saw a 6 foot blacktip reef shark, an eagle ray, every kind of corral and fish. The next days I saw 4 blacktips and 2 tutrles. The corrals are very alive and the fish are bigger than what I've seen in all other places I've snorkeled at in the philippines. You could tell that they take protecting the reef and its inhabitants seriously here. Proper mooring points so boats don't have to drop anchor, and no fishing in front of the resort which means all the fish are allowed to grow to full size. And they aren't spooked by people. And no garbage and plastic anywhere, they were a rare sight and I saw less than a handful my entire stay. I've never seen such sustainable tourism in all other resorts I've visited in the philippines. They don't allow you to touch anything. Not even the guides touch anything. And the lights that lit the path to the rooms are LED, thought they were ordinary bulbs but when I touched them they were cool to the touch. Also, it is one of the only places where you can have a real beach wedding. A catholic wedding on sand. As for the staff, they truly made my stay memorable. Hats off to the staff for always going the extra mile. They always greeted us and were keen on providing anything they could. Special mention to my favorites. Jude, who was always there to serve us food and wait on us. He's the reason I say the staff go the extra mile. We had dinner on the beach one windy night and the sand lanterns couldn't be lit because of the wind. I told him it was fine but he didn't give up and found a way to keep them lit by burying them halfway in the sand. Andy, who knew anything and everything about the islands, who kept me company in all my activities whether it be snorkeling over an hour, or island hopping or trekking to the viewpoint. Sid, who took care of all, and I mean all of the things we needed for our wedding. And all the staff at the front desk. They made sure to watch our 7 month old baby every time they could. The activities were great. Island hopping is a must. And a lot better now since there were no dozen tourists and kayakers, or hawkers and peddlers. We actually got to explore all the sights with zero people. Just us and Andy. I also enjoyed using the resorts laser sailboat. It was in superb condition. My only comment about my entire stay are two things. One, they could have been more creative with the food. There were nights when the food was really good. But they kept on repeating some items in the menu. They could have cooked some items differently. The other is a cockroach in the cabinet. I understand that the resort just a few meters from a wild forest. But my wife was super freaked out by it. I didn't mind too much. But the resort immediately acted on it. And I mean immediately. Within minutes from hearing about it, they sent the island pest control to act on it. And dont worry this wasn't a cockrach you see in the city. It was a jungle cockroach which had different color from a typical one. Another thing I didn't mind was all the lizard poop every morning around the room. I mean, it is a jungle just outside and there are tiny lizards inside the room although you never see them. Overall, worth every peso. And definitely one of the best resorts I've stayed in. My compliments to Ms. Jen and all her staff on a job well done! Definitely looking forward to visiting again, not just the place, but all the people in it.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't bring anything except a few shirts, sunglasses, underwear, shorts, a comb and sunblock....
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PRICE RANGE
US$670 - US$1,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMimaropaPalawan ProvincePalawan IslandEl Nido
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island
Which popular attractions are close to El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Nearby attractions include Entalula Island (4.2 km), Big Lagoon (4.9 km), and Small Lagoon (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Nesting Table, Local Provisions, and Maremegmeg Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.