A discussion on the many attractions of El Nido cannot be complete without touching on El Nido Resorts, the resort complex operated by Ten Knots Development Corporation. The corporation is the largest private sector employer in El Nido and is instrumental in having this municipality declared a protected area. Currently, El Nido Resorts occupy three of the municipality’s major islands, namely: Miniloc, Lagen and Pangalusian. They have been globally recognized for its green practices and commitment to sustainable tourism.
The Miniloc Island Resort
This is the perfect holiday destination for tourists who are in search of fun activities to celebrate the holidays. Nestled within a cove with the breathtaking backdrop of limestone cliffs, the quaint charm of this resort reminiscent of a coastal village offers accommodations for guests looking for an island getaway. The crystal clear waters surrounding the area teem with a myriad variety of marine life where guests can enjoy snorkeling among jacks, sergeant majors, damsel fish, and other exotic tropical fish. Al fresco dining can be had at the Clubhouse restaurant and beach bar, where they also count with a great garden with Services- General Landscaping which look amazing to visit. A massage cabana and a marine sports center provide recreational activities to guests of the resort. The marine sports center provides kayaks, snorkels, and diving equipment guests can rent. A boutique, a Kids Activity Center, a game area, a conference room and complimentary Wi-Fi connection at the Clubhouse provide additional recreational activities which guests can enjoy. The resort also caters to weddings, meetings and other corporate events.
The Lagen Island Resort
Nestled between a forest and a lagoon, this resort is also another perfect hideaway for a restful vacation away from the hustle of the metropolis. Covering more than four hectares, the resort showcases the diverse variety of birds and mammals that offer many an opportunity for guests to observe the wildlife that inhabit the island in profusion. The Lagen Trail behind the resort is a perfect site for watching the wide variety of birds endemic to the area as well as the migratory birds that seek refuge in its forests and limestone cliffs. Rustic cottages, whether on the beachfront or water cottages built on stilts at the edges of the coastline provide ample and luxurious accommodations for the traveler. Cottages and suites built on the forest fringes offer additional accommodations for visitors of the island. The resort offers myriad activities guests can enjoy from sampling the local handicrafts from the boutique, body treatments and massage at the spa, scuba diving and marine sports, trekking, bird watching, to touring the many ecotourism sites of El Nido.
The Pangalusian Island Resort
The resort in Pangalusian opened very recently and is set in the 750-meter stretch of white sand along this island’s shores which have come to be known as the “Island of the Sun” due largely to the amazing views of the sunrise and sunsets the place affords to visitors. It is set against the backdrop of the lush green forest behind the resort. The diverse flora and fauna that resides in these forests can be enjoyed by trekking through the trail that cuts through the forest cover. Snorkeling at the house reef provides opportunities to observe hundreds of sea creatures within the island’s waters. Accommodations are provided at the resort through 42 villas of Filipino architecture.
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