Situated on the northern tip of Palawan, El Nido is a beach paradise for both luxury travelers and even backpackers. Along the beautiful coastal beaches lies beautiful 5 star resorts and beachfront hotels.
El Nido is known for it’s white sandy beaches and its superior coral reefs. It is also a gateway to the nearby Bacuit archipelago which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Here is a list of the best beachfront hotels in El Nido based on guest reviews, value for your money, and distance to the beach.
Looking for a 5 star resort with a private beach? Seda Lio is arguably one of the most luxurious beachfront resorts in Palawan.
With an 1800 sq meter pool (19,000 sq feet), you can sit in the pool while watching the ocean waves. There are endless amenities including a game room, fitness center, children’s club, restaurants, hiking trails, infirmary, and an endless amount of outdoor recreational activities and water sports.
Guests have great things to say about the resorts cleanliness and friendly staff that will go above and beyond to make sure you have a pleasant stay. At Seda Lio beachfront hotel, you will never need to leave the resort.
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island
On Lagen island lies this gorgeous 5 star beachfront paradise. With a private beach and hotel rooms built over the water, this is a dream come true for travelers who crave luxury.
The scenery around the resort is easily the best aspect about this place. With no other resorts or hotels around, you can enjoy peace and quiet. With a library onsite, you can read your favorite books while taking in paradise around you. The private beach is one of the nicest we have ever laid our eyes on.
Guests really seem to enjoy the outdoor activities available on the property as well as the convenient poolside bar. From hiking to kayaking, there are so many ways to enjoy the untouched nature on Lagen Island.
Cauayan Island Resort and Spa
Located on a private island, this resort and spa is another beachfront hotel in Palawan. Although very similar to the previous hotel we recommended, we just couldn’t leave this 5 star resort out of the list. It is simply one of the best hotels in the area.
The outdoor infinity pool, luxury restaurant and fitness center are just a few of the many reasons why this place is so special. Wherever you are in the resort, you are surrounded by lush greenery and the sound of waves.
Most guests, especially couples, have good things to say about Cauayan Island Resort and Spa, and many claim that they would re-book another stay at this luxury hotel.
Las Cabanas Beach Resort
Las Cabanas Beach Resort is in an awesome location in El Nido. Step outside of your private beach bungalow to a private beach directly in front of you. At this luxury hotel, you will always be near the beach and the price is extremely low for what you get.
Recently built, this beachfront hotel is a dream waiting to happen. With a free breakfast and on-site restaurant and bar, enjoy a combination of both local cuisine and international favorites.
Prior guests have said the sunset view is spectacular and the private beach is one of the cleanest they have ever seen. The property is well maintained and staff will ensure guest satisfaction at all times.
El Nido Mahogany Beach Resort
El Nido Mahogany Beach Resort is another hotel right on the beach. From this wonderful property, you can fully enjoy everything the Philippines have to offer.
Some of the many amenities include an outdoor pool, free breakfast, airport transfer, daily housekeeping, and surreal scenery. Only 3 kilometers from city center, you are very close to a long list of tourist attractions and restaurants/nightlife.
Guests love how their are 3-4 beachfront restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. People who only booked a few nights were disappointed they had to leave so early.
Last Frontier Beach Resort
This luxurious resort will be the best part of your next Palawan vacation. The resort has a local feel while also having the most elegant features that will leave you in awe. The emerald green water can be seen from your front door.
The beautiful property has a well maintained outdoor pool with a perfect view of the beach which is only a few steps away. Previous guests have a lot to say about how quiet and relaxing the resort is. The free breakfast is also very good. Everyone who visits this resort ends up falling in love with it.
El Nido Overlooking
Although not directly on the beach, El Nido Overlooking is perched uphill and only a short 300 meter walk to the beach. Because of the higher elevation, you can see some of the best views on the island.
The sunset can easily be viewed from your balcony, which will make you feel on top of the world. This beachfront hotel has great reviews on all booking platforms it appears on.
Guests say that the beds are extremely comfortable and it is in a very quiet and peaceful location. It is also a very short drive to many different restaurants.
Conclusion & Final Thoughts
Overall, there are many great beachfront hotels in El Nido Palawan. From 5 star resorts to beach bungalows, this Philippines destination has accommodation for all walks of life. Where luxury hotels meet some of the most beautiful and relaxing places on Earth.
Have any suggestions on hotels that should be added to this list? Let us know your suggestions! We are constantly on the lookout for hotels to add to our hotel lists.
The best accommodation is beachfront accommodation- plain and simple.