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El Nido Resorts wins Best Leisure Resort Awards in Asia

El Nido Resorts continues to be a preferred travel and leisure destination of Asians, receiving two awards in the recently concluded 2012 Best in Travel Poll by Smart Travel Asia, Asia’s dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide.

Apulit Island Resort
Apulit Island Resort

El Nido Resorts’ Lagen Island Resort ranked the 9th Best Leisure Hotel/ Resort in Asia, a spot higher than its last year’s ranking; while, Miniloc Island Resort retained its last year’s rank at the 16th spot. Lagen Island Resort and Miniloc Island Resorts are two of the only three resorts from the Philippines included in the Top 25 Best Leisure Hotel/ Resort in Asia.

“In winning the Smart Travel Asia 2012 poll, El Nido Resorts reaffirms its standing as the Philippines’ premier leisure destination, a trusted island-resorts brand in Asia, and among the world’s best,” says Joey Bernardino, El Nido Resorts Director of Sales and Marketing.

Now on its eighth year,’s travel poll, which ran from May to July, is a distillation of its readers’ perceptions and favorite travel brands. Their vote is based on substantial hands-on travel experience, word-of-mouth, and an idea of the brand drawn from advertising and editorial exposure in media.

On the other hand, Palawan, Philippines, ranked Top 4 in the Top 10 Holiday Destinations in Asia, next to Bali, Phuket, Hong Kong, and tied with Siam Reap and Maldives.

For more information about El Nido Resorts, you may reach us at +63(2) 8130000 or by email at [email protected]. You may also visit our website at or our Facebook at

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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