Lagen Island Resort El Nido
It was on a bright sunny day when we arrived in El Nido Town proper – our jump-off point to the resort. We crossed the Taytay Bay to reach the coastal town then we had an almost two-hour van ride to El Nido followed by a short stopover in the El Nido airport. After having our baggage checked, we finally had another boat ride to reach Lagen Island Resort (resort info).
In less than an hour, we finally landed in Lagen Island – an El Nido Resorts island property located in the northern part of Palawan. I was totally thrilled when I reached the island which has over the water cottages that is further enhanced by the presence of a shallow lagoon surrounded by limestone cliffs and a rainforest.
El Nido Airport
At the entrance itself, I had a warm welcome from the staffs of the resort. The guide told me that there are mainly four types of rooms that are available to choose from. They are water cottages, beachfront cottages, Forest rooms as well as Forest suites. By the name itself, I was more eager to know about the over-the-water cottages that were assigned to me.
Unlike the water cottages in Apulit Island Resort, my room in Lagen Island was a little bit bigger and the restroom was bigger too. Aside from the breathtaking view from my private veranda, I was totally impressed with how comfortable the Queen size bed was.
Free Snacks at El Nido Airport
There were many activities that are available as per the needs of the visitors. Each guest can have a good natural spa in the traditional Filipino hilot massage style or you can enjoy scheduled trips like Scuba diving as well as marine sports and each activity only means fun and more fun.
We had lunch right after the orientation and just like in Apulit Island Resort, Lunch means Fiesta!
Garden Fresh Salad
International, as well as local cuisines, are available at the buffet table but I opted for the local cuisine to have a good taste of the traditional Filipino style of preparing meals.
After lunch, our room keys were distributed and we went straight to our rooms to freshen up and prepare for our Sunset Cruise. Like the room I had in Apulit, I really like staying in an over-the-water cottage.
Looking at the waters underneath my Cottage gave me an ultimate relaxation. Hearing the silent waves while looking at the limestone cliffs on the other side of the cove was already an awesome experience.
My huge Bed
I was surprised when I learned that we were just four of us joining the Sunset Cruise that afternoon. First, we were transported by a small boat to a bigger Yacht that we used to reach the middle of the bay to wait for the spectacular sunset.
Over the water Cottages
The sun was too shy to show up but at least we had a fantastic sunset cruise. Having a huge boat for just the four of us made us feel like we were so special. After our Sunset Cruise, we had a fantastic dinner then we had some rest to prepare for our next days’ activity.
Room Key Card
We first visited Miniloc Island Resort to have a breakfast. I’ve been craving Tocino for a couple of days already even before we landed in Palawan and I was so happy to see Tocino in the buffet table.
Lagen Island Resort Infinity Pool
After having breakfast, we had a short tour of the resort then we left the island resort for our island hopping activities.
Wall Climbing in Entalula Beach
One of the major attractions that impressed me the most was our visit to the small as well as big lagoon along with the resort guide.
View from my Bed
I was happy that I got an opportunity to step out of the boat and get into the water and even though I didn’t swim, having my feet wet while enjoying the fantastic view was already an amazing experience.
View from my Veranda
We headed to Entalula Beach for lunch. I pretty much enjoyed all the activities on the island except for the wall climbing which I didn’t try out.
The spread was not as huge compared to what we are normally having in the resort’s buffet table but it was equally delicious. Imagine fresh fruits and freshly grilled seafood in a secluded beach with a calm atmosphere. It was heaven!
Evening at the Poolside
After having lunch, Our guide also took us to Vigan Island which is also popularly known as snake island – one of the major attractions in El Nido.
A short trek in Vigan Island
We had a short trek in the islands highest peak to see the white sandbar and the other island including Pangalusian Island Resort which will be launched before the end of the year.
Our tour guide also took us to the Cudugnon cave which is just near Vigan Island. It has a small opening, In fact, a person can hardly get inside.
The guide said that the cave was formed naturally from millions of years of erosion. It was such a natural wonder that is truly worth visiting.
Nothing spells happiness than spending a day in one of the most beautiful resorts in the world. Just imagine a day with no worries, just perfect relaxation and just simply being one with nature.
The experience was truly unlike any other.
Lagen Island Resort El Nido (book online)
Phone No: +63 2 902 5980
General Inquiry:+63 (2) 813 0000 (Mondays thru Fridays, 8:30AM to 5:30PM Manila Time)
Address: Ten Knots Development Corporation
18/F BA Lepanto Building
8747 Paseo de Roxas Street, Salcedo Village
1226 Makati City, Philippines
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