Wednesday, July 15, 2015

El Nido: The Resort Bayview

During my family's trip to Cebu a few months ago, almost my whole high school barkada went to Palawan. I know family first, but nakaka- FOMO (fear of missing out). I prayed I'll see El Nido this year, and just a few days ago, we were invited by The Resort Bayview El Nido to visit them. Amen!

Bipolar outfits, haha! Rain or shine, ready to hit one of the best beaches in the world with The Clingies!

Herschel, Hedgren, and Roxy... Primer babies! 

My seatmates and roomies, Paul and Tracy:

The lovebirds Pax and Nico:

It was already nighttime when we arrived in Puerto Princesa. Going to El Nido entailed another 5-hour ride by land, so we decided to have dinner muna in the area. Tracy recommended La Terrasse, a fancy yet affordable restaurant super near the airport.

We had a feast! Yum! Thank you for the many options, La Terrasse!

We even ordered desserts:

Ready to sleep!

The hotel provided a van for P500 /head following a schedule, or P800 /head for special trips. Super daming zigzag and dirt roads, plus it was raining so the view was foggy and dark. The 5-hour roller-coaster trip felt like forever! We decided to forget about sleep, and just talked and talked about random things till we realized we're already in front of the resort's gate.

We're alive!

The Resort Bayview Hotel looks great, with white minimal interiors and wood accents and furnitures. It also has one of the best views of the sunset! Everyday, though, you have to go up these steps to get to your room. It was no problem for me because I'm still young (yes!) and I packed light for the trip, although it might be a problem when I bring my senior folks.

It was still gloomy the next day, but we were able to go around the hotel and even eat lunch in their recommended restaurant "Spider". The Resort Bayview Hotel El Nido is fairly new, they started operations just August of last year. Ang dami pang on-going constructions, but the place already looks promising. I am looking forward to coming back when they have the spa already!

The reception house:

The different tours they offer (more of this on my next post).

And our view everyday from the hotel's restaurant:

Breakfast tastes better with this view:

Very pang Pangako Sayo set!
We climbed a random hill going to the back, and saw why the place is called "Bayview". Breathtaking. 

We stayed for 2 nights in the hotel's "Forest View" Suite (Php 5000 / night). It has 2 twin-sized beds, and can accommodate an extra bed. True to its name, you get a view of the mountains the moment you step out of the room. Mapapakanta ka ng the hills are aliiive! Hehe! You can check the photos HERE.

Meanwhile, we spent our last night in their premium accommodation, the Bayview Suite (Php 10,000 / night).

Like in all their other rooms, it has nice air-conditioning and comfortable bed. They also provide plenty of pillows, blankets, and towels.

Coffee, tea, complimentary bottle water, vault, and slippers:

The restroom, with the nice shower (no hot and cold options), lots of tissue, and several essential toiletries (toothpaste, soap, body wash, shampoo). I think you can request more if necessary.

In the Bayview Suit, they also provide robes and a hair dryer. We also enjoyed watching PBB and MYX via the flat screen TV.

Behind the automatic curtains is a nice small garden with a wading pool! It was a pleasant view to wake up to.

Dining area, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When there are more guests, they open the buffet.

What we usually have for breakfast:

Aside from the view, I really commend the great service of the resort's restaurant staff (hello Lanie!)

The Resort Bayview El Nido is near the beach. If you don't want to avail their island hopping, it's already a decent area to lounge and swim. Just be cautious of the jellyfishes! 

A special hut for hotel guests:

Nice place to hangout, leave our things when we swim, and even drink!

I love the beach dogs! They're super cute and sweet!

Swimming time!

Since it is one of the first resorts in the area, there's not much to see when we walked around. There's a small sari-sari store downhill, but hindi pa kumpleto ang paninda. The store owners are very nice though! There's also a tricycle stand just across the resort, so you can go to their town proper for other restaurants and convenience stores.

Room is always clean when we return from a day in the beach. I also appreciate the "Good Night" sign they leave on our beds, it's really the little things that matter!

Visit The Resort Bayview El Nido
Sitio Maremegmeg, Brgy. Corong Corong El Nido Palawan
Manila Office: 47A Mother Ignacia st. Quezon City | facebook | @theresortbayview


  1. Waaaah ang ganda ng resort! Ang saya naman, sarap ng feeling na may #bloggerbesties! haha <3

    xo, Janine

    1. Super! :) Thank you for reading, Janine :) <3


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