I fell in love with this beautiful island when I first visited in 2015. Maybe it's the turquoise beaches or the untouched natural beauty, but I was ecstatic to visit again and this time with my family. I stayed in El Nido Beach Hotel located on the coast of El Nido Bay. It's a short walk from the docking area for tours and restaurants. My room was directly facing the ocean and the sunrise and sunset was spectacular!
Philippines definitely has the best sunsets I've ever seen.
The hotel was perfect for my big family. I needed a place that was family and budget friendly. The rooms range from $65/night - $120/night. There are 3 types of rooms: Standard ($78/night), De Luxe ($87/night), and Family ($120/night). I booked all the rooms with an ocean view. El Nido Beach Hotel also provides free breakfast at their outdoor dining area.
The owner and staff was very accommodating to our needs. Due to the number of people in my family, it was a little challenging to dine in certain restaurants by the beach due to their limited space. My family and I decided to do take-out for dinner and the hotel provided their outdoor dining area for us to eat. In addition, the balconies overlooking the ocean are perfect for restless days where I just wanted to drink a cold beer, socialize and chill from all those boat tours.
Just a step outside of my room every morning was lovely. I couldn't stop taking pictures! This is the best location and view in town! It gave me a chance sit back, relax and enjoy every single moment of my trip.