Palawan, voted the World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure, awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors, the first among the archipelago’s tourism destinations.
Now under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), and with the support of the Department of Tourism and the municipal government, luxury chain El Nido Resorts are the first to receive the DOT Certificate of Authority to Operate in the town after complying with the guidelines to accept leisure guests at a 50% capacity.
In line with its commitment to safe and sustainable tourism, El Nido Resorts and Lio Tourism Estate look forward to welcoming you back with their signature hospitality experience by connecting you to some of the island’s most natural wonder and elegant hideaways.
Miniloc Island Resort, which is now on its 40 years of service, is the first to open its doors to guests coming from outside Palawan. A maiden flight in mid-July and a follow-through will be conducted in coordination with their partner airline, AirSwift. With satisfactory results and positive feedback from guests and the LGU, it will continue to serve guests through scheduled flights from Manila for a 3-night vacation from Sept. 11-14.
Under the “travel bubble” setup, guests will have to undergo RT-PCR testing 72 hours prior to their departure and fill out health and travel declaration forms upon reservation.
The resort chain has been monitoring the developments during the community quarantine period and has been maintained by the team members for guest’s health and well-being through its Be GREEN, Be Clean enhanced care program.
An eco-discovery island resort, Miniloc offers guests with a back-to-basics Filipino coastal rustic village vibe. Guests can swim, snorkel or dive with the huge jackfish and a variety of marine species at its house reef, or explore the Big and Small Lagoons, Snake Island, and other attractions around Bacuit Bay.
Meanwhile, Huni Resort, located at Lio Tourism Estate on the mainland, is already accepting bookings from Palawan-based residents.
Earlier this year, Ten Knots Group, which includes El Nido Resort chain, was awarded the world’s first-ever Sea Turtle Friendly Tourism Certification by the prestigious Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) for its exceptional care for the aquatic animal. The group has been blessed with being in a high biodiversity area, and thus exercises stewardship over the environment, stressing the importance of preserving nature to all stakeholders.