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Matinloc Resort

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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool

Overview of Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Resort

4.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, 5313

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMiniloc Island Beach2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSecret Lagoon2 min drive
  • Popular LocationPayong-Payong Beach2 min drive

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About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, Matinloc Resort is on a private beach. While the natural beauty of Secret Lagoon and Miniloc Island Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Pangulasian Island Dock.

What's nearby

  • Miniloc Island Beach - 2 min drive
  • Secret Lagoon - 2 min drive
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 2 min drive
  • Observation Tower - 36 min drive
  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 36 min drive

About this property

Matinloc Resort

Resort with private beach and full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on Matinloc Resort's private white sand beach or pampering yourself at the resort's full-service spa.
Matinloc Resort offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. LED televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, designer toiletries and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

Languages spoken

English, Filipino

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free return airport shuttle from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6:00 AMโ€“10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • La Playa

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkelling
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • A meeting room


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Treatment room


  • Beach towels

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • LED TV
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guest must arrange land transport to El Nido if traveling from Puerto Puerto Princesa. Please note that it takes approximately 6 hours. No boat transfers are available after 5:30 PM from El Nido Town to Matinloc Resort, as per Coast Guard Policy. Additional charges may apply for transfers outside of scheduled hours.
For security purposes, no other boats, except Matinloc Resort boats, will be allowed to enter the resort.
This property offers roundtrip boat transfers from El Nido Beach Hotel to Matinloc Resort. Guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival. Boat schedule: Departure from El Nido Beach Hotel to Matinloc Resort: 8 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM, 5 PM; Departure from Matinloc Resort to El Nido Beach Hotel: 5:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 1 PM.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 6 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 6 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

Matinloc Resort El Nido
Matinloc Resort
Matinloc El Nido
Palawan Island
Matinloc Resort Resort
Matinloc Resort El Nido
Matinloc Resort Resort El Nido

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 208 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 61 out of 208 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 208 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 208 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 208 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What we LIKED about Matinloc resort (1) the seclusion - you're away from the hustle and bustle of El Nido Town and are pretty much in your own private paradise; (2) the beach is really nice with white sand and clear waters - though the days we were there the winds were pretty rough creating a lot of waves; (3) the amenities were nice - the pool was great, the library is a genius idea, the kayaks and snorkels are free; (4) we had an ocean view villa and it was probably the nicest hotel room we have ever stayed in. In all, it was such a RELAXING place to stay. What we DID NOT like about the place: (1) it's overpriced - like they know you're stuck on an island and have no other resources kind of overpriced (tiny bottle of lotion is $9.50 or P480); (2) the food is overpriced and not very good, and you're basically stuck with it because it's the only restaurant on the island - though I did enjoy the fish and chips. that's about the only thing I'd recommend on the menu; (3) the no booze policy is inconvenient. You can bring your own, or give cash at the front desk and give them a list and they'll go into El Nido Town and get it; the downside? (4) They only have 3 ferries a day going to and from El Nido Town. Meaning you're *fcked if you miss the last one and have to pay $200 or P10K to ask for a special ride. Overall, we really did enjoy the very relaxing atmosphere, and we would do the "remote island resort" vibe again -- it's still a toss up whether we would come back here.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Iโ€™m wasnโ€™t made aware of no alcoholic beverages on premises. Also no type of entertainment Or music .. very little to do during the the resort
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The exclusivity with only 30 rooms u feel like your the only 1 there
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is an amazing place, the room amenities are fully completed, they even give you a complementary nice gift. I love this resort.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location in an island. Views are fantastic and has a small beach with white sand where you can go kayaking & snorkeling. Rooms are big and beautiful with very comfortable bed.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is a beautiful location but we cannot recommend it as the resort is very poorly managed, nothing works as promised, the management is incompetent and disorganized. The staff tries its best but cannot overcome these hurdles. The rooms are in okish condition. For the price there are better options in el nido so try to avoid this resort.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff made assurances of tour availability before arrival, but had extremely limited availability upon arrival. Was limited to expensive private tour one day and had no options on 2nd (final) day, even though emails with property stated that all tours (up to 4 options) would be available and arranged upon arrival. While the property is beautiful and the one tour I was able to schedule was lovely, I feel as though they made assurances that they couldn't deliver. Note that outside boats are not allowed onto the property and arranging tours from the El Nido town when staying here is very inconvenient (have to take a 5:30am boat (for a fee) to the mainland to arrange for 9am tour). Resort restaurant had decent food. Massage was very nice alternative when tour was not available.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked how it was so clean, serene, and just overall relaxing.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019