We visited Palawan in June 2015 and took a break from the touristy town of El Nido to stay at the Resort Bayview Hotel.
The Resort Bayview Hotel is located in Corong Corong, a 10 minutes tricycle ride away from El Nido, which is a blessing. The hotel is a little oasis tucked away from the touristy crowded mess in town.
THE ROOM: WHAT A VIEW!
The rooms are beautifully decorated with an earthy and natural touch. All the furniture is made from cedar wood and the beds are very comfortable.
But the highlight is definitely the amazing view you get from the room over the Corong Corong bay. Waking up to this view every morning was like waking up in paradise.
And every evening, whatever the weather, you would get those stunning sunsets…absolutely incredible:
THE FRIENDLY OWNERS AND THEIR STAFF
The staff, particularly the owners are incredibly warm, friendly and very welcoming to everyone.
The owners are a husband and wife team who treat guests like they are family. They are always on hand to ensure everything is running well and the guests are happy.
They also helped us arrange tours and gave us some great advice about the best places to visit on Palawan island.
YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH FRONT
The Resort Bayview Hotel has its own private beach area on nearby Las Cabanas Beach, which is a great place to relax, swim and do some snorkelling. Masks, fins and snorkels can be rented from reception.
They also have their own bar on the beach, serving drinks and delicious home cooked food at very reasonable prices.
Our stay at The Resort Bayview Hotel was wonderful from check-in to the point of departure. The service was great, the location, perfect and the staff very helpful.
Next time we go to Palawan, we will definitely stay here again.
To read more about the Resort Bayview Hotel, check out their Booking.com listing.
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