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Stunning sunsets at The Resort Bayview Hotel in El Nido, Palawan

Stunning sunsets at The Resort Bayview Hotel in El Nido, Palawan

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 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 climbs to the rooms at Resort Bay View
The climb to the rooms at The Resort Bayview Hotel seem high but they are worth it.

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.

Room at The Resort Bayview Hotel in Palawan el nido
Spacious room with an earthy and natural touch at The Resort Bayview Hotel

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:

Stunning sunset view from Resort Bay View
The view of one of the many stunning sunsets every evening at The Resort Bayview Hotel
Stunning sunsets at Resort Bay View
Another view of the stunning sunsets from The Resort Bayview Hotel

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.

Stefan snorkelling at Las Cabanas beac
Stefan snorkelling at Las Cabanas Beach at Corong on Palawan island

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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