A family-owned resort located in Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan, Islandfront Cottages is known for its unique rooms, designed and decorated by the owners themselves. The family owns one of the only two drugstores in town, and it comes with a grocery too. I liked doing my groceries at their store because they carry many items that can only be found at their store, and also, we know the owners.
Islandfront Cottages is located right by the beach in Corong-Corong, which, if one is coming from Puerto Princesa, one will pass by right before entering the town proper. The rustic, native-style cottages are arranged around a garden.
Their website has the complete details of each room, 14 of them in the website, and you may just check them out as well as the rates, by clicking here. I also like the fact that they have a vicinity map of the entire resort. It is an excellent room guide!
The balcony of the beachfront cottages:
My favorite room is located on the second floor and doesn’t seem to appear on the website though. It’s got a bathtub! You go up a flight of wooden stairs, into a balcony, and the room has a sliding door. The bed is right in the middle of the room, with TV, fan, air-conditioning, mini-ref on the right side; and on the left side of the room is a spacious bathroom, and then a bath tub right next to a table for two right by the window with a view of the beach. I loved it! I think they call this the bridal suite, and I thought it was quite romantic.
Since the resort has its own restaurant, the menu is also available for your perusal on their website! Since the resort is about 5 minutes away from town by tricycle, having meals at the resort, breakfast at least, is recommended. The food is also good. Islandfront Restaurant serves a spread of local dishes and beverages. In-room dining is possible with room service.
They have island hopping gears (kayak, snorkel and mask, fins) for rent, as well as motorbikes and cars. They also offer laundry service at Php70/kg. Island hopping tours can be booked directly at the resort at standard rates.
The beach right in front of the resort, although it is more often too shallow for swimming:
But the resort offers a great place to relax by the beach, with its comfortable chairs and benches, and splendid views:
In the middle of the garden is a sitting area, right by where there is a little store where you can buy personal necessities and supplies like shampoo, soap, sunblock lotion and the likes.
Island Front Cottages And Restaurant provides a variety of room types to choose from. Rooms include air conditioning, cable television, and there is also internet access. Guests can snorkel, go on a fishing trip or cycle to explore the area. Sauna and barbecue facilities are also available. Staff at the tour desk can assist with ticketing and car rental arrangements. There is also private parking. They accept credit cards (American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard) although the resort reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
Traveling with kids or pets? This resort is a great place!
They offer babysitting/child services and pets are allowed!
All children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. One older child or adult is charged PHP 500 per person per night in an extra bed. The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.There is no capacity for cots in the room. Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Being a mother who almost always travels with my toddler, I am always on the lookout for resorts that are kid-friendly, pet-friendly (as I also have a pet), and babysitting services are offered! It is such a big help. I’ve been traveling with my daughter ever since she was born. (Oh, I was traveling even when I was pregnant!)
Here is my daughter with a puppy at the resort. I must say they looked great together!
*The pictures on this blog are taken by me and my friends. 🙂
Islandfront Office Address
Farmacia Comprendio, Brgy. Buenasuerte
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Islandfront Location Address
(1.5 kilometer away from town proper)
Sitio Lugadya, Brgy. Corong-corong
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Contact Nos.: +63929650128 +639999941309
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official website: www.islandfrontcottages.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Islandfront-Cottages-and-Reataurant/212980615414843
- Trip Advisor: Islandfront Cottages Reviews
- Lonely Planet Review: El Nido: Island front Cottages
- Youtube: El Nido Island front Resort Palawan
- Locationary: Islandfront Cottages