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 sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, 5313

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSecret Lagoon4 min drive
  • Popular LocationMiniloc Island Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationMiniloc Island Dock8 min drive

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About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, Matinloc Resort is on a private beach. Miniloc Island Dock and Pangulasian Island Dock are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Miniloc Island Beach and Secret Lagoon.

What's nearby

  • Secret Lagoon - 4 min drive
  • Miniloc Island Beach - 4 min drive
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 4 min drive
  • Miniloc Island Dock - 8 min drive
  • Observation Tower - 37 min drive

About this property

Matinloc Resort

Resort with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Matinloc Resort's private white sand beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa, or enjoy snorkeling.
Matinloc Resort offers 29 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. LED televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and bidets. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. 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 center.

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

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

The spa is open daily.


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 sanitizer 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 transportation

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

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • La Playa

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • 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
  • Spa tub
  • Treatment room


  • Beach towels

Room amenities


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable 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
Children up to the age of 6 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

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 onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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
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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 117 out of 209 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 61 out of 209 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 209 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 209 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 209 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled 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

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
I’m wasn’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

Traveled 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

Traveled 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

Traveled 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