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Matinloc Resort

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Private beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Resort

4.5-star property
Beachfront resort in El Nido with spa and outdoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

213 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Matinloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, 5313

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Matinloc Resort

Matinloc Resort offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beach massages, and sun loungers, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling and kayaking. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages at the spa. La Playa serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This luxurious resort also features a free airport shuttle, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 units


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Free airport shuttle from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM*

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkeling

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • English
  • Filipino

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station
  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


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.


La Playa - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Matinloc Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Matinloc Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Matinloc Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Matinloc Resort?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Matinloc Resort.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Matinloc Resort?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Matinloc Resort?
You can check in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Matinloc Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and boat tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Matinloc Resort also has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Matinloc Resort?
Yes, La Playa offers international cuisine.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely loved our stay at Matinloc. It’s giving “White Lotus” and coming during the down season, we felt like we had the place to ourselves for quite a bit of the stay. Great food, great spa, nice gym; make sure to do their private island hopping tours! They bring the snorkel gear and kayaks, it was such a special and intimate experience. We will be back!
Alexander, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
IsabelleT, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

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
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The exclusivity with only 30 rooms u feel like your the only 1 there
7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It is an amazing place, the room amenities are fully completed, they even give you a complementary nice gift. I love this resort.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Imelda, 4-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

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.
3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I liked how it was so clean, serene, and just overall relaxing.
kathy, 2-night family trip
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