MANILA – El Nido Resorts in Palawan has been named by an ASEAN-focused travel initiative as one of the top romantic destinations in the region.
GOASEAN listed nine romantic getaways in Southeast Asia, which included El Nido Resorts, Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia, Amanjiwo in Central Java, Indonesia, Langkawi Archipelago in Malaysia, Tanah Lot Temple in Bali, Indonesia, Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand, La Residence Phou Vao in Lao PDR, Bagan in Myanmar, and Six Senses Con Dao in Vietnam.
El Nido Resorts is a group of properties on four islands in Palawan. Getting here requires a 55-minute flight and a boat ride that could take between 25 to 50 minutes.
Referring to the Philippine beach destination, GOASEAN said: “This works in your favor, of course, because the crowds simply don’t make it there. This leaves you and just a lucky few to explore the stunning crystal clear waters, caves, idyllic white sandy beaches and forests that surround each resort on the islands.”
Joey Bernardino, group director for sales and marketing of El Nido Resorts, said it is an honor for them to represent the Philippines in GOASEAN’s list.
“The well-preserved location, bountiful marine life and our friendly staff enchant both local and foreign travelers,” he said, adding that these make El Nido Resorts “the most beautiful place in the world.”