Nestled between a lush four-hectare forest and a calm, shallow lagoon, Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Northern Palawan, is an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday in a private and tranquil island.
The resort offers a magnificent view of Bacuit Bay and the El Nido sunset. The surrounding forest and the breathtaking limestone cliffs are natural attractions which also serve as a sanctuary for a diverse variety of birds and mammals. Here, guests can observe and delight in wildlife flourishing in their natural habitat.
Lagen Island Resort offers 50 modern accommodations which exude an air of subdued elegance.
It has an air-conditioned restaurant and a poolside bar.
Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, spa suite, massage cabana, and a marine sports center. There is a boutique, game area, library, a garden chapel for intimate weddings, and a conference room that can accommodate up to 70 persons theatre-style.
Complimentary wi-fi connection is available at the Clubhouse.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Low Impact and Sustainable Guest Experiences
El Nido and Taytay are areas of undoubtedly high biodiversity. El Nido Resorts is committed to promoting nature-based activities that showcase yet protect the richness of this biodiversity. Only low impact activities are offered to guests. There are no jet-skis and other motorized marine sports equipment. Marine sports guides accompany guests to supervise the activities, provide nature interpretation, and ensure guests don’t disturb or damage the environment. The resorts also started using eco-friendly boat engines in 2006 and are continuously upgrading engine maintenance systems to help minimize the negative effects brought about by carbon monoxide emission. El Nido Resorts only serves sustainable menus. The resorts no longer purchase grouper, as there has been an observable decline in their local population. Locally and organically produced vegetables comprise 60% of total kitchen purchases, while locally reared livestock comprise 90% of total kitchen purchases. Women from several barangays (villages) in El Nido have also been trained in weaving to produce native bags and slippers that are purchased by the resort. These local bags and slippers are given complimentary to guests as part of the El Nido Resorts experience.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
El Nido Resorts is committed to providing leisurely, engaging, and educational experiences and services to all our guests in a manner that has the least impact on the environment and promotes respect for El Nido’s local people and culture. We will accomplish this through:
Enjoining our staff and guests to uphold our five Be G.R.E.E.N. tenets
Linking with local communities through employment and purchases
Nurturing a culture of environmental stewardship
Initiating opportunities for guests to experience nature and the local culture
Discovering and molding sustainability champions among the staff
Outdoing ourselves every year by building new sustainability programs on the success of previous ones