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1 room, 2 adults

The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido

3-star3 stars
Private beachThis property has confirmed it’s on a private beach.Cudugnon Point, Barangay Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan, 5300, Philippines

El Nido beachfront resort with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
  • Our stay at the Alternative Beach Cottages was absolute heaven! My mother and I spent 5…Sep 13, 2019
  • I liked that it was small and family run. It felt like we had the entire beach and…Jun 28, 2019

The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido

from $177
  • Cliff Cottage (Duplex)
  • Family Cliff Cottage
  • Family Beach Cottage
  • Room

What’s around The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido


  • On a private beach
  • Pangulasian Island Dock - 3 min walk
  • Observation Tower - 3 min walk
  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 3 min walk
  • El Nido Dock - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • El Nido Main Beach - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Secret Lagoon - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Puerto Princesa (PPS) - 101.4 miles/163.2 km

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Boat transfer from El Nido Bus Terminal to the resort leaves daily at 2 PM only. Guests who miss the boat must wait until the following day for the next transfer (refund of lost room night will not be provided). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Filipino

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido’s small print

Also known as

  • Alternative Beach Cottages Resort El Nido
  • Alternative Beach Cottages Resort
  • Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido
  • Alternative Beach Cottages
  • The Alternative Cottages Nido
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages Resort
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido
  • The Alternative Beach Cottages Resort El Nido


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

Transfers via boat are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for PHP 4000.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 50 reviews

Fair 4.0
Awesome staff but resort not to our liking.
Nobody was waiting for us at the pick up location. We had to wait almost 45 minutes. The walk to the boat to the island resort is a little scary/dirty. The staff was great and very friendly but this type of resort was not for us (i.e., no air conditioning, limited time for power, no hot water, no wifi, etc.). Unfortunately we only made it through one out of three reserved nights and decided to check out early. We ended up at another hotel in El Nido. Again this is no fault of the immediate staff and more due to what we're used to when we travel.
Thomas, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Worth recommending
We had a fantastic stay here - excellent location in an island with very nice white beach and near Snake Island. Great customer service as well. Would love to stay here again! :)
Rhea, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice getaway resort
A very nice getaway style resort. The grounds are on a private island. The staff was very nice and catering. The room is spacious and the bathroom had good water pressure and hot water. The electricity is turned off during the day to conserve energy. They serve 3 meals for you daily. They all were very tasty. The WiFi in the room was slow to non existent. The common area WiFi was much better. I think this is a perfect place for a weekend getaway but betond that is go mad with boredom as there isn’t much to do beyond snorkeling, taking day trips to nearby islands, and relaxing on the beach. Snake island is near by. You can kayak there in the early morning to see the sandbar before high tide.
Brandon, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
An amazing stay.
My family of 4 stayed at Alternative in Dec. The overall experience was great. The view of El Nido from the location is breathtaking. Private beaches, excellent healthy food and an attentive staff made it one of our best stays during our family vacation. Recommend it to all who wish tranquility.
Bala, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Alternative is the ++ of El Nido
My son and his new wife said El Nido itself is awesome, but it is made even better resorts like Alternative.
Melissa, sg4 night romance trip

The Alternative Beach Cottages, El Nido

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