El Nido Travel Guide
As winter storms brew here in the Northeast, our search for the perfect overwater bungalow is intensifying. Know an overwater bungalow resort hotel we need to check out? Hit us on the tip line.
Turns out HotelChatter has a bunch of daily readers in the Philippines. Cool. As a hat tip, we picked out our favorite Filipino resort, which just so happens to be an overwater bungalow property, go figure.
El Nido Lagen Island Resort has 18 over water accommodations (51 total cabins) all in a quite, idyllic cove hidden by limestone cliffs and island forests. Furthermore, there is no shortage of castaway activities--snorkeling, swimming with jackfish, and canoeing are all available for guests.
You have to hop a island jumper from Manila, then take a boat (free for guests) in order to get to Lagen Island. Oh, and there is U.S. State Department travel warning on the Philippines, has been since last June, so you will officially qualify as an "adventurer" upon your return from paradise.
After the jump, we have enclosed a El Nido Lagen Island video, set to Jordan Knight's Tender Love to serenade this resort. We can't take credit for the video, nor the somehow appropriate soundtrack. If you don't have our sense of humor, hit mute before pressing play.
· Overwater Bungalows [HotelChatter]