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The Alternative Beach Cottages

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Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels

Overview of The Alternative Beach Cottages

The Alternative Beach Cottages

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
Cudugnon Point, Barangay Bibiladan, El Nido, Palawan

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPangulasian Island Beach34 min drive
  • Popular LocationPangulasian Island Dock34 min drive
  • Popular LocationObservation Tower37 min drive

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About this area

El Nido

Located in El Nido, The Alternative Beach Cottages is on a private beach. Pangulasian Island Dock and Miniloc Island Dock are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Pangulasian Island Beach and Secret Lagoon. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Pangulasian Island Beach - 34 min drive
  • Pangulasian Island Dock - 34 min drive
  • Observation Tower - 37 min drive
  • Secret Lagoon - 57 min drive
  • Payong-Payong Beach - 58 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Beachfront restaurant with a bar offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

The Alternative Beach Cottages

Beachfront hotel with relaxing spa services
This hotel features a private beach, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. All 4 rooms offer balconies, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. In-room massages, portable fans and safes are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Alternative Beach Cottages offers 4 forms of accommodation with a safe and portable fans. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and bidets. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Massage - on the beach


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Portable fan


  • Bidet
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • In-room massage
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
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).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for PHP 4000.0 per day.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: PHP 4000.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking

Property is 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 Hotel
The Alternative Beach Cottages El Nido
The Alternative Beach Cottages Hotel El Nido

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 43 out of 55 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 55 reviews
4 - Good 15%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 55 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 55 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 55 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect little place to relax& enjoy the peace Very spacious rooms, friendly staff, delicious meals; just perfection!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is very unique. My partner was initially apprehensive about the booking due to all meals being included and it’s remote locations. About 30mins by boat from El Nido. However this has been on the best hotel experiences of my life. We were picked up in town and transferred by boat to the little beach paradise. Welcomed by Alex and Erica who look after you whilst there. We stayed for 6 nights and we could of stayed longer. The food was delicious and very large portion sizes. I have a drone and it was the perfect location for it. Lovely snorkelling off the beach and a 30mjn kayak journey to snake island. Alex organised a boat tour a for us, with only 6 of us on board felt very personalised compared to the rest of the fours in el nido. I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough. I just advice taking bug spray and a few snacks with you as it’s a long swim to the nearest shop!
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This place is paradise. We had the most relaxing time of our whole trip here and were so happy to be staying here over the main town or corong corong. The food was incredible and overall service very good. The staff are all very nice and we loved how understated this place is. Thank you for having us.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019