I stayed at one of their Villa for a couple of nights. Sleep was easy to come as the neighborhood is quiet and they are away from the main road so the sound of passing vehicles can hardly be heard. The doors are the sliding kind which guest have to get used to but the staff will inform how it works. Each of the Villa and Bungalows are elevated. I like that there’s a personal faucet near the balcony stairs where I can wash up the sands on my feet before going up my villa. Bed is comfortable and linens are white clean. Since the resort is new, aircon is working fine and there’s also a personal ref. Hot water is only for the shower not on the sink.
Currently WiFi is only available at the common gazebo area near the infinity pool but there are plans to expand the network. Mahogany Beach Resort at this time only serves breakfast to guest but there are a lot of food options nearby. Guest wishing to go island hopping or sailing can book with the resort for either group tours or private tours. The resort is also affiliated with Palawan Divers and Freedivers.
Mahogany Beach Resort is still evolving. Aside from the addition of another villa, there’s the planned bar at the gazebo and added facilities in-room. At the moment, the key features for me are the beautiful villa and bungalows done with native elements, spacious resort area breathing ground, private and secure area with a real relaxing beachfront atmosphere. It’s perfect for those looking for a blissful getaway by the beach while staying in El Nido Town.
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