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Taiyo Resort

As I mentioned in my previous post, most of the resorts you will find in El Nido is located in the town itself. But for those who haven’t been to El Nido, let me enlightened you a lil bit as your research progresses. You can also find resorts in Caalan and Corong Corong. To go to Corong Corong, it’s few min tricycle ride away from the main town. I visited few resorts in Corong Corong, each offers nice rates and views. However, we prefer more Hadefe for some reasons. To go to Caalan, you need to walk (10-15 min) coz it’s not accessible via tricycle.

One of the resorts we’ve visited in Caalan was the Taiyo Resort. A Japanese themed resort (owned by a Japanese… it’s obviouse I guess. hehe). It’s a jewel! A very nice place. We had the chance to talk to the owner and tour us within the place.

Taiyo Village

Their cottages are nice… decently built, and spacious

Taiyo Village Cottage

Main Rooms

Taiyo Village Main Cottage

They even have their own Japanese restaurant.

Taiyo Village Japanese Restaurant

Sea Front – Though the sea front of Taiyo may not be the typical “El Nido” beach you’ll find on the internet but for photographers like me, it offers a lot of good and interesting subjects.

Taiyo Village Beach Front

Rate is decent. It’s 1500 for a fan room per night. The reason why we haven’t stay here was because we already book in Hadefe for 4 days.

What can I say? Recommended!!!

I lost their calling card but I tried to research for their website. Not sure if it’s updated though.

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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in El Nido


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Hadefe Cottages

Most of the resorts in El Nido, you’ll find it in town. But if you prefer a quiet place, then Hadefe is one of my recommendations. The only problem is you have to walk 10-15 min from the town coz it’s not accessible by tricycle. I understand that each one of us has his/her own preference in terms of accommodation, food, amenities, etc… but for those who would like to have a different taste of adventure, look no further.

Road to Hadefe

As we head towards Hadefe, allow me to show some views. This is the El Nido main beach.
El Nido Town Beach

This is the reason why it’s not accessible for 3 wheel vehicle. The road is too narrow.
Road to Hadefe

As we walk more…
Road to Hadefe - View

Pathway to Hadefe
Road to Hadefe

La La La La… enjoying yourself?
Road to Hadefe

On the left is the Cemetery. You will pass by here…
Road to Hadefe 1

Cemetery on the left. Not for the faint heart? Just kiddin’… it’s not creepy as you think.
Road to Hadefe 2

After a not so creepy walk, you’ll be given this view as a reward. Not bad isn’t it?
Road to Hadefe 3

Hadefe Entrance

One of the cottages
Hadefe Cottage

Our Room
Hadefe Room

Cottages parallel to the sea. We chose to stay here.
Hadefe Cottage

Hadefe Beach Front
Hadefe Cottages Front View

Hadefe Cottages Side View

We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights. The view is magnificent. However, they don’t have a restaurant but you can always walk back to town for different restaurants to choose from. Or buy your own food in the market and ask the caretaker to refrigerate them for you. At night, we grilled our own food. And in the morning, free coffee is provided. Lunch was not a problem for us coz it’s free during the island hopping tour. For rice, you can ask the staff of Hadefe to cook it (as well as pancit canton). We are surprised that they only charged 100 pesos for cooking our rice and pancit canton during our stay. There are stores near the place so you can buy snacks, softdrinks, or mineral water.

Rate is 600 pesos for a fan room and I’m not sure for the air-conditioned room. They gave us discount so we only paid 1,500 pesos for 3 nights. Hehehe. For budget conscious, I suggest that you get a fan room instead coz it’s windy in the area and it’s cold enough at night. One more thing is, electricity in El Nido is only available from 3pm to 6am. And oh, to fully enjoy your stay in El Nido, you need to see the islands and it will be a whole day tour so spending too much in accommodations is not practical. I miss Hadefe… I’ll be back for sure.

Hadefe Cottages
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Posted by on June 17, 2010 in El Nido


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