El Nido Resorts is operated byTen Knots Development Corporation. Ten Knots was founded by diving enthusiasts who explored the Philippines on the M/V Via Mare. They believed that ten knots is the ideal speed not only in getting to their dive destination quickly, but also cruising leisurely enough to appreciate and enjoy Nature’s endowments. Thus, the name Ten Knots reflects the company’s ideals to strive for a balance between meeting human needs and caring for nature.

Since its inception, Ten Knots has advocated responsible tourism and has exercised stewardship over its natural environment. For nearly three decades, Ten Knots has strived to maintain a delicate balance between achieving tourism development goals, conserving the fragile environment where it operates, and meeting the needs of the local community.