International Coastal Cleanup 2015

As much as 28 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean every year and this figure could double within the next decade according to Ocean Conservancy.

The team of El Nido Resorts, being the leading advocate for responsible tourism in the Philippines, is at their best in keeping plastics away from the ocean and waterways. Aside from their consistent efforts in cleaning up El Nido’s islands every other week, they have joined the rest of the world for the annual International Coastal Clean-Up last September 19, 2015.

Despite the heat, members of the local government unit, community locals, El Nido Resorts guests and collegiate volleyball superstars Gretchen Ho and Alexa Micek took time from their busy schedule to take part in this activity.

If you’re thinking of a destination for next year’s International Coastal Clean-Up, we suggest you make it El Nido Resorts. We promise fun time with locals and great food!

Sustainability Highlights

2015 is indeed a banner year for El Nido Resorts. Recognized across the globe by reputable award-giving bodies, El Nido Resorts’ has preserved sustainable practices for over 30 years now and these awards highlight the efforts that the company continues to carry out. One remarkable catalyst for responsibletourism, The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), has once again awarded El Nido Resorts the “PATA Gold Award for Environmental Education Program” for 2015. PATA, being an international non-profitassociation, recognized 25 organizations and individuals for their excellence in raising the bar in the travel industry. El Nido Resorts’ Director of Sustainability, Ms. Marigs Laririt, proudly accepted the award at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) last September 8, 2015 in Bangalore, India.

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On the other side of the globe, El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Luxury resort, Pangulasian Island, received the prestigious “Southeast Asia’s Best Sustainable Boutique Hotel” presented by World Boutique Hotel Awards in London. The esteemed event brought together the best of the best in the world.

This was followed shortly by World Travel Awards (WTA), citing El Nido Resorts the “Asia’s Responsible Tourism” award. Being a globally-recognized award-giving body, WTA enthuse El Nido Resorts to set the benchmark which all others will surely aspire. Capping the year, El Nido Resorts was named “Best Branded Accommodation” by PATA Tourism InSPIRE Awards in Thailand. It appreciated the company’s commitment to sustainable practices.

These awards present endless possibilities for El Nido Resorts in further strengthening the brand with sustainability as its core. Having these recognitions, El Nido Resorts consistently pursues utmost head-to-head efforts to strongly position themselves globally and to continuously inspire others to do the same.

Apulit Island Updates

Upon arrival at the Taytay port, unwind and relax at Sala de Apulit – our new pre-lounge area. It will provide you an oasis of comfort just before boarding the El Nido Resorts’ boat transfer to Apulit Island. Enjoy a bite of delectable native delicacies and sip on your favourite drink while choosing from the countless activities the resort has to offer.

Katala – El Nido Resorts welcome “Katala”, the bigger and vessel of our Apulit Island Resort. Reduced sea travel time makes our guests ecstatic to get sun-kissed skin and feel the warm sand of the island. The newest vessel of our Eco-Adventure Resort, Apulit Island, is ready to provide 5-star experience to our guests. Feel the warmth of Filipino hospitality and the exclusivity of your holiday starting from your journey to the resort on board the Katala.