Lagen Island Resort is an eco-sanctuary surrounded by thick jungles in the Bacuit Bay archipelago. This luxurious 4-star property is the most solid all-around private island resort and is great for couples and honeymooners who want to experience luxury at its best without spending too much.
Situated between a 4-hectare forest and a blue lagoon, Lagen Island has a total of 51 rooms and cottages built with antique timber recycled from old Filipino homes. These antique furnishings add class and a charming ambiance to an already luxurious setting. Designed to completely commune with nature, all rooms and cottages feature full-height sliding glass doors that open to a private balcony with views of the incredibly beautiful surroundings.
Lagen Island is a modern upgrade from Miniloc’s rustic charm but it is still a notch lower than Pangulasian in terms of luxury and exclusivity. Nevertheless, Lagen holds its ground and is in no way inferior to Pangulasian. In fact, Lagen provides the best option for VIP travelers to experience both the rustic charm of Miniloc and luxury of Pangulasian both in one place.
[expert_review] Lagen Island, as a sanctuary, is home to diverse flora and fauna. Gifted with the densest jungle in all of the Bacuit Bay, you will be mesmerized by the numerous varieties of birds and mammals endemic to this place. You can see a lot of monkeys and even lizards in the forest as you hike through it. In the end of your hike, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of another secret beach only available to Lagen guests.
What really draw people to Lagen are its luxurious amenities. Here, you will find the comforts that Miniloc and Apulit don’t have like a fitness center with sufficient amount of equipment; a sizable library and business center for business-minded individuals; bigger playrooms for kids; game rooms with billiard, darts, ping-pong and board games; restaurant that can either be al fresco or air-conditioned and the massive and very well-designed infinity pool. The rooms that you pay for are much bigger with more luxurious amenities like in-room safe, cable TV with DVD player, ample storage areas, and in some cases a luxurious bath tub. The water cottages are especially designed for couples and provide more privacy and seclusion.
There are a number of activities that you can do in Lagen but not as much as what is offered in Apulit. Some of the activities that you can do are: Island hopping, snorkeling (either in Lagen or Miniloc), diving (Entalula Island), kayaking (mangroves and coves), paddle boarding, swimming, bird watching and hiking through the forest.
Lastly, guests can choose whether they want to pay for the full package inclusive of full-board meals, standard excursions and activities with island hopping, and complimentary usage of all non-motorized water equipment and facilities. Diving, spa and drinks are not included in this package though. You can also choose to have only breakfast and pay ala-carte for lunch and dinner but be prepared to pay more. You can get more for your money with the resort’s buffet which offers more food variety.
[pros_cons] Lagen Island Resort is a real gem and the best private island resort in Palawan in terms of value for money. It is a great choice for couples and honeymooners who want to splurge on luxury and seclusion but keep their budget sane. Guests of Lagen Island can experience an all-inclusive luxury which is a little bit similar to Pangulasian but for less money. Here, you can find a complete set of amenities which you will not find in either Apulit or Miniloc.
Most importantly, Lagen Island Resort is unique in itself. It offers the best of both worlds which means guests can enjoy the best things Miniloc has to offer with the luxury that Pangulasian is known for. This creates a guilt-free luxury which is a highlight of any memorable vacation.
Our most recommend Palawan package for couples, is a mixed stay at both Apulit and Lagen. This allows you to experience everything El Nido’s private islands has to offer and enjoy a luxury vacation at a very reasonable price.
Forest rooms offer the closest proximity to the swimming pool. These rooms are located on a complex with 2 floors. The room size is 53 sqm and can accommodate 2 persons with additional of 1 if necessary. The bed is either 2 single beds or a double bed.
This cottage is located closest to the beach and has the best views of the sunset. It can accommodate 2 with a provision for 1 more. The room size is 53 sqm and is equipped with either a double bed or 2 single beds.
These cottages are ideal for couples and honeymooners. They are built on stilts over the water with views of the bay. It can accommodate 2 persons with addition of 1 if necessary. The room size is 53 sqm and is equipped with either 2 singled beds or a double bed.
This is the most luxurious of all the rooms offered in Lagen. The size of the room is 70 sqm with its own living area and very large balcony. It is also the only room with a bathtub and it leads directly towards the forest. It can accommodate up to 3 people but ideally designed to house only 2. The bed is a queen sized bed.