Mahogany Beach Resort

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
from/per night$120
  • Airport pickup
  • Beach front
  • Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool


El Nido Mahogany Beach Resort is a 3 star beachfront property that offers 8 free-standing gorgeous villas a few steps away from the beach. This idyllic resort provides a wonderful and private experience for those who wish to enjoy a luxurious respite without going to bigger and more crowded 5 star resorts. Although rates here are not cheap, they are very fair considering you have the spacious villa with private garden and private dipping pool all to yourself.

With only 8 villas on site, you are guaranteed to enjoy private and intimate moments with your loved one. The beautiful design and elegant style perfectly blends in with the local materials. The casitas are built a bit far from one another to give you plenty of space for yourselves. The only similar quality resort in the area is Buko Beach resort, but Mahogany’s villas are bigger and more luxurious. Moreover, as the resort is set in a 5000 sq. meters of coconut grove, it is literally your very own tropical paradise.

Our Expert Review


Service [?]

Staff at El Nido Mahogany are well-trained professionals who are always willing to go the extra mile. They are approachable and have a sense of initiative in attending to their guests. Management is hands-on and visible at all times and they make sure that the guests are well cared for.

Excellent

Cleanliness [?]

The staff maintain the cleanliness of the grounds dutifully. The pool area and the beach are also well-maintained. There is daily housekeeping available and toiletries are replenished regularly.

Very good

Rooms [?]

The cottages and villas of Mahogany resort are all exquisitely designed, very spacious, comfortable and sufficiently equipped. Each has its own large terrace with hammock and sala set, private garden, huge glass doors and ample wardrobe space. Villas have a separate living room inside and a private dipping pool on the terrace. Compared to other similarly-priced properties, Mahogany’s rooms are better.

Excellent

Beach and Pool [?]

The resort is located on a quieter side of the beach. However, the beach itself is not good for swimming because the waters are too shallow (extends to a few hundred meters). The pool is smaller than other properties in the area.

Good

Location [?]

The location of the resort is excellent because it is not on the center of town but close enough to bars, shops and restaurants. Since it is beachfront, the nearby islands are also easily accessible from the property.

Excellent

Value for Money [?]

In terms of room amenities and service, you definitely get your money’s worth. The price is a lot cheaper compared to 5-star resorts that offer the same casitas options. However, the resort amenities are somewhat lacking for a 3-star accommodation. There is no restaurant on site so guests need to go elsewhere for a bite to eat (except for breakfast).

Very good

El Nido Mahogany is built with couples in mind. The whole place offers a romantic ambiance and seclusion that’ll make you feel like you have the whole place all to yourself. The large terrace either looks out towards your own garden, to the sea or towards the pool but either way; you’ll hardly see or hear other guests as their casitas are far enough from yours. There is no restaurant in the resort but there is a nice poolside bar serving cocktails. Breakfast meals are prepared individually depending on your choice and served right on the terrace each morning. For lunch and dinner, you can go to neighboring restaurants and there will be plenty of options.

There are 3 villas and 5 cottages on the property. The design is more or less the same but villas have their own living room and a private dipping pool. Standard room amenities include: breakfast, in-room safe box, mini-fridge, mini bar, seating area, balcony, AC, open rain forest shower, and black-out curtains. There are no doors to the toilet and shower, just a dividing wall which makes it not ideal for friends and families.

Do Guests Like Mahogany?

El Nido Mahogany has a very good reputation across the web. Just like its neighbor, Buko Beach Resort, it is so popular that you need to book six months in advance to secure a room- a clear indication that guests like it.

We constantly check online travel platforms for feedback and comments are mostly positive. Because it is a small place, the reviews are not many. El Nido Mahogany is rated higher than Buko and El Nido Garden and we believe it has something to do with the fact that Mahogany offers bigger rooms with more seclusion and privacy for the same price as the other two.

There are 160 reviews in TripAdvisor so far and score is 4.5. 77% of the reviewers rated Mahogany excellent while only 1% gave it the lowest score. In Agoda, the overall score is 8.9 out of 155 verified reviews with 93% saying they will recommend it to their family and friends.


What do guests love about El Nido Mahogany Beach Resort?

  • Excellent service
  • Spacious and luxurious cottages and villas
  • Tasty breakfast served on the terrace each morning
  • Place is quiet, private, romantic and secluded
  • Very good location with beautiful sunsets

Some things to consider before booking:

  • No TV in the rooms and no Wi-Fi connection
  • No restaurant on site
  • Small pool
  • Beach is not ideal for swimming
  • Toilet and shower area is open so not ideal for friends and families


You don’t have to pay lavishly to have your own villa in El Nido. Mahogany Beach Resort offers you a similar version of luxury that you can get from 5-star resorts for half the price. The cottages and villas are highly recommended for couples and those who are on their honeymoon. The relaxed ambiance of the property and the private villas and cottages give off a dreamy atmosphere that will surely get you in a romantic mood.

If you are traveling with kids or with a group of friends, consider booking other properties in the area as the open-plan design for toilet and shower in Mahogany could make your stay together awkward and embarrassing. If you are with a large group, we recommend the grand villa of Buko Beach Resort because there, you can get an entire villa for your group with your own private pool. Finally, if you love Mahogany consider booking in advance as it gets fully-booked easily.


Room types

Garden Cottage

Cottages either have pool views or garden views. It can accommodate 2 persons plus 1 upon request. The room has a king-sized bed and the size of the room is 55m2.


Seaview Villa

Villas have either a sea view or a pool view. The size of the rooms is 60 sqm with a large deck and a king-sized bed. There is also a living room, a private dipping pool and a private garden. The villa can accommodate 2 persons with a possibility of 2 more upon request.


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