Like most people caught in the daily grind, a thought that gets us through is the prospect of the next restful weekend or the next long holiday. Days of rest and not thinking about work invigorates us and compels us to take that leap, pack our bags, and embark on the next big adventure of our life. And why not? What’s keeping you from making the most out of the holidays and mini-breaks? Why not do something amazing for a change? You deserve to take a break too! May it be summer vacations, mid-year breaks, or Christmas time, holidays are perfect opportunities to create something special and extraordinary.
If you’re like many others who feel the gloom of cabin fever, chances are, you want something different for the holidays. You want to go out, experience the great outdoors and bask in some ecotherapy. How many times have you dreamed of the beach? A nature trek? A road trip? Meeting new people? The excitement is as real as it gets and your search online is likely pointing you to the right direction – visit El Nido and book your stay at The Apartments!
With the reopening of countries and destinations for travel, what better way to celebrate the coming holidays than to go to the best island destination in the country. You deserve a one-of-a-kind adventure, starting your day with beautiful vistas, filling each moment with exciting activities, and capping off the night in a relaxing haven. If you haven’t booked your next holiday yet, here are 10 perfect reasons to visit El Nido and stay at The Apartments:
1. World-famous, Award-winning Beach Destination
El Nido is a league of its own and has been ranked as a top destination by countless travel experts, organizations, and personalities. In the 2021 World Travel Awards, El Nido was cited among the leading beach destinations in Asia.
Nacpan beach, which is 1.5/2 hours away from The Apartments, is one of the most famous destinations in El Nido. Nacpan is known for its long stretch of fine sand and serene environment. Vigan Island or Snake Island is another popular destination – known for its long sandbar shaped like a snake. Tourists who visit this spot often trek to a view deck to admire the landscape from a bird’s eye view. Other mesmerizing beach destinations that are accessible from The Apartments are Lio Beach, Papaya Beach, Duli Beach, Seven Commando, and more! Exciting beach tours can be arranged with The APT team, with in-house speed boats that will take you to the islands fast, so you can take your time enjoying the sights.
Don’t take our word for it. A lot of world-famous personalities have vouched for the pristine beaches of this island. Among the long list of celebrities are pop singers Beyonce Knowles and Mariah Carey, Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz who starred in The Bourne Legacy, and even Bill Gates and his family. You need to tick it off your bucket list – or maybe it’s time to come back and experience the magic again!
2. Safe and Ready for You
Being a prime island destination, El Nido is among the first in the country to be tourist-ready. The APT team is at the forefront in the call for safe travel and tourism. Our staff will ensure every guest will be taken care of and will have nothing to worry about. When it comes to health and safety, the APT Team has taken the following precautions:
- Initiated full vaccinations for all staff
- Undergone training on safety protocols
- Regular testing for staff
- Guests have exclusive stay to the APT property
And we have the DOT accreditation to prove/show fitness and readiness to operate. You can enjoy your vacation to the fullest, worry-free.
3. Picture-perfect Lagoons. No-filter required.
Have you come across a picture of an enchanting lagoon with happy travelers enjoying the pristine waters? That’s probably one of the lagoons in El Nido. Part of the quintessential El Nido tour is experiencing the big lagoon, the small lagoon, and the hidden lagoons.
Travelers from around the world get mesmerized by the enchanting water enclaves hidden around Miniloc Island. The lagoons are so beautiful that people who visit them feel they are straight out of a fantasy paradise story. The lagoons are perfect for kayaking, snorkeling, or simply relaxing and wading in the waters. A trip to El Nido is never complete without the Instagram-worthy backdrop of these lagoons. Capture those truly unforgettable snaps perfect for throwback moments in the future!
4. Haven for Ecotherapy
El Nido shares Palawan’s stature as the Philippines’ Last Ecological Frontier with its rich natural resources and unrivaled biodiversity of flora and fauna. The island is home to a variety of plants both on land and at sea that are abundant and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
For your next holiday, go back to the earth and appreciate the beauty and intricate artistry of mother nature. The lush green surroundings mixed with vibrant colors of flowers, plants, and other wildlife make for a one-of-a-kind experience. Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to heal from the daily stressors you experience.
5. Exciting Speed Boat Tours
There are so many breathtaking and iconic places to visit in El Nido, you’d want to visit them all. The good news is you can stop worrying about how to complete the tour on time. The APT team offers exciting speed boat tours so you can “get there fast, and then we’ll take it slow”. Dock early at Commando Beach, enjoy a stretch of time at the Secret Lagoon, explore Cathedral Cave, and feast on a lunch buffet at Pinagbuyutan Island.
All our seacraft and equipment are disinfected and properly maintained. An experienced captain and a licensed tour guide will assist you and ensure you have a safe, fun, and memorable experience. And for guests of The Apartments, we’ll bring along towels, snorkels, masks, fins just to get a few more things off your mind.
Enjoy the thrill of the speed boat and make the most of every moment in the breathtaking seascapes.
6. Healthy Choices within Reach
No guilt vacations are possible! The best way to keep healthy is to have healthy choices within your reach. Another benefit of traveling to an island destination like El Nido is indulging yourself with fresh food choices, fresh air and wide open spaces. Imagine being served the fresh catch of the day, organically grown vegetables and fruits, and savoring every bite with a beautiful view of nature.
7. The Holiday Continues at The Apartments
After a full day of island hopping, trekking, and touring, the holiday fun continues when you get back to The Apartments. Take a dip in the pool and continue your hydrotherapy. Enjoy a good conversation with friends and family at the bar area. You can also sit back and relax for some quiet time. Comfortable couches, soft and clean linen, and a spacious area await in your suite. Enjoy movie night with your family, or indulge in a TV series marathon.
8. No-stress Butler Service
Give yourself the chance to fully relax on your next holiday. You’ve stayed home long enough and done your share of household work. Treat yourself to a holiday of true rest, relaxation, and time to unwind. Ditch the general cleaning, laborious cooking, house repairs, and preparations. When all of those tasks add up, that sounds like a lot of work for the holidays. Your APT reservation includes butler service to help you with your food needs whether for a delicious take out or ingredients for a special meal you’d like to prepare. Other services like shopping assistance, organizing transfers, and booking island tours are also available. Our staff will also assist you using our laundry equipment.
9. Less Presents, More Presence
Go for the true holiday spirit! The gift of family and friends. Less material, more on what matters. Invest in experiences and create lifelong memories with people who are dear to you. Learn more about the many, holistic health benefits of investing in experiences like holidays by reading our article on how vacations enrich the whole family’s experience – from the young once to the young ones.
10. Take Part in Safely Rebooting the Tourism Industry
As the saying goes, we rise when we lift each other. Taking part in the safe rebooting of the local tourism industry will go a long way. Choosing to visit places that have been hard-hit in the last year but are demonstrating safety compliance, resiliency, and social advocacy deserve a chance to thrive again. When you make intentional decisions to support local, you strengthen a chain of goodness.
So the next time you feel the bouts of monotony, go find the next holiday, long weekend, or mini-break and plan that much deserved vacation. Safe and fun travels await!