Just spent 6 nights at this beautiful resort.
(For those reading this review, let me say that my wife & I are very picky & prissy Filipino/Americans so please be forewarned)
I can totally recommend Vellago to those who are already considering it. The location is breathtaking & beautiful. The resort is actually situated on one of Tour A's stops, 7 Commando Beach so you know it's a beautiful place.
Here is my readers digest version.
Staff was great. Marie is the Manager & very friendly & really works hard to make sure you are happy. The entire staff was always open to any requests & were great our whole stay.
It was awesome that there are only 4 rooms so the entire staff is totally dedicated to you 4.
An incredible location. One that any person who sees the pics would love to stay.
Snorkeling right off beach was really nice too. Didn't compare to Tour C snorkeling, but having that coral 30 meters out was awesome!
Our Tours A & C were set up by Marie & the vendor was outstanding. We had the same crew, headed by Elmar, on both tours. HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE A PRIVATE BOAT. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE!
Picked up on shore at La Plage as they were waiting for us even though we were a little late. This was really important as we didn't have a clue after arriving after a grueling 7 hour van trip from Puerto Princesa. (We had to use Miroju...Daytripper was sold out...)
No electricity from 6am - 6pm. This only caused us a problem when we got back from the tours by 3 pm. We were both tired & it's too hot to go to room. We don't drink so Bar wasn't our thing. So we waited around till electricity kicked on. Will make you really appreciate electricity!
This is the main reason for the 4 stars.
You will notice when the AC cuts off at 6 am though.
Bugs - I know, we are in the middle of a deserted tropical area. Just saying, be forewarned. Ants, mosquitoes, flies, moths are sharing the space with you. We used the mosquito net every night. (Not a lot of bugs in room, but they're sneaky little guys)
We are City dwellers, not used to this environment.
No Sprite or 7-up!!! - just Coke & Coke Lite....okay, I'm being really nit picky, but having a little more variety in soft drinks would have been lovely
Food: It was good. We mainly ate in our room. We had dinner on beach one night which was great! But weather prohibited more of that.
So overall, I highly recommend Vellago if you get the chance. We feel very fortunate to have stayed here. We know we are blessed to afford this luxury. In our younger days, we probably would not have minded the inconveniences, but as we age, we become used to a certain level of comfort.
When the Tour A bankas dock, you have loads of visitors taking photos of your balcony wishing they could stay there. We saw the other places in town to stay; nothing even close to Vellago.
You could be honestly staying at one of the most beautiful areas in the world, (small Lagoon on Tour A was just incredible)...just know it has some small peccadilloes attached.
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- Also Known As:
- Vellago Resort El Nido, Philippines - Palawan Island