Sleep in a Hut on the Beach of Idyllic Darocotan Island

If the expedition between Coron and El Nido is fully booked or if five days of island hopping sounds a bit overwhelming, we have an awesome alternative for you. From El Nido, you can travel to the paradise island of Darocotan. This is one of the most beautiful islands in the area, where you can stay in a hut or bungalow right on the beach. This way, you still get that real Expedition Robinson experience in the pocket!

Paradise called Darocotan Island

Darocotan Island is only a kilometer (0.6 mile) long, and it has everything you’d expect from a paradise island. It’s filled with palm trees, the sand is so white it hurts your eyes when the sun shines on it, and the water is azure blue. On the island, you’ll find only three accommodations, all of which have cool huts on the beach. Here, you can entertain yourself by snorkeling at the shipwreck or the coral reef, playing beach volleyball, or sipping cocktails at the beach bar. There’s no wifi, and you’ll be completely disconnected from the rest of the world.

Choose from the three different accommodations

At Isla – The Island Experience, you’ll sleep in a simple hut with a mattress and a mosquito net in a fantastic location. You can swim with the pig Wilma at the 200-meter-long (656-feet-long) beach and in the evening, enjoy sitting by the campfire or watching a movie at the improvised outdoor cinema. Backpackers Island El Nido is quite similar but a bit cheaper. When you step out of your hut in the morning, you can immediately jump into the sea and explore the shipwreck right in front of you in the shallow water. If you’re looking for more luxury, then Dryft Darocotan Island is perfect for you. You can choose between a glamping tent or the romantic huts that look very special and are made almost entirely of bamboo. All three accommodations are excellent in their own way, so choose what fits your budget.

Tip: Book your accommodation as early as possible because these accommodations often fill up well in advance.

How to get to Darocotan Island?

Visiting Darocotan Island is easy from El Nido. Transportation arrangements vary depending on the accommodation. Some offer a free shuttle from El Nido to Teneguiban, from where it’s just a short boat ride away. Teneguiban is about an hour’s drive from El Nido and is easily accessible by tricycle or van.