Thank you for choosing our lovely boutique resort, Karuna El Nido Villas, as your home in the
island paradise of El Nido, Palawan, Philippines!
We hope that you will have a very good experience and wonderful memories to cherish during your stay with us. We at Karuna El Nido Villas will give our best efforts to make your stay a truly remarkable one,
so please, do not hesitate to talk to us if you need any assistance while in El Nido.
Just a few reminders:
1. Breakfast is ala carte and is served from 7am-10am. We ask that you come to eat at the Restaurant for faster service. If you want to enjoy breakfast at the privacy of your terrace, room service can be availed with an additional 10% service charge (price will come from the breakfast menu).We will really appreciate it too if you can give your breakfast order ahead of time (the night before) to the Front Desk, as well as when and where you want it served.
2. We have in-house shuttle service that can drive you to El Nido town and back to Karuna,
for free! All you need to do is coordinate with the Front Desk, or call them at 09455835122 (we are also in Whatsapp and Viber at +639455835122). Transport to other areas within El nido is also possible, with a minimal fee:
To/From Vanilla Beach: 300 (1-4 persons)
To/From Lio Beach: 1500 (1-4 persons)1800 (5-8 persons)
To/From Nacpan Beach: 3500 (1-6 persons)
To/From Duli Beach: 3500 (1-6 persons)
To/From Puerto Princesa: 7000 (private van)
Please be reminded that it’s a first come, first serve basis. We ask for your patience and consideration while you are waiting for your turn to be picked up/dropped off.
3. Power interruptions are normal in El Nido. We have a back-up generator, but it cannot be turned on for a straight 24 hour shift. Rest assured you will have power from 6pm- Live in the Enchantment of Now 6am if there is a blackout. In such cases, please allow 10-15 minutes for the generator to start. The airconditioner in your suite will not restart automatically. Kindly turn it on with the remote control in your suite if you need to use it.
4. Water shortage is prevalent in El Nido. We have taken measures to minimize the inconveniences for our guests but we still ask for your understanding when this happens. Water heater may not work properly if the water pressure is not strong enough. Also, water may be murky after a water shortage. Just turn the faucet on and rest assured it will be clean after a few minutes.
5. Karuna offers free WIFI at the property. To connect, the Front Desk will give you your own username and password upon check-in. We have upgraded our WIFI capabilities recently, but since we are on an island, sometimes speed and connectivity is not the best. Please be patient.
6. It is best to close the curtains at midday, especially in the summer (March-May) as the sun is quite strong and will warm up your suite. We also advise that if you want to use the aircon to keep cool, please close your terrace sliding doors, as well as your bathroom and kitchenette doors. Turn on the provided fans as these will also help. If you’re going out in the morning and will not be coming back until late afternoon, please advise the Front Desk if you want your air conditioner turned on prior to your arrival so that your unit will be cool when you return.
7. Since we are located on a hill in El Nido, we have some several natural inhabitants here in Karuna. You might even see some creatures inside your unit, none of which are dangerous. The most prominent is the “tokay gecko”, a colorful lizard that is usually seen in the evening. They have a call that can be a bit noisy, but it doesn’t last long. They are your friends as they eat insects, generally in the bathroom and kitchenette area. They are also quite territorial, and they mark their territory by pooping on a certain
spot. Rest assured if you see some Gecko poo, these are NOT RAT POO, and that it will be cleaned during make up room. Also, on some evenings, there is a natural occurrence in El Nido, especially when its full moon or if there will be rain soon, insects like “flying termites” will be present. They are attracted to light so please close your doors. They will be gone after midnight, and most will be dead by morning.
8. And more on the spirit of preservation the planet, we ask that you reuse towels and linens more than once. Towels will dry if they are hung up in the hooks in the bathroom area, or outside on the rack provided. We will replace towels or linens as needed. If you really need new towels, kindly ask at the Front Desk. Beach towels are also provided at the Pool area, so please avoid using the white bath towels in the pool or when you go island hopping.
9. Karuna is your home away from home, kindly take care of the things in your suite, as well as in the whole Resort. As much as possible, we want to avoid charging anyone for damaged and lost items.
10. Lastly, all of us here in Karuna wants you to have an amazing holiday! If ever we have shortcomings, please be patient with us and talk to us in a calm and respectful manner. We will greatly appreciate that and will do our best to solve any problems that may arise during your stay with us.
Maraming salamat po and we wish you a wonderful stay!
Front Desk: Available from 8am-10pm
Room Service: Available from 7am- 9pm
Housekeeping: Available from 8am-7pm