To unearth a hidden gem has its own serendipitous effect—the kind the luxurious resort, Lihim, lives up to. Proving true to its name, the tropical paradise is enticing as it is with its intimate set-up of secluded villas, surrounded by the magnificent sight of luscious trees and white sandy beaches.
Tropical dreams come to life in this well-hidden paradise. It’s almost a no-brainer choice when you’re in need of a dreamy and tranquil escape from the bustle of the urban jungle. It’s no wonder that celebrities, like Bea Alonzo and Sarah Lahbati, have chosen it as the perfect getaway spot to visit with their loved ones.
Where is it located?
Lihim Resorts is one the many budding establishments of the up-and-coming Araw Hospitality Group, led by Jean Henri Lhuillier and Raffy Ladao. It's located in El Nido, Palawan, a tourist-favored spot, yet it remains a hidden gem as it sits secluded in the forests of Calaan, beside the pristine waters of the Bacuit Bay.
To access the resort, guests must take a chartered plane to El Nido Airport. From there, one can book a transfer service going to Lihim.
How much does it cost to stay?
Promising a serene and tranquil escape, the resort’s villas provide luxurious views of paradise, ranging from its vivid beach to the lush greens of the forest. The cost of their living accommodations varies, depending on your pick of location and sight. A villa can range from P67,000 to P75,000 per night.
However, transportation costs can also be accounted for such a magical getaway. Airfare prices for a roundtrip flight from Manila to El Nido, via AirSwift, may total around P6500 to P 11,970, depending on your choice of arrival and departure. As of now, the airport shuttle is free for guests.
1. Lawn Villas
If you’re looking for a piece of comfort amidst tropical dreams, the Lawn Villas are perfect for your stay! You easily have access to the pool where you can bathe in the sun’s warmth before going off to soothe your taste buds at the resort’s restaurant which sits right across the villa. The location of the space is also ideal for those who have PWDs in their company.
2. Forest Villas
There’s nothing like the sight of greenery to soothe the soul. With Lihim’s Forest Villas, you’ll get lost in a sense of solitude as they’re tucked away in the midst of a verdant haven. You can choose among the three villas named Ubugon, Dipnay, or Digmay. These spaces also have outdoor seating for you to get in touch with nature. It’s definitely a great place to capture a picture or two as you enjoy your tranquil escape.
3. Forest Hillside Villas
Offering two choices named Dewil and Lamoro, these spaces are similar to Forest Villas as they also provide a view of the lush greenery outside. But this is more for those who have a large company since the villa offers four suites. Here, you can spend some time with your friends and family while basking in the area’s peace and quiet. It’s definitely a good way to reconnect, not just with nature, but with your loved ones too!
4. Foothill Villa
Tying in both the sea and the forest, the Foothill Villa is perfect if you want to get the best of both worlds. This private space is ideal for guests who’d rather kick back and relax as opposed to doing more outdoor activities. Not to mention, it’s also the best location if you want easy access to all of the resort’s facilities.
5. Seaside Villas
Ready to fulfill your Malibu dreams? With the resort’s Seaside Villas–Bacuit, Sabang, and Cadlao–you get a magnificent view of Bacuit Bay. The sight not only provides a dreamy and romantic atmosphere, but it’s also great if you truly want to experience the beauty of El Nido itself.
6. Hilltop Villas
Want to feel the wonders of nature all at once? Then Lihim’s Hilltop Villas might just be the option you’re looking for. With five types of villas (Bucana, Nacpan, Balinaud, Sibaltan, and Duli) to choose from, these spaces each have a wrap-around balcony that provides a 180 degree view of the whole resort, including Bacuit Bay, Calaan Beach, and its luscious forest.
7. Presidential Villas
If you want to experience the full wonder of this tropical paradise, the Presidential Villa named Araw offers all kinds of luxury, including a majestic view of the whole resort and a private pool just for you and your company. And did we mention they even have massage chairs overlooking the sea?
This is also the villa where Bea and Dominique had their romantic Valentine getaway. We can definitely see why they had such a memorable time during their stay!
For bookings and more information, visit Lihim Resorts’ website here.