Lihim Resorts, El Nido

The Secret is Out by Pepper Teehankee of PhiStar

March 12, 2023

The secret is out

Lihim” is the Tagalog word for secret. Araw Hospitality’s chief operating officer Raffy Ladao states, “We wanted a Filipino name and something that aligned with the overall feel of the property, being in a densely forested area. I also wanted a name that was easy to recall and pronounce.”

It was my first time ever in El Nido and experiencing Lihim Resort would definitely be a tough experience to top. My spacious Hilltop Villa with a private pool, huge verandah, private kitchen, and outdoor shower was breathtaking. My designated butler, the very friendly Camille, provided excellent service, like everyone in this boutique resort.

Lihim Resort in El Nido, Palawan, is a secluded and intimate luxury resort that has 16 villas that offer stunning views of El Nido and that feature local art, hand-woven fabrics, and the amenities of a five-star resort. The villas are built in the tradition of Philippine huts — thatched roofs covered in local anahaw leaves with a very open layout that flows freely towards the outdoors. Ladao adds, “We wanted to break away from the run-off-the-mill resort and provide an experience that is both memorable and uplifting.”

The Secret is Out by Pepper Teehankee of PhiStar
The Secret is Out by Pepper Teehankee of PhiStar