2. Camera (waterproof case or underwater camera)
3. Snorkling gear
4. Sandals, Aqua shoes or all terrain shoes
5. Hats (bull cap, bandana, sunvisor)
6. Shades - to protect your eyes
7. Wet Ones (tissue)
8. Water (drinking water)
10. Yourself - hehehehehe..
Photo Equipment: If you have one or if you can borrow one, it's important to have an underwater camera when you visit El Nido. There are places to visit that will involve you having to go underwater to emerge to the secret beach or lagoons.
Body Glove or any other skin suit for UV protection and bite protection. If you are serious about snorkeling, this is a must have. Otherwise the jelly fish stings are unavoidable. Water socks or Water sandals (Body Glove makes some excellent wet/dry sandals), Snorkels, Mask & Fins and snorkel vests.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Antiseptic like Neosporin, Anti-itch(any 1 % Hydrocortisone Cream), Benadryl tablets, Tegaderm Transparent Dressing by 3M(trust me on this....)
Photo Equipment: Good Under water camera
Miscellaneous: Mosquito repellent (with Deet), Citronella candles, Hand Winding LED flash light, Battery operated closet lights, Battery operated mini fans, Extra batteries for Camcorder & digital camera (Power availability is limited here)
Luggage and bags:
Waterproof luggages / backpacks / carry bags / trolleys
(because when travelling to and fro islands, everything will get wet once the water starts splashing around.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach Wear (bikinis / surf shorts / tankinis etc.)
Jacket / Shawls / Cover Ups (for long,cold nights when you want to stroll on the shore or hang out on the bar)
Sandals / Slippers / Flip Flops
Shades (for the glare of the sun)
Hats / Caps
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There's the usual shampoo / shower gel / soap on the bathroom of your cottages but you may want to bring some extra (since these items are really expensive there)
Conditioner (for your hair... it might get damaged by the sun's rays)
Photo Equipment: Waterproof camera / Waterproof Cam Case
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: All the gear for water sports is available in Miniloc. You can use it for free once you sign up for the activities.
Luggage and bags:
Zip-lock bags or water-proofing bags to place important stuff in while on the boat island-hopping since you'll probably get splashed!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure you bring water-sensible shoes or sandals. And unless it's the height of summer and you don't get cold easily, a light wind-breaker to wear on the boat, just so you won't get cold. (Unless the water is really calm, you will probably get splashed while hopping from one island to the next. For people like me who get the shivers easily, this might be handy.)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your basic first aid stuff and regular meds.
Photo Equipment: Bring extra batteries! Extra film or extra memory for your digicam! El Nido is a photographer's paradise!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Your own snorkelling equipment would be good. Rentals are available, though. Camping is possible also at the islands (permit must first be secured from the Municipal Tourism Office).
Miscellaneous: Plenty of sun block and mosquito repellant. Also, sufficient cash (see Warnings tips).