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Paradise ✨

March 10, 2022

El nido, Palawan

April 27, 2019

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Corong-Corong Beach in El Nido Palawan is one of the best sunset spots in the Philippines. The golden view is simply breathtaking. The beach though is nothing special but make sure that when you visit El Nido, head to one of the bars in Corong-Corong at around 4:30 pm and wait for that beautiful sunset with a drink in hand.

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You can also visit Maremegmeg beach, just a few minutes away from Corong-Corong by tricycle for another sunset by the beach.


El Nido is actually known for their Island Hopping tours but because we only had a few days there, we just chose 1 day tour from El Nido Paradise. We chose Tour C which I would recommend. Everything was well organised, lunch was good and we were only 11 tourists so we had space in the boat. I noticed that other boats with other tour companies were so jam-packed, they had way many people in the boat. I was quite happy with ours.

Tour C included Secret Beach, Hidden Beach, Helicopter Island and some random spot where they took us for snorkelling.


The next day, instead of joining another Island hopping tour, we decided to rent a scooter (only Php 500 for 24 hours) in El Nido Town and drove all the way to Duli Beach and Nacpan Beach. It was such a great idea. Check out these beaches especially if you want to get away from the El Nido Town crowd.

Just make sure to bring all your necessities (like sun block, water, sarong and some snacks). There’s only one or two little stores in Duli Beach where you can buy cold refreshments. Nacpan Beach on the other hand is more commercialised so you will find a few restaurants and day beds along the beach. Best to go to Duli Beach first then Nacpan Beach after.




There are so many resorts in El Nido, but we chose to stay in Corong-Corong beach because it’s just more quiet. Frangipani is a nice boutique resort with good breakfast. Our room was also nice and spacious. The only problem is their WIFI. So if WIFI is very important for you, then best to look at the reviews of other hotels. WIFI in the island is not so strong, only a few hotels and restaurants have good WIFI.


Some recommendations for food and drinks:

🍕 Altrove Pizza 🍝 Bella Vita for pasta 🥙 Happiness El Nido for some Israeli & Vegan food 🍔 The Pub Roof Top for juicy burgers 🍻 Panorama and Outpost for sunset drinks and 🍚 Big Mama for Filipino food


4 days was not enough. Will definitely be coming back for more! x





Amanpulo, also known as Pamalican Island, is located south of Mindoro and Coron, Palawan in the Philippines. I knew that this island was like no other and seeing it myself felt like a dream. For me, it was truly something magical.

Hollywood celebrities like Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Madonna and other A-listers have stayed in this beautiful island that stretches 5.5 km of pristine white sand and clear blue waters. The beach front villas, tree top casitas, main club house, beach club, a Japanese restaurant, a garden restaurant, spa and gym, kite surfing and scuba diving area, tennis courts and an obstacle course are all found in this 89 hectare paradise.

To get there, it’s about a 70 minute plane ride from their private hangar in Manila. Upon arrival, they present to you your very own buggy which you will be using throughout your whole stay to get to the different parts of the island.

They have daily activities which you can partake of like snorkelling (watch out for the hundred year old turtles!),  yoga and jungle run to name a few.


or you can also just walk around and explore the whole island yourself.

And don’t get me started with the food. We were so impressed and delighted that the food in the island was nothing short of wonderful. Both the food and the service was of high star quality.

My husband and I are happy and thankful to be able to experience this little piece of heaven on earth. If you can, definitely include this on your list. It is indeed bucket list worthy. ✅

Puerto Princesa

October 20, 2016

Puerto Princesa, located in the middle part of Palawan, is actually more of a city. It’s not like when you visit El Nido where you are closer to the different islands. Puerto Princesa has huge malls, loads of mini hotels and even traffic lights – although still provincial looking.


On our first night, we went on a Firefly Watching Tour. It was 1 hour away by van from the city but the whole river tour was probably just 20 minutes. It was interesting though I must say, I enjoyed the Firefly Watching Tour in Bicol more than this one.


The next day, we went to Sabang Beach. Sand was really nice and white but the water was quite strong.




Beside Sabang beach, you can do a Paddle boat tour by the mangroves or try their Zipline. After Sabang beach, we rode a boat to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park which is a protected area. The river is called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The tour was also very quick, about 20 minutes. It was nice, but I think I expected a lot.

I’d say if you are a tourist and you don’t have much time, better to skip Puerto Princesa and focus on El Nido or Coron. Nevertheless, it was a fun quick weekend trip with the boyfriend. 💝


Cheers! (This is a pretty good local craft beer btw!)


Finally found the time to post about my Palawan trip last April 9… ☺️

Apulit Island is an Eco-Adventure island resort set in Taytay Bay, North-east of Palawan. It’s an hour flight from Manila via AirSwift (which handles the air travel of guests booked in any of the El Nido Resorts). In the Manila Domestic Airport (Terminal 4), you will already feel the hospitality and exclusivity of the El Nido Resorts as you will be handed free refreshments and a light breakfast snack while waiting to board the plane. Upon arrival at the El Nido airport, a customized jeepney  will shuttle all passengers to the receiving area. Some Kakanin or rice cake (a native Filipino delicacy) are served with refreshments at the receiving area. From there, a private van will take the guests to Taytay for about 45 minutes and then another 40 minutes by boat to get to the island.

It was about 10 am at that time when we reached Taytay. Unfortunately, the boat ride on our way to Apulit Island was so rough due to the strong waves clashing on the speed boat that I got really dizzy and sea sick. Thankfully I survived without vomiting or anything haha! And good thing that the boat ride going back to Taytay (on our last day in Palawan) was very smooth.. so I was really happy about that.

Anyway, as we approached the island, we could already see the beautiful Water Cottages over the crystal clear turquoise water. The sun was shining, the staff welcomed us w a nice song (and some more refreshments!), after that hell of a boat ride, I felt that everything became perfect once again.

The service was exceptional. There were staff members that were once from the old Club Noah that still remain in the now-El Nido Resort. All loyal & loving ladies and gentlemen servicing us with a smile.


Swimming Pool area


View during Breakfast


View from the top, before rappelling

There are so many outdoor activities you could do on the island. You can climb up the cross that’s on top of the limestones and rappel down 60m, hike up the mountain and end up on the other side of the island, go rock climbing 90m high, do paddle boarding & kayaking, snorkel and feed the fishes, go scuba diving or just have a piña colada while sun bathing. This island is perfect for adventure seekers, couples or families with kids.

These photos are not even half as good as how it is in person. And this is just one of the wonderful islands in El Nido Palawan. I can’t wait to see more of Palawan soon. 🙂


My first time in El Nido Resorts Palawan and most definitely not the last. I can’t wait to see the other islands – Miniloc, Lagen and Pangalusian. ♥♥♥


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