Life in Flip Flops: Saying Goodbye to Summer in El Nido, Philippines (Part 1)

My friends and I travel more often than we take a holiday - usually our trips have itineraries ranging from chock-full to intensely hectic,  with only a few breaks to chill and relax in between. They're refreshing and provide a great escape from our daily routines, but are hardly relaxing physically.

So our holiday in Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Palawan couldn't have come at a better time - it was going to be Mabelle's birthday celebration,  my job was on the verge of going crazy so I needed a relaxing long weekend before all hell broke loose, and Rissee had just come from her own stressful moments. The best part? We got a crazy awesome deal from the Travel Expo last February - around PhP 27,000 all in for an entire 3-day package. And given the facilities,  the service, the food, the activities, and just the whole magic of the weekend, it was absolutely worth it.

I have so many photos from our holiday that this is only photo set 1. There's plenty more where this came from, which I'll publish in the next posts!

The romance of early morning flights. 

Air and land travel, El Nido style.

This is only the beach at the airport which would be the jump-off point to Lagen Island Resort via boat, and it already looks pretty amazing.

Getting ready to board a boat to Lagen

I love my GoPro! Underwater and kayak photos in the next post.

The simple sophistication of Lagen Island Resort. It's posh without being pretentious and manages to blend well with its natural surroundings.

A glimpse into our room and our brightly colored luggage. More on this when I post a review of Lagen Island Resort.

Stopover at an empty beach during the island hopping tour.

A Cathedral-like Cave in one of El Nido's iconic limestone cliffs.

Happy hour!


Mervz | said...

i hope to visit El Nido soon! :)

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hello Mervz! Yes do visit El Nido soon! Unparalleled beauty and tranquility. And the El Nido resorts are pretty amazing. :)

resident_nutty said...

can't wait for the next batch of photos! still wishing we could stay there longer. i think the memories will last until my skin allergy loses its mark lol

dude, i'm on overdrive for our Myanmar vid, my hands are itching to start the El Nido vid :D

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Thank you!

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Mabs! I'm itching to post the next batch too! Happy the photos (and videos!) Turned out great. I'm super excited for the Myanmar vid! Yahoo getting there!

minamic said...

Beautiful photos, Daene! :D You guys are lucky to have gotten a deal on Lagen Island since I think it's the most expensive of the three El Nido resorts. Please tell me you ate their yummy breakfast bacon!

Oman said...

El Nido has always been in my bucket list and this post made me eager to explore this part of Palawan even more. Thanks :)

blissfulguro said...

ugh! it's so posh. if only i have much moolah to spare :( and this made me miss el nido more...

Steven Johnson said...

Visiting is always comfortable to me. Your writing has given me inspiration to visit places. Can you give more post about it?

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Thanks Sheila! Yeah it was really lucky! Now I'm curious about Pangulasian, the newest one - apparently it's even more premium than Lagen.

And yes, breakfast was always a feast of bacon, hahaha!

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Hi Oman, I'm sure you'll have s lovely time when you visit El Nido! Looking forward to hearing about jt. :)

Daene | Filipina in Flip Flops said...

Who knows, maybe they'll have more promos in the future! I miss El Nido so much too. :)

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