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.