Glimpse of Flower Island

Fine white sand, emerald and just clean waters and a refreshing stay at this beautiful island.

Jewelmer invited me to visit Flower Island together with two other bloggers and two Japanese journalists for a beautiful getaway in Palawan’s northern seas. I just miss this place. Flower Island, a beautiful resort place a few hours from the coastal town of Taytay in northern Palawan was just unforgettable despite the rough seas and huge waves that seemed to test our mettle.

But I took it gamely and just enjoying the occasional sea sprays and considered the wave riding as another adventure. Flower Island was a beautiful escape from the chaos of Metro Manila. From the sapping humidity of the megalopolis. Instead, I just had the time of my life enjoying this unexpected downtime, with the sea and island almost all to yourself.

I want another vacation like this. Like Cibang Cove in Calayan Island, the Babuyanes.

The Flower Island escapade is an upcoming series. Watch for it soon.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. journeyingjames
    May 29, 2011 @ 8:58

    first photo palang, na-engganyo na akong pumunta dito.
    another series to look forward too! astig ka talga bai

  2. estan
    May 29, 2011 @ 9:10

    @james, peek pa lang yan. i still have to finish La Union and Pangasinan. hehehe

  3. lakwatsera de primera
    May 29, 2011 @ 9:15

    Ang ganda sobra! It makes me wanna cry right now, with temperature getting colder and colder as we approach winter here. (lamigin kasi)

  4. estan
    May 29, 2011 @ 9:22

    @claire, yup, maganda talaga dito and kakaunti lang ang tao. you can even have it all to yourself 🙂

  5. Batang Lakwatsero
    May 29, 2011 @ 9:39

    ang gondo!

  6. Jonna, The BRATpacker
    May 29, 2011 @ 9:41

    Beautiful photo! A good book, an iPod and my Mac and I can stay there forever 🙂

  7. neldeleon
    May 29, 2011 @ 14:42

    Sneak peeks are exciting. 😀 I would love to have my own island someday. Ha!

  8. Chris
    June 1, 2011 @ 16:19

    An old co-worker of mine was forever on me to take a vacation to Palawan rather than the more obvious choice of Borocay. This photo only added further credence to his claim. Looks gorgeous.

  9. estan
    June 1, 2011 @ 16:41

    @nel, i think you can buy some islands off palawan 🙂

    @chris, forget boracay. its chaotic and over rated. 🙂

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  12. renante
    July 23, 2011 @ 15:31

    looking forward to visit Palawan again… looking at this photo makes me wonder, kailan kaya ulit….I just miss the place. Thanks estan..bilib jud ko nimo bai.

  13. estan
    July 23, 2011 @ 15:51

    @renante, welcome 🙂

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    September 29, 2011 @ 12:46

    Nice..unta naay freshwater sa area pra mka visit pud ko..

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