This is a real beach escape! That’s all I can exclaim! An island so remote that if you go by the regular route: plane to Puerto Princesa, van to Taytay and two hours pumpboat ride can almost take you eternity to reach. But good thing, after negotiating the rough sea, all you can proclaim is the beauty of this hideaway. It’s the best beach resort in Palawan worth the ride. How pristine is the water around Flower Island? Many of the coveted south sea pearls,…Continue Reading “Pristine Flower Island is real beach escape”

I felt eyes looking at me under a grove of coconut trees where abandoned beach huts and a structure hid. I’m not sure if it was my imagination playing up but something eerie was happening. I felt it. I had goosebumps. But I was enjoying the cool water too much that I just didn’t mind, eventually. Capul where? The island of Capul is a little off northern Samar, around 1.5-2 hours from the wharf in Allen which is also the jump off point for Matnog…Continue Reading “An abandoned beach in remote Capul Island”

Isla Gigantes is such a stunning place! The boy held the heavy metal anchor of the outrigger boat, banca, to be exact, as we were approaching Bantigue Islet in Isla Gigantes, Iloilo. It was a sunny and beautiful day with blue skies, with cool February winds blowing. His sun kissed skin contrasted with his loose white shirt. His mouth agape and was awaiting for the captain’s go signal to drop the anchor. Bantigue Islet is one of the many in the Isla Gigantes group that…Continue Reading “Isla Gigantes’s beautiful white sand bar”