Coconuts and Cocktails on Lagen Island

Though I stayed on the beautiful island of Miniloc in El Nido – there are numerous different islands catering to a variety of guests. For me, Miniloc was a perfect fit – it is the island with best access to the famous lagoons of El Nido, there are activities galore and there is so much […]

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The Lagoons of El Nido: Part II

By the time I arrived at the Big Lagoon in El Nido, it was probably between 8-9am. I did not bring a watch or phone with me, so was unable to determine the time. However, the time itself was irrelevant – I just wanted to get there before it filled up with boatloads (literally) of […]

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The Lagoons of El Nido: Part I

Anyone who has been following this blog for a while will be well aware that there isn’t much I love more than a good kayaking opportunity! Whether it be in tannin filled rivers along the coast of South Africa or amongst enormous icebergs in Greenland, I feel at home in a kayak and will jump […]

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Snorkelling in El Nido

When I was a little kid, I remember begging my parents to let me do swimming lessons. For whatever reason – they were hesitant at the time – but through near constant nagging I eventually got my wish. I started swim school when I turned 7 and felt immediately at home in the water. I […]

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Snake Island and a Cave

After settling into my heavenly water villa it was time to set out and see a little more of El Nido. El Nido is a small municipality of the Philippines in the north of Palawan Island. It is home to approximately 700 islands and is famed for it’s stunning beaches, enormous abundance of limestone cliffs […]

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Glorious Miniloc Island

After a pretty amazing journey from Manila to Miniloc, saying that I was keen to check out my digs for the next few days would be an understatement! After being welcomed to the resort with a traditional Filipino song and a cool refreshing drink, I was able to check in to my amazing overwater villa. […]

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Manila to El Nido

I really don’t enjoy flying. It doesn’t make me scared or nervous, it’s just that at this point in my life, it’s more of a necessary evil than something to be excited about. Flights can be long, uncomfortable and more than anything – they can be boring. However, there have been a few plane journeys […]

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