Our Sunday morning flight for Palawan left at 7:30 am out of Manila. We had family plans for Saturday evening, so we decided to leave Subic astoundingly early on Sunday, at 4:15 am. We met our friends, Brad & Heather, who were vacationing with us, so we could all drive to Manila together. Thankfully, we safely arrived with plenty of time to spare!
(It's always a comforting feeling to have a pilot friend with you when you fly tiny, toy airplanes like the one we were in!)
Our welcoming committee at El Nido airport
(These ladies sang us a beautiful song in their native language while we all exited the plane. Such a nice welcome to our stay in paradise!)
Sam & Amberly on the boat, heading to the resort finally!
Our beautiful room!
The view from our private patio.
(We stayed in a water cottage, so our room was built on stilts in the water. It was pretty cool to sit out on our patio & watch the tropical fish swim by right under our noses. Such a great experience!)
Soon after we arrived at the resort & had a quick bite to eat, we decided to hike a trail that would lead us to the opposite side of the island & dump us out at a private beach. The trail proved to be steep & beautiful!
Sam tested out our new waterproof camera by diving right into the ocean.
Brad & Heather on a private beach with the limestone cliff backdrop
Snake Island view
Sam & Amberly at top of Snake Island
(See how the island "snakes" out in the water. Thus the name...)
Stunning Paradise View
We had even more fun adventures on our second day there...