El Nido, Palawan: Miniloc & Dibuluan Island

It took an hour flight from Manila to El Nido, then a 30 minute bangka (boat) ride from the airport to the island of Miniloc in El Nido, Palawan to be greeted by this view. Most tourists stay in El Nido town and book tour packages in the area to go island hopping, but we decided to book our accommodations with El Nido Resorts, who took such good care of us while we were there.

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Back in the 80′s, Miniloc Island was a simple resort for scuba divers. It started with these nipa huts on stilts then later on it was developed into the luxurious resort it is today.

My sisters and I usually hate waking up early, but while we were here we would wake up at 6:30am to make the most of the day. It wasn’t that hard to get up early considering we had this view from our room, not to mention the fact that a breakfast buffet was waiting for us (yes to unlimited bacon and corned beef).

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After feeling guilty about devouring 3 plates of food, we had to burn it all off. We would swim in front of the resort since there were already so many corals in the area, not to mention jack fish swimming around!!! The resort had bangkas scheduled to go out to different islands / activities everyday so we would hop on the ones we wanted to check out, if we were lucky enough, we had the bangka to ourselves. No matter what island you go to, you end up doing the same things: swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, siesta, eat. May seem repetitive but that’s literally my description of paradise.
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Dibuluan Island

When we were here in May there were a lot of jellyfish around the island so we didn’t swim in the water, instead we kayaked, went paddle boarding, and took lots and lots of pictures. Thankfully there weren’t a lot of people around so the island was ours to explore!

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 Everything was picture perfect so naturally we ended up with about 800 photos total, and I NEED to post the good ones!

If you haven’t already, check out this video I made of our trip there!

Photo credits to my sista, Pia / @pitum for some of these.

Pam T.

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