I am not proud to say this… but I am a foreigner in my own country. I am even a foreigner in my own hometown of Cebu. Most tourists know it better than me! I am always dreaming of seeing other countries that I sometimes overlook the many beautiful natural wonders this country has to offer.
I mean, I have never denied that the Philippines is beautiful. But being out there and experiencing it firsthand is something I can definitely do much more of.
But hey, it’s never too late to make changes right?
And so I went on my maiden trip to one of my country’s most loved, most talked-about, and most praised beautiful islands: Palawan. And what a wonder it truly is!
Our trip was a toss between 2 popular areas in Palawan: El Nido or Coron. Both locations are equally beautiful but my sisters and I finally settled on Coron – mainly because we discovered Club Paradise, a resort that offered a huge expanse of rose-gold beachfront and clear turquoise waters only steps away from our cabana. Now that was hard to beat!
The amenities of Club Paradise leave much to be desired. It was obvious that the resort was old and in need of renovation (which was actually ongoing when we went there).
But who cares about amenities when you have the perfect beach??? No one!!! Not me!!! The place was perfect!!! We were really in paradise!!!
I will let my pictures do all the talking…
The gorgeous beachfront. The best place to watch time go by.
The unbelievably crystal clear turquoise waters
The gorgeous sunset. Namaste to that!
For the times we wanted to be active, there was a great hiking trail with gorgeous views of the entire island of Club Paradise.
Not in photos but definitely a big deal were the snorkeling sites only a few meters away from the beachfront. It was a surreal experience to be surrounded by a school of silver fish – not once but 4 times in less than 2 hours!
It is true…paradise is real!