Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Lagen Island Resort of El Nido Resorts Palawan
From Apulit Island of El Nido Resorts in Taytay, Palawan, we rode an outrigger boat across Taytay Bay to the town proper, rode 2 hours in a van to El Nido Town, then we finally transferred to a boat which brought us to another haven of tranquility, Lagen Island of El Nido Resorts (as well). It is located in El Nido, in the northwestern part of Palawan, a breath-taking location known for its high biodiversity, lush forested limestone cliffs, and lagoons.
Like Apulit Island, Lagen Island is accessible by a daily 75-minute direct flight on a 19-seater Dornier aircraft from the Island Transvoyager Inc. (ITI) to the El Nido Airport in El Nido, Palawan, then a 40-minute boat ride to the island paradise itself. But for us, we came from Taytay, thus the route stated above.
The travel for some may be quite a hassle because of the transfers, but certainly not for me. I think it is part of the whole experience. I have been to El Nido before (actually twice already), and I have seen its beauty and wonders. Also, I have seen its development (road repair and road constructions) as it is being poured in little by little. El Nido, Palawan, is the place to see and be.
Lagen Island of El Nido Resorts is an ideal destination if you are up for some comfort combined with classic and modern design which gives an air of elegance, style and awesomeness. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the Palawan March and Cuyonin Hymns, and to some welcome drinks and cashew nuts, and we were ushered to the Clubhouse for our late lunch.
Lagen Island Resort offers good food, signature massages, an infinity pool, private picnics, island hopping, guided eco-tours, sports and water adventures, beautiful islands, bird watching, caving, sunset cruise, and a lot more! The resort is great for those seeking the sun, and for those who want to indulge in relaxing themselves in a private and serene island, which has everything you need (except probably for TV and WiFi in the room). After lunch, we were brought to our rooms. I had the Beach Front cottage, which had an awesome view of the whole cove.
Certainly, there are more things to do in El Nido, as it has 45 islands, islets, which presents countless opportunities for discovering nature and relaxation. I’ll write about some of the islands you can go discover and what you can do in them in a separate post. But comparing Apulit Island and Lagen Island, each of the two has their unique characteristics which will certainly make you fall in love with both. They’re both beautiful and awesome in their own right.
El Nido is a municipality situated at the northwestern tip of the Province of Palawan, which is located 430km southwest of Manila and 238km northwest of the Palawan capital of Puerto Princesa City. It is characterized by scenic landscapes, crystal blue waters, limestone cliffs, and relative isolation, which attract a lot of travelers and tourists.