I found my slice of paradise at the Orange Pearl Resort in Palawan. Prior to coming to El Nido, I couldn’t find a place that seemed to meet my criteria (hammock, quiet beachfront, air con, wifi). After a night in town, I took a tricycle from the main town to the “Las Cabanas Beach” as all of the tricycle drivers referred to it as for 150PP. As I walked down the beach, there were not to many options until I stumbled upon the Orange Pearl. I hung out at the Orange Pearl for a couple hours and realized this was the place for me. The staff was so friendly and the view was amazing.
Every morning, I found myself out on the beach at sunrise because I didn’t want to miss a second of the view. I would sip a few cups of coffee provided by the resort and truly just enjoy the moment.
After about two hours of quiet time, breakfast was served at 7am. There was one choice per day. It usually consisted of eggs, toast and watermelon.
After breakfast, I would move to “my hammock” to continue relaxing. This was right out my front door. It is exactly what I was looking for.
Throughout the day I strolled down the beach and alternated between snorkeling and swimming or even a massage.
My room was facing the sea and I could see it from my bed.
In the evening, it was a great location to watch the sunset. Despite the cloudy night, it was still a highlightof each day.
The best part was the friendly staff that made you feel welcome and part of the family.
Until next time…