We flew from Sydney to Manila, then hopped on a Philippine Airways connecting flight to Boracay. We stayed there for 5-6 nights. Absolutely beautiful. There were lots of activities like paddle boarding etc and a really fun tour on a small cruise that took us to Aerials Point where there’s a 3,5, 8 and 15 metre cliff jump. We stayed at two different accommodations and both were amazing. One was called Nami, which was up on the cliff. We only stayed one night as it was expensive (but amazing). Then we jumped on a Cebu Pacific flight from Boracay to Cebu where we hopped in a taxi for 4.5 hours and stayed in a place called Moalboal. It’s a really quiet area that’s super famous for snorkelling. The reef out the front of our resort was “crazy” beautiful, so colourful and we saw Holly’s favourite creature, sea turtles. It was so nice not having thousands of tourists crowding us, it was literally just the two of us snorkelling. The real reason we stayed in Moalboal was because it’s closer to Olsob. This is where you can swim with Whale Sharks, as well as visit Kawasan Falls. This is where we tried canyoning. Both were awesome. Then we got a car to drive us back to Cebu and jumped on a private airline called Airswift – they’re the only airline that fly directly to El Nido. Literally the plane lands 5-10 minutes from the hotels. Most people aren’t aware of it and fly into Porto Princessa and then have a 7 hour drive to El Nido. So if you can avoid that – do it! We stayed in El Nido for 5 nights and then got on that same airline directly back to Manila and then home to Sydney.
Luke is also a keen and talented video-maker via his pseudonym, Life-by-Luke. He recently purchased a drone so he could take advantage of aerial shots. Click on the link below to view his 3 minute video. It will make you want to visit this beautiful part of the world – I do!. View Video
This article appeared in our February 2016 newsletter.