Recapping some of my favorite looks and memories from our recent trip to Palawan, Philippines – a picture perfect destination for combining adventure with some much needed R&R.

Our first night in Palawan, we stayed in Puerto Princesa at the Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa. We took the afternoon to explore Puerto Princesa by foot and then took a tricycle to have dinner at the very much recommended KaLui (a farm-to-table experience where you dine *barefoot*)

The next morning we set up a private guide to take us to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and named one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, and then deliver us to El Nido. It was a long day of travel, but the Underground river was definitely a highlight and I am so glad we didn’t miss it.

To see more from our Palawan trip (including monkeys and scenes from our Subterranean River adventure) watch this video on my youtube channel!

We awoke the following morning in El Nido to a beautiful rainbow on our front porch. It had been quite the adventure so far: hopping on planes, buses, and banca boats – but somehow seeing that rainbow renewed our delight and we were excited about heading off on our next adventure. We waded through the water in the El Nido bay, hopped on our big blue banca boat and set off for Matinloc Island to the Matinloc Island Resort.

Read more about our stay at the beautiful, secluded Matinloc Resort and the adventures we had island hopping and discovering secret lagoons.

Exploring the Philippines as a family was a dream come true for us. Although I’m sad to close my chapter in the Philippines, these photos and memories will always be in my heart!

Mahal ko kayo Pilipinas!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me so far. If you have any questions about travel through the Philippines or even just bikini advice, I’d love to hear from you! I can’t wait to share my upcoming travel plans with you, stay tuned for posts about my latest trip to Savannah, GA.

Details // Majorelle Zuni Dress + Boater Hat (similar here) // Kiini Bikini Top + Bottom // Luli Fama Bikini Top + Bottom + Romper // ale by Alessandra Tunic + Eugenia Kim Sun hat // Marysia Swim Wide Strap One-Piece // Zimmermann Skirt + Wolford Bodysuit // Zimmermann Tropicale Print Dress + Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers  // ale by Alessandra Bonfire Bikini Top + Bottom + Crop Top