On my trip to the Philippines, I had the pleasure of visiting the island of Palawan. Conde Nast names El Nido, Palawan number one in both islands and beaches in the entire world. After wandering off to El Nido’s secluded islands, white sand beaches with turquoise waters and their many lagoons, it’s not too hard to understand why they came to that conclusion.

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Getting to El Nido can be tricky. There were plenty of flights to Puerto Princesa, but you would need to take a 6+ hour van to actually get to El Nido. Most of the roads are not paved. I did not want to waste my time traveling, so I got a private plane service to take us directly to Lio Airport which is in El Nido. Upon landing, you’re whisked off to the most charming baggage claim area.

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Once we got to our hotel, we immediately found a company to take us on a private boat tour of the islands. The first tour we went on had taken us to the big and small lagoons. Because I was so excited to go out exploring, I forgot a few things. I didn’t think to wear a bathing suit on the first boat tour. Instead I stepped out with my Tiare Hawaii backless dress. Also, I forgot my waterproof case so I wasn’t able to take photos while I was out kayaking. However, the whole experience will not be forgotten. It reminded me of a page right out of Peter Pan, just pure magic. It’s stunning turquoise waters were so calm and clear you could see all the brightly colored fish underneath you.

Beyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan Big Lagoon Tiare Hawaii Addiction DressDuring the tour, we were treated to a delicious beachside lunch with our feet literally in the water! On the second day while we went to Snake Island and during lunch a monkey that was creeping up close to steal our food. I was actually quite scared of the it because the monkey started snarling and showing it’s teeth. Despite the name, there are no snakes on the island. Snake Island gets its name from the S-curved sands that connect one side of the island to the other. Also the island has the warmest waters you can possibly swim in. I wore my favorite bikini from Mikoh. You can mix and match the top and bottom, but I went with black because it looks stunning with a tan.

Beyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan Mikoh Bikini MealBeyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan Mikoh Bikini Snake IslandMy favorite way to end our days sightseeing was getting beached at the Seven Commandos Resort and watching the sunset with a drink in hand. The weather is always hot and the resort had unobstructed views of the sunset.

Beyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan Seven Commandos ResortOn the last day of the trip, we took it easy. I wore my ASOS dress because it was the perfect dress to lounge around in while taking a walk on El Nido’s pristine beaches.

Beyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan ASOS Striped Midi Sun DressBeyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan ASOS Striped Midi Sun DressIf you ever get a chance to visit the Philippines, going to El Nido is an absolute must.

Beyond Basic Blog El Nido Palawan ASOS Striped Midi Sun Dress

Outfit Details

Cover-Up: Tiare Hawaii (similar) / Swimsuit: Mikoh (top, bottom) / Dress: ASOS / Shoes: ASOS / Nails: OPI

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So beautiful! Major travel envy it looks stunning!

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The views are stunning & the striped dress looks amazing on you! Sad it’s sold out!

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Stunning pictures.. this place looks amazing! I love the striped dress šŸ™‚

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wow the picture are amazing in and you great, I have to add this to the list of place I must go
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Gorgeous! Gorgeous islands, gorgeous dress, gorgeous girl! Nice ass too.

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LOVE this dress and the photos are gorgeous. I’m a sucker for beaches so I must add this to my bucket list.

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It’s a must on any bucket list!!

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Oh hun your dress is so so stunning! Saw this image on IG and had to see the whole blog post! Love all the photos!

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So awesome! Thank you for stopping by Sophie šŸ™‚

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Good to read how much you enjoyed El Nido! Vellago at 7 Commandos?

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Yes!

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I’d love to go kayaking there too! The dress looks gorgeous! šŸ™‚
xx Bianca
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It so pretty. Seriously wishing I was there right now!

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That stripes off the shoulder dress is amazing!! Great pics.

Amy Ann
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It is such a popular dress. Sold out so quickly!!

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I was in El Nido recently and SO SO LOVED IT! All the people were so nice, there were so many fun, breathtaking, and unforgettable things to do. My favorite thing was watching the sun go down at the sunset bar. Rare that I know anyone else who has even heard of this place!

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It’s so random when I hear someone else heading to El Nido or has been. I actually get pretty excited when I see someone post about it or even asks a question of how it’s like. Definitely going to go back when I can!!!

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I am beyond obsessed with this dress! So beautiful!!

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Gorgeous Post! Like it <3
Have a great and wonderful Easter!

Best Wishes
Marie

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Gorgeous photos! I absolutely love the striped dress!
WritingMonique

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Thank you so much Monique šŸ™‚

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nice photos!

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Great photos! Love the dress!!

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Thank you!!

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Great body figure! nice place and swimwear!

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Thank you so much Rachel!!!

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Like your dress šŸ™‚
Maria V.

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Thank you Maria!

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Wow! You’re giving me serious travel envy! I love all the clothes you’re wearing ! And your pictures are amazing!! šŸ™‚ Xx

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Thank you so much!! I do wish I brought my camera to the lagoon. But next time šŸ™‚

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Wow! This place is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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So gorgeous! That is one of my dream destination in the Philippines. Have fun!
Xo, Christianne
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Thanks Christianne! You should visit sometime. It’s absolutely magical!

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Such incredible photos! I love the dresses, and the bikini too!
xo, jill
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Thank you so much Jillian šŸ™‚

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Incredibly beautiful photos and I really love your dress! šŸ™‚ Seems like I really need to visit the Philippines! šŸ™‚ x
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Looks so great! Nice style and blog you have!!

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Thank you for visiting Lara!!

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I feel like everyone is going to the Philippines lately, and I’m so jealous! These photos are absolutely stunning! The food looks amazing and you look beautiful in your dresses!

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Aww thank you!! I really wanna go back. El Nido was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes haha

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The beach is so pretty, the water is so clear, seems like we don’t have to use any filter while taking photo there.
By the way you look great with that off shoulder dress, radiant šŸ™‚

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Did you go to the Philippines recently as well??

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gorgeous photos! I really love your stripe dress, the colors are so beachy!

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Thank you so much Yuka! It’s definitely the perfect beach dress šŸ™‚

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What a beautiful dress and pictures as well !
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Thank you so much Katerina!!

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Love the stripped dress! Will buy for the summer!
xx,
Marie

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Hopefully it’s still in stock. I know ASOS has this out of stock a lot but since this was such a popular dress I feel they will bring it back again!

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i love this dress, you look gorgeous x http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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Thank you so much Vittoria!!!

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Your trip looks amazing and I love your bikini. It’s so stylish and really flatters you!

stay styled,

Lindsey

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You’re too sweet Lindsey! Thank you!

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