Monday, March 7, 2016

Erica's Travels: Club Paradise Part 1

Among all the beautiful beaches the Philippines has to offer, I have to say that Palawan is definitely my favorite, and after the first time i went to Coron last year, there's no other beach I would rather go to! When I got the invite to go to Club Paradise, I jumped at the chance, even rearranging my schedule to accommodate the trip just a couple weeks before my move to Paris.

I was not disappointed. First of all, I love the seemingly small but very meaningful gestures of Club Paradise, and ALL Discovery hotels and resorts. I was with my friend Amanda, and when we got into our room, we didn't only have welcome pastries, but also a sign hanging on the wall AND framed photos of us on our bedside tables! When we left, we had a little send off jar of cookies and handwritten notes for each of us! The night before we left, management sent over a small cheese plate and 2 glasses of wine. How's that for great service?

It's a good sized island with a lot of rooms, and when we went, we were told that it was almost fully booked, but honestly, although you see other people, it never seems crowded. In fact, in some of our pictures, it really looks like Amanda and I were the only people on the whole island!

Our first day, we went straight to the beach after a hearty lunch before a sunset cruise. We were totally surprised when we realized the cruise was just for us! How romantic HAHA! Usually, guests can sign up for this and it's a  good way to make friends with other people on the island. It was great having the boat all to ourselves and Coron always offers stunning sunsets. You will not be disappointed!

 When we got back to the island, we had a few more drinks while watching the resident bats fly off into the sunset to hunt for food. They usually come back around 6 am or so. It's definitely a sight to see! It's almost unreal.

 More on this crazy beautiful island in my next Club Paradise Post :)

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