Deep in the Palawan archipelago, there are countless remote islands with a few huts and little else...
that is our destination
Known as “The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines," Palawan is the stuff remote island dreams are made of. Crystal waters, limestone cliffs, and underwater caves await you.
Takes the Cake
Palawan was voted the BEST island in the world two years in a row by Travel + Leisure, beating out destinations like Santorini and Bali. It’s not hard to tell why with beaches left and right surrounded by sparkling blue water and “pinch me” moment views.
Fish are friends…and food
Palawan is known for some of the freshest seafood in the world. While we love to snorkel with our fishy friends, we also appreciate a good meal. The locals are pros at using the various island resources and ingredients to create a healthy and delicious diet to keep us energized for long days. Who needs Whole Foods when you’ve got beach coconuts and fish you just caught?
Coco 4 coconuts
Palm Tree Pix
There are few untouched places on earth, and Palawan is one of them. This archipelago is sparsely populated, has minimal electricity, and forget about modern plumbing - but that is also its magic. Our trip here explores these remote islands with a traditional Filipino sailing boat.
We’ll start in El Nido, located in the stunning Bacuit bay, with a night in this more popular town to get acclimated, pick up supplies, and get to know each other. Then we hit the waters; this is where our adventure truly begins. We’ll follow the currents as they lead us all the way up to Coron on Busuanga island in the very north of the province of Palawan. From boats to planes, the airport on this island is where we finish our grand adventure travel in the Philippines.
Eating fresh, local food is not just a trend in the Philippines; it's sometimes the only option. With limited supplies coming into these remote islands, we rely on the locals for food from their farms and fisherman. The locals are pros at using the various island resources and ingredients to create a healthy and delicious diet. Meat is generally limited, although there are some farms we visit where we can find livestock, such as chicken and pork. We’ve got no shortage of local chicken eggs, though eggs Benny may be off the table. Our traditional Filipino meals will usually be fresh seafood, vegetables, fruit, and rice. We call rice 'Filipino Power!'
Before we leave port, we stock up on water, fresh fruits, and veggies, so everyone gets some of that power. While coffee is available, we tend to lean towards fresh ginger tea, which is great for the stomach, can help ease boat sickness, and has countless other benefits.
Ever wished you could just throw your phone in the ocean for a week and not have to deal with anyone or anything on it? Palawan is so remote that there won't be much cell service, there is no wifi, and electricity is limited with our generators. It’s truly an all-out electronics detox. While this may sound like a deal breaker for some, it is also exactly what makes this experience so special. Time to throw up that OOO message & join our Philippines yoga retreats in 2024.
Without constant Insta scrolling distractions, you can expect to live a little more in the moment, connect with those around you, disconnect to reconnect, and immerse yourself into a true experience. And that also means even more time for getting whipped into shape. You’ve never done a beach workout with this background before. It’s truly one of the most beautiful islands in the world... and we're the only ones there. Breathe in the fresh, clean air as you find your center. The vast nature, combined with the remote peacefulness, is the stuff of zen dreams. There truly is no better place in the world to practice yoga in front of an incredible island sunset.
With a remote island practically all to ourselves, the freshest food you’ll probably ever eat, oceans to be sailed on our very own traditional boat, extensive fitness programming by some of the best coaches in the industry, and much more included in our Philippines adventure travel experience, there is no need for you to look further for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
These "disconnected from reality" vibes offer you the opportunity to take a step back, put everyone and everything back home on pause, and create moments you’ll share around the dinner table for years to come. It’s a place that reminds you that there really can be more to life than the 9-to-5. And who doesn’t need a little break from reality once in a while? Join us. Paradise is calling; will you answer?