Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Puerto Princesa Palawan Day 3: Island Hopping

Welcome to day 3 of our Puerto Princessa Adventure.

 Our activity for the day was Island Hopping. Left the hotel at around 7:30 so excited to get in the sea and soak up the sun. It was just a short drive from the City to the harbor where we transferred to a boat to get us to Palawan's majestic Islands. For these tour we had three stops where we could swim, feed fish and have fun and play around.
Stopped by a shop to the rent some swimming gears and underwater covers for our camera. 
1st stop: Luli Island short for Lulubog-Lilitaw island
The shore of this island may me underwater depending on the tide. Thankfully the island was above the seawater when we got there. Tourist may go to different islands but it all depends on the tour package and the agency.
 Sting taking his fist plunge into the Palawan sea.
 Of course it had to be done. Jump shots on the shore.
 Enjoying my piggyback ride.
 Ready adored this shot. Thanks Chaky for taking this!
Thanks to modern technology, we were able to get underwater pictures and videos with our digital camera the small handheld ones. We just rented some plastic cover for it and we're set to go. The pictures came out alright. 
Sting and I were trying to catch up with those fishes.ha ha ha
 Lunch is served!
 2nd stop: Pambato reef
This was technically not an island but we still enjoyed swimming around this protected area and looking at those corals.
In the Pambato reef wearing of the life vest is a must, but in the other stops that we've been to it was not necessary if you know how to swim.
Spotted this weird vase like coral.
Of course underwater selfie! Whose foot is that?
 Last stop: Cawrie Island
Thanks to the well toned dark guy with great abs who took this group picture. (forgot to get his name) This was a great shot! 
 Cawrie island shore
 Guys playing like little boys...

We got back around 4 pm in the afternoon with plenty of time to rest, wash up, and prepare ourselves for dinner.
After all those frolicking on the beach, we were so hungry that we were ecstatic when its finally dinner time. We went to Kalui an exclusive seafood restaurant were you need reservation a day before your scheduled meal. This was done in order to accommodate most of the tourists and to let the restaurant patrons enjoy their meal. Kalui is closed on Sundays and you can have your hotel call the restaurant to schedule your meal either for lunch or dinner. Usually for dinner they have a 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 time slots.
 The place was small and cozy. Guest were required to remove their shoes at the door. The place is warmly lit and was decorated with real fruits and vegetables. Can you see the banana piece at the side? Yup we were tempted to eat it, but we could not bear to ruin their decor.
The food was to die for!!! I'm not really a seafood person but this restaurant really converted me. They serve they best seafood I've ever eaten in my life. No exaggeration here promise.  
Kalui's menu was literally half a page of a letter sized paper and I could count the items their with my fingers. They served a limited variety of seafood but they make and serve them well. I truly recommend you try this place if its there was only one restaurant you'll go at Palawan make it Kalui. The price was also reasonable, we were six in the group and we ordered the Kalui special package and we even ordered Lobster (the creepy alien looking thing on the upper right of the first food photo) and it only costs us around P2,500 roughly around $50 - $55.
 Sting and I having a little fun posing at one of the empty corners at the restaurants while waiting for our order.he he If you think he's proposing in here, he was not.ha ha He was just giving me this very tiny flower he picked from one of the tables center piece. We were such posers! 


  1. Ahh that looks like so much fun!! Wish I were there :P xo

  2. Luli Island looks like it was a lot of fun. And want an awesome experience to see the Pambato reef!


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