Palawan itself is just so beautiful as it is. With the abundance of amazing views of the lakes, lagoons, and clear blue-green waters, what more can you ask for for a perfect island getaway? But in this day and age, there’s a saying that goes you’ve never really been there if you don’t have a photo of it. So, what better way to level up your feed game than taking photos at the most Instagrammable Palawan attractions?

From hidden lagoons to underground rivers, there are tons of picturesque spots you can visit and turn into your very own Insta-paradise! Check out our list of stunning destinations you can feature on your next social media feed.

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

1. Palawan Underground River

A protected area of the Philippines, the Palawan Underground River or Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the 7 Wonders of Nature. It is also one of the longest underground rivers in the world that outflows directly to the sea. This tourist destination is loved by travelers and locals. You can find yourself becoming amazed by its mysterious and enchanting rock formations inside this beauty. That’s why this is one of the best Palawan attractions!

2. Honda Bay Islands

empty honda bay island in palawan

Island hop to witness stunning islands and white sand beaches in Honda Bay Island. It offers a day tour that allows you to explore dive sites and hidden gems all around Puerto Princesa, leaving you with glimpses and memories of the beauty of Palawan’s landscape. You’ll also enjoy being surrounded by corals and marine wildlife.

3. Cowrie Island

nipa hut at cowrie island

Cowrie Island is one of the best Palawan attractions you can explore during the Honda Bay Island Hopping Tour. Some of the activities you can try here are swimming, riding the banana boat, snorkeling, and other water activities. This charming island is perfect for adventure seekers and Instagram lovers looking to enjoy an exciting day at the beach.

4. Luli Island

tall palm trees at luli island

Luli Island is unique because it sinks and rises depending on the tide. Famous among tourists for its sandbars and mangrove forests, it also has beautiful white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, making it the perfect place to grab a beer with some friends, take pictures and relax under the sun.

5. Sabang Waterfall

Mother Nature has a way of turning everything into something majestic and stunning. Sabang Waterfalls faces directly to the sea and is adorned by travelers and locals. It isn’t your typical waterfall because it’s 50-ft. high and has a rock pool at the bottom and it’s just a short walk from the beach.

6. Sabang Beach

Sabang Beach is surrounded by white sand, palm trees, and mountainous views. This small village in Puerto Princesa City has yet to be discovered by the mainstream crowd. Whether it be swimming or just soaking up the sun, Sabang Beach is the perfect place for some downtime because it’s not crowded with tourists.

7. Nagtabon Beach

aerial view of an empty nagtabon beach

Feel the summer breeze with these palm trees at Nagtabon beach. Keep calm and at ease at this ultimate destination. This quiet place is the complete opposite of the chaos in Honda Bay and Underground River. Here, you can easily spend the day eating delicious food and enjoying the relaxing tropical atmosphere.


El Nido, Palawan

1. Shimizu Island

stunning view of shimizu island

Soak up the sun in Shimizu Island. This spot has fishes of different colors and is the perfect island getaway if you’re looking for rich marine life. You can also enjoy a seafood feast here with your friends.

2. Secret Lagoon

aerial view of secret lagoon

Separated from the ocean through a small keyhole-like opening, Secret Beach is only accessible by swimming through this door size opening through a narrow crevice in a rock wall. Here you’ll see a beach surrounded by limestone cliffs that cannot be seen from the open sea!

3. Taraw Cliff

 

a guy at the taraw cliff

Taraw Cliff is a giant limestone terrace overlooking the town of El Nido. It is the highest peak and it’s perfect for adventurous spirits who would do anything for a stunning view. A peak with this view of Palawan is definitely worth the hike. Climb and conquer the forests and terranes leading up to this rewarding landscape and don’t forget to capture your victory. It was worth it for the gram!

4. Las Cabanas Beach

 

las cabanas beach

Las Cabanas Beach is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and swim! You can catch a beautiful sunset in this hidden gem. This Palawan attractions spot is very accessible to tourists and locals since it’s just a few minutes away from El Nido town.

5. Pinagbuyutan Island

 

girl relaxing at Pinagbuyutan Island palawan

Also called Inabuyatan Island, meaning “Enchanted Island,” this island holds one of the most outstanding landscapes in El Nido. The beach has soft powdery white sand, making it a great place to just stay in a hammock, and forget all your troubles and relax. There is also a colorful and thriving underwater ecosystem beneath its glass-like waters.

6. Seven Commandos Beach

 

stunning view of seven commandos beach

Seven Commando Beach is a lovely place to relax under the coconuts or just swim! It’s an ideal place for a romance with the sun. It has a sandy shore that’s perfect for sunbathing or playing sports or lazing around. This destination is one of the stops in El Nido’s special day tour.

7. Nacpan Beach

 

aerial view of nacpan beach

Head out to Nacpan Beach for a less-crowded beach experience! Nacpan Beach is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Philippines. It has surfable waves, a fishing village, coconut palms, and brimming white sand. You can also end your day in this special spot, for Nacpan’s sunsets are known for being absolutely spectacular.

8. Baquit Bay

Baquit Bay has clear blue waters that are teeming with marine life and nature’s most beautiful creatures. This place is filled with islands that are both occupied and uninhabited.

There are over 30 dive sites that can be explored, as well as activities that will allow you to become closer to nature.

9. Big Lagoon

 

tourists kayaking at big lagoon

Just like any other lagoons in Palawan, Big Lagoon is dotted with dark limestone cliffs. These limestone pieces are perfectly lined beside blazing blue waters, creating a pathway, and a panoramic view. Visitors are given the freedom to enjoy this paradise on their own. You can take a short swim in the shallow waters at the entrance or try kayaking through the waters. Don’t miss this as this is one of the best Palawan attractions.

10. Small Lagoon

 

tourists kayaking at small lagoon

Small Lagoon is usually the first stop to the Island Hopping tour. Some of the favorite activities here are kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. You can swim to the other end of the lagoon where you can reach a small water-filled cave and enjoy a cool dive in its underwater paradise.

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The Eid Al Fitr a.k.a. Lebaran Holiday is an equally big deal in Malaysia and Singapore as it is in Indonesia. Also known as Hari Raya Idul Fitri, the joyous celebration in these two Southeast Asian countries are slightly different compared to the scale of that in Indonesia.

For instance, there is rarely a mass convoy during the evening of Lebaran Holiday in Malaysia unlike the outpour of people in the street that is usually an Indonesian local tradition namely Takbiran. While in Singapore, it’s customary for Muslims to wear Baju Kurung or traditional clothing such as kebayas.

The three countries may have different kinds of celebrations but they share the same spirit of Ramadan where love and enthusiasm run high all around town. More importantly, these three countries also share the similar holiday mood since the holiday coincides nicely in the calendar.

If you plan to travel around Indonesia, make sure to check out of top 5 destinations for Lebaran Holiday. But if you’re thinking of exploring to Malaysia and Singapore, then these are our chosen destinations that you don’t want to miss for an awesome Lebaran Holiday!

Malaysia

1. Penang

A wall art of two kids riding a bicycle

With its famous Georgetown area being designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, Penang has an abundance of adventure to offer its visitors. Dubbed as the food capital of Malaysia, there is no shortage of scrumptious cuisines as well as beautiful coasts, sightseeing options, museums, temples, natural wonders to skyscrapers of malls that await.

Penang, too, is a place where you can enjoy the blend of East and West with a nuance of modernity that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. So whenever you’re ready to embrace the allure of northwest coast of Malaysia, check out ZEN Rooms for the cheapest rates but quality accommodation.

2. Malacca

houses with colorful murals

Malacca has a long history of being located in the most vital navigation position back in the colonial era. All major countries such as India, Portugal, England to Netherlands had long set their eyes on Malacca, which made it the darling of coastal state in Malaysia.

For that reason, Malacca is famed for its rich heritage and breathtaking sights. With a fine mix of cultures, this town offers plenty of architectural wonder from the old cathedrals ala Portuguese to ancient Chinese temples and ruins of forts with Dutch influence. For such a fine city, make sure you’re booked on the nicest place to stay with our listings.

3. Langkawi

a beautiful view of the langkawi bridge

Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s best coastal paradise where the white sandy beaches, mangrove forests and majestic mountains aplenty. This popular island is located just off the shore of West Malaysia facing the Andaman sea and is dotted with resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourism facilities.

There are a lot of beaches to explore, but one of its most popular one is the Cenang beach. It offers a sweeping sea view with crystal blue water and warm sands. When you want to head up high, Gondola and Skybridge will connect you to its mountain top namely the Raya Mount and Mat Cincang Mount. You’ll surely need the total rest, so get the best accommodation with ZEN Rooms.

4. Johor Bahru

colorful structures at legoland malaysia

Commonly known as JB, this border town has constantly gone under renovations and developments to a point of rivaling the metropolitan beauty of other bigger cities in Malaysia. With its installment of Legoland Malaysia, a theme park of international caliber, many have flocked Johor Bahru and find respite they never knew existed.

Its close proximity to Singapore is also one of the best reasons why you should travel to explore JB along with its fine cuisines, tourism delights and many more. We’re well connected in JB rooms, you’ll be up for many surprises with our hotel chains.

5. Kuala Lumpur

night view of the petronas tower in malaysia

The list would not be complete without Petronas Twin Tower, Golden Triangle aka Bukit Bintang and other signature tourism spots only the capital city of Malaysia can offer. The endless entertainment from culinary ride, sightseeing spots, to its lively night scene is just a few of the things that made Kuala Lumpur always interesting and worth the visit.

For a stay that will make your Lebaran Holiday extra memorable, check out our accommodation offer.

Singapore

people strolling around the gardens by the bay at night

The small country with gigantic flavors, Singapore has continually proven itself as the one of the best destinations in the world for all kinds of traveler. While it may seem like an expensive city, there are endless ways for budget travelers to enjoy this city all just the same.

Suffice to say, Singapore is not just about fancy shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and luxurious entertainment. It’s also the home to vibrant history, diverse ethnics and cultures, family-friendly attractions and exciting public spaces.

With its superb public transportation system, going about is truly a matter of convenience. It’s a friendly city with English speaking residents and humble people. Not to mention, its cleanliness is an admirable virtue that will wow any traveler. From east to west of Singapore, we promise you a rich adventure in Singapore that fits the entire family.

Last but not least, plan your Singapore trip well by selecting our trusted hotel chains. These reputable names are going to be the best and most affordable stay with all the comfort you need when in Singapore.

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