After the 45-minute boat ride across El Nido's Bacuit Bay, we finally arrived at Lagen Island, with a welcoming committee, led by Lagen's resident manager Carmel, waving us in the resort. We were ushered to the clubhouse, where the staff were waiting with a warm Filipino welcome - cold towel, drinks, and smiles - while they were singing a Palawan/ Cuyonin song to welcome and cheer everybody up.
After the orientation, which involves a brief information about Lagen, and El Nido Resorts' environmental sustainability programs, we were sent to relax at our rooms. I was checked in the Forest Room, located where Lagen's forest starts. My baggage followed me to my room after a few minutes.
The next day, I got to see Lagen's Forest Suites, the most luxurious rooms at El Nido Resorts. "Apart from the standard Lagen room amenities, the suites are equipped with TVs and DVD Players for movie viewing, in room safe, a lounge, and a bathtub." All the Forest Suites have a total area of 70 sqm, and each has a Queen bed.
Who would not fall in love with Lagen? It has the perfect scenery, people, and activities to relax, have fun, and escape the toxicity of the city.