Dedon Island/Nay Palad – Siargao, Philippines

Dedon Island/Nay Palad – Siargao, Philippines


Dedon Island or now called Nay Palad Hideaway is probably one of the dreamiest places on earth to visit and a vacation destination where they are promoting a barefoot luxury – ” You never need a wallet at Nay Palad Hideway. No checks are signed here. Every drink or delicacy you desire, every adventure you seek, every massage you require, is simply yours for the asking. Around-the-clock attention? As you wish. Total privacy? Just say the word. Barefoot luxury is a made-to-measure experience ” My visit to this place is still probably one of the highlights of my 2017.

This was my first time travelling to Siargao, Philippines. I honestly did not know what to expect. I haven’t been back in the Philippines for 2 years after moving to Canada. I was in Manila  & Boracay prior to travelling here. For this trip, I decided to travel alone. I needed some time to think and explore Siargao. I was to meet an assistant I hired to help me capture photos/footage for this trip upon arriving. However, Upon boarding the plane I was greeted by a long time friend whom I haven’t seen since I left – Maxine – She just finished competing at that time in Miss Universe representing the Philippines and got into the top 5, a trip that was meant to be explored alone has become a big group, I joined her group of friends and I think it was the best decision ever, we both stayed for a week on the Island and had the most fun exploring it all together, we were also able to catch-up what has seemed to be a lifetime of not seeing each other. It was just so insane how wherever we go people would jump on her asking for photos ( Miss Universe is a big deal back home, comparable to a national sport like Basketball or Kim Kardashian in the US and Hockey for Canada ) I remember the day when we both met back in 2009, we were both starting out Modeling in Asia and have become friends in an instant.

One of the places we visited was Nay Palad Hideaway. We had the most stunning Villa we had for the day. During the time of our visit, we were the only ones on the island which literally feels like we owned the resort for that day. Upon checking in, we explored our villa which was one of the biggest one available.  We also had our breakfast by the pool with fresh fruits and the yummiest Coconut juice. After pool time, we were escorted to a private lunch area facing the gorgeous view of the sea. The food was beautifully presented and truly a feast to remember. The staff are very accommodating and always with the kindest smile on their faces. After Lunch, we headed to the beach to work on our tan, after an hour or two we were taken to the Spa area. The Spa area was nothing but pure serenity and nature, the Spa huts were seating in the heart of somewhat jungle and you can hear birds chirping, the sound of the wind blowing the leaves on the trees. Upon walking into the Spa, we were greeted with two flower baths to start our pampering then we were treated to an hour of heavenly massage. I fell asleep during this time as it was that good.

By the time we finished, it was already time for sunset. We had to go to the Pagoda to watch the sunset with our wine and cheese waiting for us. It was also perfect that the water has become a high tide. We had to paddle board or kayak to get to the pagoda. Marc chose to paddle board while Maxine and I decided to kayak together. With lots of laughter along the way, we made it just in time when the sun is magically setting. The water was so clear and it was so inviting to swim. The water wasn’t cold at all. It was just a Perfect day. I couldn’t ask for more. How I wish I had more time in the beautiful island of Siargao.




  1. Sam
    April 15, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Girl is this place heaven???? Wow! I am putting this place on my list of places to visit now! This is a great spot for a girl’s trip or honeymoon! You looked ravishing of course! Your swimsuit was the cutest! The fruit by the pool stole my heart! I can’t wait to vacation!

  2. Valeria
    April 15, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    How amazing you met your friend on the plane! Sharing that amazing views and the luxury of the resort with a friend made it even more enjoyable I bet. You two look fantastic by the way!! Love, Valeria

  3. April 15, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Wow this place is definitely paradise! I can’t believe how beautiful it is there and so peaceful. I can only imagine what it feels and looks like in person. The spa looks absolutely heavenly and the setting and backdrop for such a relaxing experience is perfect. So glad you were able to enjoy this indulgence with a friend. The food looks so fresh and delicious too! Posts like these remind me how much of the world there is left to see and experience. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us! xoxo, Christine

  4. April 16, 2018 / 9:02 am

    Hey Darling,
    Happy Monday:)
    So Beautiful Darling, Loved Everything:)
    So Beautiful Photos:)
    Love, Kisses Karina

  5. April 16, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Looks like you and your friend had a great time there. The fruit looks so yummy, I love my fruit everyday. I am definitely in need of a vacation soon, I will have to check out this place.

    Gabriela Vera

  6. Nina
    April 16, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    What an amazing place. Beautiful pictures. The food looks delicious.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  7. Sahra
    April 16, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    this looks like an absolute dream!!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  8. April 17, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    OMG this place sounds like heaven! You’re making me want to go back to the PI!

  9. April 18, 2018 / 1:55 am

    I can’t even begin to believe how beautiful this place is! I want to go! It looks so stunning, like true paradise

  10. April 19, 2018 / 4:00 am

    Ugh, the Philippines looks amazing… the food, the views, the weather. I’ve never been there but this post confirmed that I must make a trip out there soon<3
    xo Samantha

  11. April 19, 2018 / 5:56 am

    Oh my Gosh. Absolute paradise! It’s like scrolling through a magazine with inspirational travel images. You look incredible and I just adore the food pics too!

    Tatyana x

  12. Sheree
    April 19, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Wow this place truly is beautiful, it looks like actual paradise, I have wanted to visit the Philippines and I will for sure be adding Dedon Island and Siargao to my list of places to visit when I make the trip!

    ~xo Sheree

  13. April 19, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    oh my goodness! these photos are just SO stunning! thanks for sharing everything babe — this looks so perfect! also the food looks amazing, I need to visit!!

    xx, Samira

  14. April 21, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit! you look incredibly amazing and I adore the white bathing suit! all photos are so gorgeous, you have done a great job with your travel diary. Thank you for sharing, babe xx. Gina

  15. April 22, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    You look amazing girl. Love your swimsuit. Perfect for this upcoming summer! I love Siargao. Don’t forget to visit Palawan. It’s one o the beautiful place in the Philippines.
    Thanks for sharing!
    much love, Len

  16. April 23, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Such a beautiful experience and vacation. Looking like an earth paradise. Loving so much the locations and the vintage effect new filters .

  17. April 29, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Our stay was just magical! Dedicated staff, amazing food and sublime accommodation! we planned our honeymoon in the Philippines and started it at Dedon… What a unique adventure ! Everyday is different: you make your own programme, at your own pace and every night we had a super-romantic dinner organized by the incredible and friendly team!

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