To make the most of our last day in El Nido, Peter and I decided to get an early start.
I’m quite the morning person (Nobody likes a morning person. I know.) but even still, getting up at 5:30AM was a struggle for me after the long day of island hopping we had the day before. #Firstworldproblems
Nevertheless, our alarms went off and by 5:45 Peter and I had made our way to meet the Miniloc Resort staff member waiting for us. He handed us a paddle and we were off in a kayak to catch the morning sunrise.
The water in the early morning is nice and calm compared to the afternoon waves that crashed into the kayak and filled it up with water. But the downside is it’s low tide. Make that very low tide.
After Peter paddled the two of us to the Big Lagoon it was clear the water was way too shallow to really enter the lagoon and I wasn’t really getting the view I wanted of the sunrise either.
“Thanks for paddling us here. Now could you paddle us back towards the resort?”
Peter was such a trooper considering it was barely 6AM.
Once we settled on a spot to take in the view, I could see that the sun was finally starting to peek through. A successful El Nido Sunrise Kayak I still think.
I’ve seen a few gorgeous sunsets, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been up early enough to catch a quality sunrise.
Getting up early for the sunrise kayak was definitely worth it (although next time I wouldn’t leave the resort until 6 or 6:15).
With brilliant blue waters splashing around us and limestone cliffs towering above us, it was the a surreal setting for taking in the sunrise and starting off our final day in El Nido.