When checking into a guesthouse at El Nido we overhear other travellers organising an overnight camping trip to one of the islands in Bacuit Bay. Luckily there’s space for 2 more on the boat so we are able to join.
The hostel owner makes a list and divides up the shopping for the 12 of us. An hour trip on a local banca boat brings us to the deserted island paradise we had been searching for. Unlike the beaches in Thailand we had it all to ourselves to enjoy barbeque fresh fish and chicken from the market. Its hard to beat drinking local Tanduay rum under the stars with a crackling fire.