Barefoot Paradise in the Philippines

Dedon Resort

Camilla got married in the Philippines last weekend. She fell in love with the Filipino people during a Peace Corp stint and stayed in country to eventually meet Charlie, a native adventurer that brings balance to her busy lifestyle. The happy couple haven’t time for a honeymoon but when they do, barefoot paradise is just a short plane hop from Manila.

This secluded find on the island of Siargao is called Dedon and though I wish I could vouch for its bounty, the newly opened luxury resort is well written about in a New York Times article. Culled from words like “Shangri-La” and “outdoor living lab” my interest was piqued further by legendary surfing stories.

The brainchild behind the ecological villa is a former soccer star turned outdoor furniture & design entrepreneur hence the reason for the funky hanging hammocks, oversize sofas and uber-enticing rain showers.

And, if not Siargao, with over 7000 islands in the Philippines, honeymoon or not, Camilla and Charlie share an endless choice of places to vacation ’til death do them part. Congratulations friends!