Posts Tagged ‘Beach’

After having fun at Hagimit Falls, we asked Manong driver to take us to the beach. I specifically asked him to take us to the resort with the giant slide doing to the beach. I am not sure if he understood what I said because he took us to Blue Jaz Resort. After seeing the slide, I told him that this is not the resort I was talking about and he replied – may slide din naman saka mas mura dito.

Okay fine! The place is good enough for rest and it has a swimming pool. I accompanied mamamia in paying the entrance fee and we went straight to the beach. I was still looking around for the pool and bar.

Then we saw the beach. So the water is about 20 meters away from the shore then our ever reliable driver said, low tide na kasi dapat sa umaga dito. I can’t help it, i literally laughed out really hard and left the table. I was joined by mamamia as I went to the pool. So if he knew that it will be low tide after lunch, why would he take us to the falls first? The answer, just like day 1 tour, he is still sober from last night’s drinking. If we could only get a new driver as this point!

From Davao, there are pump boats waiting for guests who are interested in having a day tour in most of the resorts. They have their own ports too. In our case, we could have gotten into a better resort only if our driver is not as sober as manong.

After taking some pictures of the pool, I asked mamamia to transfer with me at the bar. I asked for their menu then I changed my mind and asked the waiter if they have red wine. Unfortunately they don’t so I started reading through their cocktails list and did not find anything I want.  We ordered buko juice and halo-halo instead. We had a great time in the bar until our driver acted up. Yes, just like kids, you would know if he is hungry and throughout our Davao trip I can say he needs to have a dose of combatrin!

We transferred to the shed/ table and had our food prepared. Tito Wally had a drink with our driver and us girls went around,  enjoyed the beach (after hours of waiting) and stayed by the pool. If we would think about our driver, we would only ruin our trip. So instead, we just enjoyed ourselves.

The resort is fine but not the high end resort you would usually see us spending our time. It’s well kept and the people are very friendly.

snapshots of my trips… some pics are not yet included…

I started blogging in 2006. I’ve transferred from one blog site to another, from blogspot to friendster and finally to wordpress.  I have gone from a daily journal, to love bound eccentricities and now to a better organized blog (as I would want to consider it) >> Dewdship Chronicles – All about love, travel, food and life!!!

As I would always consult the blogs of my 4 favorite bloggers everytime I  would go on a trip, I suddenly realized that, I do not write my blog as efficiently as they do.

How I do it:

  • edit and upload pictures
  • dump itinerary for the whole trip
  • enumerate the places we visited and if we have followed the itinerary
  • food we ate
  • some how to’s on some blogs (inconsistently mentioning travel time, what to expect and how to get there on posts)
  • all of these done in ONE post

what i’ve covered so far….

I have checked on my Lakbay score and so far, the picture above is showing my Philippine tour coverage. With this coverage, why do I only have 29 posts under Travel category in my blog?

Here is how I see their blogs:

  • Organized presentation, starting from the itinerary to completed adventure
  • Each place visited from each destination is posted (e.g. For Bohol Advnture -Panglao, Balicasag, Virgin Island, Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Encounter and Loboc River Cruise will have a post on its own.)
  • How To’s are always provided (How to get there, Where to dine, Where to stay, Who to contact, etc.)
  • Expenses
  • Pictures (with their names on the pic itself)

Now these are the things I promise to include on my next post. I think I may need to repost some and reorganize 🙂

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Station 1 – Boracay, Aklan

Station 2 – Boracay, Aklan

Station 3 – Boracay, Aklan

Puka Beach – Boracay, Aklan

Fairways and Bluewater – Boracay, Aklan

Tinkgo Beach – Alcoy, Cebu

Sta. Fe Beach Club – Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island

Kota Park- Madredejos, Bantayan Island

Alona Beach – Paglao, Bohol

Sheridan Beach – Puerto Princesa

Mabini Beach – Mabini, Batangas

Lakawon Island – Cadiz, Negros Occidental

Hundred Islands – Alaminos, Pangasinan

White Beach – Puerto Galera, Mindoro

after having our shakes….

Everytime that we are having our staff meeting, it would end up on an out of town experiences sharing. Our boss had been planning to take his wife for a vacation in Boracay for the longest time. I did not realize that it would come to my surprise that we are already booked for a vacation in May 2011. The initial plan is to have Boss Ion, Lala, Sean, Dj, Me and James to join the vacation. I made a call to Anna asking her if she wanted to join us. She said yes but just a week before our scheduled flight, James backed out.

since we were sooooo thirsty… we got what they reccomended..

The TP peeps are together in a Seair flight to Boracay while Anna is on a different flight. When we arrived in Boracay, it was raining hard. We were not able to enjoy the beach right away. Since Boss Ion and Lala are checking in on a different resort, I joined DJ and her hubby in Royal Park (Station 1). I reserved a room for one night since I would be transferring to Fairways the next day. We met with Lala and Boss Ion in D’Mall to grab some food. We would have stayed and ordered for paella but we are so hungry that we decided to transfer resto and fill out stomach with food.

We headed back to our hotels and rested for the night. I am not sure about their itinerary but I just stayed, rested and waited for Anna.

Station 1 – Boracay, Aklan

The following day,  Anna and I were up early. We started walking towards station 3 and enjoyed the view. We stopped in Deco’s Batchoy for a quick breakfast and started walking again. We are currently looking for a station 3 resort where she could spend her last 3 days in Boracay after I leave.

peaceful….

Just before we reached the end of the beach, DJ called and told me that they are waiting for us in Two Seasons. We hurried back and joined them. We had some shakes and pictures taken. Just before lunch, we have agreed on what our itinerary would be. After lunch, we would meet and have an ATV ride then I would take them to Fairways for a swim and we part ways for dinner.

get off… i’ll drive!

whatever is it that they are looking at…

Anna and I transferred hotel after our bonding time with the group in Two Seasons. We arrived in Fairways and Bluewater and waited for our room. Since they are still preparing the room (considering it’s already passed 2:00pm), we just stayed by the beach and enjoyed the infinity pool. We left our things in the common areas and headed out of the resort to join DJ and Boss Ion for an ATV ride. At first, I asked Anna to drive because I am not in the mood. After several minutes, i asked her to step aside and I would drive for us. I felt I needed to do it since the group is already out of the garage. Being me, we were able to cathc up with them. So we had several stops, mini zoo and sight seeing. From the ATV shoppe, we asked the shuttle to take us to fairways for swimming.

picture… hehehe

Anna and I stayed at Fairways overnight. After they left, we stayed for a couple of hours in the pool and had dinner. The following morning, we are up early and had a breakfast buffet, spent sometime on the beach and pool before checking out.

i was looking for the chair… where is it piolo??

We are scheduled for Island Hopping. So we met with DJ and the group at Royal Park. We headed off for snorkeling and lunch at Puka Beach.

Station 2 – Boracay, Aklan

after island hopping… lunch and some shopping….

After the activities scheduled for the day, Anna and I took our stuff to Alice in Wonderland Resort located at station 3. We rested for a while and started to walk. I am unable to enjoy my last night in Boracay though because of upset stomach but I still joined Anna for the night. I remember looking for lugaw!

Station 3 – Boracay, Aklan

So it’s my last day. We head off to the beach and had some crepes for breakfast. I had to leave before 10AM.

kaching!!! lol…

the group @ Ogtong Cave Entrance

Since the supports arrived in Cebu, we have been planning to go out of town and spend a weekend in Bantayan. Several dates had been confirmed but it was not until the final email was sent on their scheduled return to Manila and my resignation is finalized that we decided to push through with the trip.

We left Cebu City in two batches. The 1st batch left coming from La Guardia flats and the second batch left from Insular Building.

How did we get there:

  1. Riding a cab, we asked manong to take us to North Bound Bus Terminal. The terminal also caters passengers who opt to transport via shuttle or vans.
  2. We got in a bus going to Hagnaya.
  3. From Hagnaya Port, we traveled by boat to Sta. Fe Port, Bantayan Island.

Since batch is already in Bantayan, we are already aware that Sta. Fe Beach Club is offering free transfer from port to the resort via shuttle. We didn’t have to wait for the shuttle, it is already parked and waiting for passengers.

On our way to the resort, I was reacting and telling batch 2 that I am not sure if we are headed to the right resort. I told them that Sta. Fe Beach Club is no where near the port and it seems that we are headed to a resort just meters away from it.  We we taken to Sta. Fe Beach Club and yes, it is near the port and the resort that I was talking about is its sister resort that has a cave.

huts by the beach

This resort is way cheaper than the one I had in mind but good enough. We are allowed to use the facilities of the other resort too, for free. One more thing, we had a discount on rooms since batch 1 was able to meet the owners of the resort on their way to the island.

We rented two rooms for the night. Batch 1 went ahead and visited the market in the town proper for our food while batch 2, decided to rent a motorbike to get some snacks. So imagine Yosh driving the motorbike with Cherries as backride with 13 bowls of halo-halo, ice, drinks, puso, and roasted chicken. I guess, we didn’t plan to have it that way but since we are matatakaw, Yosh and Cherries did the right thing — talk about being proactive!

very relaxing place…

we thought we’d fit…

After settling and eating, we decided to visit the other resort. We have two options, wait for the shuttle or ride habal-habal. Cherries and I decided to ride with Yosh while the rest enjoyed the habal-habal ride. When we arrived in the resort, the owners greeted batch 1. We were introduce to them and to our surprise, the owners informed the staff the we are allowed to use the Honeymooner’s area and the newly renovated places in the resort. That is what we call – Ganda Card usage!

We went around the resort, goofing and taking pictures. We enjoyed the pool and the view.  Just before 7pm, we decided to back to the other resort and had dinner. We had a couple of bottles for the night and slept away.

si inday at si enteng.. lol

while waiting…

The following day, we were divided in two groups again. First is the island hopping group and the second group decided to just enjoy the beach and facilities the resort and  Ogtong Cave. Group 1 had they fair share of ocean moment, when Yosh fell into the sea while group 2 enjoyed our walk and pictorial.

Just in time for lunch, both groups are back in the resort. We had crabs and rice for lunch. Before we head off back to Cebu City, we gain took pictures and enjoyed coconut juice.

i’d be back soon…