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Monday, May 19, 2014

Bantayan Island, Cebu ~ Rustically Beautiful

Blame it on this picture on the net!

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Who could ever resist such beauty? From that point in time, Bantayan had become my most wanted place to explore. Accomplishing such dream took me over a month to conceptualize: should I go alone? Should I ask others to join? Whatever it will be, may i be alone in this place or not, I will be there. That's what I had in mind.

Okay, my idea of solo-traveling in Bantayan didn't last for so long when some of my friends showed interest in joining. I told myself, why not share whatever experience I could have in this place.

And so, the journey begun.

Early morning of November, D and I plus two of my friends headed to the airport to catch a flight going to Cebu. After an hour in the sky, we landed in Mactan Airport. We took a van going to Hagnaya Port where we had to ride a Roro. It took roughly 4 hours to reach the port. My butt ached, but my excitement ached more than my butt. My anticipation rose high upon reaching the port; seeing a body of water was enough for me to forget my aching butt.

Traveling via a Roro became tedious with the humidity at that time. I was sweating all over and D too felt uncomfortable with so many people inside the Roro.

The journey continued, until we reached Sta. Fe. Getting a hotel wasn't hard in Bantayan. Tricycle drivers do not just offer a ride but hotel options too. Too bad, we were booked in a hotel already.The accommodation we had was very basic; needless to say, we were not impressed with the services we got from the resort managers. If you wanted to know which resort was it, drop me a note as I never intend of bad-mouthing anyone. However bad the services were, the scenery was still at its grandeur :)

Our accommodation in Bantayan

View at our resort

Good thing, the neighboring resort offered what we need. Anika is way way better and my next choice of resort when I come back to Bantayan. Almost all the time; when there was no tour, we were there eating, playing and just roaming around!

The place was a haven to nature-lovers like me. D and I said we can grow old there if fate allowed :) The sand was crystalline white; the water was clear; the morning walks a delight; the sun shining at dawn was a bliss and the native of the land were fascinating as they prepare their "danggit".

Did I ever get a closer look on the place where the Bantayan picture on the net was taken? Oh yeah! and yes, it was lovely :)

The tours we had was breath taking! See what Bantayan tour can offer you on my next post :)

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