The Gorgeous Beach and the Laid-back Island Life

Five years ago, before I decided to move to the province of Cebu for work, I was already planning on visiting one of Cebu’s best beaches, the famous Bantayan Island. So, when I got the job offer in Cebu, I thought it was going to be awesome, I could go and explore the best beaches in Cebu on any given weekend. Well, to make the long story short, it didn’t happen…. work schedule was really hectic, Saturdays are regular days at work.

It was only last November when I finally got to visit Bantayan Island. I think maybe this is because I was already leaving my job and thinking of settling down again in Manila. So, about less than a month before I left, I sort of forced myself to finally do it before I regret it.

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The nearly 6 hours travel time from Cebu city to Bantayan Island (including waiting time at the port) was really worth it. The beach was gorgeous. The fine white sand, the clear water, and the laid-back life on the island are the best ingredients when you are looking for a place of solitude. Early morning walks at the beach to catch a glimpse of sunrise was amazing. The days spent swimming, lounging at beach, walking along the shore, massage at the beach with fresh coconut juice, and simply sitting quietly and staring at the sea were precious ones… all I ever wanted after the stressful weeks during my last month at work.

I fell in love with the island and I’m definitely going back in the near future.

The Birthday Celebration and The Happy Place

Most of us have that one place that we call our “happy place”. For me, it’s the beach! There’s no doubt about that. I’m not a swimmer and can’t even swim when I know the water is more than 5-foot deep but I always want to spend time at the beach. I don’t know, maybe it’s the fear of drowning.
For my pre-birthday celebration, I decided to stay at this gorgeous beach resort. I’ve been wanting to visit this place for years now but I couldn’t seem to find time. Since it was my birthday, I thought there’s no more excuses so I grabbed my bags and headed for the door inspite of a terrible migraine headache.

 

 
Enjoying the happy hour cocktails with this kind of view is simply awesome!

  

The happy hour cocktail
 
A beautiful sight to wake up to
 
 
Fish feeding at knee-deep water

They left me after finishing their food:)
    
Who wouldn’t want to be at this gorgeous place? I wish I could stay here until I get bored but me getting bored at this kind of place is next to impossible.  
Spending Friday morning here is a bliss

The Sunset, The Waves, and The Sand

When things get tough and when there’s a need to de-stress and think things over, the beach is definitely one of the best destinations. The combination of a beautiful sunset and a little bit of waves is just perfect.

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Sunsets are truly magical!

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The sun left a magical moment as it slowly disappeared into the horizon.

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Sometimes, sunset is also a moment of solitude.

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Enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee with this scenery is enough to start a great day.

The Sun, The Sand, The Sea, and the Infinity Pool

Spending a day or two alone at a luxury beach resort is an awesome experience.

I don’t know why but I have a thing for beachfront infinity pools. This kind of sight is very therapeutic.

 Waking up to this kind of view is simply spectacular.


The sunset, the beach and the infinity pool… it’s a beautiful life.

 While others were getting stuck at the rush hour traffic, I was having a blissful sunset swim at this infinity pool.


One of the amazing sights while having breakfast.

   Amazing interior design!


I left this place with a heavy heart. I hope I can stay longer next time.


can't stop wandering…

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