Apo Island, Merges Primitive and Modern Living

Life in Apo Island has its own pace. Though located near cities and modern towns, the island and its  people preferred to stay with its primitive way of living.

Your view while approaching Apo Island.

Apo Island is just 30-minute away from Zamboangita, a neighboring town. You will reach the area through a boat ride. Though the area is really small it’s worshiped for its vast resources and lovely sceneries. That won’t be questioned since this tiny piece of land is the number one diving destination in the region, and officially number 10 in the country and around the globe.

The refreshing green grass and the virgin forest that coats the land will welcome you as the boat approaches the shore. You will be amazed on how something so small can survive in the midst of  the vastness of the blue and unfathomable body of water. You will feel the thrill even before you soak your feet on the salty water that gives life to colorful coral reefs and hundreds or probably thousands of marine species under.

One of the spectacular scenes under Apo Island water.

Once you reach Apo Island it’s advised that you will take advantage every minute of your time. You can either take a dive and explore the colorful world that awaits you under, or take a tour around the island using a motorbike, that you can rent per hour at very friendly rates.

Apo Island dining experience.

Food addict? That won’t be a problem. Your appetite will be satisfied with fresh-cooked seafood like crabs, fish, squids, and shrimps.  You will have a royal life facing the blue ocean while munching on your favorite delicacies.

If you want to know how it feels like before electricity was discovered, you can stay overnight in the island.   Apo Island does not have an electricity, and everything will be powered off after 6:00 PM. You can either have a candle-lit dinner with your companions, or rely on the light of the moon while sipping  your favorite drink.

One of the rooms of Pura Vida resort in Dauin, Negros Oriental.

If you’re one of those who can’t leave the convenience of air conditioned-rooms and soft mattresses behind, you  can go back to Zamboangita and spend the night in one of the lodging houses that await and welcome tired adventurers, with their world-class service.


Dumaguete City, The Place Of Gentle People

The changes brought by drastic civilization also affected how humans treat each other. They tend to abandon their softer side and deal with what they call harsh circumstances. That’s not what you will experience in Dumaguete City. It’s still the place of gentle people.

Dumaguete City bay area.

Dumaguete will greet you with smiling, friendly, and caring people. You can knock on any house and ask for a glass of water or shelter if you need one. You will be welcomed with sincere hospitality without expecting for something in return. Asking for direction when  you’re a tourist will be easy. The person will even accompany you to where you want to go in case you will find it hard to do so.

Boulevard area at night.

Lying in the city are different hotels, food houses, and sceneries that you can’t fined elsewhere. The boulevard offers the best sunshine and entertainment. You can sit in the place and enjoy the view of the sea while taking a deep breath on the therapeutic salty breeze of the ocean. And the dining experience is  also one of the reasons why you will keep on coming back.

One of the great foods Dumaguete offers.

Dumaguete City is located at the heart of Negros Oriental so you can go island hopping with ease and comfort. You can also go shopping from different establishments like the famous Robinsons Mall that has everything you need for your stay.

Robinsons Mall Dumaguete.

Most important of all, you can stay in Dumaguete City without worrying about bad people and bad experiences. Everyone in the city are helpful and caring, you can get someone as fast as you need him.

Bais Sandbar, Unique and Mysterious

Sandbar should be pure and clean, and that  is what Bais sandbar will offer. Not only that; the place is famous for it’s unique and beautiful location.

Bais City sandbar during high tide.

Bais sandbar can be reached via ferry boats that are available through the Capiñahan Wharf , that is located in South Bais Bay, Bais City Negros Oriental, Philippines. It’s just a matter of 15-minute travel and you’ll be greeted by the white beauty of the place.

A school of friendly and cute dolphins.

Your adventure and great experience will start from the moment the engine of your boat starts. You will be accompanied by school of lovely dolphins that are already acquainted and close with humans. They are so friendly they will stay with you until your boat docks.

Once you arrive at the sandbar area, you can choose from lovely cottages that you can rent overnight at very affordable rates. It’s suggested that you spend the night with the place so you can witness its mystery when the water rises. Due to its small of area of only 7 kilometers, you will feel that the place is just floating on the vastness of the ocean.

Mouth-watering seafood in Bais.

The town is famous for its fresh seafood, and those will be cooked for you fresh from the sea. The delightful experience will be heightened with the breathtaking view of Bais City and the neighboring towns at the seashore.

Lalimar Beach Resort, A Hidden Paradise

Lalimar Beach Resort may not be familiar to a lot of people, but the place has a lot of unforgettable experience to offer.

Lalimar Beach Resort’s view in the morning.

The resort is located along the Tanon Strait where the fresh sunshine awaits you. The morning view is really awesome with the clear sky making the opposite island visible in the horizon.I can say that the area and the location is still a virgin since it’s far from the crowd and the noise of civilization. It’s the recommended place to go if you need time to relax and experience the touch of nature.

Cottages facing the infinity pool.

Lalimar Beach Resort is still new yet, it offers first class accommodation and services that you will wish you have every single day of your life. It’s located in the heart of La Libertad, Negros Oriental, Philippines. That is an estimated of 2-hour travel from Dumaguete City.

Native cottages for visitors.

If you’re tired of the noise and pollution of the city take a little time to travel and enjoy. Lalimar Beach Resort should be your first destination. You will be amazed with how the crew of the location will pamper you with love and care. Plus, you will have a lifetime experience of spending time inside the comfort of its native rooms and cottages.

Enjoy With Friends at Dauin, Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental is famous for its untouched beauty when it comes to sceneries. This is one of the advantages you  get when the area is not that industrialized, and that is something that I trully love.

While others love the adrenaline rush of driving or jumping off a cliff, I am one of those who prefer the comfort and ease of sitting down. Of course I am very much aware on the benifits of sweating still, staring at the broad horizon of the blue ocean works best for me. These reasons explain why everything I write is about beaches.

One of the reasons I love and I can brag about my island is the clean air, clear sky, and the crystal clear water of the sea. The experience, the fun, and excitement it will bring is priceless.  You can hang out with your friends at the seashore, or take a splash at the cool and clean salty water of the ocean.

Being in the location will be much fun if you’re with your beloved friends. Above is the photo of me and my friends at Pura Vida beach resort, located in Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Aside from the delicious and affordable food in the resort, the memory of the place is something that will linger in your memory.

If  you’re one of those who prefer nature over industrialization, you should visit Negros Oriental. You will have all the fun you need. The transporation is so accessible you can go anywhere you want in minutes.

Beaches You’ll Dream Of Visitting

The beach is where groups of teens, friends, families, or individuals that want a change in ambience and aura want to go. Who could resist the amazing gift of nature? The ocean.

I took this YouTube video of the places I dreamed of visitting. I am sure a lot of people out there share this dream with me. I really love the scent of the salty water, and feel of the gravity of the sea pulling me under. I consider the water and the ocean my bestfriend ( I was swimming since I was five).

If you’re planning to go out this weekend why don’t you go the beach? That would definitely be healthy and fun, too!

The beach is the perfect place to unwind. You can bask in the sun and enjoy the salty scent of the sea breeze as it washes your stress and worries away. If you have hessitations, check out these breathtaking photos of beaches from all over the globe.

Have fun!