Life is a bitch beach. I didn’t quite get the meaning of this at first, until I went to Bantayan island, particularly in Kota Beach Resort. That powdery white sand beach, the crystal clear water and all those food, I cant help but remember.
Life is a beach or Living a beach life, for me is a “something” that one hopes to attain. That “something” when I can do the things beyond my composure. When I am free from stress, when I am away from the 4 cornered room I call office.
I went to Bantayan Island with Ivane to at least relieve myself from the city. I’ve been to the island for quite some time now, but I will never get tired in going back.
Bantayan Island (as what majority say) is like Boracay, less the people and the commercial structures. I like the simplicity of the place and how all my pictures turns out to be scenic.
look for the locals bringing pails of affordable seafood that can be eaten instantly.
Tricycles are the main transportation but you can rent your own bicycle for a day’s use.
Le Petit Bonheur, one of the fancy yet affordable restaurant in the island.
This was one of our pre-nuptial travels. Highly recommended for lovers who wants a taste of the “Beach Life”
And here i go with my feeling-expert tips again:
1.) If you’re planning to grill meat on your own, go to the market very early to avoid running out of pork/chicken.
2.) If you know how to ride a bicycle, rent one, its a totally new experience - lesser vehicles in the island so its safe.
3.) Try a little resort hopping - go to Stanta Fe Beach Club where the Ogtong Cave is at, you can also go to Sugar beach and try skim boarding on their long shoreline. St. Bernard offers delectable food that you can enjoy near their aviary. Those are just a few of the resorts in the island.
4.) Befriend local fisherman - they usually bring you discounted fresh catch the next morning (for me this was the best).
5.) Learn to haggle - island hopping is always available (if the weather is good of course), try asking around and compare prices.
6.) If you want a loose-come-what-may-lay-back experience, rent a tent - most resorts provides tents for rent.
7.) The busiest month will be November on Holy week - if you’re into partying and a crowd mingler, this will be the best time for you to visit the place. or maybe to avoid, if you want a peaceful and quiet vacation.