Tuesday 17 April 2007

Beautiful Bohol

Last week, Pangga decided to treat my family to a vacation at Bohol. From Cebu, we availed the Oceanjet 'libre-balik' promo, the round-trip tickets just cost 500 (one-way ticket is usually around 300+).

View of Bohol on board the OceanJet

On our first evening at Bohol we had dinner with the rest of my relatives at Doy's in Tagbilaran City. The food is great! It's like Bohol's version of Dencio's or Gerry's but it offers more seafood dishes since Bohol is abundant with seafoods. The price is also more affordable. My aunt just paid 3k for the dinner and we were around 15!

Doy's Restaurant (Tagbilaran City)

My cousin helped us find a resort at Panglao. The first resort we went to was Alona Tropical, which was the one he suggested because the accomodation rates are not that expensive. Too bad, the place was fully booked. Only a single non-aircon room was available, which was too little for us. So we drove to the nearby Alona Kew and I immediately loved it. The wide expanse of the very white beachfront, the cool, crystal clear waters of Alona beach were enough to make me giddy with excitement. Fortunately there's an available room enough for us and it's situated just near the pool :)

Our accomodation at Alona Kew White Beach Resort
3800 per night

That night, Pangga and I grabbed a bottle of Baileys and naginuman kami sa seashore. We then strolled under the stars (naks romantic!). I noticed then that Panglao has improved since the last time I went there. There are now more restaurants and bars lining the beachfront that stay open until the wee hours of the morning. It's like a mini-Boracay minus the clutter and teen (and feeling-teen) drunkards.

The following morning, Pangga and I woke up early (around 5am) for the dolphin watching. The dolphins there for some reason just show themselves from 5am to 8am. We saw several dolphins alright - my first to see them in their natural habitat. Aside from the dolphin watching, we snorkeled at Balicasag and frolicked at an isolated sandbar. The 2k we paid in renting the boat for the whole morning was all worth it!

Approaching this little paradise... the sandbar!
Si Pangga, nag-eenjoy sa sandbar. Wala kasing dagat sa desert :p
Pahabol na swimming with Sugar :)

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