A Private Island Called, Agho.
Agho Island, Philippines
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a private island called, agho. Apr 28, 2009
the philippines has more than 7,000 islands, but with over 90 million in population, to be able to own a private island, it is a blessing.
agho is an island with the size of only less than 8 hectares and located in the central islands of the philippines, where the best beaches are in the country.
agho is a beautiful and pristine island! so unspoiled! no bars, no restaurants, nothing! its is entirely flat with thorny bushes, grainy white sand and the marvelous and majestic view of isla pan de azucar, isla gigante and sicogon island in the distance!
the island is owned by the salcedo family, one of the powerful political scions in the province of iloilo, philippines. everybody is not welcome in this island of course because it is private, BUT the salcedo family has long been a long time family friend of my relatives in iloilo, in my mother's side. as ben and me went to the island of iloilo because our tour to the pinatubo volcano was cancelled and looking for more adventures, we didnt expect that we are gonna be invited to spend a day in the island FOR FREE.
the salcedo family outdid everything, free accomodation for me and ben, free private vehicle transfer from iloilo city to the town of concepcion and back where the island belongs to the municipality, free boat, free lunch of seafood you can ever imagine, local fish, crabs and super giant prawns and sodas! and most of all FREE PORTERS to carry our stuff! hahaha it was unbelievable as they were almost 6 guys! but we dont have any stuff to carry! lol all we had our measly little bags with swimwear as we didnt planned to go to agho island but to guimaras island!
the family also breed and harvest corals in the island. the island has no electricity or any other modern technology, just a simple hut for the caretakes. but you know, this is what an island is supposed to be, nothing to disturb the senses, free, silent, only the crashing of the waves you can hear.
me and ben were so honored to be invited by the salcedo family to their own little private but beautiful island. we thanked them so much for their hospitality ang generosity.
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