Day 2: Another Day in Paradise

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the sun hiding behind the early-morning clouds

Ross and I started the day early (at least in our book hehehe). We woke up at past 7AM and went downstairs to have our very first Bohol breakfast at the resort's resto again. The weather was just right, not too hot and not too cold, just the way I liked it. That morning, we had an all-American breakfast (complete with eggs, bacons, hams, and toasts) and some delicious soup. After breakfast, we sat down and just enjoyed the whole beach resort ambiance and of course, my fave pasttime when on vacation, people-watching! :)

Before noon, we headed back to our room to change. It's time to get a tan and enjoy the cool waters of Alona Beach! We went to the rocky part first (like we did the previous day) and took more pics.
the resort bar and resto
All over, we met lady masseuse offering a 1-hour massage for P300 (some offered as low as P250). Very tempting, I must admit, but we passed since we wanted to save money and be able to dolphin-watch the next day. So, we headed to the other side where the beach was wider and frolicked under the sun for several minutes before taking a dip. In this part of Alona Beach, you can go up to 20 meters from the shore and the water would still only be up to your chest (depends on your height, I guess - I'm 5'9"). So, even though I couldn't swim, I still managed to enjoy the whole thing. Beyond the shallow part, one can enjoy snorkeling as well.

We saw boats coming in from a scuba diving or island-hopping trip from time to time, and there were several people sunbathing or playing some games or just walking on the beach.
look, it's Narcissus! :D
Despite that, you still wouldn't feel crowded and each one would have enough space on the beach to himself. Anyway, we stayed in the water for a couple of hours just relaxing when it started to rain very lightly. It was already almost 3PM when we decided to get out of the water and go back to our room to take a nap with a plan of coming back after an hour to swim until the sun goes down. However, we didn't manage to go back because we felt very lazy, so instead, we just hang out at our resort and (surprise!) people-watched. Well, it was slightly cloudy and the sunset wasn't as good as the previous one, so no big deal.

On our way back, we met a boatman (one of the many) who offered his boat for island-hopping and dolphin-watching the next day, and his offer was P1,300. If you'll do island-hopping directly from the resort where you'll stay, the price is normally P1,500 and up (good for up to 4 people).
lonely man :(
Since there's only the two of us, we wanted to save up as much as we can, and every hundred pesos count. So we agreed and got the man's cell number. However, when we got to our resort's part of the beach, another man approached us and offered a better deal after hearing that we got one for P1,300 - he agreed for P1,200. We have a winner, folks!!! :D So, we agreed for him to pick us up at 6AM the next day. So exciting!!!

We each took a bottle of beer at the resort before dinner time. Since it was our last night at Alona Beach, we wanted to splurge a little bit and eat at one of the beachfront restos. By the way, those restos are only being set up very late in the afternoon in time for dinner, and it's the time of the day when most of the tourists are out and about having dinner, hanging out, having fun, or just chillin'.
dining at Alona Kew
A very nice crowd, I must say. One party-pooper though: you'd see a lot (and I mean, A LOT) of typical old men with their p*******te counterparts all over the place (even in our resort gggrrr), and it's not very uncommon there. Oh well, such is life in 'paradise'.

After a bit of walking, we decided to eat at Alona Kew's. The price of the food were the same as in Manila (expensive), but the servings were big enough. However, the service sucked. Sigh. We ended up paying P500+ each. We finally heard English-speaking tourists, so yeah, there were Americans or Canadians when we were there hehehe. Just an observation :)  After dinner, Ross and I actually thought of braving the cold waters, but after hearing other people who went night-swimming scream how cold the water was, we decided to pass. But before going back to our room to sleep, we lingered a bit to enjoy the night breeze and savor our last night in the island. The moon was out, music was playing in the background, laughter was ringing in the night, and the waves gently caressed the shores. Life, at that very moment, was perfect.

How I wished it would never end...


JeAr says:
d'accord ;-)
Posted on: Apr 03, 2008
jegs76 says:
comme nous tous les deux:P
Posted on: Apr 03, 2008
JeAr says:
oui, parce que tu es un egoiste et tu as un sense de superiorite :D
Posted on: Apr 03, 2008
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the sun hiding behind the early-mo…
the sun hiding behind the early-m…
the resort bar and resto
the resort bar and resto
look, its Narcissus! :D
look, it's Narcissus! :D
lonely man :(
lonely man :(
dining at Alona Kew
dining at Alona Kew
view from our balcony
view from our balcony
other accomodations in Lost Horizon
other accomodations in Lost Horizon
the resort pool
the resort pool
Ross
Ross
more beach
more beach
hi Patrick
hi Patrick
just cant get enough of this...
just can't get enough of this...
just like a pool eh? :)
just like a pool eh? :)
11 Minutes by Paulo Coelho
11 Minutes by Paulo Coelho
one of the dive masters at Alona B…
one of the dive masters at Alona …
wanna have some? :D
wanna have some? :D
sun-burned...
sun-burned...
Panglao Island
photo by: JeAr