Day 2: Another Day in Paradise
Panglao Island Travel Blog› entry 4 of 6 › view all entries
January 16th, 2008 – by: JeAr
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.
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.
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).
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'.
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...
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