A day the Alona Beach
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Woke up to a great morning. So excited! We had a nice complementary breakfast from Isis Resto. It was nice because we get to have breakfast while enjoying a serene beach view. It was around 7am, and we wanted to swim! We don't want to have sunburn, so we wanted to catch the early sunlight while swimming.
We walked to the western most side and found out that there wasn't much to do there. Just around 2 or 3 diver's resort, and large rock boulders. Since the resrorts were more focused on hopping to nearby islands, they did not mind to even clean their beach front. Lots of weeds, the beach was rocky, sometimes the air would not smell as good as we want it to. I would not even think to hang out there a bit, that just wouldn't make any sense to me. Just stayed a couple of minutes to took pics, though.
So we wandered off to the eastern side again. Comparing the entire Alona Stretch, the shore and the beach were generally cleaner and tourist-friendly on the eastern side, especially right in front of Alona Palm and Alona Tropical. The beach is public , so they don't mind us hanging out at their beach front. (Just make sure you don't hang your towels at their fences, haha).
The sun was practically glaring at us at half past 9am, so we decided to call the swimming off and relax at our resort instead. You know how Pinoys are particular with tanning our skin, where as nearby Caucasions love to have a good sun tan. Cultural difference. :)
Lots of tour guides strolling the beach were offering island snorkeling / dolphin watching for that day, for a fee of course. We would have tried it, but later decided against it. Not that we would not love to! I know, most of you would say that an island trip to Panglao or just about anywhere is not complete if you don't try things you haven't done before. Like those stuff. It just wasn't the perfect timing, I guess. I would try that next time when I return to Panglao. And I'm definitely going back, and by then I'll have stories to tell!