Artista Beach Villas
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Summer 2014. Located in the municipality of Carles in the province of Iloilo is Islas de Gigantes, a group of virgin islands. From Iloilo City, you can ride the Ceres bus to Carles which can take 4 hours of travel then you can rent a boat going to the islands. I was with my family when we went there for the first time. You will see unique rock formations and appreciate the beauty of nature in ...
... br> It was a nice adventure the 2 of us on a wooden "bench", in a tiny fishermans boat a real expedition! Dropped on White beach and then by tri-cycle (be carefull there they try to rip you of ) to Sabang where a real resort was waiting for us!
We pampered ourselves with a real room, hot water, toilet seat:) and even a swimming pool!
To get to our next island Boracay we had to go by jeepny, bus and a short flight.
Very easy but at the harbour ...
042514 Afterwork took a taxi from mckinley hill taguig to naia terminal 3. Bacolod was my first destination. After an hour, i can hear people saying "gah" or darling everywhere. Hmmm I'm in Bacolod the City of Smiles... Got out of the airport, looked around and vans or shuttles are 20 meters away. Took it paid P160 from Silay Airport to SM City Bacolod. An hour trip. Since I was not familiar with bacolod i asked... Hehehe. I asked the security personel where is ...
... br> For I am His and He is mine
Forever and forever...
I was floored. Words could not describe what I heard, saw, and felt. Somehow, I managed to fight back the tears. I know they were singing to me a religious song that referred to God (as He/Him), yet what I heard and felt was them referring to me as the friend they found.
Before I could thank them for their gesture, Romey, the "ring leader" was quick to say that they had prepared ...
... As the 4th kilo of mangoes was placed in front of me, I started to get full. In the end, I finished just about 4 kilos in 12 minutes. My stomach felt like it was about to burst. If I really wanted to push it, I could've forced another 2 kilos. But I feared what the boat ride back to Panay Island would have been like given my history of sea-sickness. So much for all the sh*t talking I did. But at least I entered it and ate 12 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsArtista Beach Villas Boracay
I stayed at the Artista for a week in August (low season) and can highly recommend it. While it lacks some of the facilities of more expensive resorts (eg, no pool, no phone or safe in the room) this is more than compensated for by the location (at the end of Diniwid Beach which is beautiful and quite but only a quick, inexpensive trike ride to the bars and restaurants of White Beach) and the staff who were very friendly and extremely helpful throughout my stay.
I stayed in room Siete which is on the second level with floor to ceiling windows on two sides looking over the beach and the ocean as well as a shaded balcony with deck chairs where I enjoyed the cool breeze coming off the water most afternoon's. There's a small cafe and bar on the roof, also with beautiful views. The menu is a little limited, but if your not in the mood to travel into White Beach to eat the resorts on either side both have restaurants. There's also free wifi.
Overall, a great little boutique hotel and would definitely stay here again. Thanks to Alieli and all the staff for making my stay so comfortable and relaxed.
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