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TravelPod Member ReviewsCharisma Beach Resort Siquijor
Nice clean rooms, comfortable bed and nice staff. Food is pricey but there are other places to eat nearby. The beach is decent - soft white powder sand but some debris nearby and no waves.
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... I think if I was in the queue outside the window I would probably hate me too.
The island when it arrived looked much bigger than any of us imagined. From the jetty there is a long swathe of coast covered in lush vegetation, and carved into the jungle at odd intervals are small crescents of sparkling white sand, and not much else. After we had booked a return ferry ticket for a weeks' time (slightly optimistic really) we went and pursuaded a sleepy and ...
... Resort (yes, it does have lots of coconut trees, though it’s not quite a grove). I am already nicknamed ‘Richmond the Adventurer’ after my ride in and our names are sent to every service area in the resort.
The resort is huge and it takes a good five minutes to get to our room, the absolute far end from any wi-fi or mobile service. Oh no!!
Back at the poolside bar we are greeted by Don-Don, who calls ...
... on in the main foyer, girls screaming with mobiles held high to get a shot. It’s some runner up from a Filipino talent competition crooning away and melting the girls hearts. We discover later that the country has oodles of talent comps, being famous is highly rated here.
Back across town for a massage, dinner in the hotel and a quiet night in. Oh, the excitement of Dumaguete town !
It’s actually a beautiful classic mid sized town centred around ...
... important in the pecking order (no pun intended). They are kept tied up, and in a lot of cases, in very secure areas - the gardens they are kept in are in many cases, larger areas than the home and property it sits on. The roosters have little lean-to buildings to keep them protected from the elements. The reason they are so revered, is because they get used in cock fights. (yuck).
The dogs, for the most part, ...
... guys house that was blown away and destroyed during the last typhoon in the area...interesting...just felt a bit sorry for the owner really. We proceeded to drive around the coastal road taking in a few interesting places, including the smallest village on the island (which still had a church and a basketball court!) and a tree house in a mangrove sanctuary. The Philippines was once rife with mangroves, however shrimp farms have meant the destruction of many areas once covered ...