El Dorado Beach Resort
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Diving was great, location on the beach, great pool and bars, great food
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... board. Rob booked us in the business class section which meant big seats, movie playing and the all so important air conditioning. Rob and I reviewed our own safety evacuation and basically who would knock out of the way getting off the boat should anything funky go down...plan intact, we settled in for the 90 minute crossing. KB was a bit sleepy as he stayed out late with his new...karaoke buddies, so he got some much needed sleep.
... before 6.00. To get back to Oslob we stopped a jeepney that cost each of us PHP 8.
There were dozens of guys wearing the identical blue T-shirts. First of all, we got scared that they were touts trying to persuade tourists coming to the point to take their boat, but they turned out to work for TOSWFA (Tan-awan Oslob Sea Warden & Fishermen Association). We directly headed to a small open-air office where we had to pay PHP 1,000 per person for swimming with whale sharks. ...
... was also a challenge. Half an hour later and after a wet boat ride we arrived at the tiny Apo island only to be presented with the same problem disembarking as we did boarding. Apo island is a tiny island with only one very small village, only one restaurant, no hotels only small guest houses and no electricity! Apart from 3 hours between 6pm and 9pm when a island generator is turned on. With nothing much here and not even a beach the main reasons for trips to ...
... If they can iron out the details, it has the potential to be a win-win.
We spent much of our time in Dumaguete exploring the sites of the city - from the bell tower to the University - and getting a laugh out of the very American restaurants and bars. (we ate in a place called 'Casablanca' with posters of the movie stuck all over. Next door the bar was called 'Bogarts'. I kept looking for 'Ric's' but maybe I am getting too old and am too much of an old ...
... with fan room and ensuite. The promenade fronting the sea is close by. Families were already out in tow, strolling or simply just enjoying the views out to Cebu and Siquijor in the distance. Some say Negros was named after the black sands at Dumaguete. I will take that with a grain of salt but the sands here are indeed black in colour. Or rather blackish.
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