Islanders Paradise Beach
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... hint. Even the armed guards packing pistol grip shotguns in the shopping malls are friendly.
We hit the cocktails served up by our man Don-Don and play pool, then after 3 too many drinks we stagger off for a dinner of whole cooked snapper. Mmm-mmm.
Our indulgent resort day has been an overwhelming success, we have done bugger all.
Off to bed, half stonkered, very tired, massaged and full of finely cooked fish. No magic ...
... tv, just peace and quiet. It's a real gem.
Coral Cay Resort is more a family friendly resort. It's not as grand as coco grove and it's also half the price. Coral Cay has wifi, play ground, swimming pool, and white sand beach. It's a $35 beach front resort.
Island Tour 1900 pesos @ $42
U-story Guesthouse 3500 pesos @ $78
Coral Cay 1400 pesos @ $32
Motor Bike Rental/day 300 pesos @ $7
... go and check out this firefly sanctuary resort....plus there are a few other sites on the island I'd like to check out....ring ring, "Hi Dennis, you busy?!"
Dennis was a lovely chap really, he had taken us around the island to our first resort, left his number with us and told us that anything we needed give him a ring. So when we needed a lift from the north east coast to the south west coast, we rang him and organised a pick up for 12 noon...and there he was...at ...
... saw some herbal portions. I wondered how easily available were those snake oils?
A Misty Mt Bandila-an
On the way to Mt Bandila-an, the route cut through beautiful rainforests in the drizzle and fog, creating this medieval like atmosphere. But the fog meant zero visibility when I scaled up to the observation deck at Mt Bandila-an - the highest point of Siquijor. I was told, on a clear day, one could look out to Mindanao, Cebu and sometimes ...
... one showed any
interest in taking us out to sea. The tricycle driver knew one of the
boat owners so offered to help us find him, sensing a good fare. He
drove us to the man's house, bellowing through the open door to no
avail, before we finally headed on to another wharf. Our request of a
boat at the tiny 'tourist office' there was greeted initially with
laughter, and later with a demand for 4500 Php, way beyond what we