Nataasan Beach Resort & Dive Center
Travel Blogs from Sipalay
... angles, random statues/wall hangings… I don’t think I could have stayed there, I think it would have made me dizzy).
Today I had a beach day, laying in the hot sun and reading. When I started to feel lazy I went on a little walk through the village, over a hill and to another beach. Adrien showed me the way through the village, and it was so different walking with him! No one smiled at us, no one said ...
... staff are really friendly. The only negative is that the food in the restaurant is a bit pricey. There is also only one other backpacker here (it’s obviously too far away from an airport for the flash packer brigade), instead there are a lot of middle aged Germans & Swiss staying in the more expensive bungalows on site who keep coming back year after year. This maybe because the place is owned by a Swiss/German guy and he has marketed the place really well back ...
... ocean was calm and lovely for swimming.
On the third day, it was a bit cloudy so we decided to venture to Sipalay to have a look around, and get a few things. To do this we had to walk to the end of our beach, get into the water to walk around the big limestone rocks and get to the small village that led us to the bay that crosses the river. You have to go this way, as you had to be rowed across the river. Perhaps the tide currents are too ...
... we had no idea where to find other than "Over there!" as pointed out by one of the locals. It took some searching but we found it. Guess what lives in caves? Bats. Lots. Of. Bats. We dinghied around in the dark for a while before exiting back to daylight. Five minutes later we found ourselves in a little resort with an ice cold (okay, not warm) beer.
And remember those coconuts that were "caught" for us? Well, they - along with a ...
... from the
story 'Pippi Long Stocking' and the fantasy land that she visited. As
a result the décor is 'unusual'. The restaurant included an entire
pillar covered in calculators, a tricycle glued to the ceiling and
paintbrush light switches. Our room – 'Bongo Bongo' was decorated
in a jungle theme. A huge, 3D elephant head took pride of place,
while cuddly toy tigers and giraffes were pinned around the walls and
a (hopefully) plastic snake basked in ...