Sta. Monica Beach Club
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Outdoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
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Friday 28th-Saturday 29th Unfortunately due to being typhoon stranded in Bohol we only had two half days in Siquidor (our last minute alternative island to Camiguin which we couldn't physically get to!) which wasn't long enough to explore this beautiful little island. Our first afternoon we jumped straight on a rented scooter and went for a wiz around the island visiting the ...
... University, there is the obligatory arts crowd and the music scene that comes with that, hipsters and cool cats abound in Dumaguete. There are good food options and a pleasant seaside view along the boulevarde, even if it does smell a little a bit like poo on the wrong tide. It’s got classic island and mountain views and you can get right across town (to the Mall!) in about 15 minutes.
We check in for our 5pm massage and in true Filipino style noone has relayed ...
... it - if they ask. I gather there is a license fee for snorkelling and she is lending me hers so I don't have to pay. What a sweetie. I hand it back, telling her it might get it wet and can I leave it here. She smiles and nods her head.
The snorkelling was actually quite good. About 100 metres offshore there is a sandy bottom with bus sized lumps of coral, most of it living. There are large fish too, and some colourful smaller ones.
I return to the restaurant ...
... a boat over to the island that was arranged by our hotel Liberty's Lodge, the transfer cost £9 each. The boat over to the island is very small and you get splashed a lot especially in our case when the sea was quite choppy. There are only three hotels on the island with Liberty's Lodge being the biggest and the only one available over Christmas. The island only generates electricity for certain hours of the day, they were generally 6am - 9am, 12pm - 2.30pm and 6pm - ...
... Curses! This must be black magic at work. At about noon time, the sky cleared suddenly as we descended from the hills. Talk about magic! As we rode downhill towards Lazi, the views toward Mindanao were as clear as mud. A prominent mountain stood out princely in the distance, forming most of the gorgeous views to Mindanao as we rolled down out of Mt Bandila-an.
Pig's Blood for Lunch
Visited Cambugahay Falls on the way, and watched some kids ...