For our 2nd day, we planned to have an island hopping on the 2 famous islands near Bantayan Island. However, a very rainy weather welcomed us early morning. I wasn't even able to see the sunrise because the clouds were so dark. Should we pursue with the island hopping? Or should we be heading somewhere else?
Breakfast for 2 was served in Yooneek Beach Resort (for 2 because our room was actually for 2 people only, inclusive of breakfast). We woke up at around 8am bringing all the cup noodles to the beach resort and asked for hot water. They gave us water for free, by the way.
Our breakfast was delicious. We can't even finish it all since it was very yummy and we had our stomachs full that fast.
The scenery from our table was magnificent! The cool breeze, calm waves, quiet beach was the best! However, the wifi signal in our area was VERY POOR. The signal was only ONE bar. :(( We really tried our best in looking for the right area to get a good signal but Jerson and Marianne were really the trying-hard's for this. HAHAHA I was really amazed seeing them standing far from our table just to get a good signal. HAHA!
|Imagine the heavy clouds (sorry for the bad picture)|
|The view of the beach front|
So.. we rode the trisikad of the person we contacted for the island hopping. After minutes of pedaling, we reached his home place. He told us if we would like some coconut but we said we would still think about it. After walking for a few minutes, we reached the shore and saw the small bangka that we would be riding.
|The bangka we rode|
|Jerson feeling the breeze while Maiyan was busy with her camera|
|Going to the bangka :D|
|Maiyan with one of our captain hahaha!|
|The sea, obviously :D|
|And we had arrived!|
|The sand and the waters of the island|
|The 3 of us in very cold water|
|Jerson running towards us|
|The hidden wonder of the Virgin Islands|
|On our way to our small table to put our things|
|Our feet in the fine sand of Virgin Islands|
|Jerson and I took a pose in Virgin Islands|
|Maiyan with her jump shot in Virgin Islands|
|I told you the sand was fine! :p|
|Me as a mermaid hahaha|
When we reached the shore at about 1pm+, we paid 800 pesos for the job well done by the guides, that includes the gasoline in the bangka. Then we hurried back to our room to washed up and checked out. We paid 1200 pesos for our room in Yooneek Inn (as mentioned in my previous post which was Bantayan Island Day 1) as we checked out.
|As we checked out|
|Welcome to Bantayan|
|The 3 of us waiting for our food to be served|
|Our gluttonous lunch at Kermit's|
|The old fashioned house beside Kermit's|
We continued walking and reached the market. We bought dried fish (buwad) and nukos, which were believed as the delicious buwad in Cebu. I bought a 100-peso nukos and dried fish. That's 200 pesos all in all.
Luckily, a multicab passed by and said his route was going to Sta. Fe. We immediately hurried and rode the multicab. We paid 25 pesos for the fare and we were so blessed that the driver took us to Sta. Fe wharf. Just in time for the 4:30 pm boat back to Hagnaya, Cebu.
|We were going home!|
|At the Sta. Fe wharf|
|Jerson and I took a pose in front of our boat|
|In the boat going home|
It was really an exciting experience although we didn't have much money. Jerson and I brought 2000 pesos each and what's left in my wallet was 100 pesos. But it's not just about the money, what's important was that we enjoyed and lived our lives to the fullest in our adventures. :D