I went to Bantayan Island with “Honky Joe” an expat currently visiting the Philippines. I shouldn’t have spent the dollars but that temptation thing got me again. Like I said in a previous post, the Philippines are the land of temptation.
Joe came through Bogo City and mentioned he was going to Bantayan Island and I just couldn’t resist. It also gave me a chance to use my underwater camera.
As we were returning to shore, Jessie spotted this creature waiting to give one of us a bad day. It was the first time I have spotted one of these but we went out a good deal further as the tide had gone out before we got our lazy butts out of bed.
Actually, I got a great nights rest for the first time in a while. I keep waking up to early but going back to sleep. I woke up at 5:20 that morning and started to get up to go take some sunrise pictures, but I decided the sun will rise another day. LOL
I spent probably three hours in the Visayan sea over two days and got a sunburn on top of my head. Talk about adding insult to injury! I guess one knows he’s loosing his hair the first time he gets sun burned on his scalp! And the insult is obvious, accepting my hair is almost a memory.
We stayed at Tristan’s Resort which is right on the Bay of Santa Fe. Its the off season and our room was only P800. They have these buttery breaded pork chops that have to be experienced. I’ll be writing a full review on Bantayan Island Tours but I have not started the article yet so I don’t know when it will be published.
As always, you can also follow my adventures in the Philippines at HeyJoe.Ph. If you have had the opportunity to visit Bantayan Island, please tell us where you stayed and how things went for you.
If you have not been to Bantayan Island, get yourself over there before the rest of the world finds it. Right now, its likely you’ll have the beach and the water to your self. That can’t last forever.
Rusty Ferguson is an American Expat living in Bogo, Cebu.