Just before the typhoon hit Visayas, I was in Camotes Island for 4 days celebrating the holy week. Taking a break from the busy life in Cebu City and enjoying the beautiful paradise island of Camotes. I felt lucky that I was able to see Camotes before it was destroyed by the strong typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). I am not saying that I will not be able to see its beauty again, but it will take time for everything that was destroyed to be restored.
Going there, we traveled from Danao, Cebu taking a ferry bound to Poro, Camotes. From there we took a multicab going to Mangodlong Paradise Beach were we stayed.
Here is my photo blog of the beautiful island that I want people to see.
Before we went to Camotes, I did my share of research of good front beach resorts and hotels. There are a lot of resorts to choose from, but I opted for Mangadlong Paradise Beach Resort. It was my first choice. We did not reserve any accommodation because we first have to check the actual view and if the location is good. I indeed have a very good instinct because it was the best resort we found. Below are the photos I took with the beautiful resort.
This banner served as a customer feedback board where in customers write what they think about the resort. The question below is “Tell us what you think of this paradise?” Too bad there is no more space for me.
I love this painting. This is something I want to bring home.
This is their Standard Room that costs P2500.00. I am still debating if it is cheap or expensive. Lol.
Resort view facing the sea.
Resort room prices tariff.
Now, let’s take a tour outside to see the beautiful resort this island has offered.
Isn’t this too relaxing? Everytime I lie down to relax on this beach beds, I always fell asleep.
This is the view of the other resort called Mangodlong Rock Resort. It has a very nice rock formation that they turned into small cottages.
Beat the heat with the refreshing Sex on the Beach cocktail.
Mangodlong Paradise has a beautiful infinity pool. I love resorts with infinity pools so I definitely love this. The good thing is, the pool turns blue at night. Talking about magnificent lighting.
WARNING!! The following photos will make you salivate.
Pork Spareribs with mashed potato and veggies and Chocolate Milkshake for the drink.
Pork Belly with rice and veggies and Chocolate Milkshake.
Pork Cordon Bleu with french fries and veggies and another sex on the beach cocktail.
Ceasar Salad and Vanilla Latte.
After enjoying the view and the beach, we decided to take a tour and see the whole island. We took the resorts day tour package for P1500. The tour includes visiting Santiago Beach, Lake Danao, Tinubo Cave, Bayview, and Esperanza Beach. If you will not take the resorts package, you have the option to directly contact drivers, and you will only pay P1200.
Our first stop? Lake Danao.
There are a lot of activities that you can do in Lake Danao. There are boats for rent, restaurant to dine and they even have horse back riding. It is a perfect place for a Sunday, family day.
Next stop? Timubo Cave. Of all the caves I’ve been to, this is my favorite because the cave is well lighted, has an amazing rock formation and the water is crystal clear and you are allowed to swim. There are no limitations for tourists. They can enjoy taking picture and to plunge in the clear water.
Third stop is the Baywalk.
There is nothing really interesting in the Baywalk, except for this sign.
This photo was taken on our fourth stop, Esperanza Beach.
And finally, our last stop is the Santiago Beach.
The day tour was a fun and tiring tour, to see other beaches and the market. But for me, if I will go back to Camotes, I will not go the Esperanza and Santiago Beach anymore, as well as the Baywalk. Those places are just ordinary and will consume most of our time with the tour. I would rather go for a kayak or cruise in Lake Danao or swim until I get tired in the Timubo cave. Those 2 places are worth seeing.
Our final pit stop is the resort where we stayed and watched the sun set.
It was a good thing that we stayed in Mangodlong Paradise because the owner of the resort and the ferry is the same, therefore, before we left they already booked our trip in Jomalia shipping. Their customer’s will be their priority, therefore, even if it is passengers season, we did not had a hard time lining up to get a ticket in advance. To check Jomalia Shipping schedule, please refer below:
Finally, I will not go home without a taking picture of the infinity pool at night when it is blue.