April 2010 – Camotes Island is exactly what we imagined it to be: quiet and full of white sand. It was just sheer luck that we went there on a festival-less weekend and I did not really have any part of the planning which was entirely a good thing because I hardly get to enjoy a vacation that does not require me to run to the reception for billing inquiries or even freak out about the itinerary.
Heading to Camotes Island was almost an hour drive away from Cebu City to Danao which is North of Central Visayas. You can always get on a public vehicle for P20 or van for more. The boat ride, however, took two hours and at P180, the entire trip provided us a movie shown in their flat screen tvs and amazing views of flying fishes and jellyfish if you head out to the deck.
My favorite part was the dining hall the resort has. It was huge! It could seat 20 people and house a party of 100. There was a terrace with white columns that stands on a cliff which overlooks the ocean. So gorgeous. Sad that I wasn’t able to take a photo of the cliff but perhaps these grabbed photos from the company we were with will illustrate how pretty the view was.
Please enjoy the photos. I hope I got the name of the resort we were in. The rooms were made of bamboo, had king sized beds, huge closets and a clean bathroom. Basti was happily jumping around the extra space he has. He can’t stand not sleeping beside his mommy hahah.