Now, my friend’s adventure did not end there. They were able to squeeze a LOT of adventures during their 4-day vacay and it made it worthwhile!

Here’s what she has to say…

“By noon, Haring Araw came out just as we were boarding the ferry going to Bantayan Island. One more hour,  and we were there! One ticket to Bantayan will set you back by around 340 pesos. So, we lazily headed out to open sea. Thankfully, the sea was calm. Children chattering and couples comparing notes about their destination filled the air, amidst the drone of the ferry’s huge engine.”

I can only imagine the breeze coming from the sea and hitting your face. Though I usually get this feeling of “I wish I was there”. When I saw the pictures, oh God! They were stunning and magnificent!

She continued explaining how the view was and told a couple of stories about how she went about running around and meeting the awesome people of Cebu!

“ONE HOUR LATER, WE DOCKED ON THE ISLAND. A SHUTTLE TOOK US TO THE HOTEL WHERE KAMP SAWI WAS FILMED. IT FREAKING DID NOT DISAPPOINT! JUST. LOOK. AT. THESE. WE HAD LUNCH AFTER A 9 HOUR TRAVEL AT THE RESORT’S RESTO,AND BASKED IN THE SUNLIGHT TILL DUSK.  THESE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TALKED ME INTO BUYING TRINKETS. I WAS ABLE TO BUY PEARL JEWELRY FROM ZAMBOANGA FROM AMIRUL (THIS GUY RIGHT HERE), AND ONE EVEN MANAGED TO SELL ME A BRACELET MADE FROM A SHARK’S TOOTH AND CORALS.”

I am not a fan of accessories but judging by the pictures I saw, I wanted one! Luckily enough for me, she bought me that bracelet made of shark bone and corals which looks RADICAL! I am not kidding whenever I see myself wearing the bracelet, it feels like I turning into Maui from the movie Moana! There’s just something about it that gives off that Cebu vibe.

She spoke more about the island they visited…

There’s something about being on the beach that transforms frazzled city slickers like me into a state of Zen. The smiles from these children were beautiful, no filters were needed.

“Bantayan Island by night is even more beautiful than I could imagine. I could stay here for a time and a half, wallowing my worries away.

Dinnertime brought us gypsies to MJ Square, where they offered grilled seafood and a meat buffet. What I thought was a good idea for food, wasn’t. The buffet was a fare of food that you usually eat in the city. Plus, it was too fatty. What was good tho, was their buy one take one on the seafood.

We tried the honey garlic crab for 250. And it was good! The Downside? it was too tough, you couldn’t crack the shell.”

Funny thing about their first day was all the things they saw was more than enough for me, personally to feel satisfied. But as mentioned, they were there for 3 nights!

Regardless of what they did on the island, this just goes to show that Cebu is definitely a paradise… and we ain’t finished yet.