Wednesday, May 5

Trip to Dumaguete

While waiting to reach our next travel destination this June, please indulge this silly blogger as she takes a look back at some of her past exploits.

Dumaguete. Negros Oriental. February 2009.

Far away from civilization, we arrived ready to bask in the sun's tranquility at Antulang Beach Resort.  Located just over an hour's drive from Dumaguete City, Antulang offers world class amenities and accommodation in a sprawling 10 hectare lot area. It is the only resort in the area that understands the overwhelming desire of crazy folks to have private pool villas on top of cliffs. Nice!

Infinity pool over looking the ocean.  

At night, you can enjoy drinking by the bonfire on the beach
(sana hindi nga lang alunin)

Annabel Lee. "Yatch" for rent courtesy of the resort.  Glad that despite initial apprehensions (the hype was to ride a yatch kasi), the group all agreed to treat ourselves with a little cruise that took us over to the famed Apo Islands for some lunching, snorkeling and of course cam-whoring.

Apo Islands has been lauded as one of the top dive sites in all of Asia.  According to Wikipedia, marine life in the area is tightly guarded under the National Integrated Protected Act, with the help of the government such prestigious citations might be preserved for future generations.  Apo Islands is the known home to over 650 documented fishes and 400++ species of coral

That's someone else's doing the snorkeling hee

Places to Eat:

1. Lab-as - One of the most popular seafood restaurant in the area.  The word Lab-as means "Fresh" in Cebuano.  I guess it goes to show the amount of confidence the owner has in claiming their restaurant has the freshest (yummiest) catch the whole town over.
Location: 2-1 Flores Avenue, Piapi, Dumaguete City.
Contact: (6335) 226-3677

2. Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries - Has the best Sans Rival (cakes) and Sylvanias (cream cookies) Dumaguete has to offer.  Owner Trining Teves Sagarbarria had so much success over San Jose that she even opened an international branch all the way in California.  There was an absolute long line when we visited this place.  And some officemates even had to pre-order to get their pasalubongs in check.
Location: 3 San Jose Street, Dumaguete City
Contact: (6335) 225-4440 / 422-94

Antulang Beach Resort
Tel: (63) (35) 225-88 
99, 422-2600
Some of the photos were taken from: Rye Matignas' cam


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