I didn’t know what to feel when I got a prompt from Lakawon Island’s website that the TawHai Floating Bar will be unavailable during our stay due to maintenance and improvements. The reason I acted out is that everything was already set. We booked our room and paid for the floating bar experience prior learning that we wouldn’t be able to try it ourselves. I also read a blog that the Lakawon Island is just a mere beach like every other beach and the only thing that makes it special is the TawHai Floating Bar. But I was there and I tell you, it’s not your typical beach like what other people are saying! 😛
It was already our last day but we still had the entire morning to explore Negros Oriental. Thank goodness Manjuyod Sandbar is an hour or two away from Dumaguete City and without a doubt, we made sure to visit the so called “Maldives of the Philippines.”
Dumaguete City is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental and is popular to foreign tourists because of easy access from Cebu City through a ferry ride. I don’t know if it’s just me but I think there’s really nothing much to see in the town proper of Dumaguete aside from the famous Silliman University. I checked some itineraries before and I saw that Apo Island and Manjuyod Sandbar are the primary reasons why travelers and tourists visit this province.
Had I only known that there are ‘Aswang’ and ‘Mambabarang’ tales in Siquijor, then I would’ve probably did not even consider pushing through this trip especially that I went solo. But thank goodness I had no idea then about these crazy stories because I tell you, Siquijor has so much in store for travelers who love picturesque views of nature and outdoor activities. So happy that I did not miss any of these because of some popular myths and legends about this island.
I’ve been itching to post this trip to Coron w/ my college besties. Why? Because even though I haven’t been entirely around the Philippines yet, Coron was the only place that really made it hardest to leave. Everything was just perfect! The beaches, the people I’m with, the food and the strangers that turned into friends and so much more! I’ve been to Puerto Prinsesa and El Nido but still, nothing is close to the ineffable beauty of Coron.