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Cagbalete Island: Where to Stay

There are a lot of blog posts on where to stay in Cagbalete. Here are some of them:

Villa Cleofas

Pansacola Beach Resort

Villa Noe Beach Resort

Dona Choleng (with AC rooms)

 

The resorts are owned by 1 family with just varying prices and amenities. Most of the resorts have cottage-type rooms with fans. I think, as of this writing, only Dona Choleng has rooms with AC thus, they’re a bit expensive. The rest ranges from Php1000 – 4000 depending on the number of people.

We opted to stay at Villa Noe Beach Resort because they are quite new. Although most of the blogs I read stayed at Villa Cleofas. Anyway, the 2 are just near each other.

The room we got was a room good for 4 – 6 people, Php2000. You may opt to bring your own tent so you’ll just have to pay for Php200/night. They also have their own tents which you can rent for Php300 – 500/night depending on the tent.

When we arrived, we thought the room was too small for all 5 of us to fit so we asked if there are other available rooms that are bigger. We were okay in having to add a few amount as long as we’re comfortable. Good thing there was a room that’s just Php1000 good for 2-3 people. We took 2 of those rooms so we didn’t have to add any amount. 🙂

1st room given to us

1st room given to us

inside the room

inside the room we stayed

room/s where we stayed

room/s where we stayed

just the basics

just the basics

 

The cottage where we get to eat and stay lazy was given to us for free. 🙂

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Too bad I wasn’t able to take pictures of the restrooms but I assure you they are clean and well-maintained. There are 2 shower rooms, 2 toilets, and 2 shower/toilet rooms.

They have a “cooking area” where you have to use charcoal to cook your food. It’s always a great experience to cook from scratch. Just bring your own charcoal and if it runs out, they sell charcoal for Php20 a pack. 🙂 They lent us cooking utensils but it’s also better if you bring your own.

80g squid for Php80 only

1.1kg squid for Php110

1.10kg fish for only Php110

80g fish for Php80

no room for rice cooker

no room for rice cooker

Our stay at Villa Noe and Cagbalete was just really great! Time went by really slow that we were able to take a rest for what seemed like hours but in reality it wasn’t that long. We didn’t even think of going island hopping, kayaking, or scuba diving because we were that satisfied just listening to the wind and waves and looking at the wonderful view in front of the beach.

We enjoyed the water because it was warm! 🙂 However, high tide comes in late in the afternoon so if you like deep waters you’d have to wait til then.

the view

the view

Villa Noe Beach

Villa Noe Beach

low tide

low tide

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Day 4 in Bohol: Summary of Activities and Expenses

Our last day in Bohol was just about going back to Manila. Our flight was at9:45AM so there wasn’t room for any activity before we leave. Kuya JC picked us up from the resort, dropped by Kuya Johnny’s house, then to the airport. We were really happy with their service. Kuya Johnny even checked if we arrived safely in Manila.

Anyway, I just want to mention that when it comes to food, there weren’t really much choices in Dumaluan. The restaurant of Dumaluan2 itself was kind of pricey. Their buffet we’re good enough to fill your tummies. I’m, satisfied with their breakfast buffet. We’ve been eating at DBR Grill since their food is cheaper compared with the resto. Their cooking is good but the quantity is kind of small. If it wasn’t for our friend, Rai, who was a Boholana and was also visiting there, we wouldn’t have tasted seafood. She, along with her driver, brought us to the city for dinner on our last night in Bohol and ate at Crab House.

Summary of Activities:

Day 1: Arrival;  Stayed at Dumaluan2 Beach Resort

Day 2: Countryside and Panglao Tour

Day 3: Dolphin Watching and Island Hopping

Day 4: Back to Manila

 

Summary of Expenses (per person):

Airfare: Php1216.07

Packaged Tour (rooms and tours): Php5250

Small Boat: Php200

Total: Php6,666*

*Does not include food, tips, and pasalubongs. Food may be estimated at around Php100-150/person/meal. Good thing we had free breakfasts.

 

Contact

Before I forget, here’s Kuya Johnny’s contact numbers: 09177031664, 09999906216, 09228213055

You may also email him at johnnycalulo@yahoo.com.

 

Here’s one of the last pics we took early in the morning before heading back to Manila:

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