DARING THE SUN: SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT TRIP

This is a long overdue post; blame it to my day job which fries up my brain cells every time. But today finally I have my brain and fingers working to caption these photos. These are few of the photographs I had when we went to Siquijor Island on summer. I wrote about our way on how to get to Siquijor Island on this post, you might want to check it out. 

After a day at Coral Cay Resort we decided to rent a multicab to round the island. I was shopping for multicabs to take us around but the locals say that the Tourism Office in Siquijor has issued a memo that rides hired by tourists to tour them around the island ask for a flat rate, so no use shopping for cheap ones. It was P450 in the summer of 2013, I figured this will change as market is volatile. I find this measure a good control for tourists not to be taken advantage of. There are also single motorcycles you can hire around but we opted for a larger carriage since we have kids with us. 

Siquijor Island is known for its stony land, it’s a volcanic island hence this physical properties. As it was summer, it rained less, it dusts much and we had a generous helping of the king sun, it was extremely hot. They say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, but mad dog it is, we dared with our sunnies and sarongs on. 

One of our stops was Salagdoong Beach Resort in the town of Maria; it’s a five kilometer ride from the highway. You have to get through this human-made forest before descending to the resort. The trees weren’t as lush but I was told that during rainy season when these trees had recuperated this road is perpetually damp as sun rays can’t get through the pave. I’ve closed my eyes and fancy a scene of a thriller er, romantic movie here. I figured, we have so much picturesque locations in this country yet we’re seeing so much crap in our screens. Anyway, there’s no free pass here you have to pay a toll of P5 per head before finally descending to the resort. 

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

This resort is famous for its floating rock formations and its super fine and white sand.

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

They constructed a view deck on top of this stone island and standing right here gave me sweaty feet and churned my stomach to death, scared cat went touring, jeje.

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

If you're into deep sea, open and free diving, meaning 'ala Badjao' thing this lane is made just for you. This boy is a local and obviously a friend from this island of Sebastian and Flounder, I figured he had fun as always with Ariel, he's a 'no-splash' diver, galing!

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

These guys in kayak made it to the blue waters laughing and singing 'Obladi Oblada' hahaha, so much fun.

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

The resort 'face' of this place. Sometimes people can get excited and put up structures to disrupt the natural scenery of a place thinking it'll be good for everybody and business of course, but to some it stings their eyes and thought - disavow the wonder that is natural to a certain place. 
 

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

Thank you Nivea Sun for taking care of our skin,we have fun under the summer sun.

SALAGDOONG BEACH RESORT, SIQUIJOR

22 comments

  1. Looking good ate at ang lalaki na ng mga anak mo ehehe. The beautiful blue water is inviting me to go home, nakakamiss ang dagat,.

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    1. Yes Rose you should come home, oo ano, you're state is quiet far from the beach, but you have lake :)

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  2. I will definitely go for a swim (in a beach) for sure whet I get home. Can't wait for it - blame it to your pics sis! LOL

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    1. You should Yannie! thanks for the visit :)

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  3. Ka-wow ana diha Ma'am Vern oi! I so envy the crystal clear blue waters! Ah... the ocean! I missed it the most! Looks like you have had a nice break.

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    1. Hello RCel, sobrang nagenjoy.. yun lang sobra kaiinit diring dapita.. hahaha

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  4. I've been hearing around the bush about Siquijor's a nice place to trip to, save it for one day I'll gonna come and see and try for myself those beautiful beaches and sands there! Yey!! I love swimming much and this post kinda urge me to make one soon. :)

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    1. You should put Siquijor Island in your bucket list sis, it's truly an amazing island. :)

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  5. wow! didn't know Siquijor Island is soooooo bluetiful! i need my beach fix soon!

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    1. it is sis, you should come and enjoy their beaches here :)

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  6. I seen and heard so many good things about Siquijor island. Some of my friends visited the island. I jus wish to see the island if I get home.

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  7. It’s very relaxing to see a bright blue colored water like that. I hope to visit there with my family.

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  8. It's indeed very hot especially in summer months but if I'm in the resort, I really don't mind it. But I love the powdery white sand coupled with clear blue sea! :D

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  9. Mommy Vernz, this is such a beautiful place! Grabe ka-blue <3

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  10. These pictures actually made me want to go for a swim this weekend with my family. I had forgotten how much I missed the beach.

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  11. Beach like this is what I miss in the Philippines. It will be long before I can enjoy such again.

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  12. i love the place when you go through the beach, the landscaping is astonishing, the beach indeed is virgin, i can see the temptation of the blue sea waters calling me to dive in....i miss the beaches in the Philippines.

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  13. Salagdoong Beach Resort seems a good choice for family retreats. yung crystal blue waters is so tempting. Makaligo na nga. ha..ha..ha..

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  14. All I can say is... WOW!!!!

    The beach is so inviting! ♥

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  15. Man, i miss the beach! we're entering the cold season so seeing your photos is like comfort to me hehe.

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  16. Amazing pictures of a very pristine and beautiful beach. The sea is incredibly blue! Thanks for sharing!

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