Hambil (Carabao Island) San Jose, Romblon [nggallery id=15 template=galleryview images=0] Despite it’s proximity to the crowded Boracay Island of Aklan, Hambil Island offers a contrasting ambiance. Also known as Carabao Island, in the town of San Jose, Rombon, Hambil offers sun, sea, sand and serenity where climbing the bent coconut trees, watching the sun rise and listening to the waves are some of its simple pleasures. Time passes unnoticed in this tropical paradise of serene beauty. Make Hambil Island a part of your memory. Experience…Continue Reading “Slideshow: The Serene Beauty of Hambil”

The fine white sandy shore of Hambil Island, also known as Carabao Island, in the town of San Jose, Romblon is always being compared with Boracay, which is only an hour away. But Hambil offers a contrasting ambiance, a quiet and uncrowded beach that is ideal for quality “me” time. Enjoy the simple pleasures of the island by letting the time pass while staring at the sunrise; sitting on the beach while listening to the sound of nature; or just climbing the bent coconut trees…Continue Reading “Snapshot: White Sand Beach of Carabao Island”

Apo Reef

It was a last minute decision and it seemed like a coincidence that Gael’s feature on Apo Reef was just published in Yahoo!Travel. Reading her piece along with some of my photos made me missed Apo Reef even more. Perhaps it was the sign. After all, if there are places worth coming back over and over again, Apo Reef is surely one of them. So for third year in a row I went to this paradise off the coast of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro and once…Continue Reading “Weekend Bliss: Return to Apo Reef”

Once in a while, it is best to deviate from where the crowd is going, explore the road less traveled and venture into the unknown to find your cradle of solitude. Whatever in store there is a sure piece of heaven. Along with my TFMWPP friends who love to explore the off-the-beaten-tracks, we explored Tambaron and its neighboring islands and islets in Oriental Mindoro. Located off the coast of Bulalacao, the southernmost town of the province, it is a place waiting to be discovered, a…Continue Reading “Bulalacao’s Tambaron Uncovered”

Off the coast of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental is a small island, virtually a sandbar, surrounded by green waters that is rich with marine life – the Agutayan Island. It is located in Macajalar Bay, five kilometers from Jasaan’s Poblacion. Crescent moon in shape and uninhabited, Agutayan Island has 5,000 square meters of white sand that sits on a 3-hectare marine sanctuary that serves as breeding ground of endangered giant clams. The giant clams are products of successful seeding project supported by the local government, it…Continue Reading “Agutayan Island, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental”

Apulit Island Resort

Britain’s The Sunday Times named Apulit Island Resort as among the best in Asia in their articled entitled “Asia’s Greatest Island Getaways”, written by Susan d’Arcy. The article featured the best new destinations in Asia including those in Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand, and other resorts in Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore. Palawan’s Apulit Island Resort is the only Philippine spot that made it to the list. Located in Taytay Bay, Apulit Island Resort sits in a quiet cove surrounded by limestone cliffs. It offers…Continue Reading “Palawan’s Apulit Island Resort is Among Asia’s Best”