the Badian trip..
04.04.2008 - 05.04.2008
April 4 -5
The Locos Viajeros ( Karl and D ) had been planning to go to Daanbantayan to spend the weekend. Karl has a friend whose aunt owns a resort there. Unfortunately, something came up and they decided to go to Badian instead..to a resort highly recommended by also another friend.
Karl impelled me to go with them. And after discussing the plan with Pete, we decided to join them on the 11th hour. Off we went again on another road trip with a makeshift map of piece-of paper-with-instructions-scribbled on it.
We left at around 9 a.m.. With booze,food, and 4 excited people on board White Robi, we were enroute to Badian. Our destination: Stockli Resort.
Located in Lambug, Badian, the resort is 2.5-3 hours drive from Metro Cebu. From the highway, you need to turn right to the direction of Cebu International Golf and Resort until you reach the dead end.The resort itself is a 5-minute walk passing through a public beach. The locals were very helpful in pointing the direction of the resort. If your bringing a car, the locals will offer to watch your car for a Php 100.00 fee.
Upon arriving at the resort, we were greeted with vast white sand and clear waters. The Badian Island is visible from the shore. The caretakers of the resort are very courteous. They even offered to carry our things. We booked a 2-bedroom cottage with own bath for Php 2000.00 since it's peak season. During off season, the cottage is only at Php 1,500. The cottage is good for 6-9 people. It has 2 beds on 1 room and 3 beds on the other room. One can relax and even doze off on their spacious balcony with a big couch and sofas facing the ocean. The resort does not have it's own restaurant so guests are welcome to bring in food. We bought our food from the nearby market and we just had it cooked by the caretakers.
We cannot resist the temptation of the ocean so after a few minutes of rest, we yielded. The beach was superb. It stretches to a seemingly unending point.
Dinner was a scrumptious serving of grilled chicken and rice. Food, booze, and lots of stories and jokes were passed around and it was a helluvan evening. We took a dip before retiring to our cottage. We called it a night at around 1 a.m..
The sun was up when we woke up at around 7 a.m.. And while waiting for the tide to be at it's most, we played with the beach's fine sand. The water was perfect. The resort was ideal especially for people wanting to get a break from the city life.
After breakfast, we only had roughly 3 hours to enjoy the beach and get ready to leave so we made the most out of it. We dived in until we're tired. Guests were starting to arrive so we got ready to check out.
We left the resort with a promise to be back. And this time, the stay will be longer..