You have the option to take the RORO or the fast craft when going to Siquijor Island from Dumsville. We took the RORO, takes about an hour — Montenegro Lines cost P145.00/person (P130 regular fare and P15 terminal fee).
Siquijor is known as the Mystic Island because of its mystic traditions such as black magic and sorcery. But in all honesty, those are like — ancient. Mystic Island because the place is truly magical in all its sense.
From the pristine waters of the port to the emerald green shades of the waterfalls to the beaches with powdery white sand.
Not only that, the people are generally very friendly and accommodating.
We rented a multi-cab to take us to places for the day. Rate was P1,800 and our driver was a former councilor of one of the towns, I forgot which one. Very simple people.
We only went to 2 of the popular spots on the island because we didn’t really have much time (and we all woke up late haha), we were only there for the day. Going to Cambugahay falls, you actually pass by the Fish Spa, it’s under a 400-year-old Balete tree somewhere in Lazi but we skipped this one as it was really crowded.
135 steps down.
Normally, the water is the shade of emerald green but since it had been storming the whole week, water was kind of murky.
It was really crowded that day and waiting time for lunch is one hour, perfect excuse to swim in the sea and laze on the shore. Amazing that despite being a public beach, it is very well maintained! Water is crystal clear, shore is clean. Food is so so but we were so hungry we devoured everything.
Took us 45 minutes from the beach to the port and the scenery was so picturesque, staying on the island for one day is not enough.
Boarded the 6pm RORO back to Dumaguete. Forgot the shipping line but regular fare was P100. We were pooped.
Napped at the hotel when we arrived and went to Sans Rival (again) for dinner.
We stayed at Sierra Hotel in Dumaguete City. It’s very conveniently located near major commercial hubs and tourist destinations, and is only minutes away from the airport and seaport. It’s fairly new having opened 5 floors in 2016 and the 6th floor in January of this year. Rooms are spacious, comfy and clean. We stayed in a deluxe twin room for P2,900/night.
Took us 4 hours to arrive in Bacolod City and we went straight to Silay City for friends to catch their 9pm flight back to Manila. But first! Capped off our trip with inasal pandesyosa, isaw and pork barbecue at Golden Food Park.
Always a riot with my forever dates. My whole face hurts from all the nonstop laughter. Thanks loves!
Located in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, place is an hour drive from Bacolod and a 15 minute boat ride from the port to the island.
First thing I saw when I set foot on the beach 😂
Checked in and they told us that the floating bar was closed due to the storm and we were like that’s what we came here for! Uncontrollable weather conditions. Left our stuff at our room, settled in, ordered lunch and had us some really cold beer.
Still a lot of construction going on in the island. They just recently opened the aircon rooms.
The queen has arrived 👑
Sky was getting gloomy and it was really windy, we were asked to transfer at the restaurant.
By this point, we’ve already consumed 60 beers. 60 BEERS. And a bottle of black.
Had brunch, ordered sinigang for the hang over. We wanted to swim but the currents were really strong and it was still very windy so we just hung out at the beach.
Left the island after lunch, the skies were getting really heavy so we wanted to go before it would start pouring.
Passed by Archie’s family house to rest for a bit,
then went to Balaring for early dinner. Sunset sesh and yay seafood!
Weekend well spent. Welcome home Nicole!
Lakawon Island is so far different from how it was before. Place has improved a lot but everything is extremely overpriced. They also have to up with their reservation and food and room facilities. Staff on the island were very accommodating though. Wasn’t able to take pictures of the bamboo huts and the cluster houses because it was all up on my Snapchat (haha).