i have lived in mactan island for almost 8 years now. i was able to go snorkeling somewhere in some of the neighboring islands over (lip pointing) there but that was not counted because it was sneaky (we didn't pay the fee of 1 thousand something pesos) and it only lasted over an hour.
so, during the three days (youth camp) of no electricity, very drought-like rationing of water, meager food, sleeping with the chickens (i'm serious!), sleeping on the sand (on thin mattress) ----- okay, the good stuff: beautiful, breathtaking sunrise, sentimental sunsets, clean air and slow and quiet days (except for screaming youths), i, along with ems, jore, bing and lani, had the excuse of accompanying ptr. ares to do island hopping. (for the record this is the worst sentence/grammar ever!!!)
all photos except for the first one was taken by jore
|1st day sunrise - hilutungan island|
|captain jack sparrow has nothing on our boatman!|
|perfect shades of blue|
|lunch of grilled stuff. squid. chicken. fish & also fresh mango|
|on the way to snorkeling|
|ems & i|
|these are mostly koreans. there are so many of them inlove with our waters|
|perfecting water jump : ivy faith|
|water zombie : ptr. ares|
|3 of the million shots of hair flipping. i realize i am not a hair-flipping-girl. jore nearly burst an nerve because of this. but these three are not bad, right?|
|water-flipping on the other hand is a different matter!!|
beaches. water. islands. has a way of opening up personalities. shedding off inhbitions. haha.
right at the moment i am 5 shades darker than my natural color and am not sure if my summer is over yet.
a BIG P.S
a friend of ours has a business of island hopping if you want you and your friends to have fun this summer in cebu & mactan islands, you only have to pay P 5000.00 and you already get to visit the 3 islands. this already includes your lunch on the boat!
If you want to have lunch on one of the islands yourself, you have to pay P 3000 only for the boat ride. you still get to see the islands Hilutungan, Nalusuan & Ka-awhagan.
Lunch in Nalusuan : P 450.00 - 550.00 (free snorkeling in the fish sanctuary)
Lunch in Hilutungan: P 550.00 (free snorkeling in the fish sanctuary)
you can also bring your own snacks and lots and lots of water!
for more inquiries, please message ivy faith in facebook :-)