Monday, May 5, 2014

Surigao’s Best Tourist Destination: Britania Group of Islands in Surigao del Sur



Our trip to Britania Group of Islands is not planned. We just know that we want to go to Britania and because it was holy week, we have the time to make it happen. My wife and I love nature trips and outdoor adventures so we packed our bags and decided to bring our 9-month old baby for a family adventure.

 We were totally unprepared that we didn’t even know the road to Surigao. So we downloaded Waze, an app that gives specific directions from current location to desired venue, to help us get to Britania. The night before our trip, we bought snacks and drinks because Surigao is a long travel from Davao. So excited about going to Surigao, I remember one of my officemates telling me to visit Tinuy-an Falls and Enchanted River. These are the most visited tourist spots in Surigao del Sur so when I searched the location of Tinuy-an Falls, I was so excited to know that it’s just along the route.

Travel time from Davao City to San Agustin Surigao del Sur is 6-7 hours so we decided to travel as early as 5:00 AM. I woke up at 4:00 AM to load all the stuff in the car that we need for the trip. The trip is very challenging for me because it’s my first time to drive long distance.

Our first stop was in Nabunturan, ComVal Province –an hour and 30 minute drive to fetch our companions. We immediately drove our way to Mangagoy, Surigao del Sur where the Tinuy-an Falls is located. Nabunturan to Mangagoy was just 2 hours away via Cuevas Trento Picop road. The road was bumpy and only 80 to 90% of it was cemented. Tinuy-an Falls is 18 Kilometers away from Mangagoy Main Road.



TINUY-AN FALLS

Tinuy-an Falls is a must-visit spot. From the entrance, we could already hear the strong flow of water. The falls is wide enough to look like a very big washing machine (haha). The flowing water is clear and the surrounding is still very green. You could really say that the locals have taken so much effort to preserve the beauty of the place even when thousands of people visit the place almost everyday.

We had our lunch in Tinuy-an. Our companions from Nabunturan brought adobo, rice, & grilled fish. Stalls along the entrance area also have food to offer so you need not worry if you are not prepared. After lunch, we climbed to the edge of the falls which require you to pay 50 pesos for the guide. After having fun at the top, we had fun swimming and also tried to ride the “balsa” which brought us close to the water falling from the falls. Riding the balsa costs 150 pesos. We left Tinuy-an at 4:00pm to go to Hinatuan where we had our overnight stay.




Britania Group of Islands

We woke up at 5:00am to travel from Hinatuan to Britania. We passed by the road going to Enchanted River but because we have already been there; we decided to skip it for now as we also heard that the river is already jam-packed by tourists. Few minutes before getting to Britania, we dropped by at a common stopover area where you could take photos of Britania’s group of islands. You could actually take a selfie and make use of the view as your background.






Because we were not prepared, we were so happy to meet a tourist guide for island hopping in the stopover area. He helped us get to Britania and assisted us for our island hopping. We were introduced to Oasis Rest House which offered us their island hopping service for 1,500. The islands that we really landed were Hagonoy Island, Naked Island, and Boslon Island.






Surigao Britania Islands Itinerary

Davao City to Tinuy-an Falls Mangagoy

Day 1:

-       4:00 Am Wake-Up Call
-       5:00 AM Travel Time
-       7:00 AM Break Fast at Nabunturan ComVal
-       7:15 AM to 10:00 AM Travel to Mangagoy
-       10:00 AM – 10:30 AM House of Doll Mangagoy Overview Restaurant
-       11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tinuy-an Falls
-       3:00 PM- 5:00 PM Enchanted River Hinatuan Surigao del Sur
-       5:00 PM Hinatuan Sleep Over

Day 2:

-       5:00 Am Wake-Up Call to Britania, San Agustin Surigao
-       6:00 Am Travel Time
-       8:00 AM Stop over to Britania Deck View
-       8:30 AM Britania
-       9:00 Am to 3:00 PM Island Hopping
-       4:00 PM Travel to Davao City
-       9:00 PM Home Sweet Home



Expenses:

-       Gasoline Php: 2,000
-       Food (Good for 5) Php 2000
-       Pump Boat Php 1500
-       House Rental Php1500
-       Tinuy-an Falls Entrance Php 50
-       Britania Environmental Fee Php 25




Approximately Php 10,000 for 5-8 People

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Britania Group of Islands Surigao del Sur




Britania Group of Island in San Agustin Surigao del Sur is one of the place to be this summer or even in a long weekend destination. People like me who loves to travel and discover new place loves to go to a perfect escapade.

Before that you need to research what are the best resorts for you. Below is the Britania List of Resorts.

Oasis Rest House

Tel:+639107529319

About
A pleasant & peaceful place to stay when you visit Britania Islands in San
Agustin,Surigao del Sur

Facilities:
Airconditioned Room accommodation w/ toilet bath (6-8 pax capacity per
room)
Function Hall (maximum 70 pax capacity)
Cottages

Description:

For bookings & reservations you may send us a message here in FB or
contact us at +639107529319 (Nang Babie)


La Entrada Beach Resort

Tel: 09302275934 or 09218078974

Email mercy_alameda1964@yahoo.com


Facilities:

De Luxe (Private Chalet)

Good for 2 persons
Fully Airconditioned rooms
Private Comfort Room

Price: Php 1800.00

Standard Rooms

Good for two persons
Max capacity is 6 pax
Fully airconditioned Room
Private Comfort room

Php 1500.00

Extra Bed Php. 200.00



ISLA GLORIADE BRITANIA RESORT

Tel: 09993625304

Room #1

Capacity 4 heads
1 matrimonial & 1 double deck
Airconditioned room
Max of 7 heads (extra Php100/head)

Price: Php 1200.00

Room #2

Capacity 4 heads
Airconditioned room

Price: Php  800.00

Room #3

Capacity 6 heads

Php  200.00

Cottage #4

Exhausted Aircon
Max 9 heads (extra Php100/head)

Php 1000.00

Packaged Whole Area

2nd Floor
Max of 30 persons

Php 5000.00


Mac Arthur's Place

About:

A resort having a perfect view of scenic Britania (23) Islands

Room #1 Aircondition with comfort Room
With Balcony facing the fantastic views of britania islets
Good for 10-14 Person
Free Native breakfast for every person who check-in

Price 2500

Open Cottage

Price: 200.00

Description

A resort ideal for:
-family/group/individual outing
-offers perfect/unhampered view of scenic Britatia Islands
-jump of point for Britania Islands hopping
-has following amenities/facilities:
>airconditioned rooms
>restobar:
>pumpboat for island hopping -seafoods
>picnic sheds -grilled foods
>function rooms -short orders
>catering services -drinks
>videoke


email: imelda_orcullo@yahoo.com





Virgo Beach Resort

Room #1

Aircondition with Comfort Room
Good For 4 to 6 Person

Price 1200.00


Open Cottage

Price: 200.00


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Weekend at Pearl Farm 2014






Pearl farm Infinity Pool


It’s been a decade since I went to this first class resort in Davao, Samal Island. Pearl Farm is a 4 star Beach Resort in the Philippines. I’ve been to many resorts Boracay and Palawan but Pearl Farm offers different happiness and relaxation.

Malipano Island
Pearl Farm Resort is newly renovated and our weekend vacation with my officemate from Just Simply Outsourcing Worldwide was really awesomeness. We really enjoy the service of the pearl farm employee; the room was so clean and organize. Our sleep was so much comfortable as what we expect. The toiletries are complete with matching free fruits and coffee.

The pearl farm maranao restaurant offers buffet for only Php 1100 you can enjoy every food that they serve if you don’t want to try there buffet you can order foods on their menu.

If you feel to go at malipano island just 5 to 10 minutes away from the main resort you just book at the parola for a free ride.
Pearl Farm Front Resort

Our team totally enjoy at the malipano island because we rent a jetski and swim to their perfect beach shore.

At night we swim at their infinity pool until 9:00 PM, after the pool you can also jump at the beach.

Pearl Farm is a peaceful place where you can enjoy and be happy with your family or friends.

Pearl Farm Parola
Going to Malipano Island
Pearl Farm Pool at Night

mandaya cottage Pearl Farm
Pearl farm

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