02 Oct 2012
in Guimaras Tags: accommodations, Alubihod Beach, beach, Guimaras, Jordan Wharf, Raymen Beach Resort, travel, Visayas
Although I stayed at Villa Igang, Raymen Beach Resort is just its neighbor. It was decided that the beach, considered as the most popular in Guimaras, was worth a visit.
RAYMEN BEACH RESORT
Alubihod, Poblacion, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Contact Persons: Annabelle Estaya / Salvacion Gentizon
Contact Nos.: +633-3960252, +633-3960383, +639185207271
“Among the tourist destinations in the island province, this is most accessible to both local and foreign tourists. It is accessible by boat and land transportation. Tranquil cove like… beach line even during turbulent seas makes it ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and fun games. Known for its pinky sand, blue waters, its rustic ambiance and panoramic view attract both local and international tourist. This resort has an Area of 1,008 square meters. If one travels by land, Raymen Beach is 40 minutes from Jordan wharf. If one chooses to travel by boat, it will take an hour from Iloilo Wharf. Raymen caters not only visiting tourists, but offer its ground and facilities to locals as well: Live-in conferences, workshops, seminars, weddings or any group celebrations.” (Source)
02 Oct 2012
in Guimaras Tags: accommodations, beach resort, Guimaras, Nueva Valencia, travel, Villa Igang Beach Resort, Visayas
VILLA IGANG BEACH RESORT
Poblacion, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
MATR Corporation c/o John B. Lacson Foundation
M. H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Contact Persons: Ms. Lorlyn Arañador / Lina Rizon
Contact Nos.: +33 3365507 / +33 394-0024 / +63 9173110260 / +63 9263753634
“Villa Igang Park formerly known as Puerto del Mar is the happy midpoint between sky and seabed. Whichever direction the eye chooses to go, it will catch only a sense of rightness. The resort was originally planned as a conservation area for tropical foliage and marine life and important lines are drawn toward this end. Virgin coral beds and old trees are equally protected with love, and a keen sense of the future. It is located at Poblacion, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras adjacent to other resorts along Alubihod Bay.” (Source)
Arriving at Villa Igang on a drizzling day one February afternoon found the resort nearly empty save for a few guests.
I was hoping for a nice sunset view but was disappointed.
Though the resort, on a sunny day, gives one beautiful views, and photos, like the few that Edcel Suyo was able to capture HERE and HERE.
I, for myself was hampered with an 8th-month pregnancy, so I was not able to explore the resort and its cliffs, caves and views as much as I would have liked.
14 Aug 2012
in Guimaras Tags: accommodations, Bavaria Restaurant, beach, Fort San Pedro, Guimaras, Iloilo City Inn, island, Jordan Wharf, Nagarao Island, Nagarao Island Resort, resort, travel, travel 2009
In the photos, the resort looks really nice. They have a website here and it’s still up – www.nagaraoresort.com, but when you get there, you can’t help but feel sad. The resort is really what it says on the website – a beach resort all your own. The resort holds so much potential, you would want to buy it and run it yourself so it can be as nice as it should be.
The staff does not disappoint in terms of service though.
Nagarao Island has a sister inn in Iloilo City – Iloilo City Inn.
Iloilo City Inn is a very quaint inn situated at 113 Seminario St, Jaro, Iloilo – right in the heart of the historical and cultural district of Jaro, a few minutes ride to downtown Iloilo City. It has 12 airconditioned rooms with Cable TV, Wi-fi access and hot and cold showers.
The inn is where reservations and bookings for Nagarao Island Resort are made.
There is also a German restaurant on the ground floor called Bavaria Restaurant and its homey ambiance will make waiting for transport pick-up a pleasant experience.
If transportation arrangements were made with the resort, van pick-ups for guests bound for Nagarao Island are also made here. The van will pick up guests and take them to the wharf, where you will need to take a 10-15 minute motorized outrigger ride from Fort San Pedro to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras.
From Jordan Wharf, your travel by land via jeep or van to Kupo Wharf in Brgy. San Isidro for an hour and from there, Nagarao’s private motorized pumpboat will ferry you to the island in less than 10 minutes.
11 Aug 2012
in Guimaras Tags: Guimaras, island, Jordan, mango festival, mangoes, Panay Island, travel, travel 2009
Jetty ports for Guimaras outrigger ferries are located at Calle Ortiz and Parola in Iloilo. The terminal at Calle Ortiz serve passengers and cargo outrigger boats bound for the town of Jordan, the capital of Guimaras; while the terminal in Parola serve ferries bound for the town of Buenavista.