It is Seollal once again and as Korean English Tutors, we were given free time to go out of town on a weekend. So I decided that we go to Dayang Beach Resort in Talikod Island, IGACOS (Island GArden Of Samal).
I read some blogs that there is a ferry that could take us to Dayang directly, but sad to say, this ferry has long stopped operating, so we took this 88-passenger ferry instead:
This ferry goes to Barangay Dadatan, which is the closest to Dayang, from Monday to Friday at 7:00am and 1:30pm only. There are no trips on Sundays. Fare: Php60
We left Sta. Ana Wharf at exactly 1:15pm because the ferry was already full. (Note: Do not go to the pier at the exact departure time, be there at least 30 minutes ahead) Upon arriving in Dadatan port, we took a short habal-habal ride, which is a motorcycle ride for Php30 each person, that will take us to Dayang Beach Resort.
There were five of us, but our room has only the capacity of three, so we ended up sleeping vertically on the bed. This was the downside though, room arrangements and rates were not that admirable but they were habitable enough. There is no blanket but you can rent one for Php40.
The entrance fee costs Php50 per head for day tours.
Entrance fee is waived when you rent a cottage. Some of their cottages:
Php500 – up to 4 persons
Php600 – up to 5 persons
Php700 – up to 6 persons
Php800 – up to 7 persons
Php1800 – up to 15 persons
You can also rent a tent for Php100 per person if you don’t want to get a cottage. But tent is free if you rent a cottage.
We enjoyed the water, the sun and even the sunburn (gasp!). The water was very clean. It would have been nicer if we brought an underwater camera because there were few sea urchins and a lot of starfish underwater. There weren’t that close to the shore though! There was no potable water so you have to bring in yours, otherwise you have to endure the prices in their local store. (
Php45 for 1000ml)
This resort is also one of the usual sights you’ll see and visit when you go island hopping in IGACOS. My friends and I haven’t moved on from the beauty of this beach yet. We’re surely going back. So if you want to have a nice R & R, without the fuss of the crowd, I recommend Dayang Beach Resort. =)
p.s. You can contact the staff and owner through the numbers posted in their banner (second picture).