Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Siquijor - Hotel Agripino - Salagdoong Beach

 For those who want to read from the start, check the followingSiquijor travelogues I’ve already posted. 


For this particular travelogue, let me focus my post on the resort we stayed in — Hotel Agripino at Salagdoong Beach. It is considered to be one of the best hotels in Siquijor. Aside from it being very much affordable (only Php800.00 per night for an airconditioned room with 2 single beds),  Hotel Agripino is also known for its Samyz Pizza. We ordered a whole box which is best when eaten right off the baking pan. But even after several hours, its unique delectable taste is still very much appreciated.  Since it was the Halloween, most of the kitchen staff  were on a holiday break. And being a very a laid back town, all stores anywhere closed by 6pm. We made sure that we bought enough junk food to last us until Sunday morning. Our breakfast was already pre-cooked the night before so the only staff left there would only have to heat our food. I guess that’s okay, as long as we didn’t go on a starvation diet.^_^
The hotel, a simple concrete structure with clean lines, located on top of the hilly estate, is a short walk away from the beach. They made this winding pavement all the way down to the beach huts and ocean view rooms.  It’s a good way to spend your early morning before catching the sunrise by the beach. 
Agripino Hotel is located along Salagdoong beach which is also known to be one of the best beaches in Siquijor. Its white sand and clear blue waters is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. But before you can reach the beach, you may also opt to explore its cliff where you can get a stunning view of the ocean and the resort below. For the braver souls, you may even want to take  a dive into the turquoise blue waters beneath.
That particular time of the year, the beach was a bit rocky and “seaweedy” than usual.  It would have been perfect if we went there on a summer weekend. But I didn’t really care much. I was at the beach and the sun was shining gloriously down on me. I was home. I felt right at home.  ^_^


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