A serene atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of my ordinary life.
This is Camaya-an Paradise Beach Resort, a perfect place for someone who craves for silence and time for reflection. However, I went there together with some company. Oh well, it made the whole experience so much better! Of course, this bunch are among my favorite people: Mamila, Bree, Ishie, Kuya Top and Liam. 🙂
I made a reservation with them for December 28, 2017, but we got bored on Christmas day that it just came to us to chat them up if we could move the reservation to that day until the 26th. The owner herself was the one who rang me and told that moving our stay to the 25th was perfect as they would have an event coming up on the 28th.
So we packed instantly and caught the next Ceres bus trip going to Bayawan City. The resort owner already informed us that what they offer as of this time is the accommodation only, so we must bring our own food, ready-to-eat or raw. Their rooms do have a small kitchen with a small fridge and electrical outlets for cooking devices such as a rice cooker. We brought our own rice and rice cooker and bought some food from Prince Hypermart first before heading to the resort.
How to Get There
From Prince Hypermart Bayawan City, we rode a pedicab, which the locals call “potpot,” and asked the driver to bring us to the tricycle terminal going to Brgy. Malabagas.
From there, we trod the highway going north for about 40 minutes. Then we turned left and had some 15 minutes of ride on a bumpy road going to the resort. The driver charged us Php100 for the 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids).
Upon our arrival at the resort, a woman (which I soon learned was the owner) ushered us to a room upstairs in one of the cottages. It was picture perfect and very relaxing, especially for honeymooners, but for kids–naah. We needed a room that was safe for the kids, so we said no to that. She then offered us a room beside the pool, and it was waaayyy better. Actually, it was hard for me to let go of the first room, but safety first.
Their rooms are air-conditioned and, as mentioned earlier, have their own kitchen inside.
There’s also a bathroom inside. It was clean and nice too.
After we settled our things, the kids couldn’t contain their excitement already and went to the pool after changing to their swimming attire. They forgot to take a shower first hehehe!
They have a wide pool for the kids and for adults. This cottage pool was a hit among them.
Of course, I couldn’t miss the sunset.
And the sunrise! This place is so blessed. You can see the rising and the setting of the sun from here.
I’m loving the sky, too!
I’m on top of the slide trying to take a selfie and capture the view from below.
A clever grill.
A wishing well.
The staff, most especially the owner/manager, was very accommodating and warm. They’d shown this to us from our initial inquiry up to the day we bid good bye to their beautiful place.
Here’s the breakdown of the cost of our staycation, excluding our food and travel fare:
Room rate for one night: 2,500
2 Extra beddings: 500 (250 each)
3 Floating sticks: 90 (30 each)
We sooo love the whole experience. It was refreshing and de-stressing. There’s only one thing in my mind when I was at the pool listening to the kids’ giggles as they enjoyed swimming and playing in the water: Masarap maging bata. And my heart was a child once again.
Bringing my mom along was also a fulfillment. We just lost our grandfather, her father, and she just deserved this rest and relaxation.
About the Internet:
The internet signal is weak at the resort I couldn’t even use the free data by Globe. So if you’re a digital nomad who needs internet connection while staying there, you may need to use their Wi-Fi but I also read from reviews that it’s still slow. But if you’re like me who wanted time away from the internet, the place is perfect.
For inquiries, contact Camaya-an Paradise Beach Resort through the following:
Phone: 0926 785 4476
This staycation was sponsored by the company I am working for. I’m so blessed for having them!