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January 24th 2011
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Wanted so much to get some sunshine and a beach after so much rain in Dumaguete so I opted to try the Camotes Islands off Cebu. Traveled from Dumaguete to Cebu City to Danao and caught a pumpboat to the Port of Consuela in Camotes. The Camotes consist of 3 Islands and I opted for San Francisco Island. Went to Santiago Bay and for the first night could only find a homestay on the beach with a local family, the main resort being fully booked! The house was owned by an 83 year old fisherman and his family and it was great to chat about thier life on the Island. The next day I found a lovely little resort called Masamayor and stayed there. The Islands are quiet, very quiet! No electricity in the daytime and no running water. I hired a motorbike and went exploring. Found Mangodlong Beach which was nice, then I found Lake Danao which was lovely to wander around. Then I found Bakhaw Beach and it was a stunner!! Perfect white coral sand, crystal clear water and no-one else there! So I just stayed there for the rest of the day, forgot exploring the Island and the Sun came out! Magic place!

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Cute Lake houseCute Lake house
Cute Lake house

For rent! 100 peso a night!
Me on the beachMe on the beach
Me on the beach

Looking pale and fat! But a day swimming and sunbathing soon changed that !
Masamayor Beach HouseMasamayor Beach House
Masamayor Beach House

Where I stayed

3rd March 2013
Beach cafes

White Beach in Santiago
What a great time we had in Santiago, enjoying the quietude of the "off-season". We stayed in the Garden Resort. Two pools. Restaurant on site, but we ate on the beach at Nena's, a small family owned place four generations of tradition. The fresh shrimp were out of this world in sweetness. Eat shells and all. Tastes like the sea. Pick up fresh seafood at the market in San Francisco and Nena will cook it for you. Cold San Miguel is available. And Mango shakes, etc.. There's a bakery on the main road. The beach was beautiful. The people very friendly. Can't wait to return.

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