Patrick's on the Beach, in my own eyes

Trip Start Apr 23, 2011
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Trip End May 24, 2011


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Patrick's on the Beach Siargao Island
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Philippines  , Mindanao,
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In the beach. I saw two kids bathing and playing. I asked their name and replied BJ while the youngest named Francis. In the distance, another boy came and called him Patrick. They were sons of the resort's owner enjoying with us in the beach.
Just visit their site for additional information, www.patrickonthebeach.com.

Island hopping to three islands; Naked, Dako, and Guyam. At 8am, we took our breakfast, the resort's staffs prepared the boat including a small kayak. They also prepared snorkeling sets and picnic lunch. At, 9am, the activity started. Before going to the first island, I did snorkeling while my wife on kayaking. Though I'm afraid to be alone in the water, still I tried just to see the underwater creatures in this part of the island. Snorkeling in Siargao was incomparable to other snorkeling sites in the country. Less corals, less fishes but more grasses. The sea grass made the beach colored green during high tide and the locals here caught strange lobsters,(look like mixed shrimp and lobster).
Next, we headed to Naked Island. It was raining but it didn't stop us to see the famous fantasy island which they said without any plant. We explored the small white island by only two of us. Nobody there, just us. There are few plants on it but for me, it still naked. We stayed there for an hour.
Dako island is the next stop. It was a big island with community on it, so many people. We stayed for just five minutes.
Guyam island, the island seen from Patrick beach, for me is paradise. Siargao's Garden of Eden. The place is amazing, there are rock formations seen during low tide (we're lucky!). From there, we've seen surfers playing with big waves from the distance.
We controlled the time, so at 1pm we headed back to the resort. We couldn't surf for it was low tide. We did it next day.

Surfing at Cloud 9
started at 7am, still high tide. I ended the surfing session after two hours because I was already tired and exhausted. Learning basic and standing on board for few seconds while the waves pushed the board was not easy. Paddling again, waiting for bigger waves, and standing on board repeatedly loosened energy but I really enjoyed it.

Food at Patrick. Nothing to say. Everyday, we woke up and ordered meals in the restaurant from selection of American, Asian, and European cuisines. Returned back to the room and waited a staff knocks on the door to tell us, "Your food is already prepared".

Missed. Sohoton and Yohoho tours. These trips best in a group.



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