One of the challenges with the Philippines is trying to decide what to do and where to go. It’s not yet a very popular destination for travelers, so not much is known about the best spots. This can be both good and bad. The Good; You can still find hidden gems and enjoy them with a few close friends. The Bad; Trying to find the hidden gems.
That being said, I found one.
The Island is called Camotes and it’s two hours by boat from Cebu which has a major airport making it easy to get to.
I traveled there with a friend named Jay-Lee from California who now lives in Manila. The day we met in Cebu we still didn’t know where we were going to travel. In the airport she talked to a backpacker who recommended Camotes and a beach called Santiago Bay Beach. No one knew anything about it but we decided, screw it, why not?
We’re glad we did!
For $18 each we stayed in a resort on the beach with two pools, bars, a secret abandoned cove, jet skis, mopeds, trampolines on the ocean… the works. For two days we lived the high life for pocket change on a beautiful Island.
Jay-Lee’s also a babe, so that helps.
Check it out!