Caramoan? Where in the world is this place? Caramoan is one of the many remote islands in the province of Camarines Sur. The foreign TV series “Survivor USA” was filmed here, causing a huge change to the tourism and local livelihood of the province. And yes, I made it to this place along with four super gorgeous ladies last 2014, a few months before my wedding.
I was just invited to join this trip. The plan was originally made by my friend Joy and her friends. And given the time and budget, I would never say no to travel.
Travel time? It was long but smooth. A total of almost 3 hours from Manila to the resort.
40 minute plane ride from Manila to Virac, an hour of motorcycle ride from Virac proper to Codon port in Sabang and another hour boat ride going to Tugawe Cove Resort – what? Was it worth it? A big YES to that.
We opt to get the 15,000php/5pax with free breakfast. It was a great deal as we get to enjoy not just pure nature but also the good foods. For those looking for a place to meditate or maybe a romantic getaway, Tugawe Cove Resort is the perfect choice.
The 5 of us were all in one cottage. We separate ourselves in these 2 master beds. Hey look at these two lovebirds, ain’t that the sweetest welcome?
Nature at its finest – this is how I would describe the resort. Rooms are very well maintained, the beach side is very clean, water is so clear and resort staff are all very friendly. Please someone tell me we found a piece of heaven here.
This infinity pool overlooking the wide ocean is like the cherry on top of the ice cream – it stole my entire heart and soul, I swear. It was so unreal to be here.
Where does your 3,000php take you? Just picture all of the above + an island hopping tour.
We had the island all to ourselves. The sharp odd-looking rocks, the white sand and the crystal clear waters, we have them all to ourselves and that calls for a group jump shot.
We ended the day with a small climb to a hill overlooking the entire Caramoan islands. The view was 100% breathtaking.
We never got the chance to visit the exact site where they filmed the Survivor but we have this infinity pool with the best view of the ocean. You can never get enough of this place.
The resort also offers tons of water activities like kayak and jet ski ride.
An alternative to the wide open sea – this tiny pond is much preferable to me. See, even hot momma Joi agrees.
The resort serves meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you should believe me when I say they are the best in the world. I may have to thank these lovely ladies of Tugawe for making our tummies full and happy.
We woke up to realize it was our last day in the island. We are bound to a very long trip going home, 3 hours to take us back to Manila.
But it was also 3 days in this very beautiful place, 3 days of fun and friendship that was built closer than ever. What is 3 hours compared to that?
Stayed at: Tugawe Cove Resort
Transportation: Plane – Tricycle – Boat
Enjoyed most: the warm infinity pool overlooking the big ocean
Overall Impression: 9 stars