We were ending our 5-day trip to Romblon after exploring San Agustin, Sibuyan Island and Carabao Island. Left with half a day free before our return flight, we visited Aglicay Beach Resort upon the recommendation of our friends who are from Romblon.
Coming from Carabao Island, we decided to visit Aglicay Beach Resort in the town of Alcantara in Tablas Island, Romblon on our last day before catching our 1 PM flight back to Manila. The airport is also in Alcantara and is less than 30 minutes drive from the resort.
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Getting to Aglicay Beach Resort
Here’s how we got to Aglicay Beach Resort from Carabao Island: caught 5:30 AM passenger boat ride from Carabao Island to Sante Fe in Tablas (Php 100), rode jeep to Looc until the intersection of Looc-bound and Alacantara-bound road (Php 50), then rented a motorcycle ride to take us to Aglicay Beach Resort. Since we have limited time left before our return flight, we arranged with our driver to wait for us at the Aglicay Beach Resort to take us later also to the airport. We haggled for Php 500 for the motorcycle ride shared by two of us.
As we approached the resort from a secluded road, the blue ocean and verdant mountains slowly came into view. We knew we were in for a relaxing place to chill before we leave Romblon. If you're either a beach lover or a mountain lover, Aglicay Beach Resort will suit both personalities.
Aglicay Beach Resort
Our stomachs were rumbling when we arrived so ordering breakfast was our first activity. While waiting, we just enjoyed the beach front views from their restaurant. For day trippers like us, native open huts are also available. Those staying overnight can choose between the beachfront rooms and hillside rooms with panoramic views of the beach.
After our satisfying breakfast, we hiked the small hill at one end of the resort for a panoramic view of the beach cove. Every few steps up presented us with a zoomed out beach and mountain vista.
About halfway up the hilltop, there’s another set of stairs leading down to another cove at the other side of the resort. I honestly liked this side of the resort than the main beach area. There are trees near the coast, perfect for sitting under its shades while feeling sea breeze brushing through your face. The rocks along the shoreline have unique shapes, some turning golden rust when washed with seawater.
There are two coves divided by a small hill
Two separate trails for the hilltop and the way to the other cove
The other side of Aglicay Beach Resort
Heading back down the beach, we had time left to enjoy the beach with some snorkeling. We relished white sand, turquoise waters, seagrass beds, a few fishes, sea urchins and plenty of starfishes scattered on shallow parts of the beach.
Thanks for the nature adventure, Romblon! Till we meet again.
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