I’ve uploaded a few more pictures of our last getaway: The Grande Island. I can’t help but to lay my comments about the entire experience. I’ve decided that I’ll be doing a ‘review’ for every place that I visit. It’ll be a glowing recommendation from me. I’d be also doing some rating for each place that I’ll be reviewing: 10 stars would be the max and 1 would be a pity, hehe. Disclaimer: I hereby specifically disclaim all warranties, express or implied for any and all damages of properties, personal belongings that may be inflicted during your travel (hehe, just trying to be safe). Ok, so let’s get started!
For 500 bucks (this is a promo so you might want to check it here before you start packing) you are entitled for a round-trip fare to the island, a lunch (drinks not included) , and nipa-hut cottage on the island (oh, and a gazillion sceneries. hehehe, go figure). Let’s start with the trip, specifically the ship. The ship was awesome. It may look a bit old from the outside but wait till you get inside. It’s clean, cool and comfy. But don’t spend your entire trip inside the ship coz you’ll gonna be missing a lot, go at the ship’s rooftop (err..) and enjoy the great view of Subic Bay. It’s a 15-20 minutes ride. Upon entering the island you’ll notice that most of the infrastructures are good (Except for the tarpaulin that emer hated, hehe). Most of the cottages are nice. The design is very modern, they have a glass sliding door facing the ocean (hehe, I know what you thinking). There are so many things that you can do in the island. Many, that is if you have a lot of money. This is one of my disappointments here. For example, the Banana Boat ride will cost you an extra 500 bucks for just less-than 30 minutes ride? ugh. Upon learning this we just stick to beaches and walk within the island. Food was one of the things we enjoyed the most (di ba koks? hehe). The restaurant has a European ambience, take a look. Inside the restu was even more enjoyable: service is good, restrooms are nicely scented and the foods are delicious and surprizingly affordable! For 6 persons we had a total bill around 1,500 pesos! The Crispy Pata and Kare-kare was awesome, deym. Tip: When choosing your free lunch, DON’T get the Pork BBQ, pick the chicken, hehehe, I did. The beach, specifically in front (pier side) of the island, was somehow a disappointment for us. It’s not as clean as it promises. We were told that they’re doing some maintenance that’s why it’s not as good as what we’ve expected.
All in all, it was a great experience and a must for you guys who love to travel! So I’m giving it a 6.5 rating!
Next stop: Villa Escudero.