We ended up travelling for about six hours.
You see, to get to Padre Burgos, we rode a bus to Lucena that took about four hours.
Then, we hopped in a jeepney,and that trip lasted more than an hour. I am not exaggerating. Maybe it was an extremely slow bus or jeepney that we took. Had we known it would take us that long, we would have just traveled to a nice beach in Pangasinan. Don't get me wrong - Borawan Island's really nice - but I was two months from delivery, so the trouble wasn't worth it.
Anyhow, I don't really remember if we stayed at the Tamarind Tree Resort because it was the only resort close to Borawan Island I could find, or if the pictures on the resort's website got me. I was disappointed by the resort's beach as the sand's nowhere near white. When I saw the beach, I was reminded of the beach in my hometown, which isn't really nice, but people frequent because it's uber close (i.e. I was thinking, had I been in my hometown, a trip to a beach like this wouldn't cost as much). However, if you're not finicky, the beach is still suitable for swimming.
1. The beach. I've chattered endlessly about this.
5. Food's nothing special.
The sand's yellowish and coarse, but still very good sand by my standards. The beach isn't very long, but the small island's huge rock formations and limestone walls make it beautiful.
There's a small store on the island and cottages that you can rent. You can even camp there if you're up for it.
This one's for Jeff--my HTML editor.
Check out other beaches I've blogged about too: