In a month full of stressful events, chaos, and hectic work schedule, we all deserve a breather. A little time we owe to ourselves to reflect and recharge. A day away from your to-do list and computer desk. Believe me, you’ll come back as strong and as productive as you are during your first day at work. Lately, I have this kind of mindset so I don’t get easily burned out. I work when I have to and I rest when I have to.
Sometimes, you got to listen to your mind and body especially when you start aging. lol So anyway, I went toKenyama Beach Resort in Nueva Valencia, Guimarasin the hopes to find inner peace and to rest from my overly crowded thoughts. And I made the perfect choice.
You know how amazing it is to actually heal yourself by just changing your setting, to hear the waves and to actually feel the rough sands that accumulate as you walk longer beside the shoreline. This is the dream.
This blog is becoming overly dramatic. Being a home-based online worker made me appreciate the outside world even more. lols Anyway, here are some pictures we got. I have also included some instructions below on how to get there. Enjoy!
Here’s a view from above. The stairs had me lose some weight in just a day. You’ll have no excuse for exercise here. Hehe But don’t you worry, what you’ll see below will make it all worthwhile.
That’s life. God will give put you in a certain situation you won’t understand at first. 😉
Though Kenyama beach doesn’t have fine sand like other famous beaches, it has enchanting and gorgeous rock formation that will leave you in awe.
It’s also near to the second oldest Lighthouse in the Philippines, the Guisi Lighthouse.
What a great way to end the day. Watching the sun goes down while standing in the old lighthouse.
The next day, we went snorkeling and what I’ve seen above the surface are nothing compared to what I’ve seen underneath the ocean.
I’m a scaredy cow when swimming in the deep but I tried my best to go beyond my limits (I’m still holding the rope though while snorkeling just to be sure I know how to swim back). Haha
I hope we appreciate the ocean and the entities in it. The fishes were like playing tag game under the blanket of blue water and the little octopus had a serious business of going through the holes of the big stones. Things that before I’ve only seen on National Geographic. Hope you enjoy your vacation as much as I do!
Below are the details that may help you get to Kenyama.
From Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo, you have to ride the pump boat to get to Guimaras Wharf. Then in Guimaras Wharf, you can negotiate the tricycle driver or van drivers depending on the capacity that is needed. If you’re a group of 5 to 6, I suggest that you ride a tricycle.
The tricycle/can/jeepney would normally charge 500-1000 pesos. Travel time would normally take 45 minutes to an hour. They also charge an environmental fee (10 pesos) before you could actually get to Kenyama Beach Resort.
Also, if you book a room, it usually comes with a free breakfast and coffee. 🙂
I would end the blog with a reminder to everyone that we have to be a responsible tourist and to take care of Mother Nature. Throw your trash to where it should be. At the end of the day, all the things we give off to the universe will surely come back to us.
Plastic items can take up 1000 years to decompose in a landfill.