ChaMike High 5: Snorkel and Barbecue Lunch at Mapating IslandTuesday, July 26, 2016
ChaMike's 5th Anniversary Celebration at Mapating Island.
Because Anilao is a well-known dive spot, Mike and I didn't miss the chance of doing it on our anniversary... Snorkeling that is, kasi we didn't have a diver's license.
Swimming wasn't allowed in front of the main resort, so we needed to go to a different island to experience snorkeling. The resort offers a package that includes snorkeling equipment rental, boat for island hopping and barbecue lunch which costs P2,240 each depending on how many you are on the boat. In our case, we were four. Of course, the more passengers would mean a cheaper rate. I believe the boat can carry up to six passengers.
|Diving and snorkeling gears for rent|
|Aqua shoes and flippers|
After breakfast we left the resort at around 8am. Mapating Island is a 30 minute travel from our place via boat.
|View of our resort from the boat|
|Off to Mapating Island|
|Ready to explore the island|
When we reached the island, a muro-ami greeted us and asked us to buy his pearl goods. I wanted one so Mike told me to choose from his stash. After so many negotiations, I settled for a white pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings for P2,000. Haha, instant gift. Thanks, Babe!
|My new pearl necklace|
|Wearing a swimsuit from @GeorginaSasha|
|Palm sunnies from @GeorginaSasha|
So before having lunch, we spent most of our time in this island snorkeling. It was so fun looking for fishes, sea creatures and reefs. I feel like I'm Ariel. hehehe.
|Ready to snorkel|
|Holding hands while snorkeling|
|Thank god for GoPros|
|Just keep swimming|
|Part of your world|
|Under the sea|
|Saw a lot of amazing creatures!|
After such time, we were all hungry! Our boatman was also our cook. He started grilling the moment we arrived the island so our lunch was ready just right on time after our snorkeling session.
Our lunch included grilled shrimps, chicken wings, fish, liempo, potatoes and eggplant. YUM!!!
We were all hungry we weren't able to take a photo of the food before eating them. Ooops!
|Our BBQ Lunch|
The sumptuous bbq lunch was a good way to end our island hop adventure. I ate A LOT!!! Hihihi.
|with our new snorkeling buddies from New York|
This concludes our weekend anniversary celebration. It was a nice half day tour with my man. I longed to dive in Anilao and realized that snorkeling turned out to be a fun thing after all. I would certainly want to do this more often now.