Since we only have three days to spend, we spared no time and quickly got involved in one of the many activities on the island practically the moment we checked in. Here’s what we did the rest of our first day.
This is part of a series
① ② ③ ④ ⑤
For some reason, it took some time before we were able to get our room so we really enjoyed our lunch buffet. And once in our room, I almost didn’t want to leave! Not sure if it was because I was just tired from our travel, the summer heat, or simply that our room was very cozy.
Later that afternoon, we decided to do our first island activity and ironically, it’s not in the water. We joined one of the scheduled daily activity on the island, trekking. I thought it’s a great way to know more about the island that would be our home for three days.
As small as Apulit Island is, who would’ve thought that trekking it would be a challenge? In fact, ropes were installed for the majority of the trails! Not only do you need to mind where you’re steeping and grabbing, you also need to watch your head in a lot of places because of protruding rocks. But it’s definitely worth the effort when we reached the top.
Our descend took us to the other side of the island which gave us the opportunity to see the loft-type water cottages for families. But as we were drenched in our sweat, we figured it’s now time to take in some vitamin sea! We headed straight to our rooms, changed into our swim clothes, and got back to the beach and did kayaking until our arms tire.
We then headed back into dry land but stayed wet as we frolic on the really nice pool for the rest of the afternoon. This gave me some opportunity to do some laps.
It was early evening when we went out of our room and it’s primarily to have dinner. It’s apparently a special Friday night as our dinner buffet were served on the beach. Some of the staff were also there to serenade us while we eat. Listening to how they sing will really convince you that Filipinos are naturally gifted when it comes to music!
We didn’t really stay that long at the beach that night. I guess all the travelling and activities we did for the day was taking a toll on us. But since I did have my new lens to play with, I experimented with some astrophotography before I call it a day.
* * *