Thursday, May 28, 2009
Kubo Sa Dagat!
Imagine this...No electricity which means, no air condition, no hot water and no television. That doesn't sound so bad, does it? Well, I didn't think it was bad at all. For some people, they would probably rather drown to go to a place where all the convenient appliances are non existent. For me, it was going back to 85% to nature. Why 85%? Because this resort has solar panels which gave us minimal florescent light in the evenings, a place to plug in your phone chargers and occasionally some music that you can listen to over the overhead speakers.
The water comes straight from the mountains so it is the freshest it can get. Although the water pressure is very low, all you need is a bit more patience when waiting for your bucket to be filled up for your shower. The bathrooms were very often times cleaned by the very friendly staff. This is very important to me.
The bedrooms, I have to admit, might need a bit more study as to how the breeze can enter more freely. Since there are no fans and air conditioning, one has to rely on Mother Nature's breath to cool off in the evenings. Perhaps it is the location of my room that did not allow any air to pass through which made it quite difficult for me to get some zzz's.
On the second night, PQ and I took out our mattresses and slept on the deck. It was 100x better. The only problem was in the morning, when the early risers such as the staff and boatmen would wake up at 5 am and talk as if no one was sleeping on the deck. The kitchen staff also made the clink clink sounds because they were setting up the table for breakfast.
Since I am a very light sleeper, I had no choice but to wake up at this ungodly hour and take in the beauty of the sun rising. I have to tell you that it was worth every waking minute.
Here are some photos of Kubo Sa Dagat. I do recommend it to those who want to get away from the busy city life. To those who are writing a book and do not want to be bothered. To honeymooners who want 100% quality time with each other and to those who need to be reminded about the beauty and wonder that Earth has given the Philippines.
To book, please email Wendy and/or Nikko at firstname.lastname@example.org