Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tablas, Romblon: Undiscovered Paradise


I did not expect that I will be having the time of my life in Tablas, Romblon.

I just wanted to visit and see Romblon. It was a one-day tour only. No expectations have been made nor any idea of the tourist spots in Romblon.



From Caticlan Port in Aklan, I boarded a pumpboat going to Romblon.

There are only 2 trips to Romblon from Boracay slated everyday. The first one leaves 8:15 am and the other one 8:45 am.

The fare going to Looc, Tablas, Romblon is P300 and the trip is 3 hours using the pumpboat.

There were so many foreigners going to Romblon that day.


 
Looc Port

After 3 hours, we reached the Looc Port and from the port to Odiongan (main and biggest town in Tablas, Romblon) the trip is 55 minutes (23 kilometers) using the tricycle. There are two routes going to Odiongan but I decided to take the longer one.

Other than going to Odiongan, my mind was set to visiting some of the tourist spots conveyed by my co-passengers while we were onboard the boat. According to them the tourist spots are: Tablas Fun Travel, Gishelle's Beach Resort, Aglicay Beach, and Paksi Beach.
First thing I did was to hire a habal-habal (motorcycle ride) to Odiongan. But it also involved the tour to the tourist spots in Tablas. 

I hired the tour/trip for P500.00.


First stop is in Looc, Tablas, Romblon was the -
Tablas Fun Resort


The resort offers snorkeling, jet skiing, scuba diving, 4 x 4 ride, atv ride and so many other adventures.

Contact nos. (to follow)


Tabla Fun Resort
Currently, Tablas Fun Resort has no accommodations to stay for the night. But the owner told me that they will have it in the near future. But you can stay at the next resort which is just a stone's throw away from Tablas Fun Resort.


Second stop was the  -

Gishelle's Beach Haus

Room rates - P800 - 1,500

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The two resorts are connected by a boardwalk.


After seeing the two resorts, we went to our last stop for the day in Binukot.

Binukot Beach



For me, the best resort to stay and enjoy is in Binukot!

It has plenty of resorts to choose from compared to Looc, Tablas.


Among the several resorts in Binukot, I highly recommend 
Binukot Sunset Cove.

Room rates -
P1,500 for the moment

Contact persons -
Micahela and Willy (owners)
Contact Nos -
0929-787-5486/0999-423-1040




Room rate P1,500

Fan room only

Good for 4-8 pax

Free use of swimming pool, kayak and boat



interior of the large hut

The price of the room is P1,500 for the meantime, the owner plans to raise it to P2,500.



Current price is P1,500/ (owner plans to increas it to P2,000/day)

Fan room only

Good for 2 pax only

Best for honeymoon!







Interior of the room

You'll love this room! =)

How to get there

Accessible by Air - Tablas Airport

Accessible by Sea - 
1. From Manila, go to Batangas Pier (1.5-2 hours/P130.00)
2. From  the pier to Odiongan, ride either 2Go Travel (P750/8 hours), Super Shuttle Ferry or Montengero (P900/10 hours)
3. From Odiongan to the beach, van ride for 45 minutes


It's Really More Fun in Tablas, Romblon! 





















6 comments:

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    1. My husband and I (me Pinay) can't get enough of the endless natural attractions our Philippine island has to offer. Every spot we've visited so far were all breath-taking to say the least. And we haven't even ventured far away from Luzon in the short visits we've made back home. I have to mention our visit though, to a former classmate of mine who went to med school at Siliman University in Dumaguety City, married, has a family now and works at a local hospital there. The proverbial-BUCKET LIST-visit as many places in the Philippines as we could - especially savoring all the locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and fish brought in fresh from the water still jumping. Although these fresh food is so readily available, you don't even have to cook because all the eateries abound with every delicacy one's been craving for all along. And if you stick around a little bit longer, you bet your bottom dollar, you'll have to expand your wardrobe to the next size over, but who cares, life is too short to stick to a stinking diet, right?

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  2. PUBLIC WARNING!!!! Beware of Tablas Romblon reknown scammers Chris Bech and associates. All crooks. DO NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL CHRIS BECH or you will find your worst nightmare. DO NOT INVEST IN ANY OF HIS ILLEGAL "BUSINESSES" its all a BIG SCAM apointed by the same govèrment officials. STAY AWAY OF ALL THESE PLACES NAMED IN THIS BLOG. Choose instead Resorts owned by honest locals. Research first! Tablas was a paradise until Chris Fast Bech aka Oystein Christiansen a Norwegian exconvict 18 years in Jail came to destroy the economy and reputation of the Island. Too many scams in Tablas.

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  3. True! Tablas became a hiding place for scammers and criminal foreigners, they are destroying the Island and many filipino families

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  4. STAY AWAY OF CHRIS BECH'S SCAMS! Tablas Fun Resort, Binucot beach, Boracay Sun advertisement, Pili farms, Beachland, Tezi. They prey on tourist to milk them money one way or another. BE CAREFUL!

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  5. Is there a resort with air-conditioned rooms?

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