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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Do You Wanna Make Tea at the BBC: Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin


In my case can I just drink tea here for a few mornings while I sat by the pool and stare out at the sea? Such was the cozy environment of Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin and it's a good thing Cebu Pacific had us accommodated here during the Blogger's Tour of Camiguin. The last time I visited Camiguin was in 2010 and we just rode a jeepney across the island for the whole day. This time, I was able to stretch my tired legs while having a calming massage at its in-house Cabana spa after a long day of exploring the island. BBC is made up of mostly tropical materials like bamboo, helping it retain that island feel. I noticed also how the post-modern interiors meshes well with local architectural designs and the location facing the calm waters of Bohol Sea, makes this a fine secluded base for those wanting privacy.

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After our activity during the first day, the 'digital nomads' of the group: Lois, Ferdz and James just hanged out by the bar near the pool and worked on their laptops while I took a quick nap at the hammock, falling asleep at the sound of the waves and breezing wind. You could walk around barefoot and rub your feet at the well maintained lawn grass or sweat it out at the gym. It is one of those place that registers on my mind as one of the places to stay next time I visit Camiguin with a girlfriend yey.

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The cottages were inspired by the "Bahay Kubo" and reintroduces it through a sturdier structure with basic amenities like a hot shower, an AC, work desk and satellite TV. The high ceilings of each cottages creates a more spacious room and therefore one doesn't feel cramped up inside. A veranda on each native cottages provides ample place for group of friends to hang out and adds to the overall satisfying ambiance of the place. Too bad we only stayed here for a couple of nights, but glad at the same time to see such well-thought off and planned resort that showcases local architecture that balances with the environment of the island.

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Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin
Tel. Nos. (088) 387-0131, 387-1057
Fax No. (088) 387-0278
Mobile Nos. 0917 721 2798; 0917 549 1183
Email: camiguinbbc@gmail.com
facebook: Bahay Bakasyunan

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Flight info: 
The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific Air is the only airline offering direct flights to Camiguin. It operates flights from Cebu to Camiguin every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, for as low as P588. For the latest seat sales and promos, go to www.cebupacificair.com, call (02)7020-888 or check Cebu Pacific Air’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Camiguin trip info: 

Juan for Fun info: 
Cebu Pacific Air is looking for five teams of three university students each, who are raring to go on the 2013 Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge. Video entries may be sent from June 14 to July 29, 2013, and the top five teams will get to go on a week-long all expenses paid trip to six Philippine destinations. Visit www.juanforfun.com or Cebu Pacific Air’s official Facebook and Twitter pages for more challenge details.

The Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge is presented by Department of Tourism, and supported by Canon and Wenger.
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