As mentioned, I still really wanted to go to a beach this year, even though I’ve just been on vacation to Indonesia a week back during holy week. Since I won’t be able to take anymore leaves for the most of the year, it was a no brainer for me to book somewhere during the Labor Day Weekend. Honestly, I don’t usually travel during Labor Day because (i) of the thousands of people also going on vacay and (ii) I usually forget that Labor Day is a holiday. Boracay was off the list, for the sole reason that hordes of people go there for Laboracay (ew).
As I checked my AirAsia mobile app, I found a fairly cheap Cebu City airfare (though later on, the fare became even P2000 lower. Grr). I’ve been to Cebu many times yet I also know that Cebu has tons of beaches that I still need to explore. Without second guessing, booked my flight and in less than 5 minutes, found myself planning for my upcoming trip. I wanted to explore the nearby beaches in Cebu, Malapascua topping my list. So off I went and researched for the basic info for my beach trip. Tried to bring some friends but none were available. So yey, for solo trips!
Later on, more like a few days before my departure, news broke that the ASEAN Summit was going to be held on that same weekend and that air traffic was gonna be worse! *gulps* No can do now so better to just lower my expectations. Haha! In my head, in the worst case scenario that I won’t be able to reach Malapascua because of the bulk of people travelling, I still have Cebu City, which is awesome on its own.
Flight: via Cebu City on Air Asia (arrive Cebu on Saturday, first flight in; depart Cebu on Monday, last flight out)
Temperature: Summer Hot
Mode: Super duper Chillax, like no itinerary/ no plan/ no alarm clocks allowed
Outfit: Shorts and swim wear
Expenses: approx. P10,000
– Airfare via Air Asia: P5,777
– Accommodation at Thresher Cove Dive Resort via booking.com mobile app: P1143 for 2 nights (Single Fan Room)
– Land and Sea Transportation: P1,000 (2 way)
o Taxi from Cebu Airport to Cebu North Bus Terminal: P200
o Non-air conditioned Ceres Bus to Maya Port: P200
o Boat to Malapascua Island: P100
o Motorbike island transfers: P500
– Food: P1,500 (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners plus snacks)