Weekend Getaway: Boljoon

I love living in the city where everything is just so convenient – don’t have a car but need to go somewhere? book an Uber; hunger strikes in the wee hours of the night? have food delivered right at your doorstep, 24/7. Admit it, living and working in the city in your 20s is a wonderful thing – you’re paid well, you go out, get to meet new people — it’s fun and exciting!

But once in a while, it gets quite exhausting; you get tired of the traffic, complain about the pollution, get sick of fast food, etcetera, etcetera. That’s when you know you need a break. Luckily, Cebu has a lot to offer when it comes to short and quick trips – a weekend getaway is just around the corner.

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Last weekend, a good friend of mine invited me to spend the weekend in Boljoon with his two other friends. A part of me was hesitant because I’d be going on a trip with people I haven’t really met just yet, but a part of me was also feeling quite adventurous and I figured – what have I got to lose? So I said yes.

By Saturday morning, we were bound to Boljoon, Cebu.

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We checked in at Jaynet Oceanview Resort and had the most AMAZING view from our room. We only had to open our curtains, and we get a spectacular view of the crystal blue waters and blue skies; at night, the sky seemed like a blanket of stars. It was beautiful.

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By noon, we were already craving for some fresh seafood and hilaw na mangga! We bought fresh fish from a market nearby and the resort staff bought us the mangoes that we wanted, plus some bagoong!

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Shout-out to my two new friends, Trisha and Nikhole! The guy in neon orange shorts is Bo, my good friend. We snapped a few photos before we went on the banana boat.

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It wasn’t the peak season, so we kinda had the resort to ourselves. The place is fairly new, very clean, and the staff was just marvelous! They attended to all our needs efficiently and made sure we were having a grand time.

We felt like our thank-you’s wouldn’t suffice, so we insisted on taking a few photos with them as a remembrance. These guys are THE BOMB! I would highly recommend this resort to anyone I know, and not just because of the place, but mainly because of their staff. They’re the sweetest!

We also found out that they’re building an eternity pool just above the sea level. So when it’s completed, you could swim in their pool, under the blue skies, or stars, and overlooking the blue sea. Sigh. 

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On our way back to the city on Sunday, we wanted to stop by and take a photo of the Boljoon Church. We bumped into a couple of guys in jerseys who looked like they were in a rush, but were kind enough to take our photo.

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A few seconds after they took our photo, a cameraman from Sky Cable appeared out of nowhere and asked us to wave to the camera! Turns out, those guys were part of a reality TV show, something like The Amazing Race – but a local version. LOL! Sorry we had to delay you for a few seconds, guys, but we hope you won! 🙂

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I came back to the city refreshed, re-energized, and ready to face the working week ahead. Taking a break really does wonders to your mind, body, and soul. So to my fellow working gals and guys, if you ever feel the need to take a break – just go and do it. Money you can always earn, but life’s little pleasures? it’s immeasurable.

You know what they say – all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So work hard, and play harder.

‘Til my next weekend getaway! xx

 

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