Summertime is starting to close. People are now preparing for the coming rainy days. But before we embrace the cold weather, our group ended Summer Season in Sipalay City last weekend. It was a hell of a trip and I mean a 9-hour bus (plus fastcraft) travel from Cebu to Negros Occidental. Famed as "The Jewel of the Sugar Island", Sipalay City is now gaining good reviews from Tourists and Locals with their beautiful islets and Beaches. This seaside City has a lot to offer such as Cliff Diving, Kayaking, Islets hopping and don't forget to taste their delectable foods.
|Perth Paradise Resort in Sipalay|
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So, where to go when in Sipalay and How? Here's a quick guide if you are coming from the Queen City of The South, Cebu City.
PHP 187 : From Cebu South Bus Terminal, get the Liloan trip (Travel time: 3-4 hrs)
PHP 62 : Fastcraft ticket from Liloan Port to Sibulan Port (Travel time: 30 minutes)
PHP 25 : A tricyle ride from Sibulan Port to Dumaguete Ceres Bus Terminal (Travel time: 30 minutes)
PHP 227 : Take a Ceres Bus to Kabankalan Bus Terminal ( Travel time: 4 hrs)
PHP 118 : Take a Ceres Bus to Sipalay Bus Terminal (Travel time: 2 hrs)
PERTH PARADISE RESORT (SIPALAY TOWER)
Honestly, Perth Paradise Resort is a just a normal mountain resort with a pricy room rates and no breakfast included. But plus points to the Locals who are working in the Resort - very accommodating personnel. So basically, in Perth, you are paying a lot of money for the aerial view of the famous Sipalay Islets and I think it is really worth the peso. To witness a Sunset while dipping in a clean swimming pool and having a booze with your friends is definitely the exact definition of Chill.
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|A view from inside of our Standard Room|
|This is the other side of the abused scene in Perth|
|Sunset in Perth Paradise Resort|
|Another aerial view from Perth Paradise Resort to Sipalay Islets|
*** PERTH Expenses ***
Entrance Fee: PHP 80
Pool Use: PHP 100
Cottage: PHP 500
Family Room: PHP 4,000 (good for 5-6 persons)
Standard Room: PHP 2,500 (good for 3-4 persons)
** For inquiries, please contact below.
*** PERTH Details ***
Brgy. 4 Sitio Sambulawan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidcental
Owner: Mr. Paul Acha
Contact: +63 946 059 0076 | 0917-378-4316
GOING TO PERTH: Take a Tricyle from Sipalay Market to Perth Paradise. PHP 100 each. Contact: Jovan, 09108654309
TINAGONG DAGAT ISLAND RESORT
Few kilometers from Perth Paradise is another tourist destination which gives you a breathtaking view of islets connected by bridges made of bamboos.There are hotels and restaurants inside the Resort with highlights of swimming pool in every islets, very delicious foods from their Restaurants and friendly personnel who will assist your needs.
*** TINAGO Expenses ***
P1,650, Good for 9
P1,350, Good for 7
P1,200, Good for 5
Extra bed: 200
*** TINAGO DETAILS ***
Sitio Latasan, Brgy. 4, Sipalay City, Negros Occidcental
Contact Person: Valentin Campillanos
Contact: +63 9209022300 | 09173141885
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|The Squad at Tinagong Dagat! Photo by @dookiexave (instagram)|
Yes, Sipalay has a lot to offer! Famous of its sugary-powdered sand, Sugar Beach is one of the pride of Sipalay. It has two Caves which Tourists can visit, take photos and a quick dip. I could say this is the best white sand beach of the City but please do not compare this to Philippines' famous white sand beaches as Sugar Beach is unique from the others.
*** Sugar Beach Expenses ***
GOING TO SUGAR BEACH FROM PERTH:
PHP 100 : Take a tricycle from Perth to Barangay Nawhang.
PHP 80 (round trip) : Take a paddle boat from mainland to Sugar beach and asked the guide to take a tour to the two caves.
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*** WHERE TO STAY IN SUGAR BEACH ***
TAKATUKA LODGE & DIVE RESORT
Sugar Beach , Brgy. Nauhang, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Person/s: Karl-Heinrich Kalitta
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Of course, if your vacation has ended, here's a quick guide on how to go back to Cebu from Sipalay City.
PHP 100 : Take a tricycle from Pert Resort to Sipalay Bus Terminal ( Travel Time: 30 minutes)
PHP 30 : Take a Ceres Bus from Sipalay Terminal to Hinuba-an Terminal ( Travel Time: 1 hr or less)
PHP 81 : Take a Ceres Bus from Hinuba-an Terminal to Bayawan (non-aircon, Travel Time: 1-2 hrs)
PHP 103 : Take a Ceres Bus from Bayawan Terminal to Dumaguete City ( Travel Time: 3-4 hrs)
PHP 15 : Take a Ceres Bus from Dumaguete Terminal to Sibulan Port ( Travel Time: 15-20 minutes)
PHP 62 : Take a fastcraft from Sibulan Port to Liloan Port ( Travel Time: 30 minutes)
PHP 185 : Take a Ceres Bus from Liloan Port to Cebu City ( Travel Time: 4 hrs)