Kim's Quest #20: 6 Reasons Why I Love to Go Back to Kawit Paradise Beach Resort in Medellin

Kim Ybañez @ybanezkim2622 days ago · 8 min read

Kawit Paradise Beach Resort, Kawit, Medellin, Cebu.
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Hello steemians and travellers!

This is the big post I'm talking about in the previous post. Now, I'm not sure if you agree with me in this, but I said that this is a big post because it's special to me. Also, it's different from previous other travel posts in terms of structure. This is still about promoting Cebu and part of my Discover Cebu series. I hope that you will like this post and consider visiting Cebu.

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Being in a corporate setting, I can't help but notice that the activities in the office are becoming monotonous. I missed the island life. I missed the feeling of seawater splashing on my feet while I'm playing with the sand in that one lazy afternoon. I can't help but reminisce what happened when I had the chance to unwind with the bunch of interesting people.

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Let me enumerate the reasons why I wanted to go back to Kawit Paradise Beach Resort in Medellin or any particular beach in the north of Cebu.

Or Any Beach Resort in the North of Cebu

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1. The Beach

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I can say that I'm a mountain person. I don't like the beach as much as like the mountains even if it takes more effort to hike in the mountains than to go to the beach. But once in a while, I find myself enjoying the beach more than I normally would and this was one of those moments.

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Beaches in the north are not as spacious as in the south like in Moalboal or not as white and fine as in Boracay, but they're definitely underrated. As a mountain person, I'm usually picky when it comes to beaches, but the beach where we had a weekend get together should not be underestimated.

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We stayed in Kawit Paradise Beach Resort, but there are a lot of beach resorts and public beaches in the north. Prices are varied depending on accessibility, amenities, and popularity of the beach. Take note of this; Kawit Paradise Beach Resort has just an entrance fee of Php 10.00. The rooms are also very affordable especially if you stay in groups.

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What I love the most about the beach is that it's really peaceful and quiet. We thought that it would be crowded since it was on a weekend, but we were the only tourists there, together with another group of six who might be local teenagers in the area. We had the whole place for us so it's not bad for the package.

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The other group went home early morning the next day, so we had the whole beach again the whole day. It was really an experience worth reliving.

2. It's Proximity to the Stunning Gibitngil "Funtastic" Island

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This is what I'm talking about in my previous post. Gibitngil Island deserves a spotlight on its own although it's part of this post. I guess you should head to that post to know more about Gibitngil Island.

Kim's Quest #19: Gibitngil "Funtastic" Island, Medellin, Cebu

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I think I haven't mentioned in my previous post that Funtastic Island is undergoing renovation. I think they wanted to improve their amenities. I find it a good thing because the local tourism office and the government are really recognizing the value of tourism in the area.

3. The Food

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Preparing your own food or buying from a local restaurant are the options when in a vacation. What matters is having a sumptuous meal with the food prepared from the freshest ingredients available. That's what I'm longing when I'm in a vacation aside from tasting local delicacies.

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The resort is just near the local market so you don't have to worry about the food. We went to the market immediately after we settled ourselves and our belongings. We bought everything there for our lunch and dinner.

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We bought everything from the wet market. Local produce and fresh catch from the area were available. From fresh vegetables to recently catched fishes to fresh meat, the local wet market have them. Even condiments and spices were abundant. We just cooked the ingredients in the resort for our meal that day.

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That was one hearty and filling meal I will definitely cherish. A taste of freshness because of the local ingredients made the food extra special.

4. The Sand, the Sea, the Sky, and Everything in Between

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The sand in Kawit Paradise Beach Resort is not as fine as in Boracay; the beach front is not as wide as in Moalboal, but it has a special place in my heart. I think it was at par with the beaches in Bantayan Island. It was so serene and quiet. The water was crystal clear. The sky was not so cloudy and the weather was fine. It was perfect for any beach activity.

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Most tourists would just pass by the public beach and wouldn't mind its beauty. They will just go directly go to Gibitngil Island. Kawit Paradise Beach Resort is often overlooked. This is the kind of place I wanted to promote. Often overlooked, but the beauty can rival or even better than famous tourist spots.

5. The Sunset

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I love golden hour and I guess most photographers love golden hour. Well, enjoying the sunset at the beach is so mesmerizing. Should I say more? I will just let the photos speak for themselves.

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Photo Dump:

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The changes in color in just one sunset was really astonishing! Definitely one of the best sunsets I've witnessed so far.

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6. The Company

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All those 5 reasons mentioned are best experienced with the people who matter. The experience became more memorable when family and friends were with you in that special moment.

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I am very grateful to the people who chose to be with me in that two days of rest and enjoyment. To more adventures with you!

I guess that's all for this post. I don't know what to share next, but let's see. Stay tuned, folks!

Kim Ybañez

Welcome to Kim's small corner in the Steem blockchain. He is a chemical engineer by profession, but a blogger by passion. He is a wanderlust and an adventure seeker. Join his quests as he visits secluded destinations, climbs mountains, tries new and exotic dishes, and explores his country (The Philippines) and the rest of the world (it will just follow since he's still a poor, corporate slave with tons of bills to pay and two siblings to support in college).

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