I know it sounds silly but we kicked off this year’s backpacking trip in a very unexpected place, and yes that’s Balesin. It wasn’t part of the original plan because we really intended to start our trip in Bacolod. But then, when opportunities come and you’re given the chance to stay in a beautiful island like this, how can you say no? So with such short notice (it’s like a 1 week planning & decision), we pushed thru visiting Balesin, carrying backpacks that are meant for a 3 week “island hopping”.
Prior our trip, I didn’t have much idea about this whole “Balesin” thing and how expensive it is to be able to experience the island. I’m just familiar with the celebrities who decided to have their wedding in that paradise and that’s it. So honestly, I had no expectations. And that’s a good thing right?
Okay. First things first. We were with Darel’s college barkada. Second, it was just an overnight stay, mainly because of the conflict in schedule of everybody. Kaya okay na rin kesa wala. ;)
ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
I love the fact that the whole resort has a lot to offer when it comes to Architecture and Design. With a total of 7 themed Villas (which are basically villages) distributed throughout the whole island, it’s impossible to maximize the amenities of each one in just a day. Pero syempre, dahil overnight nga lang kami, we did a quick tour of all the Villas when we got there. Haha. Kapagod nga lang kasi medyo malalayo tapos ang init pa. Pero it’s all worth it!
We stayed at Costa Del Sol, which features a Spanish Colonial Architecture. I won’t deny if you ask me if my History of Architecture subject was reviewed in my mind. Haha. It’s amazing how each Villa uniquely features the architecture, interior, landscape, and even food of the theme!
I just realized that I didn’t take individual photos of each Villa. What I have are the areas and details which I find interesting. It’s amazing how this place can give you so much to appreciate, and everything is just in one island! So, ready for more photos? Here we go:
You can never go wrong with the beach side of Balesin. With the fine white sand and crystal clear waters, you wouldn’t want to leave this place. Stunning photos coming up!
BALESIN: UNIQUE IN THE WORLD
But then, I haven’t visited the whole world yet. Haha. I am thankful for the time spent with friends. There are just many crazy and random memories made when you’re with a bunch of people in a trip.
There are many things you can do in the island. Imagine, these photos just shows a little bit of the Villas and the beach. They have a lot of indoor and outdoor activities, amazing amenities, and a lot of choices when it comes to food. We just did not have enough time to visit and try everything.
I could say that it’s good to experience this kind of “luxury” atleast once in your life. Libre lang naman mangarap. So sana Maldives naman next. Haha!! Many people asked me if it’s worth it or it’s really nice in Balesin. Well, if the photos didn’t convince you, ewan ko na lang.