For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend ditched the whole roses and chocolates tradition, and just decided to surprise me with a box of macarons (he knows me too well), cute little piglet toy & a romantic dinner of course.
Aside from that, he told me a week ago that he wanted to have an out of town trip. Either to Moalboal, Sumilon or to Oslob. I was really game for this since I wanted an adventure too. I checked Trip Advisor and other blogs for good resorts down south and the resort that won me the most was Seafari Resort in Oslob. I thought going to Oslob was a good idea since we can also go whaleshark watching.
We left Cebu City around 7 in the morning and arrived in Oslob at 10:30 am.
The resort is built in the steep foot of a rock mountain, at a place where the mountain meets the sea. The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at the resort is the stunning view on the entrance. Little did I know that you have to take around 250 steps going down to the resort. It was challenging for us, but definitely worth it.
Their pool was really clean and well-maintained. Good thing there were only about 6 guests during our visit and most of them just stayed in their room or went to the town - so practically, the pool was all ours.
The food was great and satisfying. They had good vegetarian options and the price was pretty affordable.
Our afternoon was spent in the pool, drinking some booze and blasting music.
We got up early the next day for the whaleshark experience. The resort even looked better at this time of the day.
The staff arranged a free-of-charge boat to take us over to the Whale Shark watching centre, which is 15 minutes away via bangka.
As soon as we arrived, the place was flooded with tourist and locals.
Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world. It’s just 30 or 50 meters from the shore and you can see these lovely sea creatures.
Up, close and personal with the famous, Butanding.
That was truly a fun and exciting experience. It probably took us around 30 minutes to swim and snorkel in the area.
We had the rest of the day free.. So we went back to the resort, eat our breakfast and swam more!
Till next time, Oslob <3
Valentine’s weekend well spent. I couldn’t done it any other way.