We scheduled our meet-up at Cebu North Bus Terminal at 5:00am but as expected, everybody arrived 30 minutes later. We took the 6:00am scheduled air-conditioned Ceres bus to Daan-Bantayan through Kawit, our drop-off point. The trip from Cebu City to Kawit, Medellin is around three and a half hours, good thing we took the AC bus (P150/person) for us to have a comfortable sleep on the road. Since none of us is familiar with Medellin, I asked the conductor to drop us off at a bus stop in Kawit. The bus stop was in front of the church. It is already past 9:00am when we arrived at Kawit and we haven't had our breakfast yet. We decided to go the market which is a few meters away from the bus stop. We had breakfast at a carenderia and while we're at the market, bought our lunch of lechon manok, puso and some softdrinks. We asked some locals for directions on how to get to Funtastic Island and found out that we needed to go to the port which is far from the market. We took a pedicab to the port (P10/head).
As soon as we arrived at the port, we were greeted by a woman that offered us to get to Gibitngil Island. The standard rate for the rent of motorized outrigger boat to and from Funtastic Island is P1,500 good for 20 persons. Since there were seven of us in our group and no other outrigger boat on sight, we tried to haggle with the woman. We managed to negotiate for P1,400 for the trip.
|On our way to Gibitngil Island|
|Rock formations and clear waters|
|Wellcome to Funtastic Island|
- Cliff diving
- Kayaking - P150/hr
- Zipline - P50
|Preparing for the jump|
Here is a video of me jumping off the platform:
After jumping and swimming our hearts' out, we also tried kayaking around the island.
|Kayaking around the island|
At sun down, although we were planning to stay for the night, we decided to head back to Kawit, Medillin since we did not have much food left and there were not much available on the island either. We asked the boatman if there is a resort near and he promptly told us that there is a nice resort nearby with a green roof though he did not took us there. We decided to walk by the beach searching for the green roofed resort. After about 10 minutes walk by the beach, we reached the Seahorse Tourist Inn Resort.
|The room we rented|
|DOtA game for the night|