June 18, 2011

The Mediterranean Vibe of Antulang Beach Resort



Antulang Beach in Dumaguete is one of my favorite places in the Visayas.  It is situated in Siit, Siaton, Dumaguete Negros Oriental - approximately an hour drive from the Dumaguete Airport. 

The Antulang is not a typical beach resort with accessible shorelines.  It is slightly suspended on top of the island tip, so you will need to descend through its lofty staircases to enjoy the beach below.  It has a Mediterranean vibe like that of Positano Coast (Under the Tuscan Sun movie - does it ring a bell?). If you’re honeymooners or just "kinky acquaintances", making out in the obscure part of the beach is surely a sizzling (but romantic) experience.  Just be watchful of creatures (read: sea snakes or whatever) that may lurk around with a different carnal agenda! haha  


But who needs  sea water when the resort has several pool complexes to boast; not to mention the infinity pool that really captures the "forever and beyond." Just like any panoramic views, it's humbling.



The food is great. At lunch time, it offers smorgasbord of delightful cuisines –  seafoods extraordinaire (my fave from any Visayan sojourn) and other culinary delights.  Plus there are nice, professional-looking (they wear the standard hotel service crew outfits) attendants to pamper you with all your needs… and wants if you’re the “prima donna” type.  There are multi-level decks of cabanas for a themed dinners during peak seasons.

Image credit http://www.agoda.com/asia/philippines/dumaguete/antulang_beach_resort.html
The package also offer a tour at Apo Island through their own private yacht.  A Mediterranean atmosphere, a yacht, it's definitely a high life for a day!

Apo Island is whimsical.  There is a distinct rock formation along the shoreline (similar to Anawangin's) that leaves you nostalgic of an old epic adventure movie. You’ll instantly feel that you’ve seen it somewhere, from maybe an old Panday film or from Pirates of the Caribbean.  


Apo Island, by the way, is one of the major diving spots in the country.  If you’re lucky, you can get a free diving lesson (for the dummies) from in-house divers (if they’re less busy).


The package offer is slightly above the standard rate, if you’re accustomed to the typical Boracay getaway, but it surely is worth it.  It’s double-delight when your company is paying for your leisure trip (as in my case... winks!). If you want a semi-exclusive, less congested vacation spot, I can guarantee that Antulang Beach Resort can give you that.  It’s a different experience.

I know rainy days are coming, and my blog is slightly late for its theme, but what the heck, we’re in the Philippines, where there are only 2 distinct climates – hot and hotter. So it’s never too late.  



For more information about Antulang Beach, you may visit their site at http://www.antulangbeachresortdumaguete.com/ppc/

19 comments:

Tim said...

Indeed a wonderful place... A beach lover here is very jealous :)

Karlie Bradshaw said...

Ei Tim! It's a lovely place, you should visit.. hehe Love the beach too... if only I have a toned physique to complement the beach! ;)

ArvinGrepo said...

I love beaches too, I just don't have much time plus my new job is so demanding. Ugh

Karlie Bradshaw said...

@ Arvin, it's ok... beach can wait. Galingan mo muna sa work para mas madaming pang-beach! hehe

Ka-Swak said...

nice place... been for some places in visayas but this is my first time to know this place.

thinking of visiting the place when i go for vacation soon.

Karlie Bradshaw said...

Hi Ka-Swak! You should! Maganda yung place... it's different from the usual Bora getaway! :) If you want peace and quiet, that's the place to be... pero if you want fun and nightlife at the beach, syempre nothing beats Bora.

Tim said...

Do we really need a toned physique to complement with the beach... i won't take that as a requirement to enjoy beaches...hehe

I'm 30 minutes away from bora... pero tama ka its not the right place if you want peace that's why naghahanap pa rin ako ng ibang place kahit malayo...:)

tim said...

Indeed it was the coolest vacation you had buddy..

FYI- you're cute.. ;) LOL

Karlie Bradshaw said...

You live 30 mins away from Bora?! Wow! Now, I'm officially inngit! hehe

Karlie Bradshaw said...

hehe thanks! na-shy naman ako dun... if by cute you meant "petite" then I definitely am! haha

Tim said...

hahaha don't be, living near bora can somehow lessen the excitement to visit the place :) But I love bora! and I bet I'll fall in love with Antulang beach resort too..

musingan said...

wow.. I thought it;s in ACAPULCO.. ehehehhe... anyway.. I think.. pag uwi ko.. I'll do lots of hopping in the philippiens.....

IAMJOROSS said...

Wow... Ako na taga Dumaguete, eh di pa nakapunta sa Antulang kasi "MAHAL" for me. Pero Iv'e heard that its a very nice place at tsaka sa Antulang din nakipag-propose si Ryan Agoncillo kay Judai :) Try mu Atmosphere, maganda rin na resort.

Karlie Bradshaw said...

@musingan - iba level Acapulco, di ko afford! hehehe Yan ang dapat mong gawin pag-uwi mo Pinas! Explore! maganda ang Pinas! Mas maganda pa sa Thailand... kalungkot nga lang kase mas dinadayo ang Thailand. Thanks for the visit bro! :)

Karlie Bradshaw said...

@Joross - Oo nga balita ko nga kay Pareng Ryan (winks). I love Dumaguete! Maganda yung blvd/bay area!. At malalambing yung mga tao. Pumunta kame sa palengke to buy danggit, tapos tinatawadan namin ng sobra yung presyo... tapos sabi ng tindera "Di man uuyy!" (sa napaka-lambing na tono! habang kumukunot ang kilay pero pinipilit pa ding ngumiti). So di na kame tumawad, nakonsyensya kame! hehe

Sa Dumaguete din ba Atmosphere?

Emz said...

you've sold this resort so well that i'm seriously considering it now! XD

i may hafta wait out the typhoons, tho...

Karlie Bradshaw said...

@ Emz hehe really? Dapat may commission ko from Antulang n'yan... hehe

Trowa said...

I'm following your page now Karlie ^_^.

And, gandang lugar to.. Waaaa!! I dint know this one.. maganda!! Hope you won't mind if I add this one in my list ^_^.

Karlie Bradshaw said...

@ trowa thanks trowa! I've visited your site too.. nice! I'm returning you the favor! (winks!) hehe