After shooting the impressive Cathedral in Boac, we just walked down the main street and bought some arrow root pasalubong at Boac Hotel just across the church. Hired a tricycle to take us back to Gasan. The mid day ride seems long and I was dozing off through the ride. It took at least 40 minutes until we reached Barangay Pinggan. Finally we arrived in Club Marinduque Resort.
I recommended to stay here in Barangay Pinggan in Gasan so we’d be near by the Tres Reyes Islands. Chanced upon Club Marinduque through recommendations from the locals when we arrived. There’s another resort there owned by a German but is currently finishing construction. We knew at once we would stay here when we checked out the rooms. They’re spacious, neatly designed and has complete facilities. The single rooms with large double beds cost Php 1080.00 an additional Php 200.00 per each person. Then there’s the double room which has 2 large beds and can accommodate 6-8 persons costing Php 1800.00. We took the latter since we thought it more practical and comfortable.
Being an off-peak season, we have the resort all to ourselves. The resort is located near a pebbly beach. The beach isn’t really the type I would swim in but it’s a great jump-off point to the Tres Reyes islands. It also has a very scenic view of the nearby Mt Malindig. The addition of a pool however is a wise choice, we enjoyed it very much for the night swim. The structures, cabins and rooms are well made which explains the price.
Food is another thing to consider here. Since it’s quite a way from town proper and the market area is around 20 minutes away you may be obliged to order food from them. Their food is expensive and not really that good. It’s best you bring your own or eat outside. Or you can buy from the market and let them cook the food for you for a marginal fee.
Resort staffs however are very friendly and accommodating. They keep tabs on what you need during meals and would give you suggestions on getting around the island. On our last day, they even hailed the bus heading back to Manila on the road for us while we rest at the comforts of their resort. We had a pleasing stay in Club Marinduque in Pinggan. We left Sunday afternoon and started again our long Ro-Ro ride back home. It’s great to visit Marinduque again after a few years. Another journey closes.
Club Marinduque – visit www.clubmarinduque.com
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.