Wondrous Hills and Beaches
What really attracted me to the resort is its natural beauty. Its the combination of everything a nature lover would enjoy. The beach, not as fine as I expected but its white and finely grained and definitely inviting against its clear blue waters. The area is large there are a variety beaches. On the other side of the hill facing the sunset is a rocky beach facing a bay. Further off the main beach is a rocky coast with beautiful rock formations jutting out the sea. Pick your choice.
The surrounding hills was a pleasant surprise for me. I was just expecting a scenic view of the cove when I climbed the nearby hills. It turns out there was more area to explore. There’s a trail that leads to the edge of the ridge where I got a stunning view of the bay and nearby coves. In the morning there were plenty of birds especially on one tree on the beach behind the hill. I’m betting plenty of kingfishers, swiftlets, egrets and sunbirds there. In the evening, I came when the moon was hiding and the stars were at its brightest. Woke up early to catch what’s left of the Milky Way before the sunrise took over.
Aglicay Beach Resort is a secluded nature escape. I was simply expecting a nice white sand beach but got more than I expected. Nature abounds in this resort cove but also has facilities friends and families can enjoy. From beach volleyball, pool, or simply find a spot at the beach. The staff were also quite helpful like Jean making sure to the habal-habal driver I hired that I get to where I’m supposed to go. Restaurant food is quite tasty too. At first the price may seem high but the serving equivalent is really good for sharing. My first venture to Romblon was off to a good start. Aglicay Beach Resort gave a sweet lasting first impression of Romblon. I’ve only been to Tablas and yet there is still more places to visit. I wouldn’t be suprised to be back here whether by plane or sea.
Aglicay Beach Resort
Alcantara, Tablas Island, Romblon, Philippines 5509
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.