Have you ever fallen in love with a place, where in you felt connection, peacefulness, and spark? Because that’s how I felt when I visited Papaya Island Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas.
I availed the travel package from Biyaheros Travel and Tours. See rates below.
This package is for 2 days and 1 night.
And the amount I paid for was truly worth it!
I’ll share with you below the 6 things that placed Papaya Island closer to my heart.
Papaya Island Cove Package Rates
Joiner: 1,999 pesos per head
10 – 12 persons: 1,799 pesos per head
13 – 15 persons: 1,699 pesos per head
10 – 12 persons: 1,299 pesos per head
13 – 15 persons: 1,199 pesos per head
- Van Transfer RT
- Boat Transfer RT
- Homestay accommodation / Choice of tent or hammock for those who want to camp out
- 3 Hosted Meals (Seafood Boodle Fight for lunch)
- Drinking Water, Ice
- Unlimited Set of Bonfire
- Recreational Activities (Volleyball, Videoke, Billiards)
- Tour Guide Fee
Biyaheros Travel and Tours Contact Details
Contact Person: Shane Mercy Iguiban
Mobile numbers: 0917 459 0731 / 0920 135 6073
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BIYAHEROS
6 Reasons Why I Fell In Love with Papaya Island
Nowadays, finding a lovely destination is just one click away.
You see a really nice travel picture.
Then you click on the description…
Search a few things on Google.
And the next thing you know, you’re already booking for your next travel.
But what makes a destination exceptional?
1.) The stunning sceneries
Papaya Island has beautiful sunsets and sunrise.
They also have clear waters.
There’s a perfect spot for you if you want to go snorkeling.
And you will be amazed by how clear the water is.
Aside from snorkeling, they also have a nice cliff diving spot!
And, have I told you that there’s a little trekking before you reach the cliff diving spot?
You will see this breathtaking view when you’re about to reach Kabibinawan Cove, the cliff jumping spot.
2.) People of Papaya Island are very Hospitable and Warm
These people made our stay truly memorable.
The locals of Brgy. Papaya treated us with warmth.
It’s like they’re very excited for us to see the beauty of their place.
And when Ms. Shane of Biyaheros introduced me to Jenny, saying I blogged about Papaya Island Cove, she excitedly called her mom.
She told her mom about the blog post, and they were thankful that people will now be aware of their lovely place.
I just hope that this awareness won’t destroy this paradise.
People, I hope we always respect the people and the places that we visit.
Let’s preserve this world for the future generations. Okay? 🙂
3.) Papaya Island is Magical
It was 4:30 A.M. when we rode our boat going to Papaya Island.
As we went farther from the shore, it got darker.
Until the only thing, we can see was the light from the community afar.
So, I decided to just stare at the waters.
And, I noticed something sparked.
I wasn’t sure what it was.
So I asked Ms. Shane.
And she told me it was Bioluminescence.
It’s the first time ever I’ve seen a glowing or sparkling water.
It all disappeared when the sun rose.
So, our team waited for the night to come. 10:00 P.M.
It was low tide, the sandbar appeared.
And we went to see the bioluminescence, once again.
It did not disappoint.
It felt like we were walking on a sea of stars. A galaxy under your feet.
Too bad our cameras weren’t able to capture this magical moment.
Better see it for your self 🙂
4.) Food is superb
The moment we reached Brgy. Papaya, around 5:00 A.M., this Biko and coffee packs were waiting for us!
And before we left for island hopping, we ate another set of breakfast. (We paid additional 60 pesos for this since we were only hosted for 1 breakfast.)
After island hopping, we’re now ready for lunch!
This is the best boodle fight ever!
Jenny prepared our lunch, boodle fight style.
Boodle fight is a tradition of Philippine Military Academy.
Instead of plates, spoons, and forks, the cadets will eat on a large banana leaf with their bare hands.
The crabs with ginataang kalabasa (squash in coconut milk),
and salted egg made our mouth water!
The only problem we had, was we did not have a cracker for the claws of these huge crabs!
We had watermelon for dessert.
And for dinner,
It seemed like the food alone was worth it with the 1,999 pesos I paid for this package.
5.) Life is Simple at Papaya Island
Meet Erik, one of the best people in Brgy. Papaya.
He’s our boatman, tour guide, and he told us a lot of stories about their place.
And I thinks it’s the positive effect of not having phone signals on an island.
We begin to listen and talk, and share stories person to person.
If you happen to visit their island, you will definitely experience this. 🙂
6.) Papaya Island is a New Destination, Not Crowded
Despite going here on a weekend, I was glad that there were only 3 groups who stayed for the weekend.
Overall, I only have good words for Papaya Island.
I hope tourism on this place can help locals earn, so they need not go to Metro Manila to feed their family.
Let us support their place, services, and products.
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However, since it is a catch basin, expect to see some trash on the shore. And let’s always be responsible travelers! Let’s not contribute to these wastes.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, comment down or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂