Day 4: Plantation Bay
Save the best for last, the last day in Cebu is the best closing for our vacation. We stayed at the lavish and beautiful Plantation Bay. We arrived before sun down and the resort does not look impressive outside. But, once you get inside, it’s utopia in the real world.
A brief preview of the place en route to our suite (guests ride an electric-powered transport vehicle) was enough to make us feel excited. It’s just unfortunate that it was getting dark already and exploring the place is best done at daytime to see the grandeur scenery. But, it didn’t stop us to go out for a walk and a night swim. And before we get to that, let’s have a walk-through of our suite that got the girls ecstatic and the guys feel classy.
The night scene in Plantation Bay is great, ambient and festive lights surround the area, there are diners and bars open, and there’s a place you can hang out near the shore with live bossa nova music.
After the night swim, we had a drinking session during dinner and we went to Alien Abduction Bar (sans Raph who decided to stay and rest) afterwards to consume our complimentary drinks (your choice of tequila, beer, whiskey, etc.) and some nuts. We left the bar around midnight. Jay and Lei decided to go for a night walk (2 girls walking at night, that’s a good idea, it’s just too bad there are no vampires, werewolves, or sea monsters nearby to spice up your life), me and the rest of the guys went back to the suite. I laid down on the sofa and passed out. When I woke up, it was already passed 1 am, everybody’s sleeping (just glad no one drew a penis on my face), and I went to the bedroom to sleep. Raph, Jheryl, and Alex have an early flight and will be leaving the group first. Too bad they didn’t get the chance to enjoy Plantation Bay at daytime. I took them to the airport where we also had to deliver our travel car back to kuya Neil of NGH Tourist Transport.
Tsong and I (using GrabCar for the first time) went back to Plantation Bay to enjoy the last few hours of living like kings. Our flight is scheduled at 12:30, we originally planned to leave at 10:30 am (for the free transport service to the airport), but Jay and Tsong wanted to maximize our stay, so it has been decided to leave at 11 am. So, after a quick break fast, I went out for a barefoot run around Plantation bay to deliver the sights of Plantation Bay. Here’s my run-through.
And that wraps up the Cebucation Chronicles. I highly recommend Plantation Bay to anyone who plans to visit Cebu. The place is wonderful and the service is top-notch. Some of our colleagues from TravelCorp. stopped by to check out the place and the superiority of our accommodations. Tsong, Jay and I was going to leave at 11 am, but they couldn’t secure a GrabCar, so we decided to wait for the next free transport service to the airport at 11:30 am. The staff of Plantation Bay also took care of our check-in (service excellency right there) whilst waiting. I was a little nervous that we might miss our 12:30 flight because of the traffic. We arrived passed 12 at the airport and had to move hastily. Luckily, our flight was delayed again (first time I was glad about a plane being late) and we made it back to Manila and at home safe and sound. And unfortunately, we still have to go to work that day, so we only had a few hours of rest. But, it was worth it.
It was a memorable Thanksgiving vacation, we had a lot of fun, and i didn’t get to spend too much money (just being thrifty). I’d like to thank the people who made this vacation possible. Raph for making it easier for me to join. The man is a good samaritan in wolf’s clothing, he took care of some of my budget shortcomings, food, and provided me with the energy drinks to help me drive the long distance even without sleep. Princess for all the things that made this vacation happen, you’re a saint for giving so much and making sure that people enjoy the blessings you have given them. Thank you for everything. And for the rest of Team Bahala Na or DIY Travel, thanks for the good and fun times, I really enjoyed my first time in Cebu.