February 2, 3 and 4, were our scheduled stay in one beach resort in Dalaguete Cebu. Don't want to mention the name of the resort for we were not satisfied with the accommodation and their services. Anyway, we were very excited to board on a plane since this would be the first time for my eldest and youngest, I got 4 kids and they were all with me during the trip. We arrived before 6am in Mactan Airport, from there we rode a taxi to take us to Dalaguete, a 2-hour ride from Mactan. Have seen in the map that we have been from end to end of the island.
With all the tiresome trip we were expecting a warm welcome from the resort staff..but ..alas..no one welcomes us, and we were even asked if we had made a reservation! To make the story short, they had given us a room. It's a big but old family room, with mirrored door but no curtains. Well, the beach is not as good and as clean as in Boracay, we prefer to swim at their pool. Our first night there was a sleepless one for I don't know I've been uneasy the whole night, maybe because my knee joint was aching or I don't feel secured with the place. I think the latter was the reason for I am not really at ease when in a strange and a far away place, unless there are many people around and hotel guards. It was raining hard that night and brown outs occurred .. creepy. Since this is not a hotel and far from the one we used to stay with in Boracay, I should not expect something special to happen. We were supposed to stay there 2 nights and 3 days but I decided to go back to the city the next morning and find some place to stay and where we could also swim.
From Dalaguete to Lapu-lapu City, we were lead to a five-star hotel, Imperial Palace Water Resort and Spa..whew for just an overnight ..don't want to remember that huge amount..geesh, it still aches my pocket. Anyway, I've given my kids their best time to enjoy and it's giving me happiness to see them with it. The breakfast eat all you can were superb with all the different oriental cuisine. We really have a good time since breakfast time is our favorite and the biggest... ('-')...Of course our swimming would not be complete with our Olympus underwater camera..check those shots.
I would say Cebu is like Manila in its structure, even when we were over the city on the plane you would thought from above you're still in Manila. Though we had a short time exploring the place, there are nice beaches around and its not that polluted compared to Manila. Travelling through out Dalaguete and Cebu City, you would still see the simplicity of life in some remote areas to those in the city. The Magellan's cross is not as big as what my son had thought before. By the way, we are very grateful to the driver who really gave us full service touring the city and fetched us from Mactan airport to Dalaguete to Lapu-lapu and to Mactan for our flight. Call me for his number if you want a driver who can be trusted..('-'). And remember, when you say Cebu, it's the island, and Cebu City is within that island as well as Lapu-lapu City.