My excitement in our snorkeling today in Giant Clam Sanctuary at 9 a.m. woke me up so early. I rushed into the window and hailed the curtain. Oh my it was gloomy! But rain or shine, we got out from Captain Hook’s Parrot Inn and started the day taking a morning walk in a nearby Kaputian Beach Resort to see the humble community of Kaputian.
Kaputian Beach Resort is one of the popular beach resorts in Samal Island and is frequented not only by locals but tourists as well because of its white sand, clear water and most of all, its affordable rate from entrance fee to room and cottage rent.
A laid-back scenery warmly welcomed us as we hit the rocky and dusty road. The cool morning breeze, the scent of sweet flowers and the early riser locals gave a delightful feeling. Samal Island is underdeveloped place, devoid of city improvements, but its charm was so fascinating. The resort was just five minutes walk from the inn.
The beach isn’t as stunning as compared to Caramoan or Boracay but it has clean and clear water. We enjoyed lazing on the wide stretch of creamy white sand with crushed corrals and small beach stones. There were tents pitched near the cottages. We immersed our foot on the water and played with the gentle waves. It wasn’t crowded yet and we were refreshed watching the calm water, the Talicud Island and Isla Reta from afar.
Bringing of food is allowed inside the resort. But it is better to bring food and water for there are limited stores to buy around the resort.
We were offered by a local for an island hopping to Talikud Island, Isla Reta and Corral Garden for P1,800. But we refused because we will visit Hagimit Falls and Monfort Bat Cave in the afternoon.
We went back to the inn for a breakfast. It was again a feast. And no matter how full our tummies were, we rushed off to the beach and swim. It thrilled me to see a brilliant crystal clear water because the sun was hovering happily into the clear blue skies.
Next stop, Giant Clam Sanctuary
In Getting There:
1) There are passenger boats at Sta. Ana Wharf which will take you to Kaputian Wharf around 45 minutes to one hour depending on sea condition. Fare – P70. Then take a few walk going to the resort.
2) You may also take a ferry boat ride from Sasa Wharf to Bakak Wharf for P10 and take the Island City Express, a non-aircon bus and tell the driver to drop you off to Kaputian.