Tag: Negros

Easy Diving and Beach Resort

Easy Divings Dive Center
Easy Divings Dive Center

We spent a fabulous time  at Easy Diving and Beach Resort from the 18th – 21 Dec, and what a fantastic time we had. This was a last minute booking for us as I thought we only had one day available since our week was pretty busy with Christmas agenda issues and we were expected back to work the next day, but we were able to swing a couple of days. Sadly I forget the name of the Filipina that we spoke to for the booking but she was very very helpful, and she was able to set things up for us and she was even more helpful when we decided to extend for a day, ensuring we were able to keep the same room.

We took a bus from Bacolod, and it easily took us about 5 – 6 hours to arrive in Sipalay. We were to be met at a drop off point by a Trike driver named Denmark but there was some confusion and we ended up taking one of the other Trikes that are there awaiting customers, and the price was the same as what it would have been if it was arranged by Easy Diving.

Local Boat at Sunset
Local Boat at Sunset

After an additional 30 minute trike ride we finally arrived at the gates of Easy Diving and Beach Resort and as with everything else things happened like clock work. One of the security guards assisted us with the bags, and delivered them directly to our room, and we actually made it in time for a late bite to eat. We got a quick tour of how to make it to our room, and we retired for a restful evening as it had been a long day.

We chose a Deluxe Room, so we could have a queen sized bed, the rates where PhP 2700 per night, and that came with Aircon and a mini bar, and I have to say it is half the price of the other Resort we looked at and after doing a little beach walk the rooms and the resort look a lot nicer. So I think we scored a big victory there.

Easy Diving's Boats
Easy Diving’s Boats

The first morning I spoke with one of the dive instructors named I do believe Carl, about taking my friend on a Discover Scuba Diving, as I am a PADI Course Director. I was very impressed, as I know what a hassle it can be for outside instructors to want to run things, he simply said he would ask the owner and let me know. Excellent, and he actually did exactly that. Christian, the owner of Easy Diving and Beach Resort, approached me later in the day and introduced himself and welcomed us to the resort which I felt was a nice warm touch. I can not say enough about the staff, especially the Filipina’s and Filipino’s which were very very helpful!!

If you are on Negros Occidental, and want a nice place to stay, don’t miss out on a chance for a little part of paradise!! I will be going back for another visit for sure!!

The Negros Museum

Part of the US exhbit
Part of the US exhibit

Yesterday turned out to be a great day here in Bacolod.  I had the opportunity to visit The Negros Museum which is located right next to the Hall of Justice on Gatuslao Street in downtown Bacolod.  Michelle and I had a few hours to kill before seeing the Judge, and discovered the museum was right next door so off we went.

I have had an opportunity to visit many museums around the world, and like most this was very interesting and certainly an enjoyable couple of hours spent exploring.  The Negros Museum is a small rather simple museum, but there was certainly some very powerful images and exhibits to be seen.  One I enjoyed very much was Toy Land, a very large sized room, filled with beautiful displays of toys from around the world.  As I suspect nothing there from Canada but there was an exhibit of toys from New Mexico in the United States, and sure enough there was an item there that I had bought, though not as a toy but it brought back fond memories.

If you have a couple of hours to kill, and want to take a walk through the museum, it is time well spent.  If I remember the tickets where P100 for adults and P70 for kids.  Don’t miss out, stop by and visit The Negros Museum.