On the 26th of December we took off for a fun four nights at the beach. We were able to drive away at 8:30 AM. I was very proud of us! We took SLEX South, continued south all the way to Batangas. We received a tip from a friend to drive around the actual city and follow all the signs straight to the port. We did this and we arrived there at 10. We were expecting the drive to take 2.5 hours at least. It was a great surprise. As soon as we got out of the car we had a man asking where we were going and if he could sell us a ticket on his boat there. We told him we wanted to go to the Muelle part in Puerto Galera. He said there was a ferry leaving at 10:30 and there was room for us. We confirmed the ferry was direct and one of the legit companies and followed him to the ticket window. He ordered our tickets, then paid our port fee. Then we waited, and waited, and waited, and waited an hour before our ferry finally left. The boat ride to Muelle was beautiful but took an hour. Once we took off from Batangas I sent Buri a text telling them we were on our way. When we arrived in Muelle we had a boat driver and his boat there ready to take us to Buri. The boat ride to the resort was about 20 mins. So, it took us about 5 hours in total to arrive at our resort.
We had a two room villa with it’s own private pool. The villa was beautiful and amazing! We played all afternoon in our little pool then headed down for dinner. The kids ate spaghetti at almost every meal and ate the entire meal every time! I was very pleased with the food. We mostly ate and ate and ate the whole weekend. : )
Day two we took a boat for 1,300 to a beach about 20 mins from the Buri. The boat ride again was amazing. We could see the way the ocean was cutting into all the little islands, they had crazy caves under most of them. I tried to get pictures but I’m not sure I managed the amazingness of the islands. We spent the whole day at the beach, went home for naps for the kids then dinner. The second day we did the same thing but went to the Sandbar. It was not as nice but it was still beautiful. The weather wasn’t as good the third day though. We spent the afternoon at the pool. Then our last day we spend hours playing in the resort’s pool until it was time to catch our ferry home. They had a waterfall at the top of their pool. It fell into a little kiddie pool and was perfect for the kids. To top it all off, if you are a member of the American Recreation Center, you can get a HUGE discount on the weekend at Buri.
We had an amazing long weekend. Having Mom and Dad there with us was the icing on the cake! Here are some pictures: