In the history of the Philippines, Antulang Beach Resort was the first resort to offer pool villas to their guests. It offers first class rooms which simply mean that these rooms have their own jacuzzis. The luxury is breathtaking and the space is more than anyone expects! All of the rooms are made out of Canadian pinewoods which blend with the natural beauty the place possesses. Antulang Beach Resort can be reached through buses which will take 45 minutes of travel from Dumaguete City, the Capital City of Negros Oriental.
How to get there…
Antulang Beach Resort is under the Municipality of Siaton which is an hour of travel from Dumaguete City. And if you are worried on how to get there, worry no more! If you are a foreigner, there are three ways how to get to Antulang Resort.
First, you need to catch a plane for Manila; the capital city of the Philippines. Once you are in the Philippines, specifically in Manila, try to book for a flight going to Dumaguete City or Negros Oriental. There are only two commercial airports in Negros Province; it is either in Dumaguete City for Negros Oriental and Bacolod City for Negros Occidental. Now, while you are in Manila, you can try to book for Antulang Beach Resort through their outlet; just try to ask the tourism office in the airport. For sure they have all the numbers of all possible destinations of tourists. You better rely on tourism offices than taxi drivers because Philippines focused more on tourism nowadays while taxi drivers just want to make money. However, if you don’t have enough time to book for Antulang Beach Resort, just take the flight for Negros Oriental or Dumaguete City; it is just an hour away from Manila through planes.
Second, if you arrive in Dumaguete City Airport without booking in Antulang Beach Resort, look for tourism office and ask for the number of the Resort for you to be booked. If not, you need to take a pedicab going to the bus terminal. Now, the advantage of booking for Antulang in the first place is that there will be a van waiting for you in the airport that will take you straight to the Resort; you will know because it has a name of the resort. However, if you somehow weren’t able to book, then you need to commute via bus transportation.
Third, the pedicab will take you to a Ceres bus station. Ceres Liner is the biggest transportation in Negros Province and you can always rely on their services. Just try to look for a bus going for Bayawan City; this is the final destination of the bus but it will pass through the Municipality of Siaton. Just tell the conductor that you are going to Antulang Beach Resort. The fare is $1.30 or 50 pesos; before going anywhere in the Philippines, have your currency changed into the currency of the Philippines to avoid further problems with situations which include cash.
What to expect in Antulang?
Antulang is a beach resort. But not just any ordinary beach resort; it is luxurious and designed to cater the needs of the celebrities as well as tourists who are seeking a really good place to stay while on a tour. So, expect much from it.
The very first thing you should expect is the beach itself. If there is one thing that Antulang is very proud of, that would be the beach. The white sand seemed to be a highlight against the clear, blue sea. The shore is carefully cleaned up everyday by the care takers and since the resort is first class, no one is allowed to plunge into the beach without being booked. So you could expect that the beach is exclusive for the guests only. One important thing you should know about Antulang is that it is elevated and take refuge at the top of the cliff. The spiral staircase will take you down gently into the beach; and that’s what makes the allurement of the beach irresistible. Witnessing the sunset in Antulang is one of the most beautiful experiences you will encounter.
Antulang is also a good dive site. The shallow corals are breathtakingly beautiful to look at that everyone prefer snorkeling and have a race match with beautiful butterfly fish, the colorful clownfish, octopus and even eels. And for those who really want to explore deeper, they could watch manta rays and hawksbill turtles swim with elegance. Antulang beach resort also caters night diving which would leave an impression like diving in your own aquarium.
And for nature-lovers, Antulang has so many fruit-bearing trees which you could enjoy. Some of the local trees include bayabas (wild guava), sereguelas and manzanitas which bear fruit all time of the year.
Aside from the local fruits, there are also local animals you often witness to come your way like halo (monitor lizard), tuko (geckos), kagang (sentinel crabs) and umang (hermit crabs).
Antulang Beach Resort has scheduled cruises for their guests to the most popular Apo Island and the neighboring Tambobo Bay. So if you really want to discover the hidden paradise, visit Antulang Beach Resort and you will surely know the difference!