Nagarao Island Resort
San Isidro, Sibunag, Guimaras, Philippines
Nagarao Island is a great place for nature loving and quiet guests. For swimming during low tide, you may use one of the piers especially built to reach deeper waters. A pool is available as well. Proper swimming attire is required. In case you plan to go snorkeling, you should bring your own equipment and for night strolls on the island you better have a flashlight as well.
Nagarao Island Resort Accommodations
The accommodation in Nagarao is special. Instead of the usual hotel room, you’ll find individual rustic cottages facing the sea, each of them nicely surrounded by trees and flowers. They all have modern facilities such as toilets and showers. Food is rich in variety and as much as possible, fresh from the sea and local farms. The quality of the food is excellent and you can eat as much as you like.
Nagarao Island Resort begins at the main pavilion that has a bar, restaurant, and lounging area. There are 16 individual bungalows in native style with modern
showers and toilets. 3 are air-conditioned and the rest have electric fans.
Nagarao Island Resort Location
To get to Nagarao, you have to pass by Iloilo City which is served by several daily flights of less than an hour from Manila and Cebu. The airlines that have flights to Iloilo City are the following: Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, and Cebu Pacific.
From the main city of Iloilo in Panay Island, you take a motorized outrigger ride of 10 to 15 minutes from Fort San Pedro to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras. From Jordan Wharf, your travel by land via jeep or van to Kupo Wharf in Brgy. San Isidro for an hour and from there, Nagarao's private motorized pumpboat will ferry you to the island in
less than 10 minutes.
Southern Philippine Cuisine
In Mindanao, the southern part of Palawan island, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, dishes are richly flavored with the spices common to Southeast Asia: turmeric, coriander, lemon grass, cumin, and chillies — ingredients not commonly used in the rest of Filipino cooking. Being free from Hispanicization, the cuisine of the indigenous Moro and Lumad peoples of Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago has much in common with the rich and spicy Malay cuisines of Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Indonesian and Thai cuisines.
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