Saturday, June 12, 2010

Road Trip...The Last Adventure for Summer 2010 - Lalimar

Mornings at Lalimar is breathtaking...you wake up to this...


a view of serene water meeting the blue sky...

My brother was up early, so he had breakfast with our driver-mechanic at the resto-bar by the pool. My mom, daughter and her nanny were having their breakfast at the cottage veranda and told me to order mine. I wanted bacon and eggs but was told "baconsilog" was not available so I opted for "longsilog" instead, also to be delivered to the cottage of course...I told you, they had great room service...although I think it's also because my mom is a big tipper :) The kids were still asleep so I decided to explore our surroundings while waiting for breakfast.

Cottage 1 where we stayed
the beautiful eternity pool


As you can see from my amateur pictures (taken with a simple digital camera), that this is a beautiful place and I'm very happy that we came.  Although the beach was full of stones, pebbles and corals, they were not sharp but rather smooth...in fact walking on them carelessly could result in slipping like what happened to my son...causing a huge tear in his board shorts (the reason for the needle and thread).  The best footwear are slippers or sandals with good soles or snorkel shoes.  After getting their bearings, the kids walked on until the water reached above their waist and I could see them snorkeling.  The water was crystal clear and schools of fish could be seen even close to the shore...

We decided to have lunch before we left (check-out time 12 noon) and they offered an Italian menu.  I found out that they have an Italian chef who just started about 2 weeks before.  So we had 3 kinds of spaghetti and broccoli soup. They didn't have french bread (the oven will be delivered next week yet, said the chef) so we had to make do with the white bread we brought.  All in all, it was a satisfying meal and after saying our goodbyes to the staff, we were on our way home.

The way back home gave us a different perspective of the highway...driving up the mountains of San Carlos, we saw this...


San Carlos City's version of the Chocolate hills

and then this...

source:http://www.batch2006.com/negros/visit_salvador_benedicta.htm)

It was a great way to end the summer of 2010 and we will definitely come back...maybe sooner than later.

18 comments:

  1. Cool! San Carlos City has a Version of the Chocolate Hills and the Rice terraces.

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  2. May I ask where Lalimar is exactly located? As not to assume, but is it from Negros? (Basing it from the label) :)

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    1. The resort is in the Oriental side of Negros but it is more accessible from Bacolod City than Dumaguete.

      http://lalimarresort.blogspot.com/

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  3. Never heard of this place, but I think it's one good place to feel serenity...

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  4. WOW! The place looks great! I have to explore that part of Negros :)

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  5. wow. i nevr knew that Negros would have their own Chocolate hills version. and then a banaue rice terraces version. whew.

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  6. Where is San Carlos City? I think that Lalimar is a good spot. From your post, the resort is progressing. I guess they have their oven now and the menu would have improved by now. =)

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    1. San Carlos City is the last city of Negros Occidental north of Bacolod City.

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  7. this post was made last 2 years ago, hope the place is still ok.. :)

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    1. Thankfully they were not greatly affected by the earthquake that area last February 2012. I think only a few cabanas were hit. They have fully recovered by now.

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  8. ang ganda! very good place for retreat! miss longganisa too!

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  9. swimming pool and beach looks amazing! i wondering when can i have a proper relaxing holiday too! hahah xx

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  10. wow! I love roadtrips and beaches. i swear it's two of my weaknesses. I always find it relaxing in a beach. and i can't wait to travel by the end of the month. i am swimming not only in a beach but also in bays and lakes... woot!

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  11. Hmmm I thought you're not the traveling kind? ;) Anyway Lalimar is a lovely place. So relaxing. And there's also a bit of Banaue Rice Terraces. :) First time to hear about this place. There's still so much to explore in our island. I should do a road trip there. Btw, we call it bacsilog here in Manila.

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  12. That's a beautiful place to end summer. ^_^

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  13. Yay! We will going there on November! Reading your post and looking at the photos made me more excited!

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  14. never been to Lalimar pero it looks beautiful in your pictures doc.

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  15. Lovely place and sites. I love road trip but don't do it always, the gasoline price here in US is too expensive.

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