Except for that room above the eating area. Yes, it's a room - an attic room!
It's this house (building, structure, whatever it is called). That's just 1 room up there.
Anyway, I went up to see that attic room. This is it viewed from the entrance / stairs:
My room? You saw pictures in the previous story. But here it is form the outside:
Here's another view of my room, with a nice wash of the morning sun on the porch:
Here is that reception area cum tindahan cum tambayan of the resort's crews:
This is how it looks on the other side (entering from the main road):
First I saw (in the evening) was the Lolo, who I noticed was asked by the crews (for authority) when I had the non-cold bottled water and Coke predicament. I asked the boy who delivered my food to my porch who that old man was, and I was told he was the owner. In the morning, there was a Lola (probably wife of the Lolo) who was also just there - Supervisor hehe. What irritates is that they are just there looking and listening at you but wont respond when they are supposed to be the best in the know and the authority. But, I knew better... after reading the menu, I ordered my breakfast and asked some questions with the Lola instead of the girl in front of me. Da, she had no choice but to respond to me hehe! She just hollered my orders to her crews passing by going to their kitchen! Aliw!
My message to Lolo and Lola: in proper business (customer service) protocol, wag kang nakiki-dinig or nakikitingin if you are not the one entertaining a client. Don't look nor listen. Otherwise, makialam ka. Respond Actively! You are the owner anyway.
Hey I mentioned about breakfast, right? Well, let's talk about that. This was grand! After ordering what I wanted, they asked me where in this wide facility did I want to have breakfast. Hard choice as this is a big wide place! But, I pointed to this little hut!
I sat savoring this wonderful morning view! That's mainland Samar across the sea.
It came w/ a free sachet of 3-in-1 coffee they won't change to a free sachet of Milo :(
Not yet in this pic, but, this required an extra cup of rice. Wanna guess why?
Well, that was such a meal enough (kasi me Coke hehehe)! And, burrrp!
I sat there a while, like a pig hehe, until I saw this army about 3 feet away...
And now some tsismis...
Behind that man in the picture above is the eating area/restaurant/whatever of the resort. At the time I was about done with my breakfast, there were some 5 people (guests) who settled at a table on the farthest end from me. To have their breakfast and swimming, of course. They came from adjacent rooms just few meters from mine.
The even more weirdly funny part of it all was: the older priest made a call on his cellphone, and trying to stay away from hearing distance of his companions, he walked towards my hut and I could hear... "hello mayor, hi Fr. _______ ini... okay na an isda ngan alimango dadad-on ko niyan ngada..." Not sure if his speakerphone was on, but I could overhear the mayor (female). She asked if the dear priest can also bring about 5 kilos of "pasayan nga itum, bayaran ko nala didi pag-abot mo" (tiger prawns, I'll just pay you here when you arrive), to which the padi answered affirmatively!
Whohoa! After their conversation, the priest immediately made another call (to another woman) and gave instruction about the prawns and how to pack everything that he'll pick up later in the day! Nice this priest ha? Enterprising!
I think I even got caught by the younger priest while I trailed my camera at him and one of the girls as they frolicked in the water. So I quickly erased the 'juicier' pics! Hah!
Anyway again... let's see more of this resort before I finally leave for Victoria.
A nice wide space towards the far end (north) of the facility. Team buildings? Pwede!
Even more rooms further out...
I laughed hard when this cottage was offered to me at P1,400 I think
Let's do this architectural nth-sanity again for clarity...
These 'houses' look cute btw, especially w/ those plants growing on the thatched roof!
I could not believe my ears hearing them tell me "800 la sir, pero mahugaw ngan harayo"! In my mind, I was short of lambasting them with "eh kung mahugaw, bakit di nyo linisin? Ngan kon hirayo, why don't you station yourselves near them?"! Yep, take note folks, in all of these rooms, houses and cottages, there are no phones or intercoms. You go by the holler system hehehe!
Conceptually though, these cottages are actually more 'rustically attractive'. The design and make mimics those of some aboriginal villages in the northern parts of the Philippines.
But oh how I itched to confront the owners of this resort and tell them "being native does not mean being filthy"! Check out the pictures below...
This is the upper portion of the native hut. Looks nice, right? Native!
Alright, and anyway again, if you don't explore the northern end of this resort (because its far & the owners probably never get to see that portion of their facility), the beach front, middle and southern areas are really wonderful places to be.
Ah, let's stop it here!
Bottomline, at Haven Of Fun, stay in the rooms or cottages nearest their reception area. Facilities are good in the area, aside from you'd be near the entrance, food, and the crew if you need them!
Let's go roaming elsewhere San Antonio!
For a chronology of this trip's stories, click these numbers: