• Blog Updates by Rob

    Posted on June 8th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Back to Bantayan Island

    Back to Bantayan Island

    After a 5 month absence from Bantayan Island, we are in our final preparations to return to the island in the next 3 weeks. We have sold our home in the U.S. and hope to be back with the people and land that we have grown to love, soon.

    I will be writing daily updates on Bantayan Island once we return that will include a daily photo journal, weather updates, and news of local happening around the island.

    Since our departure in January, and the launch of this web site in early December 2010, we have moved in our Google page rank from the 15th page, or about 150th place, to the first or second page, 10 or 11th place.

    We are starting to see traffic numbers on the web site approaching several hundred per day. Once we are physically back on Bantayan Island and begin to write daily updates, that number should increase dramatically to thousands.

    We receive several email inquiries each week about the resorts, recreation and happenings on the island. We alway return every email within two hours, whenever possible.

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone on BI and hearing the wonderful stories of how blessed your life has been living on one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • Blog Updates by Rob

    Posted on January 16th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Back To Bantayan Island

    Back To Bantayan Island

    After the Christmas and New Years celebrations with family in Cebu, we are headed back to Bantayan Island on Wednesday morning. On this trip we will forgo the usual trip via Air Conditioned bus and take our Honda Beat Scooter instead.

    Our favorite Resort on Bantayan Island is Beach Placid and the Tri-Plex Cottage is perfect for us as just a few steps in the white sand and we are in the Aquamarine water swimming and snorkeling once again.

    It will be interesting to see what the weather will be like on Wednesday since we have been inundated with tremendous thunderstorms and torrential rains for days now. We are taking the rain coats and helmets just in case.

    What normally takes about 3 hours by bus, should only take us 2 hours by scooter. We can take our time and see the sights and stop at anything that perks our interest. There are so many interesting and photogenic places between Cebu City and Hagnaya, riding a bike is a perfect way to really see the sights.

    Strapped to the back of our scooter will be our dive bag containing the fins, snorkels and masks for both Marissa and I. Taking just shorts, t shirts and flip flops it is sure to be a wonderful 4 days and nights on the Island we love so dearly.

    On the schedule is another wonderful opportunity to walk amongst the fishing villages and talk to the quiet and gentle people who live there. We love to gather with them and see their homes, children and the stories about their lives that always touch our heart. There will be once again, an opportunity to give them some of the much needed basic essentials for life. Every time we walk through the villages and give money to the people who live there to buy rice and their basic needs, it leaves me in tears as I walk away stunned at how wonderful it feels to help people who have such great need.