After covering a biodiversity expedition in the Verde Island for a news story, I got to visit this really cool diving resort called Bontoc in Batangas Bed and Breakfast (BBBB) to interview Romeo Trono of Conservation International. The cozy resort definitely warranted a feature of its own. For more information on the place itself, please read the feature published in Sunday Inquirer Magazine, Bontoc or Batangas? Both! Below are a few more photos of the place.
View of Mt. Gulugod-Baboy from the BBBB’s balcony
Anito carvings and a glass bead curtain leading to the kitchen
The stairs leading to the loft in the Ifugao-themed room
One of the tables in the balcony area
The cozy sala/dining area
The mountain meets the sea in the resort’s unique details
The structure of the resort, stone walls, wood carvings and other details int the resort are all Igorot-made
One of the two Ifugao-themed loft rooms on the top floor, which has a master’s bedroom and extra mattresses in the loft
The bathroom has a quirky coconut shell showerhead and stone paved flooring; lights are made from used wine bottle
The loft room offers a great view of the ocean
Fresh yellowfin tuna sashimi (appetizer)
Dinakdakan (grilled pork), banana blossom salad, beef with garlic/inihaw na liempo, pako (fern salad), grilled chicken and grilled prawns
The food is beyond excellent. Ask anyone who has stayed there and they will probably rave about everything. Even though I don’t dive (yet), I would go back there for the weekend just to eat dinner. I can’t even say what my favorite dish was because all the food was so good. Plus, how can you resist drink-all-you-can rum-coke? BBBB is a great weekend getaway not that far from Manila. It’s located in Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas. For more information, check out the resort’s Facebook page: Bontoc in Batangas Bed and Breakfast.
UPDATE (4/19/2012): Here’s a link to a location map to the place