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April 10, 2010
Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary

Our department had our team outing activity in one of the islands of Mactan, Cebu called Nalusuan Island. As what was stated during one my previous posts, Nalusuan Island had originated from the word, kalusuan which means a “place of penises” was coined as such because of sea cucumbers – which looked like male genitalia – surrounding the island.

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pumpboat from Mactan to Nalusuan Island

We needed the this break from work and it was nice because most of us really wanted the outing to push through. We only had to shell out a little dough since there was a budget allotted for the summer trip. Went convoy from the office to the Mactan and rented a pump boat to the island itself.

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bridge in Nalusuan Island.

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it’s a long one too.

One of our colleagues is the son of the owners of the place and he used to manage the resort way back so we got a little discount with the package.

What I like best during the whole outing was that everyone cooperated and brought something to donate and lunch was truly great. The food was abundant including the desserts.

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roasted pig, fruits, chips, cakes, drinks!

The sun was scorching hot and the skies were clear. It was a perfect day at the beach but I didn’t really soak up as much since probably I passed the stage where I couldn’t get enough of the sun’s rays.

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going low tide

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a hot summer

The weather was really perfect and the sand was fine during low tide. Had a lot of shots taken and I’m planning to post an unexpected photo op with a colleague. There were a lot of people who stopped by to eat lunch at their restaurant. We just stayed under the trees with the fresh air and just enjoyed hanging out.

It’s really been awhile since we last had an activity like this so I was glad that it pushed through.

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shade and kids

Nalusuan Island is a great place to chill in my opinion because of the sand and also the people I was able to hang out with. Too bad we weren’t able to stay overnight. We could’ve had more interesting things occurring if it were to happen.

I don’t really have a lot of beach trips this summer since I’ve been saving and saving for a trip in the later part of the year.

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1 jump shot and 1 shot for the group

For more information about the place, accommodations and rates, here’s their site: http://nalusuan.mencaresorts.com/

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7 comments… add one
  • angie

    hi!  Is the resort good for swimming? i want to go there for day activity lang.. can you suggest other beach in mactan, with good white sand beach unta, thanks

    • Edcel

      @angie: yeah, this is a great place for lounging around. the sand is really nice. 😀

  • erika

    How much would it cost if we won't stay over night..Just for a day, would it cost us big price?

  • raff

    hi, how much did you pay for the pump boat going to nalusuan resort ? thanks 

  • @raff: forgot how much we paid but the info below is taken from their website:http://nalusuan.mencaresorts.com/index.php?page=facilities

    Tongo Mactan – Nalusuan Island PHP
    M/B Kasadya (25-30 pax) 3,000.00
    Migoy (6-8 pax) 2,500.00
    Gisaw (4-6 pax) 1,500.00
    Lakhoy (4-6 pax) 3,000.00
    Ferry Dos (6-8 pax) 3,500.00
    Pa-Kool (8-10 pax) 4,000.00
    Pugapo (30-35 pax) 3,500.00
    Tongo Mactan – Nalusuan Island PHP
    M/B Kasadya (25-30 pax) 3,000.00
    Migoy (6-8 pax) 2,500.00
    Gisaw (4-6 pax) 1,500.00
    Lakhoy (4-6 pax) 3,000.00
    Ferry Dos (6-8 pax) 3,500.00
    Pa-Kool (8-10 pax) 4,000.00
    Pugapo (30-35 pax) 3,500.00
  • rachelle

    hi ed. the their website is unavailable. i wonder if the price of the pump boat  

    (4-6 pax)

    includes way back to mactan? or do we need to pay additional 1500 in going back? thanks!

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