WHERE: Villa Amor Resort, Biri Island, Northern Samar
DATE OF TRAVEL: July 2-5, 2010
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
It's one of the best resorts in Biri Island! Their hammocks are perfect for relaxation, the sunset is beautiful and the owner's kayak may be borrowed if you want some adventure!
P1,200/ 3 for the main cottage with aircon, P500 for non-aircon rooms
Biri Island doesn't have much shore (wake up early if you want to experience it!) but the sea in front of the resort is still great for swimming. Biri Island has an electricity schedule so there's no electricity from 12am-12nn. This resort has a generator, though.
Villa Amor is the new name of Villa Sunset Resort. It is located 5-10 minutes away from the Biri Island pier and 10-15 minutes away from the famous Biri Rock Formations. It is named after the owner who is a native of Biri and is now residing in Australia with her husband and children. This resort has aircon and non-aircon rooms and a small sari-sari store.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Fly/ Ride a boat to Catarman/ Calbayog. From Calbayog, take a jeep/ bus to the town of Allen (P80/head) and from there take a tricycle to the town of Lavezares (P100/trike). From Lavezares, hire a boat going to Biri Island. A special trip costs P400 for a 30-45 minute boat ride. Once your boat lands, ask a habal-habal (motorcycle) driver to take you to Villa Amor Resort. It costs around P20 per head.
Villa Amor Resort - +63930 3825788