Isla is our dialect for island so Isla Naburot means Naburot Island. I visited this private island resort in Jordan, Guimaras last year and immediately fell in love with its serene ambience.
I asked the owner what Naburot means and he said it is a root crop that was once abundant in the island.
Upon arrival, we were immediately taken to our room, which was as charming as the resort itself. Here’s our view from the balcony.
Isn’t it breathtaking? Just look at the lush beauty of the greenery that surrounds the island. What more, Isla Naburot has no electricity so it’s the perfect getaway for those who want to get away from it all. Just to be clear, though, the island uses solar power, but it’s not available the whole day.
Each time our meal is served, we had to go to the main hall, which afforded us views of its private beachfront.
Because the island is well-surrounded by other islands, its beach lacks the usual waves and looks so placid it can be mistaken for a lake, though we verified its saltwater when we went for a swim.
Here’s a panoramic shot.
What I liked and remember most about our stay here was the food. During each meal, we were treated to sumptuous meals of fresh seafood and fruits.
And yes, Guimaras does have the sweetest mangoes in the country.
I have many more beautiful photos of this serene island, but I will save them for my detailed post about Isla Naburot.
All photos are unedited and taken using my Samsung Note 2.
This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. We have no theme this week since the 4th and 5th week’s themes are picked by the challenger. This 4th week, I chose Travel because while I was freeing space from my smartphone, I found so many stills from my previous travels.
Oh my, do you live in paradise? Yes, indeed–each scene has a tranquility and invites me to want to sit and meditate. Happy Photo Challenge.
Thank you, Sally. I live in a tropical country and this is one of our 7,107 islands.
I’m having fun joining your photo challenge, thank you.
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Ahhh, how lovely and relaxing!
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How restful and tropical – a real paradise.
Thank you, Suzanne.
I love to learn about other tropical places. Isla Naburot is beautiful!
Those mango slices look like East Indian. I like that type, but my favourite is Julie mango. 🙂
I had to google Julie mango and found out that here in the Philippines, we call it Apple Mango because it’s shaped liked an apple (and colored pinkish red too!). Thanks for the visit! 🙂
That’s so cool! I learned something new. Thanks! 🙂
Thanks too because I learned what a Julie mango is from you. 🙂
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