Punta Verde

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My first summer beach trip this year happened two weeks ago in the beautiful resort at Lobo, Batangas. Lobo is not known for white beaches because instead of sand they have pebbles. This getaway is not mainly about the search for a beautiful beach but a relaxing resort away from the congested city. I, being the brain of galas in our family, searched for a resort to go to and checked the most googled one, Punta Verde. The website's pictures were too fascinating but I don't want to expect much since most websites have exaggerated and too edited pictures. We still agreed to go there and I must say, the almost two hours long drive + underdeveloped rocky roads + the lack of phone signal are just some of the most annoying things we encountered during our travel. My mom even told us to ditch the plan and find an alternative resort because we've already passed a lot of resorts and we're almost atop the mountain but still haven't find Punta Verde Dive Resort. Of course, I wouldn't let that happen. No. Not during the moment that we're almost there. When we reached the gates of Punta Verde, we were disappointed of how it looks. We entered and found nothing special. It looks like it was still under construction. I was embarrassed because my plans were a total fail! Little did we know that the resort we were looking for was not the usual resort everyone sees. It is situated at the mountain! I was like, for real? The place that we entered was just an extension of the main resort. From the beachfront, we hiked almost 200 steps up going to the main resort. Although the steps were quite steep and I experienced mild leg cramps during the hike, I still enjoyed the view going up with the matching stories of our friendly tour guide. They made sure to entertain every guests coming through the witty signages and quotations that can be seen in every stop. 
After the exhausting and long hike, this view came into picture. I do not have the right words to describe how relaxing the view was. I almost forgot everything that we've encountered during our way here because of this picturesque scenery. I could honestly spend my summer days here, with this view, and not get tired of it at all! Could you just please take me back? :(
I spent most of the time lounging by the pool. We were lucky that although it's a weekend, they accept walk-ins and the place wasn't crowded at all. In fact, we were the only guests during that day and we have the whole resort all by ourselves. 
Our tour guide let us explore the whole place including the rooms and cottages that they have for overnight stay and the amenities that they have in the resort. The one in the picture is the entrance to their villa which can accomodate 11-15 guests. They have a museum, restaurant, billiards area, hanging bridge etc. Every spot is just instagram worthy.  
Here's to my "achieve na achieve" look after finishing the First Dental Proper year successfully and realizing how many unexpected good things God  has blessed me with. <3
Another beach trip coming on the blog! Will give you an updated on my twitter and IG when it's up! :)
*This is not a sponsored post*
xoxo,


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75 comments:

  1. your are absolutely beautiful!
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  2. Dreamy pictures Shaira!!! Stunning place!

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  3. Dreamy pictures Shaira!!! Stunning place!

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  4. The resort looks like an absolute blast! You look like you had an incredible time there, just lounging and relaxing. Oh, I wish I could go so badly! <3

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  5. Such a beautiful place dear! Love the photos :)

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  6. Wow, incredible pics, amazing location!!!
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  7. Wow,the place looks heavenly! Beautiful clicks <3

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  8. Lovely place!!! I love the pictures and you look

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  9. This is so gorgeous, I hope you had a lovely time

    Filipa xxx
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  10. This place looks amazing. The views are breathtaking. xx
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  11. Gorgeous photos, looks like paradise!
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  12. This made me miss summer! this place looks amazing :)

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  13. wow i love this resort.. gorrgeous!

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  14. beautiful photos :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures!!!
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  16. great pics

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  17. Gorgeous photos, looks like an amazing place to vacation.

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  18. Great post, you have a very nice blog! :D

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  19. I Wish I could be in the place one day, it's so beautiful! <3

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  20. wow this resort looks fabulous! Too bad it was a long walk.

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  21. Amazing photos ! You looks so gorgeous.
    Hope you will have a great day.
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  22. Wow, these pictures look amazing and the place looks really nice!! After I've read your post I want to go there so bad :( ^^

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  23. Wow, this place looks like a heaven and the view from pool is breathtaking! :)

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  24. These pictures are amazing the water looks so clear and blue!

    stay styled,

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  25. Wonderful location and you look beautiful!

    xo
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  26. What a beautiful place, stunning pictures!! And you're so beautiful, I love your outfit!

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  27. I am obsessed with these pictures! I'm following you now ;) Your blog is amazing<3

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  28. I want to visit Lobo!!!! Such an amazing beach!!!

    You seem to be enjoying yourself and I'm happy to see that.

    I really like that white blouse...very romantic styling. You look beautiful!!!

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  29. This place is so calm, peaceful and gorgeous! The view of the water is magnificent. Fantastic photos!

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  30. What a nice place and congrats on your success! :D

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  31. Pretty place to spend a summer vacay! Love the photos. Thanks for your wonderful comment on Qing's Style Please always keep in touch, I would love to hear from you!

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  32. So many lovely photos!!! Congrats!!!


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  33. What pretty views and a lovely top!

    God bless,

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  34. such amazing post! beautiful view and you looks stunning <3

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  35. The scenery is beautiful and love your off-shoulder top, so pretty!

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  36. You have me here in awe.............that view is beyond spectacular, it's out of this world.....I wanna be there like right now. OK, I am off daydreaming now.........Wow! this is just gorgeous. Love your OOTD and I love all those quotes, esp the one ..Don't worry out staff......lol, this is too funny. Happy hump day, gorgeous.
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  37. You are so cute darling. Love all your beautiful photos! Happy Wednesday!
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  38. It looks amazing! I'm so glad that it was worth it in the end! You look lovely in these photos! :) xx

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  39. Great pictures and beautiful location
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  40. Wow! Looks like a gorgeous getaway. You're always having so many adventures :)

    xx Yasmin
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  41. Un auténtico paraíso!!!!!
    Besos
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  42. What a stunning place! It looks so perfect for a relaxing holiday :)

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  43. Beautiful images.
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  44. Oh my gosh it looks amazing! Take me thereeeee


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  45. WOW!!!! Beautiful pictures, it looks absolutely amazing:) X

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  46. Nice picture and beautiful place <3 <3 <3
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  47. Such a gorgeous place- love the shots + your cute off-the-shoulder top!

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  48. Wow, this place is amazing!! Love so much the pics!
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  49. Woow, amazing place and photographs! I would like to visit it :)

    xoxo ❤
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  50. looks so beautiful and serene there!!! i love the off the shoulder look, perfect for summer! :D

    Have a great day!
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  51. gorgeous photos! this place looks so relaxing. I also think those signs are hilarious lol

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  52. Super chick and stylish dear ♥
    I love your photo ♥.♥

    I hope you're having a lovely day so far!
    XOXO

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  53. You've proven how sand isn't necessarily needed for a beautiful, relaxing and peaceful break away from the city! This place truly does look idyllic and the photo of you sat crossed-legged overlooking the sea is breathtakingly beautiful!

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  54. Oh wow very wonderful place darling
    Your pics are wonderful
    The water looks so blue and your look so cute!
    xx

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  55. love the places!! and of course beautiful pics
    have a great weekend
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  56. so nice!

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  57. Wonderful photos, love your white shirt!

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  58. It's definitely Instagram worthy! I love all the photos. And those signs are hilarious, so clever! It's so cool how the real resort is hidden away, makes the trip to there an adventure in itself. Thanks for sharing!

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  59. The view is SO pretty!!! Like wow! And you look so happy and cute, love this post.

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  60. Loving the off shoulder top and that view is amazing. Beautiful pics btw.x

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  61. Wow so beautiful, that is one thing I love that summer is back in the UK as it feels like I am on holiday as I won't be going away for a while!

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  62. Beautiful photos. This place is paradise


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  63. Amazing outfit, and really beautiful pics! Love your blog

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    xoxo

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  64. You Loook Amazing and in Love with the Photos:) Wish you happy Weekend:)
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