My friends kept on telling me that there exists a comely resort situated in a black sand beach named Amontay Beach Resort dubbed almost paradise of Caraga Region in Mindanao Island with amenities comparable to other luxury beach resorts in this part of the Philippines. Hence, in one of my trips to Cagayan de Oro City, I decided to drop by the area and verify on the veracity of such report.
After traveling 24 kilometers west of Butuan City, we reached the town of Nasipit in the province Agusan del Norte. A few more kilometers of travel and we reached this spot . . .
After traversing a graveled road beach ward, we had reached this portion of the resort . . .
It was then that I realized that the Amontay Beach Resort is owned and managed by the same proprietor of Goat 2 Geder, a popular hotel and restaurant in Butuan City, where I used to stay and dine.
After paying the PhP 20.00 entrance fee, I and Vanjie went hurriedly to the beach front and the sight of a black sand beach teeming with the amenities of a luxurious resort in an island setting stunned me most. We choose to head first on this imposing restaurant cum view deck . . .
On board the elevated memorial hall, you would truly enjoy the feel of perfect ambiance in attending weddings, anniversaries, celebrations and class reunions and other medium-sized gatherings while savoring the sight of a long stretch of black sand beach . . .
Adding the beauty and grandeur of Amontay Beach Resort were the presence of spacious Bali-inspired cottages made of indigenous materials piling up in one straight lane ideal for your napping break after an exhaustive languorous swim . . .
Most importantly, your enjoyment while on vacation is assured in the resort while staying on one-storey bungalow-type buildings beneath the shade of tall Talisay trees complete with wifi wireless internet facilities and other convenient and pleasure bearing facilities . . .
And for island water sports aficionados like you, the resort has complete facilities starting from the lowly . . .
To the more sophisticated . . .
Including the state-of-the-art . . .
Capping our visit to the spot was the usual pose for posterity. . .
Amontay Beach Resort – A Conclusion
Caraga prides itself as a region of island adventures. However, generally speaking, the best vacation spots where world-class resorts abound are located in the provinces far away from the regional center. The presence of a majestic beach resort within a driving distance from Butuan City is a welcome development for this budding region. But the beauty and grandeur of such tourist facility cannot just be explained, it has to be experienced by beach fanatics of your caliber so you can explain for yourself what almost paradise is all about as you leave the portals of Amontay Beach Resort.