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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sarangani's Marorong Islet

Last but not the least is the Marorong Islet. This is the last attraction we visited since it is near at Mabila Port. Marorong Islet is located 130 meters away from Mabila Port. It is also called as Ballistic Islet which derives from a word bullet because of it's bullet or rocket shaped like that nestles the ruins of what was once a bastion of Ruy Lopez de Villalobos.

Marorong Islet was already renovated, they added sea wall along the islet to keep waters from coming in during high tide. It has a little shore portion but we haven't see it because it was already late in the afternoon when we get there and water is about to go high.

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Island hop in Balut Island can be done in one day but if you want to stay there for more days and nights during other outdoor activities, you can check in at JVL Inn or stay at Tuke Maklang Beach Resort. JVL Inn is located in Brgy. Mabila - it is just a walking distance from Mabila Port. It is safe because Mayor Jerry Cawa owned Tuke Maklang Resort and JVL Inn.

JVL Inn is a comfortable place and affordable too. Room rates range from PHP 1,000 to PHP 2,000 per room and per night. Usually rooms are good for groups like 5-8 persons according to one of the JVL stuff we talked.

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Also don't worry about the foods as JVL Inn has a cafe downstairs. Their foods are affordable and delicious too.

We left Mabila Port at 9:00PM. Every Sunday, M/V Song of Dolly 3 fare is only PHP 300.00, original fare is PHP 360.00. Again, we traversed 5 hours before reaching the Lion Wharf in General Santos City and the night we left Mabila Port, it was really raining hard.

Some of my friends asked me why am I not afraid traversing the ocean in the middle of the night, I said "that's one of the fun thing in life - taking a risk :D". I do pray also, in fact the boat captain leads the prayer before leaving the port.

For more travel details and expenses breakdown in Balut Island , check out this post - Olaniban Island Balut Island

Original post can be found at http://themarkofanexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/07/marorong-islet-ballistic-balut-island.html

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