Guisi Beach: Guimaras' Well-Kept Secret

The sight of the awe-inspiring coastline of Guisi beach in Guimaras was a wonderful reward for my toilsome journey upon my arrival to this secluded part of the island. While on the way to the entrance of Guisi lighthouse and ruins, I was already seeing a scenic view of white strip of sand and crystal clear, emerald green water below the hill from the road while on-board the tricycle. It's like there was an enchanting voice seducing me to come down and take a closer look at the beach. I thought I would only be watching it from afar since our destination was only the lighthouse.


After the historical visit to Guisi lighthouse, I couldn't contain my excitement when my tour guide told me that we will hike down to the beach. There are two paths to get to Guisi beach from the lighthouse. We didn't take the "shortcut" because it was high tide and the water level might be chest deep. Basically, this trail leads directly to the water and you will have to walk in the water until you get to the shore.

We took the trail that passes through Guisi Clearwater Resort, one of the only two beachfront resorts in Guisi. The other one is Kenyama Beach Resort, which is owned by a Japanese national, situated on a cliff at the far end of the beach. I only knew about Clearwater prior to this trip and didn't know of another resort. According to my tour guide, Kenyama is less popular because of poor or no marketing efforts. Nevertheless, both resorts offer overnight stays for those who want to getaway for a few days of relaxation and leisurely vacation.




From Guisi lighthouse, it took us about 10 minutes to get to the entrance of Guisi Clearwater Resort. Entrance fee is P20 per person. I think the entrance fee is applicable only for those who are staying for a day at the resort. This alternate path directly leads to the resort's property and the beach itself.

As soon as we reached the shore, I was instantly held captive by the charm of Guisi beach. The closer view was more beautiful than the view from the road uphill. I was amazed by how transparent the water was, making the rocks and pebbles underwater visible. I soon realized how Guisi Clearwater Resort got its name. The sand is not powdery like the sand of Boracay but its golden yellow color makes it unique on its own. The blue water and yellowish texture of the sand create a seascape of varying shades of green. The water was also peaceful and calm which could have been a perfect day for me to swim and snorkel.

At the right far end of the beach, beautiful rock formations caught my attention. I headed toward this side after seeing some opportunities for great seascape and landscape shots. On this part of the beach is the abundance of pebbles of varying sizes. There is also a wooden stair that leads up to Kenyama Beach Resort. I didn't go further beyond the huge rocks because one would need to climb over these rock formations or trudge through the waist-deep water to get to the other side.






Despite the sweltering heat of the sun (it was past 12 noon), I didn't miss the chance to take a lot of photos while enjoying the serenity of my newly discovered secret of Guimaras. The beach looked empty because there were a very few tourists around.

Guisi beach offers more seclusion and tranquility unlike Alubihod beach which is more popular and usually crowded. Probably the undeveloped road and longer travel time restrain visitors from going to this place. If you're the type of person who's looking for a private and relaxing vacation, Guisi beach is definitely the perfect hideaway. This unspoiled paradise is one of the well-kept secrets of Guimaras and I hope it stays that way.

I wish I could have stayed longer to explore its marine life and beach coves or just get myself soaked in its pristine beauty. Definitely Guisi beach deserves an overnight stay which I look forward to my next visit.




Accommodations at Guisi Beach:


Guisi Clearwater Resort
Address: Dolores Nueva Valencia Guimaras 5046
Mobile number: +639195636688
Click here for room rates

Kenyama Beach Resort
Address: Dolores Nueva Valencia Guimaras 5046
Contact numbers:
0917-3211606 (globe)
0927-2525111 (globe)
0939-9175495 (smart)
0939-4276433 (smart)
Click here to visit their website


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57 comments:

michi photostory said...

sayang hindi kami bumaba dito. natatamad na kasi ko hehe! ang init kasi.

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Aw sayang nga. Ganda pa naman ng beach. Kahit nga ako nagulat. Hehe. :)

Francis Balgos said...

Gusto ko din pumunta dito!!!
solo trip din, ingit much eh!
nice pictures!

Thepinaysolobackpacker said...

been to Guimaras and i love the serenity there. pero never been to Guisi beach. target ko yan next na balik ko. thanks for sharing! :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Hehe. You should go there when you visit Iloilo. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

You should check it out Gael. Thanks for dropping by! :)

Gay Emami said...

The water's just sooo clear! How I miss Philippine beaches!

Henry said...

Ok lang kahit mabato dahil sobra linaw naman ng tubig. Crystal clear!

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Uwi ka na Gay! Hehe. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Sarap pa din maligo. :)

kurapengpeng said...

great find gabz! apir! you should have swam. Mukang super linis ng tubig. Kami bumaba kami sa shortcut malapit sa Guisi lighthouse nun. Kaso pa-hapon na kaya mga 5 minutes lang ata ako dun. Well at least you have another reason to go back. ganda ng naman ng mga kuha mo as usual.

Mary said...

Beautiful pictures! I found your blog through PTB and have been enjoying reading your posts on Guimaras. My paternal grandmother was born and raised there and I have always been curious about it and haven't seen any pictures. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to reading the rest on your series.

Karla said...

Wow! :D I love how clear the water looks and its mixture of colors. It does give justice to the name. :) The place is really picturesque and what I like the most is that it is like a hidden paradise. It really inspires me to go to Guimaras someday. :)

By the way, are the pics taken by your Lumix cam too or is it another cam? I love how the colors seem too pop up in your pics! :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Thanks! Oo nga eh. Babalik talaga ako doon at mag-stay ng overnight. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Hi fellow PTB member! :) Wow, that's nice to know. Hope you find time to visit Guimaras. You will love it there! :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Hidden paradise indeed. :) I used Nikon D5100 for these pictures. :)

Brian Amor said...

The place looks great, ang linaw ng tubig at ang ganda talaga ng Guimaras. Nice pictures...

michi photostory said...

ganda nga e. then pagbalik namin hotel, napanood ni hubby sa tv na fineature itong beach. maganda daw. :(

Trip@dora said...

hi rogel! nice photos! di tayo nagkita dun.lol. I stayed overnight at Guisi Beach. I really love the tranquility of the place.

KC Canlas said...

Napakarelaxing nung itsura nung beach. Parang ang sarap tumambay lang tapos kapag hapon matulog sa silong na yan ang view. Wow!

Mai Flores said...

Grabe, ang ganda talaga ng photos mo.. makes me want to visit Guimaras much sooner! =)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Salamat! Sarap nga talaga tumira sa Guimaras. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Wow buti naka-stay ka doon. Gusto ko mag-stay din dun sa pagbalik ko. :D

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Yes, indeed. My kind of beach nga eh. Hindi crowded at well-maintained. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Thanks! :) If you visit Iloilo you can include Guimaras. You will love it there! :)

Pinay Mama said...

Ang gandaaaaaaa! Kelan kaya ako makakakita ng ganyan kalinaw na tubig sa personal. Huhu. Seriously, sa TV at pictures palang ako nakakakita ng ganyan. :D

joan | the backpack chronicles said...

medyo mabato lang ng konti sa guisi pero talagang mag-eenjoy ka pa din kasi super tahimik at peaceful talaga! next time na makabalik ako ng guimaras talagang babalikan ko sya.

Camz said...

Ang ganda ng pictures!!!!! Tamang tama, on the lookout ako for the next place to visit! :D Might go for this place

Sining Factory said...

Damn! Such a lovely place. I dunno why I keep on reading posts about Guimaras lately. Maybe it is time for me to visit the place. Para naman hindi lang sa litrato ko nakikita to! I like you photos. Super inviting ang place. :)

Stacy said...

WOw thanks for unlocking this secret to us. I hope it will stay like that for long.

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Punta na! :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Tama, masarap talaga mag-relax sa beach na to. :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Thanks! :) Yes, Guimaras is a must-visit! :)

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Salamat! Malamang kelangan mo na daw mapuntahan ang Guimaras. :D

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

I wish the same too. Sayang ang ganda ng lugar pag nagkataon. :)

chyng said...

very nice photos. i missed to visit this place, sayang. ganda pa naman..

budget_biyahera said...

oo nga eh! I sure will.. sa pictures mo pa lang, swabe na ang experience! =)

rdsean said...

the place is really pleasing.. would wanna go there someday... i like your shots too, nice capture.. ;)

carmi compasivo said...

Havent been here. thanks for the photos!

blissfulguro said...

inggit ako sa weather! nung andiyan ako may bagyo.. nice :)

ian | going places said...

The beach is quite rocky for swimming but nonetheless the waters in temptingly inviting for a dip. I hope to visit Guimaras this summer. It is one of the places that are mostly out of the local tourist trail.

Synz said...

Great shots! Ang clear ng water. :)

lakbay philippines said...

ah we share the same admiration! thetravellingfeet, soloflighted and i went here and had a really great time!

Ian Ian said...

ei,
contact Kuya Dodeng for pre-arranged trike service, you can call the tourism desk and ask to be transferred: 0948 152 3629 or 0948 532 8292. In case the tourism desk offers other trike drivers, insist that you have been recommended to Kuya Dodeng. Alternatively, you may also contact him through this no: 0927 570 7185 (owner of the motorcycle to whom he pays his boundary). P250 din charge nya one way pero kasama na sidetrips.. tas natawaran ko pa for return, since 4 hours lang ako nun.





eto yung fastrack mishap ko sa guimaras http://www.limbonis.info/2012/06/guimaras-in-4-hours.html

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