The island province of Guimaras hides many secrets. One such is Narai Cove, where we just spent a lovely weekend. And yes, don’t bother checking its website. There is none. The few who brave the 90 minute boat ride are adequately rewarded. It’s a feast. For the eyes. The belly. And the spirit. 


Thanks Rick for this lovely sunset photo!



My friends were here just a couple of months earlier. I understand now why they’re back. A slice of heaven lies here where a bamboo raft meets our boat a few meters off the white sands serving as a huge welcome mat of Narai Cove. Our group is an interesting mix of seniors and young adults. Yet we chorus in agreement over this island’s relaxing vibe. Tranquility and Gastronomy — and yes, with capitals T and G.


Photo Credits: R. Chavez

Photo Credits: R. Chavez


Diwal .Photo Credits: Rick Chavez


City folks that we are, we are completely charmed by this place. No power. No private rooms. Sleeping quarters, glam-camping style. Plus the luxury of lying on local mats called banig by the shore to watch the nightsky and checking off Little Dipper, Big Dipper, etc. Ann & Agnes, along with brother & cousin Mario and Joel make sure no one goes hungry. The well-trained staff seem to read your mind. A pillow for the guest lying on a hammock. A towel after a swim. Calamares to pair with the aperitif around sundown. This is ze life! 



Photo Credits: Rick Chavez


Narai leaves many happy memories. But be warned. Be sure you hydrate yourself with your fav spirits. Magnificent sunsets trigger the drinking mood. The smell of fresh seafood grilling in the bbq pit makes you drool for a dinner that never fails to satiate. Spirits rise as spirits are imbibed. But be warned . Make sure you don’t run out of those spirits 😜


Photo Credit: Rick Chavez

Photo Credit: Rick Chavez


Photo Credits: Rick Chavez



About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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  1. Jenny says:

    Hi, there were no private rooms for couples?

  2. Gladys says:

    Hi! Since this cove doesnt have a website, how can i get there? Any contacts that i can reach?

    Im planning to visit end of april.. thanks in advance?


    Narai Cove FINALLY has a site! Thank you for such a nice blog of Narai Cove!


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