How To Get to Tibiao Antique

Tibiao Antique pronounced as TIB-YAW ,AN-TEE-KE a province in the Philippines located in the region of Western Visayas. 

My husband and I decided to spend one night at Tibiao, Antique for a spa after gotten tired tanning ourselves (if you know me well, you wont believe this line hahaha) in Boracay. Tibiao , Antique is 76 kilometer away from San Jose Buenavista and 86 kilometers away from Caticlan Aklan.
 
Getting there

From Caticlan
• Upon exiting Caticlan Port, turn right and walk your way to San Jose Buenavista Bus terminal. There you will see non-AC buses plying to Iloilo, Culasi and Pandan. Should you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

From Iloilo City 
•  Take a bus or van from Molo terminal bound for Culasi or Caticlan. Travel time is about 3 hours.

From Culasi
•  Take a bus from Culasi to Brgy. Importante. Travel time is 20 min.

 

We also asked if  there are aircon buses going to Tibiao, but unfortunately there's nada! It's cheap though! anyways, we paid 163.00 each (Caticlan-Iloilo route with stops along Culasi and Brgy. Importante ).Traveling time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Just tell the konduktor (ticket collector) to drop you off at Brgy. Importante.

Brgy Importante

From drop off to Kayak Inn we paid 100 each per habal-habal , we took 2 habal habal since we have huge individual backpacks, but you can haggle it for as low as P75.00 pesos each per ride. Traveling time is about 30 minutes.

Halfway through our trip, we were stopped for tourist log in and paid 100.00 each toll fee and tourist tax! right in the middle of the "bukid" there's "buaya" I really don't understand those charges! oh well, prepare to be broke! good thing when we arrived at Kayak Inn, ate Sheila and Kuya Edwin is so warm welcoming!

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Perth Paradise Resort...A Piece Of Paradise in Sipalay


Sipalay is a far flung town, it is a paradise owing to its natural beauty. Among its many attractions is its lengthy stretch of beaches lined with charming resorts ideal for overnight stayers. Among these are sugar beach (haven for backpackers), mountain resorts (like one below) ,caves and hidden tourist traps. 

From Bacolod City proper, we took a short jeepney ride (Shopping-Libertad route) to Ceres south terminal along Lazuriaga street. Not only do the jeeps go almost everywhere in the city, but the drivers and locals are extremely helpful and will get you where you need to go. Buses run every hour so don't worry about it.

There are no direct buses going to Sipalay so we took this route instead.The Hinoba-an bus route includes Bago City, Hinigiran, Kabankalan, Cuayan, Sipalay then finally Hinoba-an. For more detailed information you can visit this post  on how to get to Perth Paradise in Sipalay.

The 6 hour long bus ride will emotionally drain you so better prepare yourself or rather sleep. A useful tip from me :-).

Finally we are here!

Perth Paradise Resort Resto


It was already dark when we reach the resort. Good thing Perth Paradise has its own resto that offers wide choices of delicious meals at a fair price (Php 160-200). However, the cooking time takes around one hour. By the way their chopseuy is a must try! and they provide service water and bucket of ice for your drinks.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Perth Paradise Resort is name after a place in Australia.


Delicious Chopseuy
Hot water is free of charge for your instant drinks (chocolate, coffee, tea etc ... Uhhh cup noodles too).
Perth Paradise Resort Rooms
Cabana Rooms

We reserved a Cabana room for this staycation.Not only the Nipa hut style rooms are tucked perfectly facing the lagoon but it it gave us too a refreshing sensation. This traditional filipino style hut known as " Bahay Kubo" is constructed using bamboos and Nipa Palm materials.The room is pretty basic and fan cooled. Here are the  rooms with rates of Perth Paradise as of this writing.
Early Morning Exercise
The next day, we woke up early and made our way to the infinity pool. Tiring to climb the steps, but worth in the end.

The View
Yes, the place is very relaxing and the view is immensely breathtaking. We had this entire pool ourselves because we were the only guest at the resort. I dubbed this as the "Infinity pool king".

Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
Absolutely stunning view
Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
I love this place!
Birds serenade the place from a nearby trees while the early morning sunlight slowly lit the shadowed islands from afar.
 

Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
I can stay here for a month or so....
Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
Aside from the breathtaking view, the serenity and tranquility of the place will surely make you comeback.

Wildlife Residents

We saw 4 kinds of bird species and some insects. The highlight of this shoot is the Mudskipper. A fish can walk on land using their pectoral fins.They move fast so capturing them through your lens is not that easy.
Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay


Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
After an early morning swim in the pool, we went a little bit of hiking to capture the wildlife residents and people around the lagoon. 
According to the locals, Fishing is the main source of livelihood here in Sipalay. The boy beaming with happiness, sold his catch to the resort staff for for Php 120 per kilo. I'm proud of you kid!

We came back shortly and have our free breakfast. We had a typical filipino breakfast which is usually sunny side up,fried rice and hot dogs. My hubby hates eggs but he loves to eat leche flan which is an egg based dessert popular here in the Philippines. Pretty weird huh?


After breakfast, we went back to our room to prepare our things for our next destination Dumaguete.

Perth Paradise Resort Sipalay
Although our visit was quite short, we had a lot of fun during our stay. The resort staff was great and warm. The facilities are well maintained and there's a security personnel on duty 24/7. So if you're in Bacolod or Dumaguete, be sure to visit to this piece of paradise in Sipalay. A perfect place to disconnect and unwind. 

Fun things to do

• Go bamboo rafting (Php 500.00 whole day)
• Go hiking
• Go Island Hopping
• Rent a Canoe and explore the islets near the resort


Tuklasera Tips

• Crowded months is during January to March
• Perth Paradise can be contacted here and more info here
• Diosdado Peralta | 09217865615 (Our trusted trike driver)


Rundown of Expenses


• Bacolod to Sipalay via Hinoba-an route bus fare Php 234.00 / person
• Cabana Room Php 1,000 / night
• Dinner Php 500-600 for two
• Trike fare Php 400 ( 2 persons | roundtrip)

Kawa Hotspa Rates | Tibiao, Antique

Tribal Hot Bath with simmering medicinal plants such as Alagao leaves ( Agdaw in Antique) and Kamantigue flower. Alagao leaves are known to cure coughs and headaches while Kamantigue flower is known to cure rheumatism, fractures and fingernail inflammation.

True enough, it worked on me since I got cough and headache before my treatment.

Tribal Spa rate

Kawa Hot Bath - Php 200.00
Kawa Hot Bath w/ massage - Php 500.00 (2 hours)

PERTH PARADISE RESORT RATES



Family Room

2 Matrimonial Bed, 2 extra bed

Good for 6 pax

With 32 inches LED TV

Air conditioned room

With kitchen

Free breakfast for 2 persons

Php 4,500.00 for peak season

Php 4,000.00 for low season




Standard Room 


Standard Room


2 Single Bed or Matrimonial Bed

Good for 2 pax , can accommodate 4 persons maximum

With LED TV

With air-conditioned

Free Breakfast for 2 persons

P2,000.00 for peak season

P1,800.00 for low season


Cabana Rooms Perth Paradise Sipalay
Cabana Room




Cabana Room

2 single bed 
Good for 2 persons 
Electric Fan Room 
With Free Breakfast for 2 
P1000.00

Resort Facilities
 
Cottages – P500.00  
With Electricity
Resort Entrance fee is P50.00 (both Adults and Children ages 5 above)
Use of Swimming Pool
P100.00 – Adult
Children (5-10 years old) – P50.00
Jetski Rental – Php 2,500.00 -30 minsBamboo Rafting – Php 500.00 –unlimitedIsland hopping – Php 2,500 for 2 hours, Maximum of 15 paxTransportation Services Bacolod to Sipalay V.V – Php 8,500.0014 seater Sipalay to Perth - Php 150.00 / pax

We opted for the Cabana accommodation, since we arrived at the resort late in the afternoon. It was quite chilly that you wouldn’t need an air conditioned room. We were able to save 800.00 pesos and at the same time the view from the cabana is as beautiful as it can be.

For more information as rates are subject to change without prior notice and we are not in anyway connected to Perth Paradise Resort.

Call or text

Perth Paradise Resort

Smart: 0928-459-7412 / 0910-994-4846
Sun: 0923-901-8944

Getting to Perth Paradise Resort




BY BUS


From Bacolod Ceres South Bus Terminal take the Hinoba-an route and ask the bus assistant (conduktor) to drop you off Ati-atihan bus stop in Sipalay. Estimated travel time is about 5 hours.
Fare Rate AC bus with WIFI: P385.00/pax

Then from Ati-atihan bus stop, take a trike to Perth Paradise about 3 kilometers of paved and 1 kilometer rough road.
Fare Rate Trike : P100.00 /pax

Trusted tricycle driver: Diosdao Peralta | 09217865615

BY PRIVATE CAR

From Bacolod take the Negros South Road via Kabangkalan passing Cauayan then Sipalay.

(Route 1)
From Dumaguete take the Bacong road down to Dauin passing by Zamboanguita , Siaton , Sta. Catalina , Bayawan City, Hinobaan then Sipalay City

(Route 2)
From Dumaguete via Mabinay, take the National Road to Bais City, and take the West junction to Mabinay passing by Negros Kabangkalan City , Kawayan then Sipalay City.

Perth Paradise Resort exact address is Barangay 4, Sitio Sambulawan, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.

You can contact Perth at
Smart 0928-459-7412 / 0910-994-4846
Sun Cellular 0923-901-8944

Tuklasera tip

There is only one bank available at Sipalay , the Land Bank of The  Philippines.
Be sure you have plenty of cash on hand since Perth Paradise Resort don't accept credit cards and the banks in Sipalay are limited.