Dear Barefoot Kuata – Why I will never return.

Dear Barefoot Kuata,

I was unsure if I had picked the right island to hop off – after all, only having 12 days to choose between 20 volcanic islands to get off… what if I made a bad choice?! Or horrors, what if I got bored? After all, Kuata seemed to be the smallest island (or one of!) in that plasticky brochure I was given at the Awesome Adventures booth.

Well, after spending five days on Barefoot Kuata, I have finally compiled a list of reasons why I will never return.

1) Look at that untidy beachfront

Filled with bures, beach tents, natural foliage and white powder sand. How unsightly.

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2) I pay this much to sleep in a tent?!

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Mind you, this ‘tent’ (deluxe dorm) has an attached bathroom through the back. It is also terribly difficult to sleep at night with the cooling sea breezes and fans switched on. Also, don’t forget the crashing waves. Such horrid conditions! And down the stone steps of your tent, you literally have ugly views like this: Continue reading “Dear Barefoot Kuata – Why I will never return.”

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Travel Guide: Malapascua Island

Malapascua… a small island that is well known in diving circles for the world famous dive site that is Monad Shoal. While not as beautiful as some islands that I’ve been to, Malapascua possesses a certain charm that has managed to capture my heart weeks after I’d left it. If you’re looking for an island populated by local villages and some resorts without massive tourist hordes, sounds like Malapascua is the island for you.

Things to do in Malapascua

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