A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance with my family to go back to the Bretania Islands in San Agustin town for a whole day of enjoying to the fullest the sun-drenched pleasures of what is fast becoming one of the premier tourist destinations in the province of Surigao del Sur.
Now, I must confess that, as someone who has grown up with an intimate familiarity with white sand beaches, pounding and frothy-white surf as well as crystal-clear, blue-green coastal waters, I have always felt that I have become more than a bit jaded as far as the attractions of coconut palm-shrouded, tropical island beaches are concerned.
My recent revisit to Bretania has disabused me of such a misconception.
Some natural wonders are so spectacularly unique and breathtakingly beautiful in themselves that returning again and again to visit them once more is like seeing a truly and exquisitely lovely woman up close from a different angle each time. Each visit is a special experience in itself, each one triggering memories that will last a lifetime.
I'll let these pictures taken by friends speak for themselves.