It’s tricky to give an overview of the project since we can’t get any distance; there are so many trees in the way. Or . . . maybe that works better once you’re here! Anyway, this is what you see as you come towards the island.
Not much to see there. As we walk along the boardwalk it gets worse . . . or better :). The mangroves have been growing apace and we can see the day when they will almost completely enclose the boardwalk. A delight at night are the dozens of fireflies that – in the right conditions! – float in the trees close to the boardwalk.
Once we get in among the buildings, here is the entrance to one of the restroom/shower blocks. We’ve been planting (indiginous) trees since we started the project and are seeing good results.
Showers, toilet cubicles, two entrances and of course septic tanks for the results. There is another restroom/shower block close to the second dormitory.
Here is the function room. We are trying to make disabled access as easy as possible despite the limitations of building on an isolated coral/limestone rock!
Inside the room is well-ventilated and airy and we have facilities for a computer, an LCD projector and presentation equipment.
Here is a view of one of our dorm rooms. 10 single beds (bunk style but normal single-sized) each with a window and a couple of electric sockets.
This is how we get around the island. Our paths are natural and easy on the feet: woodchips, sawdust, branches and of course plants grow in our paths as well!
The view from beside the restaurant, looking south to Badian at high tide.
And here is the restaurant. It is completely open and has excellent views south to Badian, west to Negros and north to Moalboal.
And the sunset view that you will probably spend some time looking at 🙂