Recent Visitors Brought FUN! West Mindoro Bikers Club Reply

The West Mindoro Bikers Club came and paid me a visit at The Palms Resort Mindoro this past Sunday, August 31st. About 15 Bikers rode all the way from San Jose to The Palms Resort.

Those who felt lazy came in cars!

Much fun had been had by all. They left word of a next visit.

Airlines & Luggage Info Reply


These figures were accurate as of July 2014. It should help approximate expenses for the most part of your visit with us.

Airlines have “in season” and “off season” schedules that affect their air fares. June and December seem to be the highest fares for the Philippines due to classes being out in the USA. It’s vacation time. December is Christmas of course.

“Non-stop” service affect air fares. One such airline is Philippine Airlines which seem to be a little bit more expensive than most. Non-stop flight means ease for a lot of travelers and it’s worth paying the few extra dollars.

An FYI here: Philippine Airline is almost always packed. It is the chosen airline for a lot of Filipino returnees- the old and infirm, young families with kids, along with the regular tourists. The seating also leaves a little to be desired for just a few more inches of leg room.

Approximate Fares to Manila: More…

Photography Tourism On-Ground In The Tropics Reply

One of the areas of Tourism most neglected because it is readily available is Photography. Photography Tourism is taken for granted as a profession and very few seek out locations to shoot to make money on.

Surely, tropical underwater world accessible only to scuba divers is one of those magnificent shoots.

As for amateur home-grown iPad only camera users which is yours truly all I could manage to take pictures of are sunsets mostly. Oh well..

With these first two shots I thought it was an “ordinary sunset”.

Then I thought the blues were nice…

Just when I thought it’s an ordinary sunset it bursted out colours and showed me!

Never take for granted Nature’s Beauty as it unfold in front of you.
Sunsets are a very true individualist nature; no two ever are alike.
One scene will play out once in a lifetime; this is why I watch out for it every day!

Sputzli Swiss Dinner at The Palms Guest Cook Reply

When the guest wants to cook the dinner, you let him!!

Sputzli, the way he wrote it, is a Swizz- German food that’s the equivalent of fresh pasta food in Italian.

The Chef guest made 3 different types of sauces; garlic, classic sauce which was loaded with mushrooms, and Italiano which is the classic red sauce made with tomato paste.

The Champaign was chilled for 1 hour in the freezer then 6 hours in the fridge. Perfect pop!

Dessert was layered pineapple served with coffee.

The whole dinner was consumed on the porch, complete with unexpected power blackout before the rains which enhanced the romantic ambiance of the whole dinner with solar lamps.

When you come- count on the unexpected and dance with the whims of Mother Nature. I swear it adds an unforgettable element to your moment‼️❤️

PS. Power was back in 30 minutes😊

Golden Sunset Mother Nature’s Continuing Gift of Natural Beauty Reply

Golden Sunset shots on a typical day at The Palms Resort Mindoro in mid-June. The images were taken with an iPad Gen 5.

Most of the shots were taken from the porch of the Main House.

The identification numbers denote the series of shots.
The letter “A” mean the image was edited using the “Enhanced” feature of the iPad.
The letter “B” mean the original unedited shoot done right after, without any cropping or any other editing.

Why I used the term “mid-June” is because around this time the monsoon season starts to set. The presence of clouds filled with moisture give off a beautiful refraction and reflection on the seas below.

I want to invite you to enjoy this photographic gold mine which is almost guaranteed to play out for your enjoyment and satisfaction.

Oh yes, don’t forget to bring a camera!😃

Please visit our Contacts Page for more Information.

Thank you.
The Palms Resort Mindoro

Perpetual Perfect Day Makes for an Endless Summer @The Palms Mindoro, Philippines Reply

Meet some of the Staff:

🌹I call her Miche. She is 22. Single. So shy, so tentative but opens up to a colourful butterfly..
She is newly graduated in Education with a Masters in Secondary Mathematics.
She’ll take care of Accounting and Legal.
She can also be a Tour Guide.
She speaks perfect English. At present she’s preparing for her Board exam.
Her passion is reading and writing. She wrote for her college’s newspaper.
She would love to travel one day.

💄She calls herself Shann. She’s 23 and single. Her demure demeanour belies the tiger inside..
She will graduate her Business Management in October.
She will be my Business Manager.
Like a young person she’s crazy about FB and IGram so she’ll be my Marketing Officer.
She speaks English beautifully.
She takes on adventurous challenges quiet easily.
She would also love to travel and see the world.

Little nooks and crannies of spot on this God’s green earth
All one had to do is have an eye for appreciation
A little coaxing, a little coaching out come mirth
From the lips as maiden sheds her cocoon
Some of God’s dangerously beautiful creation!

Hey, I’m not a poet ok? 😘

Come and have a lovely time!
See me => The Boss <= here.

Relocating to the Philippines- Retirees or Workers Tips to Consider 2

Do you have what it takes to transplant yourself to a foreign culture that may be 180' different than your own? Would you like a higher quality of life with less buck?
How about HAVE MORE but just different? Be ready because that is what you're going to have here in the Philippines.
Leverage your Euro or USDollar in a $1.00 as to P43.00 currency exchange and live it up.
Medical needs cheaper and in some areas, better. The Philippines is not as backwards as you might think.
One thing you will notice right away is how young the labor force is. This country is being run by “young people.”
Experience the varied cultures brought here courtesy of those “perky immigrants”- Korean, Chinese, Japanese, USA, German, etc. The mixture turns this country into a dynamic oriental exotique! It is one great party place.
Bring your open mind, that "get up and adventure” attitude in your bones, and never look back! More…

Mindoro means “Mina de Oro”, Mine of Gold Reply

“Mina de Oro”.
Mindoro Island’s name meant “Mine of Gold”.

There are many resources abundantly found in Mindoro Island. One I like best is the natural still-virgin swatches of forest. I never thought for the name “Mindoro” to also be a literal meaning- mine of gold.

The latest find tho is Jade not gold. Until I attended an opening exhibit of
the Philippine Jade de Mindoro display and workshop would I have known there dis also jade here.

Made by domestic craftsmen, these gems are an early excavation, meaning barely tapping into the mine. I was told the jewellery quality get richer as the dig get deeper.

The owners are a friend of mine and they were kind enough to show me a room full. A room full of raw jade! I never imagined raw jade to be these huge chunks of rocks but here they are- chunks of rocks. They come in huge blocks, some weighing 70 kilos each. Bigger if it can be unloaded and transported through jungle by man.

Stay tuned for more pictures as the workers polish up their pieces.

For the Ladies; SHOPPING! Excellent Handicrafts and Nature’s art to appreciate. Reply

Above are a sample of Rocks I’ve collected. This one is called simply- “Green Heart” because of its shape. For this picture it was wet with water to show the strains and coloration. And yes, it is spoken for!

These are broken shells that closely resemble the finest art nature could produce.

Collecting shells and rocks is a great way to relax and meditate after work.

These beauties are going to be made into home decors, adornments, jewellery available for purchase in our Resort souvenir store.

These wooden flower vases came straight from the craftsman’s lathe. There has been no finishing applied to these samples. The colours you see are natural to this wood we call domestically as Kamagong tree. Not to be confused with mahogany, this is one of nature’s hardest woods excellent for carving because of its very desirable natural coloration..

Stay tuned as we post more items. We will be posting SHELLS to be sold “as is”- meaning raw, just as it was picked up off the shores so you can do with it what you want it to be.

Get some creative juices flowing!! Now.