Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Olango Island's floating restaurants [Watery & Outdoor Wednesday]

Olango Island, an island 5 kilometers east of Mactan Island, Cebu, is not only known for its wildlife sanctuary and dive sites but also for its floating restaurants that cater mostly to tourists. These restaurants on stilts offer fresh seafoods--you can choose from live grouper (lapu-lapu), parrot fish, mackerel, blue marlin, squid, abalone, lobster, prawns, crabs, oysters, scallops, clams and other shellfish. You can have it grilled, deep-fried, pan-fried, steamed, mixed with vegetables or eat them raw. For the adventurous, there's puffer fish, jellyfish, stingray, different kinds of seaweeds and other exotic fares. Boats are parked by the restaurants' ladder and we hopped from the boat onto the ladder. The water was not deep so no worries about falling into the water. Our boatman was also kind enough to assist us in case we'd lose our balance. We had a great lunch here. It wasn't cheap but it was a delightful dining experience.


our boatman expertly parked our boat
our neighbors

Olango Island is about 20 minutes by boat from Hilton pier in Mactan.


19 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

I would dining that way! I can only imagine how taste the seafood must be!

Nice shots!

Ebie said...

This post has opened a new world of tourism and fun! I could see the clear waters and I am sure beautiful corals abound!
Fresh catch for tinolang isda! This is watch I would pick!

backpacking philippines said...

an island i wanted to visit particularly for bird watching :P

chubskulit said...

That's a gorgeous place. Cebu has a lot of beautiful places to offer to tourists.

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Lara Neusiedler said...

ah, so nice! summer and fun!

J Bar said...

Great shots.
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JO said...

I guess this is something new... never seen that before. But then the last time I was in Cebu was in 1999...

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Misalyn said...

Never been to Cebu. I'll put that one on my list kapag pinalad akong makapasyal ng Cebu sa sunod na bakasyon.

Stunning shots, I can see the clear and blue water.

Carita said...

Beautiful scenery, peaceful atmosphere:)

Ann said...

It looks so beautiful there, the water is so clear, you know, I think it must be Heaven.

witsandnuts said...

The dining experience wasn't cheap but totally worth it. Nakakainggit! Kelan kaya ako makakabalik ng Cebu? =)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh that sounds like something we would love to do. There is something so special about eating on the water. Grouper is very popular (and delicious) here in florida -- I am happy to know your word for it!

Hootin' Anni said...

All of your photo shares are picture perfect. Nice scenery.

Come see the King and Queen of Watery Wednesday!! If you find time. You'll probably laugh.

Vernz said...

hope to visit this place soon... gorgeous! thanks for visiting Anything Davao

The Babaylan said...

i can see the corals:) did you swim?:))

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful and fun experience this would be! The water looks so crystal clear and I love seeing the kids sitting out on the water like that...such fun!

Tricia said...

I love that clear water, amazing views & I love your header photo!!!

Denise said...

Your photos make me want to visit this beautiful place. Your photos are wonderful!

eden said...

What a nice place! The water is so clear and blue. Great shots.