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Friday, April 11, 2014

OKLAHOMA ISLAND RAFI'S RESORT: A Scenic Getaway of Misamis Occidental


Oklahoma Island Rafi's Resort aka Oklahoma Beach is a hidden gem of Misamis Occidental. It is situated in Baliangao, the northernmost town of the province particularly in Sitio Cabgan, Brgy. Punta Miray. The resort occupies 4 of the few islets of the sitio. The 4 islets are interconnected with wooden footbridge, the longest is 30 meters. The resort can be reached through a boat provided by the management. The resort is a perfect place for swimming, sunset watching, picture taking, beach hiking and enjoying privacy.

I know you are interested to get the resort's contact number. So here it is--- MARK- 09152317772.



And here's my short tale...

I and my wife, Hazel, happened to bump into the place one weekend. It was quite a long trip but it's all worth it. For sure, we really had a great time... 

 THE ARRIVAL
After an 8-hour trip from CDO, we finally reached the entrance of Oklahoma Beach in Brgy. Punta Miray, Baliangao. We proceeded to the reception and headed to their private port where the boat that would take us to the islets awaited for us.  
The reception

The wooden footbridge to the port

  
The bamboo port
  
The boat that took us to the islets
The welcoming view of the resort

The reception at the islet
  
The footbridge to our humble cottage 



WAITING FOR THE SUNSET


Upon arrival to the resort, we took a short rest. Then we observed the activities of the locals in the surroundings. We waited for the sunset and enjoyed its magnificent view. 














THE SUNRISE


 The next morning, I woke up earlier than the sun while my wife basked in the comfort of our cottage in the islet. I caught the sunrise and got a dose of sun on my darker-than-tan skin.





That is our cottage!







 BEACH STROLLING AND PICTORIALS


When the sun was finally up, we enjoyed the crowd-free golden sands and had our photography session. We strolled to the other parts of the islets and posed freely as no one else was around.  

  























THE DEPARTURE
 If only we could stop the clock, we would stay there as long as we wanted. It was time to leave the place and our hearts were bleeding. The place never disappointed us. Its beauty, serenity and wonderful scenery are truly worth a comeback...  






HOW TO GET THERE:

From CDO- At Bulua Terminal, take a bus with direct trip to Dipolog (The trip includes barge ride from Mukas to Ozamis City). Drop off at Calamba. Take a habal-habal direct to Oklahoma Resort.


FEES and CHARGES:

CDO-Calamba (Aircon Bus)- P380.00
- Barge Fare from Mukas-Ozamis- P25.00 
Calamba-Oklahoma Beach (Habalhabal)- P30.00
A roundtrip boat ride costs P50/each (no minimum number of pax)
Room Rates are reasonably priced at P700.00, P1,200 and 1,800. 
They offer breakfast at P150.00 and short orders at P200.00. 

The resort is electricity powered. 

For booking and inquiry, please contact MARK, a friendly personnel of the resort at # 09152317772. 

44 comments:

  1. Karon lang ko kadungog aning lugara. For sure, adtoan namo ni one day. :)

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    1. it's waiting for you, earl. you will really enjoy serenity and privacy here...

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  2. hello just wondering kung pila ka oras ang byahe sa bangka paingon sa island? and naa ba mo pics sa ila mga rooms??

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    1. caryl, in less than 30 minutes makaabot na sa island. regarding the rooms, i can say they are reasonably priced.

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    1. sure, Bonna! the place is so good for photoshoot. less crowd and really private.

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  4. Pde ba magdala tent for overnight?

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    1. thanks for passing by, dylan. regarding the tent pitching, please contact Kian of Tourism Office for more inquiry at 09274782579.

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    2. Hello po. Sino po ba ang Head Tourism Officer ng Muicipality of Baliangao?

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    3. The designate Tourism Officer of Baliangao is Kevin Christian "KIAN" Chua. He can be contacted at 0927-478-2579.

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  5. Hello i am just wondering how to get that place if ur from
    Ozamis to the oklahoma beach

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  6. Is there a place to stay for 3 days?

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    1. Hi, Charmie, thanks for dropping by. From Ozamis, just take a bus bound for Dipolog and drop off at Calamba. Single motors can be hired to Baliangao or directly to the resort. You can stay at the resort's accommodation for days. For other places to stay, please contact Kian of Baliangao Tourism Office 09274782579.

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  7. Is it a safe place? I never been that area just wondering.. How long it takes to get there if ur from ozamis?

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    1. yes, the place is really safe. it takes around 2 hours getting there from ozamis.

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    1. sure, but only at the reception. and i know they are responsible for the safekeeping...

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  9. Can we bring food and tent at oklahoma?

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    1. thanks, elzred.

      corkage fee applies to food especially for large groups. but it's so negotiable with the management.

      there's a small area for camping on one side, but better inquire through their tourism officer regarding tent pitching.

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  10. Do u have a service car that can pick us from Calamba and how much?

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    1. Hi, anonymous. Thanks for checking out my post.

      I was only a visitor of the resort. Sorry I am not aware if the management has service car. The one we coordinated with was Kian of Baliangao Tourism Office 09274782579.

      Thanks.

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  11. Good day sir, aside sa 09274782579 nga contact number naa pakay lain na contact number sir kay the number is incorrect namn sya ug tawagan. Hopefully sa inyung response soon sir. Thank you kaayu sa imung blog. We want to have vacation with my family in oklahoma, and because of your blog I know oklahoma is a wonderful place to visit. :)

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    1. hi, lez. here's a number of a very friendly resort personnel MARK--- 09152317772. hope this will help you. enjoy your vacation...

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  12. Hello po, any number to inquire bout the resort please, kian nos. Is unreachable..thank you

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    1. hello, here's the number of resort personnel, MARK--- 09152317772.
      thanks. enjoy your vacation.

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  13. magkano po yung mga rooms nyo good for two persons?

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  14. hi, maricar. the lowest room rate they have as of now is 1,500 for two persons. please contact MARK for more inquiry--- 09152317772.

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  15. wow! nice Kuy! i will include this in my bucketlist! from Ate xtine lgu-maramag

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  16. thanks, ate christine...
    i really recommend a visit there with kuya rick and the kids...

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  17. Hi, me and my cousins are planning to stay there this weekend, may i have a good working phone number to contact for a inquiries and room reservation?

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    1. hi, gerald. tnx for passing by. please contact MARK for updated rates. his number is 09152317772.

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  19. I will be traveling by car from Diplog City how would I get to Oklahoma Island Rafis Resort to the Recieption Office Of the resort in Baliangao ???

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    1. thanks for reading... from dipolog, proceed to calamba via dapitan. from calamba, take the crossroad going to baliangao. in baliangao, ask direction from locals how to go to the resort.

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  20. Good evening sir, pwdi ba magamit ang cottage for overnight? How much is it?

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    1. hi, joel. tahnks for dropping by. yes, pang-overnight ilang rooms. Room Rates are reasonably priced at P700.00, P1,200 and 1,800. They offer breakfast at P150.00 and short orders at P200.00.
      please contact their receptionist, MARK for updated rates. his number is 09152317772.

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  21. Hello, good Evning! do they have a smart contact number?

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    1. hi, marifil. thank you for reading. you may inquire from mark if they have smart number. just text him first at 09152317772.

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  22. hello good afernoon! mag ask lng ko pila pud ang corkage fee sa food...daun ang kids naa bayad sa boat? pila sad ang cottage fee..thank u

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    1. hello, melba. corkage fee depends on particular menu. room rates range from 1,200-1,800. i'm not sure of the kids' age that will be exempted for boat transfer fee. for further updates and info, please contact their friendly staff, Mark at 09152317772.

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