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Revisiting Skip's Beach Resort in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Back in 2007, I went to meet Skip Ellsworth at his beach resort in Agujo, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines. By then Skip was already ailing and can only move through the aid of a wheelchair. He introduced me to his wife Belle and one of his kids who was only about 11 or 12 years old by that time. Skip was a martial artist and was Bruce Lee's third student in America.

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Skip's Beach Resort and KTV in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Almost nine years after that visit, I was again in Daanbantayan and I made sure I visited Skip's Beach Resort and KTV once again. I was able to talk to Skip's wife Belle and learned from her that Skip passed away in 2008.

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The view by the balcony at Skip's Beach Resort and KTV in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Belle's Restaurant 

During our brief stay at Skip's Beach Resort and KTV, we ordered a clubhouse sandwich, brewed coffee, and iced tea at Belle's Restaurant. The restaurant is so named after Belle, Skip's Filipina wife. The clubhouse sandwich was simple but good.

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Clubhouse sandwich at Skip's Beach Resort and KTV in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Free Camping Grounds No More 

Skip's Beach Resort used to pride itself as having Southeast Asia's largest free camping grounds. This was specially true when Skip was still alive. This is no longer true now as they don't even allow non-hotel guests to pitch a tent within the premises. The bamboo cottages which can be used for free back then also now cost PhP 500 for a day's use.

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Cottages for rent at Skip's Beach Resort and KTV in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

Hotel Rooms and Backpackers' Lodge

In lieu of the free camping grounds, Skip's Beach Resort did provide a cheap alternative. They now have a backpacker's lodge that can accommodate up to eight (8) persons for each of the two (2) rooms. Cost is at PhP 600 per person a night. Other hotel rooms costs start at PhP 1,450 a night.


Contact Information of Skip's Beach Resort and KTV

Street Address: Barangay Agujo, Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines
Website: www.skipsbeachresort.com
E-mail Address: skipsbeach@gmail.com

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