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Balai sa Baibai is a Bisayan phrase that literally means "house by the beach", it also plays on the Thai term "sabai-sabai" which means to relax and chill out. Put together Balai sa Baibai means your relaxing home by the sea, a place to rest and recover from your busy lives. And this is exactly what we the owners, Cocoy and Elden and the BsB team want you to do - sit back, relax, enjoy Camiguin and let Balai sa Baibai take care of you.
A garden oasis by the sea in Camiguin Island, Philippines. Set in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, Camiguin's Caves Dive Resort is a beach-front property located in Agoho Beach across the famous White Island in Camiguin and Bohol sea. The resort's unique location and beautiful surroundings offer guests a chance to enjoy the sea, sand, and sun in a natural, relaxing and serene environment.
The Paradiso Hillside Resort & Restaurant lays in the cool and green hills above Agoho. From here you have a 180 degrees view over the Bohol Sea and White Island. Every evening we celebrate another stunning sunset. During some summer-nights we sit on our terrace and admire the lightnings over Bohol and even Cebu Islands.The big advantage of the hillside location are the lower temperatures and the always blowing gentle breeze.
This guesthouse lays within a safe private property directly on the sandy beach. Both rooms have their own refrigerator, fan and bathroom with hot shower. Perfect for divers. The Black Beach dive base are our neighbours. The rooms are fully serviced. The breeze from the sea and the shadows from the trees keep the rooms comfortably fresh. Breakfast with the hosts is available. The park is home of many tropical flowers and fruit plants.
Nationwide fishery contributes about 13% to the agricultural sector. In Agoho it seems to be less. Most fish is directly sold on the beach when the boats come back.
Long before tourism came to Agoho fishermen did their business. The local people use small to medium outrigger boats called a bangka. The fisher folk in Agoho has no high powered boats. So they do not join the tuna hunt. One of our elder friends still rows his boat out in the sea. Fish is caught by three different methods. Most common are nets. The nets are either hung in the sea between buoys or they are deployed by several boats in a circular shape. The second method are towed hooks. This kind of fishing is only used seasonally. And finally there are fish and crab traps made of woven bamboo. These traps are sunken to the sea floor and remain there for days and even weeks.
The Philippines are the world's second largest producer of coconuts.
Coconut is the most important agricultural product of Agoho. Coconut plantations start just behind the beach and reach high up to the slopes of Mount Hibok-Hibok. Unfortunately copra, the main exportable coconut product, depends on the world market price. We have seen rates from below 2 pesos per nut up to 10 pesos a piece. Nationwide about coconut plantations make around one quarter of the total farm land. Here in Agoho we estimate some three quarters. Another fruit is increasingly taking over the farm business: Mango, sweet Mango!
In 2017 the Komunidad sa Baibai in partnership with CBE (Coalition for Better Education) and the German Embassy of the Philippines conducted a livelihood and environmental awareness project based on sea glass jewellery. From this small beginning the project has grown out of Agoho's barangay borders into one of the premier products of the Island.
Treasures Camiguin did not only create new jobs in Agoho, it also helps environment by recycling lost goods into jewelry and fashion. Another very important element is the preservation of generations old knowledge and skill. The traditional Nito basket weaving is one of them.