Sugar Beach: A Swimmer’s Tropical Island Paradise

A huge swimming pool of sea water in a sandy beach — no rocks, corals, seagrass, or sea urchins to watch out for! No need to wear beach shoes as only pure sand kisses my bare feet.

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I much prefer to walk barefoot whenever I can. It grounds me and keeps me closely connected to Earth’s energy. (It’s most beneficial and highly recommended for blocked root chakras.)

So, to be able to walk barefoot in Sugar Beach, with much freedom and feeling of safety — to not worry about stepping on rocks, shells, broken pieces of glass, or other debris left behind by the unconcerned and irresponsible — oh, what a welcome treat! Not to mention, as I said in my earlier post, to be able to swim any time of the day, high tide or low tide — freely and safely — it’s an indulgence, a much deserved one!

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Our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, which is great for conducting electricity. The earth has a negative ionic charge. Going barefoot grounds our bodies to that charge. Negative Ions have been proven to detoxify, calm, reduce inflammation, synchronise your internal clocks, hormonal cycles and physiological rhythms. The best places to get some negative ions through your feet are by the water. Everyone knows how good it feels to be barefoot on the beach – now we know why! Text Source: Image Source:

Sure, the sand in Sugar Beach isn’t white — it’s like light brown sugar, hence, the name Sugar Beach. And it may not come close to the powdery white sand of the world-famous, Philippine pride, Boracay — over-rated though, in my opinion. But if it did, Sugar Beach would undoubtedly be just as abused as Boracay. (Here’s the link where I posted my thoughts during my last, and I mean, my last trip to Boracay in 2012.)

Nail polish and pedi, I can do without. But toe rings are certainly a must!

Nail polish and pedi, I can do without. But toe rings — can’t be anywhere without ’em!

Brown sand though means that my feet, my toenails, always look dirty from all the sand getting stuck underneath them. That’s one downside of not being in a white sand beach — the sand is so much more noticeable when it goes under the toenails. (Sorry if I’m grossing you out!)

But I’m willing to overlook it and not make much fuzz about it. Ahhh….to walk au naturel sans pedi, with all the sand underneath my toenails, to not be too bothered or concerned since it does come with the territory — oh, how liberating! We all have dirty toenails here, so what’s there to be embarrassed or pretentious about? It is what it is. That’s what it is; that’s how it is in Sugar Beach.

Indeed, there are no pretenses. No parading of the trendiest or most expensive beach apparel, as if there’s a photo shoot going on. No pressure for the women to have to be in a ridiculously society-imposed ‘perfect’ bikini body. Or for the men to have no less than their oh-so-unbelievably-can’t-imagine-the-no-pain-no-gain-regimen-they-subjected-their-bodies-to-get-such-toned abs! No need to show off glowing tan, unconsciously aimed at making others envious. Might those statements be a projection? 😉 Hmmm…

Truly, and seriously, such is the culture in Sugar Beach. No flaunting or showing off. Period. (Yes, even including the latest technological gadgets.)

Everything, everyone in Sugar Beach is very simple and unpretentious. Laidback. Rural. Rustic. It is what makes it relaxing and peaceful — none of the busyness, noise and crowd characteristic of other more popular beach get-away’s — those that make me want to get away from such a get-away! (Yes, Boracay is definitely one of them — probably even at the top of the list.)

No excesses. No luxurious or lavish accommodations. Only the sea breeze or electric fan serves as ventilation for the native cottages that are adorning the kilometer-long sandy beach.  Rarely are there any air-conditioned rooms or those made of concrete materials. Charming cottages with basic amenities are built amidst coconut trees standing erect with the gentle breeze.

Lounge chairs of bamboo or other native, wooden material — hardly any plastic ones. Hammocks tied to coconut trees and talisay trees whose large, glossy dark green leaves provide the much-needed shade.

All these give Sugar Beach a true tropical island feel to it. And to be able to swim any time of the day, high tide or low tide, Sugar Beach is easily a swimmer’s tropical island paradise. And with stunning sunsets to cap the day…it’s my kind of paradise! 🙂

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I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing where I share my thoughts & reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my Light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Brightest & Magical Blessings!!! Om Shanti. Namaste...💗💖💜Nadine Marie💜💖💗
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48 Responses to Sugar Beach: A Swimmer’s Tropical Island Paradise

  1. Looks nice, almost as good as some of our beaches here in Australia… 🙂


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  18. Nadine Marie, wow, now your little witch house looks charming and just the place to relax and get grounded … Love your hideaway retreat.. And such an wonderful paradise too… Enjoy ❤ Love Sue

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