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.
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!
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.)
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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