(Our Ilocos Norte Sojourn, Part 3-B)
When we left Maira-Ira Point (Blue Lagoon Beach) and headed to a wider and longer stretch of beach shorelines, as Faivo describes it, we knew we were in for another treat.
Saud Beach, located in Brgy. Saud is actually Pagudpud’s main beach where many resorts are situated, the coastlines much longer and the water much calmer than that of the Blue Lagoon. From Laoag City, Saud Beach actually comes first before the Blue Lagoon although the latter has breath-taking views from the uphills and that was maybe why Faivo chose to bring us to this beach first.
All the same, Saud Beach has its own charms. Its shorelines are lined-up with more coconut trees, the beach is pristine with its beige-white sand ever present in its long stretch. It has more than a dozen resorts, ideal for families who would like overnight stays or longer.
I haven’t been to Boracay so i wouldn’t have a basis to compare the two but when i asked guests who were staying at the nearby Polaris Resort and have experienced both beaches, they could not give a definitive comparison–but are only able to say that each have their own charms as they both cater to certain groups like the younger crowds who would want a nightlife might choose Boracay while those that prefer a quiet and serene stay would probably prefer Saud beach. To each his own, i guess.
Here are the picture runs we had at Saud when we arrived there at about 11:30am.:
Our stay was too short and we were just getting into the swing of wandering the shoreline, skimming the souvenir stands and chilling out, when it was time to go. The calm scenery and the relaxed mood was a breath of fresh air and a contrast to the fast-pace life of city living.
We were sorry to leave but look forward (hopefully) to our return. Maybe by that time, our hosts, Faivo and Babette Bartolome will have already organized the next great race in Laoag City.