I was going to write that there was nothing spectacular about Tabogon. But I took a deep breathe because that was a lie. The town is just like any other small town in the Philippines — sleepy. But just like any other town in the Philippines, Tabogon has hidden jewels. The beauty of the town lies in the every day life — the simplicity, the early night time. Another beauty is the resort called Bunzie’s Cove.
Owned by Annie Chen, a jewelry designer, Bunzie’s Cove is a cliff resort. The main guest house, where we stayed, is Ms. Chen’s vacation house and is filled with things and art she collected, making it feel more homey than “resort-y.” The houses are obviously old — the main house originally built in the 1990s — but they are well-maintained and are always kept clean by the staff. The guest house sits atop a cliff and overlooks Palompon, Leyte — that view that made me give a beautiful sigh all the time.
Bunzie’s Cove is in Muabog, Tabogon, a few minutes before the town proper.