It's time to leave the famous Small Lagoon and their boat zoomed onto the calm sea to the next destination: SIMIZU ISLAND. 

...and because all island tours were cancelled prior to that day, Bacuit Bay was full of tourists travelling in groups. "Jeez!” Rome exclaimed when he saw long queue of boats heading to the island.

Approaching slowly, the water was really crystal clear, clean and calm that you can see the bottom of the sea with scattered dead corals despite it being more than 10 feet deep. 

Trixie and Rome settled next to the big drift wood. The old wood is quietly nesting on the same spot on Simizu Island the last time Rome went there.

“It’s probably the only unspoiled thing on the island”,  Rome said to himself. 

It's almost time for lunch and lunch is usually held on this island. Boat crew and tour guides prepared lunch under the shades of trees while their guests were swimming and snorkeling, and sun-bathing.

First timers admired the island surrounded by limestone outcrops, few small coves and a limestone islet sits right across the shore.” Paradise!” a tourist shouted while filming their experience.  It’s no longer a paradise for Rome as he compared his experience not quite a long time ago.

The island, if he remember it right, has a beautiful coral garden and was a stunning place for snorkeling and paddling. Unfortunately, its untouched beauty was depressingly gone, Rome assessed. 

They declined the nature’s invitation to swim and decided to just chill and explore the island. Not soon enough, they were called-in to have their lunch taken.

Next Stop:  Big Lagoon