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WELCOME TO SKIP’S BEACH RESORT
HOTEL RESORT RESTAURANT VIDEOKE-BAR
LOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL TROPICAL ISLAND OF CEBU
IN THE PHILIPPINES.
FREE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY SOLAR
HOT WATER IN EVERY ROOM. OUR DELUXE SEA VIEW ROOM ALSO COMES WITH INSTANT
ELECTRIC HOT WATER.
FREE USE -- A TOTALLY FREE PUBLIC CAMP-GROUND WITH PERMANENT SHELTERS -- FOR TOURISTS WHO CAN NOT AFFORD TO RENT ROOMS. SEE IT BY CLICKING ON THE SECOND LISTING ON THE MENU BAR (TO THE LEFT).
NOTICE: The "NAVIGATION-MENU" (on the left) contains Chapters that will save you money -- educate you regarding the area -- help you understand the Philippines (e.g. the awesome culture, and what to expect in this wonderful country) -- and also explain some of the "extra" things we try to do for our guests here at SKIP'S BEACH RESORT.
Our guests tell us we have the friendliest and lowest cost ocean-front hotel, restaurant, and videoke bar in the Philippines. We hope they are right !!
NOTICE... REGARDING THE "MENU-BAR" (ABOVE LEFT):
We highly recommend that you at least read the Chapters that are shown in "RED." This will help you to understand our philosophy about "FRIENDSHIP" and "SERVICE" here at Skip's Beach Resort.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
If you email us with your questions, we will get back to you immediately. If we are out of the country (traveling, etc.) when your email arrives, we promise to get back to you as soon as we return home.
SYNOPSIS OF THE "MENU-BAR" CHAPTERS:
If you read this page (scroll down), it will give you a quick synopsis of what the rest of the Chapters contain. If you read all of our Chapters, you will learn a LOT about the Daanbantayan Area -- the Island of Malapascua -- the Philippines in general -- etc. Also, some of these Chapters (such as the Chapter called "GOOD CONTACTS IN THE PHILIPPINES") can enable our "tourist-visitors" to save large amounts of money.
ROOM RATES: The room-rates at our little beach-front hotel run from 1,000 Pesos per night to 1,600 pesos per night (approximately $20. to $33. U.S. currency).
PLEASE: We encourage our guests to inspect our rooms -- our beds -- and our entire facility -- prior to staying with us. By doing so, they will be assured that their stay with us will be a happy one.
Each room includes air-conditioning -- Cable TV -- and free use of the following:
INCLUDED FOR FREE:
and friendship is very important to us here at SKIP'S BEACH
SKIP ELLSWORTH AND HIS WIFE BELLE WELCOME YOU TO
THE PHILIPPINES !!!
(THEIR FAMILY PHOTOS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.)
We are located on the North end of the Island of Cebu in the Philippines. This is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. There are more than 7,000 of these awesome islands in the Philippines and more than half of them are not inhabited. Looking out the windows of our resort we can see many islands, such as the world-famous Malapascua Island (less than one hour from here) -- Chocolate Island -- Gato Island -- Kanatarkin Island -- Karnasis Island, etc. On a clear day, we can see 17 islands from our resort. Historians and sociologists tell us that these Islands are similar to what the Islands of Hawaii were like 200 years ago.
"OUTSIDE" LIVING-ROOM IS SHOWN BELOW:
The photos below [click to enlarge] show such things as our "outside" living-room that is located by the sea-wall -- our FREE public camp-shelters in the background (see the FREE CAMPGROUND CHAPTER for details) -- the stairs from the sea-wall to the ocean -- the sunset as seen from the third-floor deck -- the beach in both directions -- etc. Our FREE wireless DSL internet connection works well in the sea-wall area, so our guests often like to relax there with their laptop-computers. Thank you for your patience regarding all these photos...
At high tide we can jump into the ocean from our sea-wall. However, at low tide we can walk towards the ocean for hundreds of meters (up to one kilometer) without even getting out feet wet. The means we have many hectares (acres) of beach for strolling -- for examining the "aquatic life" in tide-pools -- etc.
OUR LOBBY-LOUNGE-RESTAURANT AREA:
These photos show our "INSIDE" lobby-lounge-restaurant-dining-area. Through the glass doors one can also see the "OUTSIDE" lobby-lounge-restaurant-dining-area. Our guests often bring their computers to this area so they can be close to the water-sport activities.
Belle does not need to make a profit from her restaurant. Therefore, she charges only enough money to cover her expenses for buying the ingredients – preparing them – the gas for cooking them – serving them – washing dishes – etc. Our outside seating is a favorite among our friends-guests. There is almost always a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean, and the air is among the freshest and cleanest in the world. Daanbantayan is known for its excellent sea-food -- large shrimp and lobster -- etc. As a frame of reference, the Asian Lobster (below) is resting upon floor tiles that are 12 inches square.
KTV VIDEOKE BAR ( DIRECTLY BELOW):
Most of the KTV Videoke Bars in the Philippines charge five Pesos (approximately ten cents U.S.) per song. Skip’s Beach Resort is the only place we know of that offers free songs to everyone -- even to people that are NOT staying at our resort -- and even to people that are NOT buying beer or anything else. This means that many young men and women come here just to sing and have fun. There are often people sitting outside our gate, waiting for us to open. Our guests tell us that our free songs help them a lot when they are entertaining local girls or other friends.
ABOUT BRUCE LEE AND SKIP ELLSWORTH:
Because many people have asked us to do so, we have now added two chapters about SKIP ELLSWORTH and his good friend and teacher BRUCE LEE. These two Chapters can be opened via the MENU-BAR (see the upper left of this page).
The Chapters are included near the bottom of the MENU-BAR -- as follows:
SKIP AND BRUCE LEE -- CHAPTER #2
SKIP AND BRUCE LEE -- CHAPTER #3
BRUCE LEE'S ORIGINAL STUDENTS
The following photo is of BRUCE LEE -- along with SKIP ELLSWORTH and the other original students in America -- as follows:
JESSE GLOVER -- BRUCE LEE -- SKIP ELLSWORTH -- TAK MIYABE -- JIM DeMILE -- LeROY GARCIA -- AND TAKY KIMURA.
If you are a BRUCE LEE fan -- or if you are interested in Martial Arts -- then you might enjoy reading some of the historical (perhaps formerly unknown) information about Bruce Lee that is included in the two Chapters about Bruce that are now included on this website.
FREE USE OF OUR BOATS:
We have sail-boats, with paddles, that can be used FREE by our "tourists-friends-guests." Three of these boats are shown immediately below. In these photos, Clint Anderson and his family just returned from a boat-trip, and they are in the process of putting the boat away. Clint and his family are frequent guests at our resort. On this sailing expedition they went swimming -- snorkeling -- exploring -- fishing -- visiting friends on the same huge beach -- etc. One of the last two photos shows the boat with the sail rolled up, and the other photo shows the sail in use.
FREE USE OF BICYCLES:
We provide free use of ten-speed bicycles -- and also smaller bikes for kids.
BOATS FOR OUR PERSONAL USE:
The boat on the left (below) is called "THE LUCKY CHIP." It is named after our son, DeWelle Ferguson [Chip] Ellsworth IV -- the fourth -- who was born on May 4, 1995. Chip is now twelve years old.
The boat on the right is called "THE SULU QUEEN." It is named after the Sulu Sea, which is an important body of water in this part of the world. Skip previously sailed (alone) all over the Philippines in this boat, and he said it was an awesome experience for him to visit so many different islands.
CHIP'S GALVANIZED JEEP (BELOW):
Chip is a good driver in spite of the fact that he is only 12 years old. This Jeep is galvanized because of our proximity to the ocean and the salt-spray that is sometimes in the air. This Jeep has now been painted in U.S. Army Colors (e.g. dark green) for more "invisible" travel in the jungle areas. It's an awesome ride.
OUR SERVICE VANS
These vans are used as "service-vehicles" here at the resort. Our hotel-guests are often invited to ride with us when we "explore" the nearby fishing villages -- visit farm communities -- go to the colorful local markets -- go to other small towns -- go to the large nearby City of Bogo -- go to Cebu City -- etc.
MOTORCYCLES -- WITH MANY
TRAILS FOR RIDING:
Belle has five motorcycles here, and we ride almost every day. Chip has been riding since he was six years old, and he is an excellent rider.
Motorcycles in this area can be rented at a cost of only 500 Pesos, which is approximately $12. U.S. (with the gas tank full when they deliver the motocycle to you, and the gas tank full when you return it).
OUR HOTEL-RESORT BY THE SEA:
SKIP’S BEACH RESORT OFFERS THE FOLLOWING:
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TIME TO STAY WITH US:
If you do not have time to stay overnight at Skip's Beach Resort, we sincerely hope that you will at least stop for a visit -- and do the following:
1. Have a FREE cup of coffee with us.
2. Use our FREE high-speed wireless internet connection.
3. Swim for FREE at our beautiful beach.
4. Use our boats for FREE.
5. Use our bicycles for FREE.
6. Use our snorkeling equipment (if avaiilable) for FREE.
7. Use our beach-front gazebos for FREE.
8. Make yourself at home in our FREE lobby-lounge area (with Cable TV).
9. Enjoy our FREE library of good books.
10. Hang out in our comfortable chairs -- appreciate the awesome view of the ocean – meet new friends -- for
11. Charge the batteries in your cell phone and lap-top computer -- for FREE.
12. Use our rest-rooms (called "CRs" in this culture) -- for FREE.
IN OTHER WORDS, WE LOVE IT WHEN PEOPLE COME TO VISIT US --
(even if they don't have time to stay at our resort).
THE DAANBANTAYAN-MALAPASCUA AREA:
SKIP'S BEACH RESORT is located in one of the best areas in the world for such things as island-hopping -- boating -- fishing – diving – swimming – snorkeling –relaxing – exploring local villages -- making "new friends" -- learning about an entirely new culture -- getting close to nature – getting healthy -- losing yourself -- finding yourself -- etc.
The world-famous Island of Malapascua is very near to us and it is clearly visible from the windows of our hotel. it usually takes less than one hour to get to Malapascua from here. The exact time will depend upon the wind, the waves, the size of the boat, the size of the engine, etc.
People often stay with us when they are on the way "to" or "from" Malapascua.
Essentially, tourists that are on their way to the Island of Malapascua virtually ALWAYS stay with us under the following circumstances:
waves are so big that boats can not go
#2. When they arrive in this area AFTER the last boat has already left for Malapascua (perhaps 4 PM ???).
BELLE IS GETTING
READY TO GO TO A PARTY WITH SKIP:
Her question... "Do I look OK, Skip ???" Skip's reply... "Give me some time to think about it, Belle."
[Just kidding Belle.]
HERE IS BELLE
CLOWNING AROUND ON OUR BEACH.
People had a hard time believing that Belle recently gave birth to DeWelle Ferguson [Flip] Ellsworth V (the fifth. The boy is shown here (October 2007) at the age of 18 months, doing a martial-art-form which involves blocking an opponent's kick while working from a "ma-bo stance" ["horse rider stance"].
SPEAKING OF BABIES AND FAMILY PHOTOS...
Here are two relatively recent photos of Skip Ellsworth -- his wife Belle Ellsworth -- their son DeWelle Ferguson [Chip] Ellsworth IV (the fourth), born on May 4, 1995 -- and their son DeWelle Ferguson [Flip] Ellsworth V (the fifth), born on March 20, 2006. They tell us we need to chose one of these photos for printing. Help !!!
"Pre-paid reservations (via credit cards) are not required here, because we trust you. In other words, if you tell us that you will come here on a certain date, then we believe you, and we will reserve a room for you.
However, if you come to our resort without making reservations -- and if we therefore have no rooms available for you -- then Skip will use his van to take you (FREE) to one of the other resorts or hotels in the Daanbantayan area.
Also, if we have no room for you -- AND if we can not find a room for you anywhere else in Daanbantayan -- AND if you are not prepared to "camp out" in our TOTALLY FREE camping area (with permanent camp-shelters and cooking areas) -- then we will put a mattress on the floor of our hotel-lobby-restaurant and you can sleep here for FREE in total safety and "relative" comfort.
Under those circumstances, in
the morning, you can have a FREE breakfast
with us, and then you can go on your way.
A MATTRESS ON THE FLOOR IN OUR LOBBY ??? Regarding that possibility, perhaps we should explain that we really are that "INFORMAL" here at Skip's Beach Resort.
Here are photos of Skip's personal BEACH GANG. We sincerely hope that we will all have an opportunity to meet you someday soon.
IMPORTANT -- PLEASE NOTE:
The "personal" information about Skip and his family is included on this site only because a great many of our customers come from Asian countries where there are sayings similar to the following:
"Never do business with a man until you know his parents -- his children -- his grand children -- his great-grandchildren -- and the birthdates and interests of each."
When our Asian friends repeat those types of sayings they often laugh as though they are joking. However, amidst the laughter they none-the-less admit that this philosophy is an important part of their culture.
Because of the above-mentioned Asian philosophy, we realize that many of our potential Asian guests (especially the older ones) will view this site as being an "introduction" to Skip and his family.
Therefore, in order to show proper respect towards our Asian brothers and sisters, we feel obliged to include a considerable amount of personal information about Skip and his family on these pages.
Thank you for your patience...
IMPORTANT... PLEASE NOTE:
We highly recommend that you read the two Chapters named as follows:
SAVE A FILIPINO CHILD'S LIFE -- PART ONE.
#2. PLEASE SAVE A FILIPINO CHILD'S LIFE -- PART TWO.
The above-mentioned two Chapters explain how "YOU" can save the life of a Filipino child for less money than it costs to buy a pack of cigarettes in America.
If you love children, or even if you only have a sense of responsibility towards them, sure to read the above-mentioned articles. You will be glad that you took the time to do so -- because it might favorably change your life, and your philosophy, FOREVER.
PS -- Skip's personal philosophy is...
"I love EVERYBODY and there's not one damn thing they can do about it."
OUR THOUGHT FOR THE DAY IS AS FOLLOWS:
No one is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for
Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.
Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you.
Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
Udana Varga 5:18
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.
Talmud, Shabbat 31:a
Confucianism: It is the maxim of loving-kindness: Do not unto others that you would not have them do unto you.
Taoism: Regard your neighbor's gain as your own gain, and your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
T'ai Shag Kan Ying P'ien
Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself.
"The West won the world
not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its
superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact,
but non-Westerners never do."
Samuel Huntington, Harvard Professor, from his awesome book called, "The Clash of Civilizations."