The swimming area of Raymen Beach Resort is enclosed with layers of net to trap the jellyfish when in season. The guests are forewarned about the danger of swimming beyond the net enclosure. However, there are tourists who take the rule for granted. Ignoring the rule could lead to jellyfish sting. A European couple chose to swim beyond the net enclosure; perhaps they didn't want to be in the swimming area which had many day trippers that time. Suddenly, they left the waters and the guy ran to the resort office to ask for help. The lady was stung on the leg. Fortunately, it wasn't the box-type jellyfish that stung her.
When my husband went to the right end of Raymen Beach for a photo shoot, sand entered his amphibious rubber shoes so he waded in the shallow waters to wash off the sand. In a short while, he felt painful heat on the upper part of his foot. Soon, it became red. The boatman was alert enough to help hubby. He ran to his boat and got a bottle of native vinegar. He poured vinegar on the affected area immediately. He said hubby was lucky it must have been only a baby jellyfish that stung him when he waded in the shallow waters at the far end of the beach.
The boatman shared with us a tip on what to do in case the jellyfish clings to any part of the body. He said we must immediately hold the dome part of the jellyfish, then throw it far to the sands when it loses its grip. Immediately and vigorously rub sand on the affected area, repeating it many times, then pour strong native vinegar on the affected area. When you feel a sting but the jellyfish isn't clinging on to you, immediately pour strong native vinegar on the painfully "hot" part of your body.
Guimaras Island is not called "Mango Country" for nothing. There are 8,000 hectares of mango orchards spread in the island, proudly producing not only the sweetest mango variety, but also 100% pest-free, as certified by the United States Department of Agriculture. To prevent infestation of their more than 50,000 fruit-bearing mangoes, there is a strict ban on bringing in any fresh fruit, especially mangoes into Guimaras. Please take note of this because there is a Quarantine Officer at the Wharf to inspect your bags/boxes. You can buy all the mangoes and fruits you want at Guimaras.
Guimaras protects its primary produce which is mangoes by not allowing mangoes from other provinces to be brought in. There are guys at the port who check your bags when you get off the boat. Kinda weird to think that people would bring mangoes...I know they have the best tasting ones so why would I even bring any? Oh well...