Those who go to this resort should be aware that this is a resort and AVIARY. Literally there are hundreds of birds on a very small property. The windows of the units open out directly onto bird cages which are larger than the rooms themselves.
The room, which is only CLEANED EVERY 3 DAYS, had small mites crawling on the bedsheets. The smell of the birds penetrates the whole area except for the beachfront, including the room. Opening the windows is not an option because of the bugs.
Then there are the flies. Birds attract flies, and the dozens of aviaries large and small (3 of them are larger than the rooms) placed in a tiny area means flies, lots of them. These flies ensure that whatever is in the bird cages ends up on your food, and crawling over your skin.
I developed a persistent severe cough during my short stay there which, a week later, has not gone away. I am currently scheduled to go to the hospital for a series of checks to see if this is because of bird exposure (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps019)
Unfortunately the website FAILS TO WARN about this situation. Nor do the ADVISE you when you book. Those who are sensitive to insect bites, have allergies, asthma, or other conditions should definitely avoid this resort. I suffered from rashes, bites and other irritations. This place is UNHEALTHFUL AND UNSAFE.
If they decided to move the birds out of the resort to another location, the place would be okay. But its just not worth exposing oneself to the kinds of HEALTH RISKS involved.
- Also Known As:
- St. Bernard Beach Hotel
- St. Bernard Beach Hotel Bantayan Island
- St. Bernard Beach Resort Bantayan Island, Philippines - Cebu
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