Last October 2013, my wife and I with our niece and nephews had an opportunity to experience a wonderful, pleasant and joyful vacation at Dakong Bato. We actually visited the place before booking to check out the resort and we found it so very nice indeed that we decided to get a room for 3 days. The room is so big and cozy, comfort room is clean and well maintained, aircon is not a problem, food is just fine and the staff are very accomodating. But what amazed us was the terrace overlooking the sea and in a distance, the island of Bohol. It was during this time that we experienced the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol that almost spoiled our vacation that almost everyday, we experience mild and strong aftershocks. But albeit of this unfortunate incident, the serenity of the sea and its surroundings overwhelmed our fears brought about by this incident. We will surely go back at Dakong Bato, but not without fear. Instead, we shall be bringing smiles again and memories that led us to that place. A place where one can enjoy the beauty of nature, relaxation and fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the southern part of Cebu specifically at the municipality of Dalaguete in Barangay Coro, guests of Dakong Bato Beach and Leisure Resort are assured of no problem finding it as this has been used as a marker to signify entry into the said municipality. "Dakong Bato" translates to Big Rock in the English language. Once you will see the landmark just before you enter the resort's gate, you will instantly understand why such the name... For it literally is what it means. Dakong Bato and Leisure Resort offers fully-air conditioned rooms each with its own private bathroom, equipped with TV and DVD. Rooms can accommodate 2-10 people depending upon its size, whether for couples, families or barkadas. There are specially-designed rooms for workshops and teambuildings as well. Always out to give the best, quality service, this beach and leisure resort comes with free WiFi access to its guests and visitors. Cottages are available for guests who want to spend the day cooling themselves at the beach or taking a dip at its child-friendly spring water pool. The latter, by the way, comes with a slide and a jacuzzi that's perfect for instant relaxation via massage with warm waters. Manicured lawns adorn the whole resort resulting into a lot of nature green color meant to soothe and calm one's soul. For guests on their teambuilding, an array of activities await in line: For the sports buff, the basketball court and water volleyball at the pool are sure to give you good sweating and exercise. For the more adventurous spirit, there are rubber kayaks and dingy boats for rent and a cave adventure adds a cool twist to the otherwise laid-back atmosphere. Apart from this though, what also makes Dakong Bato Beach and Leisure Resort famous is its association to the Visayan folkore which tells the story of "Maria Cacao", the half immortal who made the huge stone the docking place of her golden ship which carried the cacao she sold to Manila and outside countries. Such is the reason why it is said that even if it has been many centuries already, the marker is said to be "immovable" and still literally growing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dakong Bato Beach And Leisure Resort Dalaguete, Cebu Island, Philippines