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Terra Manna Beach Resort & Camping
Reviewed 17 February 2012

I've been visiting this beautiful place since February 2011 and I keep coming back every month thereafter.This piece of heaven never cease to amaze me.From the garden,to the beach,to the food,to the staff.And of course,to the spa.It's definitely awesome.I am so at home here.And so are the friend's that I brought along.I can live here.

Room Tip: Just feel at home..
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  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Who would have thought it was possible for you to go inside a tent and find hotel-like comfort? For you to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to a splendid sunrise overlooking an ocean on a perfectly trimmed mountaintop. For the staff to treat you like royalty and to spoil you with comfort that is more than your money's worth?

As seasoned travelers, what I wanted to do for my girlfriend for this years Valentines day had to be something unique. We've probably gone to more than a dozen resorts in Cebu alone, and more all over the country. We've gone to hotels and their pools, resorts and beaches and villas and such...and the only things that sets these places apart were differences in service and location...but overall experience was the same, and I needed to plan on something like no other. Now one of the things that my girlfriend and I have never done together was to go camping...but it was something of a difficult thing to plan around Cebu especially since we didn't really grow up here. But what the heck, it was simple really.. I just typed in "Cebu camping" on Google and that was when Terra Manna popped up.

I checked their website and was already enthralled by what they were offering. My curiosity heightened when I found out that not only do they let guests camp in...they let you experience more than you can ever bargain for! From the bonfires that you can camp around on in the evening, with skewers and marshmallows that they provide, to the flower arrangement lessons and tree planting with your sweetheart with the tree named after you, to complimentary massages on a lounger by the cliff with the ocean waves splashing on the shore. Next thing I knew I was already making my reservations, and I couldn't have been more excited. This was going to be a great surprise...and I wasn't expecting my girlfriends reaction when we arrived there that morning.

First impressions truly have a great impact especially when it comes to service. And the first impression we had was that this was service at its best. After arrival and registration the attendant showed us to our tent. It was already set up and it wasn't just any ordinary tent, it was a double-skin with double-wall tent (for those who don't understand it's one of the best there is for outdoor recreational camping). Inside was like a hotel room! With mattresses and fluffed pillows and warm blankets plus your usual toiletries like shampoo, soap, and toothpaste. Now first thing you would probably ask is "bathroom?".. and all i can say is that there are probably a dozen or more hotel-quality bathrooms around that is super clean and complete! If you're conscious about being neat and clean then worry not... because that is all covered. So let's talk about the place itself. 4-hectares of flowers and trimmed grasses and trails leading to more beautiful and romantic spots! Everywhere is a unique spot for you and your loved ones and family. You have romantic and quaint nooks to just cuddle or appreciate the surroundings in, you have area's with trees and flowers around that is perfect to just have a picnic on. There is a japanese-themed area with benches overlooking the ocean, and there are trails that lead down to more flower overgrowth's and tree filled spots different from each other. If you are into photography your memory card will be filled before you know it. One of the trails here lead to the beach itself which has white powdery sand and perfect for a dip! The trails have railings and can literally take your breath away because of the hundred or so steps that you have to scale back and forth but it is all worth it!

Guests are treated to complimentary herb drinks with flower extracts that is truly something new for the urban taste bud but is an overall yummy experience. The food in their restaurant overlooking the ocean is tasty and filling as well! Its a complete understatement to describe every single resort crew as friendly and accommodating. One of the trails lead to their massage area that is just near a cliff overlooking the ocean, where you can experience an extraordinary type of pampering with herb and flower infused oils and balms soothing your skin. Evenings are magical since the lights and the sounds and the affair that you will have with nature will just complete the whole experience... this valentines day celebration was an overall success and anywhere else on any other hotel or resort could have lived up to how wonderful it was. The cost of everything is not even a quarter of what you would usually pay staying overnight at a classy hotel. Two thumbs up and more!

All in all... I will surely be recommending this place to those travelling to Cebu and the Philippines as a whole. We will be coming back soon. Terra Manna was awesome!

Room Tip: Better reserve ahead so when you arrive everything is already prepared!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

I don't think there is a more better place than Terra Manna if you want to get away from the city. It's the first camping resort of its kind in Cebu. The staff are the best ever, Filipino hospitality with the best use of initiative. There is also a smiling staff every time you need them. The farm is beautiful, lush greens, fragrant flowers of all colors, a kitchen which uses fresh and organic ingredients, the people-less sandy beach cove and the best feature: their Mandala Spa.

Room Tip: This is nature, just get the tents for 500 per night with a full breakfast for free.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Staying in Terra Manna is a leisurely affair – Sitting back on the terrace and enjoying the incredible afternoon tryst of sea and sky while feasting on a pot of shrimp, shell and fish soup, a large serving of pancit, and fresh seaweeds, and sipping fresh calamansi juice … Indulging in succulent grilled fish and vegetable salad grown from the resort’s own organic farm as the moon casts a silver glow over the sea.

In between times, you can stroll barefoot towards the platform and jump right into the open sea. Or perfect the art of snoozing while stretched on its outdoor chaise lounges or while experiencing Mandala massage. Then wake up to find a rainbow spanning over the resort.

Lazing around or having fun, it’s so easy to drift off and lose track of time in Terra Manna. This place is ideal for nourishing old friendships; as well as for drifters, anti-socials, introspective, and romantics – all seeking refuge from the madness of the city.

Is there a more perfect sanctuary of serenity than Terra Manna?

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2012
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Lambug, Cebu City, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
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Ranked #31 of 75 Speciality Lodging in Cebu City
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Terra Manna Beach Resort & Camping Cebu Island/Cebu City

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