Found this property here in Tripadvisor. Based on the reviews, I chose this to spend an overnight in Panglao. The resort is not well known as our rented transportation never heard about it. But the location is easy to find. They have a big billboard sign right before you enter the road going to the property.
Indeed, the place is quite small but the room is great. I requested for ground floor since I have a kid. They gave one just very near the pool. The room we stayed has a kitchen, complete with plates, utensils, with a water dispenser. The bed is big enough. They have an LCD TV with cable. The ref contained some drinks which is really affordable in price - bottled water at 15 pesos, coke at 20, etc.... The bathroom is basic, hot and cold shower, with free soap only. My complaint is the light. The bathroom has only one tiny light and gets too dark in the shower once you close the shower curtain.
They have a very nice clean small swimming pool just near our room but since we were excited to hit the beach, we did not bother. In going to Alona beach, we went through Alona Tropical. We were just a little apprehensive if the guard will call our attention, but he didn't. Just a short walk and we were in Alona beach. This part of the beach is more quiet than in the middle portion. For lunch and dinner, one can choose in the array of beachside restos in Alona beach. There are a lot of seafood and grilled foods to choose from. There were also live acoustic bands, depending on the restaurant you choose.
By the way, the resort can also help you get a motorcycle if you want to rent and explore the area. 150 for 1 hour, 350 for 8 hours. They also can get tours for you like countryside tour, dolphin watching tour, etc. They also have free wifi which my kid enjoyed while playing his favorite Ipad games.,
We ate breakfast at the resort's restaurant. They mostly serve European dishes - lots of breads, pastas... but they do have Filipino breakfast. The price is a bit high (240 per person) but their scrambled egg is creamy and delicious. Perfect coffee for coffee lovers. They also serve fruit juice and fruits in season. I saw some foreigners buying bread from their deli.
I would love to come again and would recommend this resort.
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