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“Fabulous food, incredible atmosphere, best rooms on Malapascua”
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Angelina Beach
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Back a few days ago from an incredible six days on Malapascua. I had decided I couldn't sit on the sidelines without helping in person, and Silvia at Tepanee encouraged me to come and said she'd have a room for me. Best decision I've taken in a very long time.

Most evenings I ended up at Angelina's, not only because it's the best food I experienced on the island (though Tepanee's cafe is also very good, and the spring rolls at Exotic are to die for), but also because it's probably the main hub, currently, of social activity on the island (Exotic was the only other resort that had a restaurant with this much activity, post-typhoon). The reason was clear to me - Angela and Ricardo, the owners, are such warm, friendly and generous people, that they attract good people like a light bulb attracts moths. This was by far the best place to get a sense of who was doing what in terms of relief initiatives, what the main needs still were, etc.

In terms of food, the pizzas were spectacular, the mixed seafood grill very tasty and generous in volume, and four-cheese gnocchi were delightful. I still don't understand how the wine can be better kept here than in most restaurants in Manila, but its quality was splendid.

I did stay in Angelina's rooms, but saw one of them. It was, by some margin, the loveliest hotel room I saw on the island, with a lovely view on the bay, and about 20 steps from the water.

Many people worried that tourism would take a serious downturn, for an unknown period of time. That would be a great shame, because this is exactly when Malapascua needs visitors the most, so the revenue generated can be used for reconstruction.

Luckily, the Thresher Sharks are still at their sites, and other deep dives are also intact. The amazingly white and long Bounty Beach is as gorgeous to swim on as ever, and resorts and diveshops along it are slowly getting back to working order. Places like Exotic and Evolution have been diving for a week already, most of the others expected to re-open by mid-December.

Basically, Malapascua is still a great place to come diving and hang out on the beach. The added attraction should be that now your presence is more important than ever, as many tourists have cancelled, imagining that there are riots and dead bodies around... In reality, though 99% of the population lost their roofs in the typhoon, about the same proportion, 6 days later, were already walking around calmly with huge smiles on their faces. These resilient people are so relax and joyful, they have an awful lot to teach all of us - this may well be the best souvenir you will bring back home.

For those of you who like to get involved, there are lots of relief initiatives on the island. My favourite is Anna Reed (contact her via Facebook), who is setting up "Rebuild Malapascua", rebuild islanders' houses and set up a badly needed medical clinic. Other good initiatives include projects through Divelink (ask for Anna Aposa or Gary Cases), who have projects to rebuild the school, and also to increase awareness of the importance of protecting the sharks and the reefs.

Please go to Malapascua, it's a trip you won't regret, and will never forget.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Our stay at Angelina's in March for 4 nights was absolutely superb. The Caruso room was beautiful, large and roomy, modern, well designed with a very nice, clean bathroom. There was a small sitting area with a flat screen tv and a small ref which we stocked with our own water and fruit juices. The terrace was lovely. It overlooked Logon Beach. The main strip Bounty Beach was a short 5 to 7 minute walk. It was not an issue at all. The bed was big and comfortable. Housekeeping was excellent. They cleaned the room, made the bed and gave us fresh towels everyday. Our room also came with breakfast which we looked forward to every morning. If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation in Malapascua with a good location and reasonable price, look no further. I highly recommend Angelina's. You will not regret it. We were so glad we stayed here as it made our first visit to Malapascua even more memorable. Grazie e un saluto a Riccardo e Angelina !!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had the pleasure of spending three nights above the restaurant in one of Angelina's two suites. The Caruso room is slightly nicer as it has glass doors front and back. As regards other comments on this page, we found the aromas coming up from the restaurant to be a welcome addition to our stay. At night, the chatter from the dinner guests downstairs does not feel like a disturbance at all. Indeed, what I liked about our location the most was that you felt part of the island's routine during your stay.

Staying above the dining room, we had ample opportunity to sample their breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. All three were excellent and the food on offer here is hands down the best western cuisine on Malapascua. We tried pretty much everything on the menu from the homemade pasta and pizza to baked seafood, salads and desserts. Nothing disappointed.

The view of the beach in front of Angelina's is lovely and it's a welcome short distance from the busier and more touristy Bounty Beach. The owners are pleasantly indifferent to their guests, which is how we like it.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank peadarseoul
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Normally I stay in budget accomodation on the island (partly because I live here) but I decided to splash out on my birthday for some luxury and after hunting around the island we settled on staying at Angelina's. We stayed in the Pina room which is big enough to sleep four people; one large comfy double bed and a sofa that transforms into two single beds. The room itself was fantastic; beautifully furnished and decorated, awesome bathroom with hot shower, two air con units, large silent fan above the bed, a couple of large comfy chairs, desk and a safe. The room also has a balcony looking out onto Logon beach. Included in the room price is breakfast at Angelina's Restaurant which has a pretty simple menu and serves proper Italian coffee. Another bonus of the room is that it is located in a fairly secluded part of the island, so you are not disturbed by the usual noise of cockrels and motorbikes. The best part of all of this is that it is exceptionally good value compared to a lot of the other high end rooms on the island.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Caruso room is great! Huge, can even fit 4 people. Bed is super comfy. Tastefully decorated. Daily housekeeping. Only downside to this great room is that the floors creak when we walk and the shower doesn't have enough pressure. But despite these we really enjoyed staying in Caruso. Worth more than what we have paid for actually.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Angelena bed & breakfast should be fantastic without the restaurant downstairs.
The room is spacious and vell furnished (a little bit caught off guard the transparent glass entrance door and the exterior glass wall of the shower). It's really nice if you keep the entrance door and the windows seal closed: the kitchen downstairs is very very noisy, often you can hear the people screaming and shouting each other (guess the staff of the restaurant) or the music very loud (guess a radio inside the kitchen). In the afternoon they begin to barbecue and the smoke is filling the room like in a chimneypot. The owners of the restaurant should care more their rooms.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Joshua C
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

only few rooms...but luxury furnished and are honestely more then a room since you have also a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the beach..just you need to book in advance bec its really a small resort...fully italianh style..never had a room like this for this money in this country before...private beach and downstairs Italian restaurant with excellent food....Angelina is running the plave herself together with her hasband both nice and friendely people

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank mark298573
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Address: Daan Bantayan, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Malapascua Island
Price Range: £43 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Angelina Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Angelina beach accommodation has built in a quiet and relaxing part of the island of Malapascua.We have 2 new rooms of the area of 40 sq.meter. Entire room is well furnished, floor is made of wood and has a sea view balcony. In the beach we have umbrellas and sun chairs to relax too. We have all goods and comforts for you to offer on your tropical vacation. ... more   less 
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