This Hotel is not for the pampered or the weak. Its accommodations are, using the polite term we call these things in North America, "rustic." Those who have stayed in small beach resorts in the Philippines which are frequented by Filipinos will find this familiar. The staff are very friendly and service oriented. The location is awesome, but those used to western travel norms will find getting there quite rough: a basic Banca - (called a ketch or sloop in the West) sails from Mactan and then you take a motorised tricycle from the quay over rough roads, and finally a goat trail, to get to the resort. The room is quite basic, SO if 5 star is what you need, then stay with the hordes on Mactan. But the adventurer and nature lover will like this place. It is awesome to look out at night watching the lights of Mactan and Cebu will enjoying the peace and quiet and natural beauty of Talima Beach. Food is also basic, but the kitchen staff do their utmost to please.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Talima Beach Villas and Dive Resort is located at Olango Island, Mactan, Cebu, Philippines. It offers air-conditioned contemporary designed rooms on a secluded and private coral rock cliff, which faces the 14 hectare Talima Fish Sanctuary, a paradise for divers and snorkelers. Talima Resort is a tropical hide away that offers you tranquility and privacy with a gorgeous ocean view and is best for couples, divers, snorkelers and people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Some of its amenities include infinity swimming pool, beach cabanas and sun decks, and dive center. While staying here, you can visit some interesting places like fish sanctuary, bird sanctuary, and Hilutangan Channel reefs and marine sanctuaries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Talima Beach Villas And Dive Hotel Mactan Island