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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We took a chance and just rolled up to the area without a booking asking a local motorbike taxi where was nice but not too expensive. This was perfect and we extended our proposed 2 nights to 3.

This is The Philippines folks and what they offer might not be to everyone's expectations. For instance hot showers are thought to be unnecessary in their climate. I dont particularly agree but its common enough practice in the country not to mark a place down that complies to their country's norm. So thats the minus side out of the way, now onto the good bits.

The owner is a congenial German who makes sure everything is right for you. He was so good at making sure I had sugar free fruit juices and after the first couple of tries all the staff knew when I order freshly made juice how I liked it. (I am diabetic and travelling in Asia where they like sugar can be challenging for me). The staff also learnt my quirky English habit of wanting tea in the morning made with my own tea bags. The food in the restaurant was always delicious, the only thing that wasnt perfect for me, but was to the standard of the country were the eggs, always cooked until the yolk was hard.

There are about 12 rooms at the resort, in blocks of not more than 4 scattered around the area like villas. They have ceiling fans and air con, with a good sized shower room. The staff only do your room when you ask, so if you want to just potter in and out all day without the bother of having someone cleaning around you, its fine. You must supply your own toiletries, whatever any of the booking sites say. Theres a good sized pool, central to the whole complex, ad the sea laps on side of it. However, it is a mangrove beach so not a swimming and sand castles beach. if you want this you need to go to somewhere like Whitesands, which is a couple of miles away. The hotel will call for a taxi for you. The motorbike taxi charged 250 pesos and waited all afternoon for us to return. This is the way to do it because its almost impossible to get an unbooked taxi to take you back again.

My son hired motorbikes from the resort to get around with his girlfriend to see the area, including one day with the famous Harley Davidson. I was happy just to chill out at the resort, soak up the sun and swim in the pool.

One of the delights of the resort was the interesting guests from other countries. Exchanging ideas with them was fascinating. One night I sat with a guest under the stars on the beach watching fireflies dance around the waters edge. Who needs TV when you have such delights? Another night I saw shooting stars. Wow.

Next time my travels take me to Asia,I am certainly going back here. Its a great place to chill.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Upon arriving at the resort, every want or need was arranged immediately. Nicklaus is outstanding as well as staff. I took a half island tour on nick's beautiful harley. I will definitely be back. The room was comfortable and the pool was great!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

For me this place is a hidden gem. It right off the beaten track, truly. About 6.5km from the town of Moalboal down what is mostly rough road. Though there is little to say about the beach, the rest of the place more that make up for that. All the staff there are very friendly, welcoming and very helpful. All the rooms have a balcony and are looking towards lovely well kept gardens.
It has a bar and restaurant with very good food. If you need to go anywhere the staff will always arrange for a tricycle or taxi at very good rates.
The beach was about 15mins by tricycle and very cheap and pick up at a stated time.
This place is tranquil apart from the usual roosters in the Philippines.
We would go back there for sure. Ian & Yet

Room Tip: All rooms face the gardens and towards the sea
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Good friendly family run resort.
Owner (Nicohlas) will go out of his way to make your stay here exceptional! Food cheap and good. Rooms clean and comfortable. Area beautiful and tranquil. Diving school associated run by very friendly dutch family.
Only problem is a bit away from anything so need transport to get anywhere.
Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Must upgrade to room 201 (two twin beds) or 202 (queen bed). Very good beds torest your head Breathtaking views of the sea with very low tides and views of the mangroves. Quiet place after the hustle and noisy cebu city. What a relief. Wonderful gardens and large pool make this the perfect place to relax. Couples retreat. We stayed for three nights, enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinners at reasonable prices in the restaurant with small bar. P.s. ask for the german coffee if available.
I walked the mangroves at low tide. Excursions are offered. Motorcycle rent and much more. Harley Davidson vacation packages available too. Contact the german owner for details. White Beach accessible with bicycle or local transportation. Just minutes away. Bakeries in town 7 k.m. 5 miles. Talk to the owner if you have any special needs or special dive ot snorkel trips.
again a wonderful place to relax . recommended. MeuterMedia

Room Tip: Upgrade to room 201 or 202
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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