My boyfriend and I were on a tight budget as we've been island hopping here in the Philippines. We wanted to stop by Cebu, specifically in Santander and Negros area. We realized the beaches and dive spots were much nicer in Santander so we tried to find a nice accommodation. We've looked at several places and from the reviews.. We got off the ferry & road a tricycle and asked for a recommendation for a place to stay and the guy talked about a newly build beach house. He said the beach was gorgeous and there was a pool of sardines at the front waters so we were super intrigued! We arrived at the place and the house was newly built! It wasn't all painted ready but it was completely livable! Everything inside was completed, just the patio wasn't done. Place was gorgeous and very spacious, kitchen fully equipped and the master bath had an awesome rain shower with a dipping pool for a bath tub! The wifi was very strong connection to shockingly for Philippines! They have extra services and from this I had a native beaker come to the house for a massage very cheap too! They ask prepared me a milk bath in the tub which was amazing! That was the first time I've done that and it was such an incredible experience. You'd pay hundreds of dollars for something like that where I'm from. The bed was really comforting, you get a gorgeous view of the each and sunset in your room as it faces the water! The AC was awesome! VERY COOL! We snorkeled in the beach front and the corals are amazing!!!! Never seen that many varieties in my life! You see a lot of fish as well! We spotted a sea turtle at sunset while we lounged on the beach chairs on the beach! That was so cool! The owners let us use their hookah too! Pretty cool! Oh! The owners were so nice and helpful! The care taker was awesome as well! Provided use toiletries for throughout our stay and gave us pointers on what to do locally. House was kept very clean and organized! She was very friendly. They answered all our questions and communicated well with us throughout our stay. They had their driver show us around and gave us a tour package to see local waterfalls etc., and the whale shark encounter in Oslob and the mountainside of Oslob too where you can see all the islands nearby! Such a great view! Oh! Since we stayed and the patio wasn't finish yet, the owners kindly gave us a generous discount for our 1 week stay! Very awesome people. Highly highly recommend this place! We'll definitely coming back!
- Jen & Co