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Whats your favorite Beach Resort in the Philippines?

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fred42
13 hours ago, Gus said:

Here u go, used something called Google..
Not a link.. Just a screenshotd9f0a80c9040a353e571f5f34db2960a.jpg

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Your story was dated 20th Feb.
The DENR did come down for an inspection but declared that the water tests were not anywhere near the pollution levels of Boracay.. They have asked local resorts to get water dispatch permits within 6 months..
I thought you had found very recent news of imminent shut down!! 
Fake and imaginary news based on an old sensational headline story! I`m not surprised.

Posting links is easy..Just copy and paste the URL of the "news" page and paste it here..Viola!! Link!
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/20/18/cimatu-clears-panglao-island-says-waters-better-than-boracay

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yee
1 hour ago, Tradewindze said:

Excellent choice, :D for a not on a budget resort. Although, its nice to hang out there and enjoy some amenities, like a massage or the iced coffee.

Hehe. Yeah. "Reasonable rate." I love the pools and the beach... and the really friendly and tall dive master. :) 

I'd also love to see someone give an answer here for a real budget place :) Like less that Php1k (20USD) decent room, beachfront, with a pool and restaurant. That place is a dream.

I either get a place less than Php1k for an Airconditioned Room and has a pool, but it's not beachfront and coffee might not be available at 5am (Pleasant Valley Resort in Baler, Quezon / Room for 2 is Php800.00 - surfing town) OR Php1k beachfront but has no air-conditioning or pool and coffee might not be available at 5am (Mang Mulo's - Magalawa Island, Zambales) OR Php1k beachfront, no pool, possible 5am coffee (Magic @Lambug Beach )

 

 

 

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Tradewindze
49 minutes ago, yee said:

I'd also love to see someone give an answer here for a real budget place :) Like less that Php1k (20USD) decent room, beachfront, with a pool and restaurant. That place is a dream.

I'd stay with Coco Grove, if and when the dream becomes reality. :dreams:

Try the Coral Cay. you can watch the sunset at the bar, and the back fan rooms are close to your price dream.

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Tradewindze
3 hours ago, Tradewindze said:

THIS :Yay:

Its still interesting to see what the upscale favorites are. 

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Mikal

For us it's mostly about the place being kid friendly. 

We really like The Bellevue on Panglao - easy to get to but a bit away from everything, good food and services, plenty of water activities, kids playground and pool, indoor activity center for kids and adults, ticks all our boxes really.

It's like a scaled back version of the Sofitel in Manila, but on a beach, NOT on Manila Bay.  

The Bellevue Bohol

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mikewright
On 4/6/2018 at 12:56 PM, Tradewindze said:

Those are really nice looking resorts, but I'm more into smaller, a little off the beaten path places. My current favorite is the Coral Cay Resort, Siquijor.

One of my favorites as well. Is the "Green Flash" still running?

How important is a pool to you? I can give some information about some of some of my favorite resorts, but they don't have a pool.

Some pics of one of them. Off the beaten track though, on Cuyo Island.

 

 

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Salty Dog
6 hours ago, Mikal said:

For us it's mostly about the place being kid friendly. 

 

I'm an old fart so I would prefer a resort with no kids...:D

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mikewright
On 4/6/2018 at 12:56 PM, Tradewindze said:

Those are really nice looking resorts, but I'm more into smaller, a little off the beaten path places. My current favorite is the Coral Cay Resort, Siquijor. 

If you liked on Siquijor, I’d recommend Port Barton, Palawan.  Not as easy to get to, especially in the wet, but it has the same laid-back feeling.  No specific resort recommendations, I’ve stayed at four different resorts on the beach there and they were all good.

The difference between the resorts like Coral Cay on Siquijor and the resorts in Port Barton is that in Port Barton they are all on the one beach, so you have a better choice of resorts, bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. Some excellent snorkelling and island hopping offshore, IMO just as good as the islands out of El Nido, but without the crowds. I like El Nido, but if I had to make a choice between the two, Port Barton would win hands down.

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mikewright

Another good thing about Port Barton is that it's easy to charter a banka boat from there to San Vincente. Some excellent resorts off the beaten track in San Vincente, some surf even, but some places affected by sand flies.

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Kabisay-an gid

Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor

 

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badian
On 08/04/2018 at 1:08 AM, yee said:

 

I'd also love to see someone give an answer here for a real budget place :) Like less that Php1k (20USD) decent room, beachfront, with a pool and restaurant. That place is a dream.

 

 

 

 

I can only think of two offhand that have all those amenities and is less than 1000. Getting a room ANYWHERE on a resort with a pool that is less than 1000 is a feat in itself. There is only about 10-12 places to stay on resorts that have a pool, for 1000 or less anywhere in the entire Visayas.

1) Santiago resort, Santiago, San Francisco, Camotes still sell their basic, and very small fan rooms for 1000. They haven't changed the price for 12 years, even though 12 years ago the pool had not yet been built. They've done well there, although I never stay there when I am on the Camotes.  It is not really beachfront in the sense that the accommodation is right on the beach itself though.

2) Vidar Family Resort, Tuburan. Fan bungalows for 700. Pool, 50 pesos per person extra. Again, not right on the beach though. Building the resort, they decided to have the restaurant in the beach facing area. 

there is a lot of places right on the beach for less than 1000 but with no pool on the resort. 

 

 

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Tradewindze
On 4/8/2018 at 3:23 AM, mikewright said:

The difference between the resorts like Coral Cay on Siquijor and the resorts in Port Barton is that in Port Barton they are all on the one beach, so you have a better choice of resorts, bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. 

 

 

I kind of prefer to have the resorts spread out a bit, just to keep them differentiated. Usually have a motor for those short, breezy changes of venue. BTW,  yes, the green flash is still running, apparently, at Coral Cay. 

 

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Tradewindze
13 hours ago, badian said:

Getting a room ANYWHERE on a resort with a pool that is less than 1000 is a feat in itself.

Setting a limit seems like a recipe for frustration and an endless search. I prefer to set a range, say, P1000-P2000, and then decide if the value of what I get for the price is worth it. You'll have a lot more options with a price range, vs price limit.

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Davaoeno
41 minutes ago, Tradewindze said:

Setting a limit seems like a recipe for frustration and an endless search. I prefer to set a range, say, P1000-P2000, and then decide if the value of what I get for the price is worth it. You'll have a lot more options with a price range, vs price limit.

uhhhh  you do realize that if your range is 1000-2000 that your price limit is 2000 ????

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Humboldt

 I like the ones close to home , no need to spend a boat load of money rent a room 10 bucks a night on the beach or pitch a tent ,, take a midnight swim under the full moon ... pubic beach Tingko Alcoy Cebu ... 10 min  pudding along .. so many little pvt beaches one can land on , pack the cooler full of drinks , make a bbq 

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