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cheaper resorts on the north end of cebu - know anything about these?

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Warren's beach resort   500 a night for a fan room  

http://www.warrensbeach.com/

 

in Daanbantayan  the virgin beach resort -  800 for a fan room  - 600 if you book 7 nights  

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udonthani

nice one. I was thinking the same. Green Lagoon just north of Compostela sells fan rooms for 1000 I think. That is not that bad a resort, although I stopped eating there in the restaurant because they started getting tight with the portions. This place has pools now it has upgraded, but you can just about, swim in the sea by this point and the water is not so bad, although the beach is rocky. There must surely be a few places further south of this towards Liloan where you could get a room for less than 1000 that is beach facing or at least a short walk, for a swim. However those other places further south than that, being closer to the coty. the water will be fouler. Further north, I'm not so sure. There might be a decent enough place on towards Danao I don't know of. And beyond that I'm also not so sure. Obviously there is no shortage of pathetic overpriced resorts of the type you will find elsewhere in the Philippines.

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goggleye

normally im not so concerned of the price but this year money is a little shorter  - so i have to look a little harder  - my sweetie is easy to please  - mostly we just want some time to reaquainted  after too long away 

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normally im not so concerned of the price but this year money is a little shorter  - so i have to look a little harder  - my sweetie is easy to please  - mostly we just want some time to reaquainted  after too long away 

Thank you for the links and information provided. The more expensive ones everyone can find in any search engine but information such as you provided is harder to find. Thank You!

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udonthani

no mate, the 'cottages' thing is just a day rent type price. To get a regular room for the night, it is 1000. I had a girl ask them what the rooms cost, and she said 1000. I assumed, they were fan rooms, not aircon. Always remember, if they are aircon you can get them down on the rent by undertaking not to use it.

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Warren's beach resort   500 a night for a fan room  

http://www.warrensbeach.com/

 

in Daanbantayan  the virgin beach resort -  800 for a fan room  - 600 if you book 7 nights  

I stayed at Virgin Beach Resort one night years ago. I would not return there if they paid me. There was no water, it took two hours for them to prepare a VERY small piece of chicken with rice, I waited two hours for breakfast to be served, then paid my bill and left hungry. The price quoted me was not honored. When I emailed the absentee owner about my dissatisfaction he called me a liar! (Inlaws run the place)

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goggleye

no mate, the 'cottages' thing is just a day rent type price. To get a regular room for the night, it is 1000. I had a girl ask them what the rooms cost, and she said 1000. I assumed, they were fan rooms, not aircon. Always remember, if they are aircon you can get them down on the rent by undertaking not to use it.

the website said aircon for 1000 a night   ill have her check it    was it a nice enough place?

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goggleye

I never have been there but is sounds great from what ive heard   

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gmb8585

Been to Virgin Beach Resort last year and not impressed at all. room was ok, about 1200 per night with AC, pool ok, but place tooo far from anything and rocky shore, plus we were the only ones there at the time. fairly good service, just a poor vibe.  Much better is Skips Beach resort in Agujo, Daanbantayan, great staff, good food, nice town, good beach and a fabulous owner, Belle. Rooms from about 1000 to 1400 per night, I've been a couple of times and never disappointed.

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Open_Ended

No resort here and this might be too late to help you, but Bogo City has the place listed below and has air, hot water, TV, food , locked area for your bike ...About 1100P per night ... Large rooms and safe and has about everything you need in its area .. Bogo is back east from San Remigio along the national Hiway ..

 

Northomes Pensione

Pelaez St., Bogo City, Cebu, 6010, Philippines


[email protected]

(63 32) 434-7688

(63 32) 251-3277

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SomeRandomGuy

heaps off stuff up the north end.

Depends on what you want.  Both malipascua and baantyan island have heaps of resorts. Bogo is great there are a few off a bit from there.

On the way up there is also huna huna.   I liked huna huna as it had a mediteranean theme to it but it is one of those cebu beaches.

U know all rocks no sand.

 

Koto beach resort on baantyan is great and is owned by a filipino guy called ray.   

 

The resort next to his has a floating bar a few months of the year that is good too if you are a drinker.

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SomeRandomGuy

Good info.  Have either of you been to  Siargao Island  http://wikitravel.org/en/Siargao#Get_around

Lived there for 6 months  lost of resorts      good fun good surf.    locals are a bit hardcore though. Defintaly is a tourist trap with all the costs that go with it.

Ie 1500 peso van hire for a 2 hr trip. 

Hell i seem to remember that quicksilver even pulled out and are not doing there surf comp there anymore as they were sick of getting ripped off.

nice to visit though.

Cheap flights from cebu to there sometimes

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PeteHK

Certainly agree with the comments on Virgin Beach Resort.  Took the family there last year and we left early as the quality of the rooms and the long wait for food just made for a poor experience.  Maybe I've been unlucky but I've not been too impressed with the cheaper beach resorts north or south of Cebu, though Bodo's in Alcoy stands out as being pretty reasonable for the money, food is good, but the pool is on the small side.  Now we've decided to go less often but pay more to stay at a better quality place.

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udonthani

No resort here and this might be too late to help you, but Bogo City has the place listed below and has air, hot water, TV, food , locked area for your bike ...About 1100P per night ... Large rooms and safe and has about everything you need in its area .. Bogo is back east from San Remigio along the national Hiway ..

 

Northomes Pensione

 

Pelaez St., Bogo City, Cebu, 6010, Philippines

[email protected]

 

(63 32) 434-7688

 

(63 32) 251-3277

you say 'about' 1100 a night, but if it actually IS 1100 a night then that is not good value, at all, for a pension house room in a provincial city of Bogo's size. That would be a bit on the expensive side, even for Cebu city really. The Diplomat is not far off that, but then the Diplomat is not a pension. It is a proper hotel. For 1100, you should be getting more facilities than those in Bogo, for sure. You don't even get breakfast.

 

for example, Toledo is really a very similar city to Bogo. It is about the same size. It is, like Bogo, a port. But where I stay in Toledo the price for a very large room with all those facilities is only 750 (though I actually pay less than that as they like me there and I've been staying there for years). Also in Toledo is Shem hotel where you can get small rooms with all those facilities for 750 or big ones for 950. But get this. Shem hotel has a SWIMMING POOL.

 

for 1100, that's the kind of thing you should be getting in a place like Bogo. Not just 'air, hot water, TV, locked area for your bike'. You should be getting more than that for 1100 in Bogo. Like at least breakfast. And maybe even a swimming pool too.

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Nangulo

If in Bogo, you could try the Bogo Pension House.  It's been about two years since I was there but the rooms went for 700 pesos for air con and they had a decent pool.

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KadoKaru

Skip Beach Resort in Daanbantayan.My Close friend Skip Ellsworth owned the resort,great individual,Skip has been gone now for about 4 years but his wife belle runs the resort.Real good folks.

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udonthani

whippy is perfectly capable of doing that in real life.

 

'you want to charge me 1100 for this room? Where the feck is your swimming pool?'

 

Skip could just point outside to the sea. In Bogo, you can't.

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Open_Ended

heaps off stuff up the north end.

Depends on what you want.  Both malipascua and baantyan island have heaps of resorts. Bogo is great there are a few off a bit from there.

On the way up there is also huna huna.   I liked huna huna as it had a mediteranean theme to it but it is one of those cebu beaches.

U know all rocks no sand.

 

Koto beach resort on baantyan is great and is owned by a filipino guy called ray.   

 

The resort next to his has a floating bar a few months of the year that is good too if you are a drinker.

 

Yep, Cebu is lacking a bit on cool, sandy beaches as compared to some of the other islands ..

 

I was over on Bantyan island once with a friend and it was a little surprising to see it so layed back ... Plus the commercialism always talked about on that island was there but actually was small time and still fit into a native look and the prices were OK for me ...

 

Here's a look at the attitude of one of the small bars there ...

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As I was trying to say above on the commercialism always talked about on this island, as soon as you get away from the small area that is built-up some, the island turns back into a small, sandy, native looking island .. Nice for slow bike rides around the place for enjoying the scenery but no real dirt bike riding over there.

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Thats my 08 TXC250 Husqvarna parked at one of the mangrove areas during low tide... Really cool looking out there in the grove...

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SomeRandomGuy

no but it is a great place to chill.   Up the north end away from the touristy part there is an old spanish fort which is worth a good look at if you like history and the ld chruch in baantyan town is also worth having a gander at.

 

baantyan island is and always will be my favorite island on the philippines, if it was easy to live there ( I do not want to go into the political situation of island and it is against the rules here but lets just say hmmmmm.)

 

but if anyone here is looking for a get away  then this is it.    beautiful white sand beaches, torquise water, and a laid back population( if visiting off season you can get some great deals to.)

 

Just don't go there around culling time as the flies will piss you off to no end

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udonthani

Bantayan has no 'mountain'. It is just pretty featureless compared to the other Visayan islands. It is just short, on anything dramatic. No volcano. The beach is not anything special and to be frank I am amazed that somebody from Australia thinks there is anything especially commendable about it. Bantayan has its plus points but it is boring, frankly. Which might be why the kano drunks on there seem to start earlier in the day than they usually do on the other islands.

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SomeRandomGuy

Living here at the momment and yes I have been spoiled as I lived off the coast of the great barrier reef for most of my life.

 

It's up to you personal preference I guess.

Bantyaan has been one of the only places I have been where I have had almost an entire white sand beach to myself.

And I only got there for 2 to 3 days for a holiday not to live. I imagine if I lived there I would go bat shit crazy within a week.

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udonthani

Bantyaan has been one of the only places I have been where I have had almost an entire white sand beach to myself.

if the gadzillions of places in Oz that you can say that about are not enough for you you can try Transkei or Mozambique. One of the features of the Philippines, is that it is so crowded that even in the remote province there will always be somebody close by. I guess it is all relative and it just feels like you have some space for once if you are away from the packed-up-like-sardines Filipine city.

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Skip Beach Resort in Daanbantayan.My Close friend Skip Ellsworth owned the resort,great individual,Skip has been gone now for about 4 years but his wife belle runs the resort.Real good folks.

 

 

I second the motion.  Stayed there with the family for several days before jumping over to Malapascua.  loved the huge sandbar at low tide.     Good price and good food.   Also Belle  allowed us to  use a rice cooker and   bbq  grill our fish outside.. even provided the wood :)  .  Great place and very economical.  

 

http://www.skipsbeachresort.com/

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