December 31, 2012
Very nice resort with quite beautiful house reef
garden with lounge chairs, free wifi, house reef
We only stayed for one night at this resort but we liked it very much.
The room was very clean and had a very nice bathroom with (hot) shower.
The maintenance is very good. The staff is always busy cleaning, doing laundry,...
The restaurant didn't have what we ordered, but that might happen in all restaurants in the neighborhood apparently.
December 13, 2012
Unbelievable Comfort, cleanliness & service
Like new rooms,Amazing staff, management ,location & food
My very Dear Friends and Family, As most of you were aware, Hermie & I have taken Canadian winter 2012-13 and moved our lazy bodies to the Philippine Islands. We arrived here on my late baby Brothers Birthday Dec. 2nd. After a very rapid 2 day adjustment to 30+ degrees we flew to the Island of Cebu where we had found the "Bonita Oasis" on-line not realizing that after a 2.5 hour drive to the south tip of the island we would find a heavenly place manned by no less than 9 beautiful Angels. Yes.... we felt that we had died and gone to heaven. Our arrival was preceded by a devastating 160 km Typhoon that hit Mindanao and southern points of Cebu. Fortunately no serious damage near us except for the lack of vacationers. We had the entire resort to ourselves for the first 5 days. We were located on one of the most popular coral reefs in the Philippines and on our first day met a local man who generously offered to take us out to the reef on his outrigger canoe. After paddling for over 4 hours along the coastline we became absolutely mesmerized by the enormous varieties of coral, sea life and colorful fish viewed in the crystal clear waters of Pangsama bay. I'm sure everyone has seen pictures of a tropical pool fed by a 60-80 foot waterfall. Josephine the resort manager took us on day two to Kawaasin Falls about 45 minutes south of Bonita Oasis, Upon arriving we trekked about two miles up the river canyon rising about 2000 feet above the parking lot. There we found the first of the 3 pools and falls. We were roasting so no one objected to a nice refreshing swim in the chilly waters of Kawaasin River. Afterwards, we continued up the mountain to the next 2 falls. Wait until you see the photo's!! A couple days later the resort owner asked us to join her and her relatives for a trip to the east side of Cebu to a bay where the giant Whale Sharks feed daily in the AM. Of coarse we happily agreed anticipating another new experience (which was beyond amazing especially fo
Hotel Feature Tip:
Off the beaten track but one of the most amazing ocean front Scuba dive resorts & coral reefs in South Cebu Island. After visiting over 50 different resorts this is the one we will return to annually. Don't miss It!!
Families with older children
November 2, 2012
courteous and hospitable staffs
d pool and jacuuzzi,restaurant and d room itself,i love it
we had so mung forward to our next visit god willing!ch fun and was so amazed of the hospitable courteous staffs and d room is so clean and comfy...looking forward to our next visit god willing!
Families with young children
May 20, 2012
Nice resort...with excellent staff!
wi-fi and big and affordable family rooms
Although this place is far from Cebu City (2 hr ride on a private vehicle), we were relieved that all our efforts in going there paid off. Its not such a big resort but it has two swimming pools (1 kiddie pool), a jacuzzi and has a beach front. We were there for a group outing and the place was just perfect for us since the staff catered to our every need and there was no curfew in the use of the amenities. The food was great but it took them a while to serve them. They are not so strict in bringing in food so it is best to bring some since this is quite a far place. We all had fun during our stay!!!
April 7, 2012
Nice coral reef just in front of the hotel
The hotel is clean. But it is a bit strange for the room services keep replacing bed cover and carpet, but not towel.
It takes about 5 mins of tricycle to go to the town with resturants and diving shops. But if you just want snorkling, the coral reef in front of the hotel is excellent.
February 15, 2012
Don't rely on hotel information!
the hotel has a small pool ( not as on foto)
the internet is not working in the room!! and is very slow 0,15 mbit/s, the watersupply in shower is less than im pissing!! if you plan to stay and if its raining ..
you have to walk in mud on a small road full of water holes 1 km from pangsama. it is not possible to swim outside the hotel, no
sand only coral, need to ware shoes. if you plan to visit moalboal make your bookings at a hotel in pangsama
there you have all restaurantes eg
February 6, 2012
Great spot, excellent staff
peaceful with great snorkelling
It seems on arrival as if you’re way out of town in a remote area but that would be incorrect. When you arrive you are at an excellent small hotel. For sunbathing and lounging you’d use the excellent area between the pool and the boundary of the property. Swimming off the beach is possible. It is rocky and shallow with some sea urchins for the first 20 or 40 metres depending on tide so boots, fins or jelly shoes are really needed. Then you only need to swim another 30 metres or so to a house reef that stretches for hundreds of metres in either direction. Visibility is excellent for snorkelling and then the reef drops away into the deep blue which is used by divers who stop at this location occasionally. I just hope that people continue to get their feet off the floor as soon as possible when snorkelling here as it is really great and I’d hate to see it damaged by people whose idea of underwater viewing is walking ! That house reef so close was a surprise to me. As for the hotel itself its a little gem. Rooms are large and spotlessly clean, the room itself, bedclothes, towels etc. Air con, fridge, flat screen tv, all you would expect of a more expensive establishment. The front rooms look over the pool out to sea, a great spot. Food here is very good and prices for all food and drinks on a par with what you would pay in Pangasama, and here its quieter with better views that most restaurants in the town. Order from the menu but check for specials to make sure they have them. They even have a choice of white and red wines around 650P per bottle. The staff here are friendly, helpful and professional. All in all an excellent find which I’d certainly use again if ever in this area.
If you want to go to Pangasama for a change of scenery or pace for some evenings its about a 20 min walk through the local village, just mostly nipa huts with friendly people who’ll always say hello as you walk past. Parts aren’t well lit and a flashlight will be needed.. If you don’t fancy the walk to Pangasama you can be driven in for 150P each way ( not per person) or daytime visit White Beach for 250P each way, there’s nothing there really for an evening visit.
February 3, 2012
Very lovely resort.
great staff, nice location close to village, peaceful.
this great resort is situated very secluded from other resort areas. this has certain advantages. it's peaceful and very quiet. the views are really stunning and we really enjoyed our breakfast with this views every morning. it's not far form the village moalboal: a 10 minute walk along the shore or a 5 minute tricycle ride.
there's 1 point that could be negative, for those who love the beach, you have to take transport to the white beach which is approximately 4 or 5 kilometers away, because there is no beach at this resort apart from a small artificially created one. the shore is very rocky.
the staff is really great and very helpfull in every way. we booked for 2 nights but decided to stay for 4 additional nights.
February 1, 2012
service with a smile but a little bit isolated
the staff is really friendly and helpfull, they pick up us at the airport. the resort is beautiful and clean and the room is big. the food is good. you can it asian or western food.
the resort is isolated so you need to walk a little bit to see people or to go to other place. but the staff help you to reach every place you like.
they treat us as a friend and it is nice.
there is no sand in front of the resort so is better go to the white beach and you need to ask to the staff to bring you at this place by car and it takes 15 min (the price is cheap).
but anyway you can do snorkel and they have the stuff to do that.
there is a little swimming pool
January 30, 2012
Lovely hotel with attraction close by
Vary pleasant stay, staff vary helpful
Linen surface could be improved as our rooms had been missed on a few occasions
Arrange pick up from airport,
Cawason falls a must to see