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Swimming Pool7
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Maia's Beach Resort

Basawon, Bantayan Town, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6052 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 93% of guests
Exceptional service
9.0 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.5 rating for cleanliness
Excellent comfort
8.1 room quality and comfort

First of all, the price for the rooms are very cheap considering that the rooms are very beautifully arranged, comfy and nice to stay.

Mary A. | June 16, 2019

The room was comfy, the views outside was great yo'll really feel closer to nature when you just sit outside listening to waves.

Sharifa | February 18, 2020

Staffs are very friendly and helpful, Thank you for the nice hospitality:) I definitely will stay there again in the future

Tomomi | October 19, 2019

Their swimming pool is warm and the staff and owner was welcoming and friendly, they are really acommodating and chill.

Sharifa | February 18, 2020

The place is so instagrammable as they have many beautiful setting of the whole area.

Mary A. | June 16, 2019

- The location is remote thus it was quiet, nice place to relax and reflect.

Donna | October 18, 2019

  • Private beach

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

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Value for money8.4
Location rating6.7
Nearest airportBacolod-Silay International Airport (BCD)
Distance to airport87.7 km

Rooms available at Maia's Beach Resort

8.1
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Cottage - Queen Bed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Maia's Beach Resort?

          Check-in is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

          How do I get to Maia's Beach Resort?

          A stay at Maia's Beach Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Maia's Beach Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests.

          What is the smoking policy at Maia's Beach Resort?

          Maia's Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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          What people love about Maia's Beach Resort

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "We are here for the second time and we like it very much."

            Donald

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            January 12, 2020

          • 9.2
            Exceptional

            "Overall, I'd still come back and recommend this place."

            Samantha

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            March 12, 2020

          • 8.8
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "The owner and the staffs are friendly and welcoming."

            Elvaleen

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            February 19, 2020

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          Overall rating:
          8.1
          Excellent
          327 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.5
          Facilities
          8.0
          Location
          6.7
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          The resort location is rural remote, good if that's what you...
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          More about Maia's Beach Resort

          More about Maia's Beach Resort

          Well-placed in the sightseeing, beaches, romance area of Cebu city, Maia's Beach Resort provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Bantayan District Hospital, Ogtong Caves, Skydive Greater Cebu.

          Maia's Beach Resort offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, family room, restaurant.

          Step into one of 6 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as linens, mirror, towels, closet, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including private beach, outdoor pool, massage, garden, water sports (motorized), to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Maia's Beach Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Cebu.

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          Beach
          16 mentions
          Swimming Pool
          13 mentions
          Food & Dining
          6 mentions
          Breakfast
          6 mentions

          What they offer

          8.0
          Very good

          "We want to thank everyone for the wonderful time we have spe..."

          Donald

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          January 12, 2020

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          Cleanliness8.5
          Facilities8.0
          Location6.7
          Room comfort and quality8.1
          Service9.0
          Value for money8.4
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          6-7 Good (17)
          <6 Below Expectation (22)
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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Robert from Canada
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

          Relaxing days at Maia's”

          Ambiance of the resort, quality of the food, free transportation from and to the port in Santa Fe.

          It was indeed a relaxing stay. The resort has beautiful gardens which convey a warm and peaceful closeness to nature. The food was very well-prepared and is priced reasonably. [ breakfast is free ] We enjoyed the use of the facilities [ pool table, swimming pool, function room for viewing of DVD movies ]. I was totally amazed at the wide variety of the collection of movie titles. The location of Maia's Beach Resort is a little remote [ about a 15 minute drive from Santa Fe ], but there are a couple of small "corner stores" only a short walk from the grounds. If you want to see other parts of Bantayan Island, it is strongly recommended that you rent a motorbike for a few days.

          Reviewed October 09, 2014
          9.6
          Exceptional
          jackielyn from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in June 2019

          Amazing Place”

          Maia's is 12kms from Sta Fe port, yes it is quite far but worth it. Beautiful, Serene and has an Amazing view too. They also offer motorcycle rental for only Php350(full tank na un) and we used it from the time we arrived. Those who assisted us during our stay are very accomodationg and friendly Kuya ( Maia's Shuttle service driver) who drove us back and forth Sta Fe port, thank you. AteKuys(dont know how to call her/him, confused ako) thank you for giving us addt'l 4hrs extension for free.( ang gala kasi namin) nag road trip kami sa buong Bantayan Island kasi😂 Sa Cook who prep our food, ang sarap po.. Our DIY trip to Bantayan Island will never be that amazing if not for Maia's accommodation. They offer exactly what we need. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

          Reviewed June 14, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jongsuk from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

          Hidden gem- Beautiful garden, beach, people”

          People, garden,rooms

          Maia was one of the very best places I have ever stayed. This very beautiful place is thoughtfully built and maintained with LOVE but nothing else. The owner and staff are lovely and very giving and helping. This resort has only 6 cottages and room is very clean, simple, yet lovely. Food is great, I was pleasantly surprised when I found my hot chocolate was really from melting chocs. They put cover on beverage so that flies don't get into. The only drawback one might feel is the fact that It is actually 10 min drive away from the port Santafe-where all the restaurants are so it will cost you money to get out from there or do island hopping, maia arrange/ help on this transportation. This was never a problems for me however as I really loved the resort and wanted to spend more time in this part of the island and enjoy the beach just in front of my cottage. The garden is built by Maia's husband who's German and very beautiful and link to the small but gorgeous swimming pool. The owner couple is very inspiring and generous people, I literally cried when I say bye to them after 4 days stay. I honestly almost keep this place myself but I share and pray that good travellers can visit Maia's and have wonderful time.

          Reviewed January 02, 2016
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Richard from Australia
          Group
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          A quiet little paradise”

          We wanted a quiet place to relax and base ourselves and couldn't have made a better choice. Our booking was last minute, literally just before we got on the 7am ferry from Hagnaya. Maia's offers a free transfer to/from the ferry terminal. We called them while in the ferry and they were able to meet us in time. We chose to rent motorcycles for a day so they took our lugguage and we followed the van back to the resort. The resort is quite a way out - about 20 mins by motorcycle. When we arrived we were able to check in early and use our bungalow. There are boardwalks through the amazing gardens and over the limestone formations that made Maia's so unique. The property is beachfront but the beach isn't sandy like Paradise beach - you can definitely swim there (or in the pool if you prefer). We had breakfast there which was included and served by a kind staff member, Maui, who answered all our questions. We also had the full body massages - heavenly after a day driving around the island!

          Reviewed March 23, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jill from Philippines
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Superb Customer Service”

          I was worried at first after reading reviews that Maia's was far from Sta Fe beach. This resort turned out to be a hidden gem! Yes it is far, but a lot of things make up for the location. The staff was amazing, especially Maui at the restaurant and Kuya Dodong the driver. Food at the restaurant was sooo good and cheap! You'd think it would be expensive because the resort is in the middle of nowhere but food is priced the same as the restaurants in town. Rooms are cleaned and linens and towels are changed daily. We especially loved their pool which was naturally heated by the sun. It was nice to soak in a warm pool after being out in a tour the whole day! They have free pick up and drop off at the port and a shuttle service to town/sta fe beach for a minimal fee. My bf is into astrophotography and he was ecstatic that there was no light pollution around the resort so he managed to take photos of the milky way for 2 nights in a row! The location of the resort is a make or break. You either love it because it's exclusive or hate it because it's far from town. I'm glad we loved it!

          Reviewed November 14, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Clarice from Philippines
          Couple
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Exceptional! ”

          Our stay at Maia's is the best! I had a mistake with my booking before but they amended it! Everything else is amazing. The food might be a little bit pricy but it's worth the price. They are not going to disappoint you with their meals. Their free breakfast is good, me and my partner had more than enough of what we have expected from the breakfast. I did not regret choosing the resort as our venue for me and my partner's 1st anniversary. There were two cons that I've encoutered tho. The location, since it's far from the main city and the beach. There's a pool that can be used at anytime tho. I'll be recommending the resort to my friends and relatives. Thank you for the wonderful experience, Maia's!

          Reviewed March 27, 2019
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Sadie from United States
          Couple
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

          Lovely friendly low-key resort, outstanding staff!”

          Best beds in SEAsia, wonderful food, super helpful staff

          maia's is a true gem. hotel have made a friendly, cozy, relaxing resort with luxury touches where it matters. the beds are the best in seasia (ergonomic, soooo comfortable and the pillow is just the right size! if you have been traveling in seasia then you know how rare this is). we stayed at a beachfront cottage, and this was really "barefoot luxury". we coul have our delicious breakfast on our terrace every morning, the grounds were immaculate, and every time we needed something we got wonderful help. the beach is not much, but you can easily rent a moped or arrange for a transfer. you won't regret saying here!!!! would stay here again over and over again!!!

          Reviewed February 19, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kkristine from Canada
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

          Amazing resort”

          My wife and I spent 4 days at this resort. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised with the cottages and the location. Our room was 30 feet away from the ocean. The rooms are spacious and clean with air conditioning. The resort staff were friendly. The menu was good. And the food was well presented and tasted great. There was a motor scooter on the resort for rent which we used. The resort is not in Santa Fe like most others. So it was very quiet and peaceful. I would highly recommend staying here when on Bantayan island.

          Reviewed October 05, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          John from United States
          Family with young children
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

          Awesome resort!”

          We had a wonderful stay at Maia's. Not one thing to cause stress. It's absolutely beautiful, clean, quiet, next to the ocean and the food is wonderful. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. You can sit on the porch or at the bar and watch the local fishermen doing their thing. The only caveat is it's 15 min out of Santa Fe, where the nice swimming beaches are. That was fine with me, as I had a car, and they have a nice pool at the resort. But seriously, if you want to relax, this is a wonderful place to do so.

          Reviewed January 23, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Sej from Philippines
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Bantayan Gem”

          I was not expecting much about the place provided the reviews that I've read about it, may it be with the location or the place itself. But I was surprised when I arrived. The place is not near Santa Fe but around 30 min or 15min motorcycle ride. It will be a plus if you rent a motorbike immediately once you arrived at the pier since getting one from the location itself will be a challenge(its a bit isolated). The place is situated between the boundary of Sta Fe and Bantayan and is at the very end of a not so good road(but tolerable). Going to the place for the first time is a challenge but being in the place is worth it. The place is better than Kota Beach added to that is it is less crowded, layed back, peaceful and you will have that awesome feel that you owned the place. Their staffs are great and will serve you without any hint of discrimination or like those who pleases you because of the tip. Food is normal but if you know how to do a bit of marketing they can cook the most awesome tasting dishes in the Island.

          Reviewed May 31, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Dhasell from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

          Excellent”

          The place was perfect for travelers who wants a peaceful and quiet location, because its situated in the quiet town of Bantayan. Thus, far from bars and restauraants that are in Sta Fe., also making it somewhat of a disadvantage (however, they do have their own restaurant). The resort has its own pool and beachfront. The staff were very helpful and polite. The only dissatisfaction from the time of my stay is the bed, as its hard on the back and it squeaks on certain areas. All in all, I would consider coming back here when I come back to Bantayan Island.

          Reviewed March 24, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Petter from Norway
          Couple
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

          A great place to relax”

          This place is really great if you want to relax and recharge your batteries. The food was excellent and the staff very sweet and friendly. The food was the best in this friendly resort. Tasty, plenty and goodlooking. And the waiter had an eye for details. The bungalows were big and clean. Its away from the towns on Bantayan island, but for us that was the bonus. No noicy cars or people. Will be back here for sure.. Thanks from Emee, Maricel, Diane, Tor Arne and Petter

          Reviewed August 26, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          emelita from Philippines
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

          Peaceful, Quiet & Boring”

          If one wants to destress and a quiet relaxation, Maia's is a to go place. Place is cozy and peaceful. Amenities is well maintained. But if one wants to enjoy the beach, Maia's is a disappointment. Beachline is short, seabed is mostly muddy and slimy. Barefoot walking is not encourage due to the seashells and rocks which is prone to cutting skin.

          Reviewed March 14, 2019
          8.8
          Excellent
          Rusty from Canada
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

          Beautiful garden and friendly staff. ”

          When we first walked into Maia's we were awestruck by the beautiful garden. The flowers and trees grow within old coral and all around the swimming pool. It has lots of huts to sit under all around the garden and pool. There is also a small private beach to enjoy. Maia's is a about 16 km out of Santa Fe so if you plan on going in and out of town I recommend renting a scooter from them or be prepared to pay for their shuttle in and out of town.

          Reviewed October 25, 2018
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Tracee from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in January 2016

          A short but memorable stay”

          Friendly and Welcoming Staff, Food, Quiet Environment

          My son and I enjoyed our stay at Maia's. It's located a little further within the island, but it's still near enough to travel to the other beaches and restaurants. The owners and staff were very welcoming and accommodating, and our stay felt like a home away from home because of them.

          Reviewed January 21, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Philip from Philippines
          Couple
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in May 2016

          It's worth it. ”

          It was a little farther from the airport where we were supposed to do the jump (skydive cebu) but Kota was fully booked so we ended up with Maia's. And we loved it. It's nice and quiet. The room was clean and the staff were efficient and pleasant. Needless to say, every peso spent was worth it.

          Reviewed May 06, 2016
          8.8
          Excellent
          Marcelito from Philippines
          Family with teens
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

          A good one!”

          Their restaurant serves excellent tasting and well prepared food! Friendly and attentive staff. Resort is quiet with lots of trees and flowers. Clean pool. Place is a nice escape. Beach is so-so. We went to nearby white sand beaches. We would stay in Maia's again.

          Reviewed June 10, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          RIA
          Family with teens
          Cottage - Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

          Awesome place to stay!”

          The food, the staff, the place and the ambiance were great. If you are someone who wants to stay away from the crowded place of Sta.Fe and wants a vacation where you can fully relax and eat good food? This place is for you! I so loved our 2 night stay in this resort. Although the beach was not that great compared to Sta. Fe, what i loved about it is how everything were designed and how nice the staff were. Just be ready to spend a little extra for the transportation as it’s somehow secluded and not near any tourist attractions in Bantayan

          Reviewed October 30, 2019
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Ava from Philippines
          Group
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

          Relaxing!”

          good food, friendly staff, relaxing and quiet ambiance

          My stay at Maia's was very relaxing. It's not for those looking for a hotel situated right where the action is. It's a 20-min drive from Sta Fe which is what makes it the best pick for those who want a peaceful and relaxing getaway. The rooms are very beach-y and the staff and very friendly too.

          Reviewed May 08, 2014
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Mark from Philippines
          Family with young children
          Cottage - Twin Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

          Resort staff were very accommodating. Clean resort.”

          My whole family stayed in this resort for 2 nights. The staff were very accommodating. They attended to all of our requests. :) Resort was clean as well. They only have 6 cottages, so privacy was very good. The only con was that it was a bit far from Sta. Fe. (20 mins) But the resort was good enough to give a free ride from port going to resort and resort to port. We payed the resort's van to give us a ride going to Sta. Fe on our second day and fetch us in the evening after our Bantayan roam around.

          Reviewed June 13, 2017
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