Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pitstop: Virgin Beach Resort Cebu

I'm back! I'm back and ready to share to you my newest discovery...Virgin Beach Resort in Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Last week, I had a 3-day break from work because of the national elections. Of course, what better way to spend the long weekend than on an adventure. We traveled all the way from Metro Cebu to the northern tip of the island, and yes, we found a paradise.

En Route To the Resort

Before anything, we took the bus en route to Daanbantayan, Maya via Bagay at North Bus Terminal and paid P154.00 each. We were not familiar with the place so we had to really look for the signage upon crossing the borders of the municipality.

The sign "Virgin Beach Resort" at the right side of the street is visible, but if you're worried you'll get past it, remember it's just before Malbago Elementary school.

The Accommodation

After making it to the resort at 12 noon, we were warmly greeted by VBR's front desk. We were immediately led to our room. Since they have a promo at the moment, we paid P1000/ night inclusive of breakfast for a superior room. Our room was clean and set up nicely. I read they also offer P2000/night for the family room which can accommodate up to 8 persons.

Refrigerator - Check
Toiletries - Check
Aircon - Check
DVD player - Check

After arranging our things, we ordered lunch: Calamares and Kaldereta. Both were cooked perfectly! Plus they gave us complimentary drinks. Thank God, we needed that after the long ride.

The Amenities 

Some amenities are not available at the moment because Typhoon Yolanda damaged some of the resort's properties, but you can still enjoy volleyball and borrow some DVDs in their collection. We watched a couple of DVDs during our stay. Oh by the way, they also have a small library for bookworms out there.

Hopefully, we can go back and use their bicycle next time. We'd love to go around in bike.

Here are the other rooms. Would love to stay in there the next time as they are pretty homey just seeing it from the outside.

The Food

Meals were exceptional. Tried out their P100 budget meals on day two, and I swear everything tastes great. You can order other dishes priced P150 to P300. We originally planned to order cocktails and mocktails for P50 each, but we ended up sleeping early after dinner. Blame the peacefulness of the place.

The Staff

The resort has a very welcoming staff. They respond to our requests and questions with a smile. We talked with them and I think they're really good people. I think this is one of the best things about the the resort. :D

The Beach

We spent a lot of time in the beach firstly because we loved the view and secondly because we get to walk in it during low tide. It was like an eco-tour or something because we saw small fishes, crabs and other sea creatures up close.

Now, here's the thing, the resort was just what we wanted - quiet and peaceful. We got to stroll around the entire place on our three-day stay and found it perfect for couples, families and groups. Would really come back if time permits!

You can check out their website for more information: Virgin Beach Resort Cebu. Teheee!