This luxury hotel, under German management, is located on an island in the Ba of Badian. The resort is set on an 8-hectare property, 15 minutes by boat from the village of Badian on the southwest coast of the Island of Cebu. One part of the area is landscaped with magnificent, perfectly maintained flower gardens. The other has been left in its natural state.
You will first discover a lagoon and the mangroves with aerial roots, and an attractive white sand beach, recreated artificially after a typhoon destroyed the beach. From the beach you have a nice view of the mountain range on the west coast of Cebu, and further away on the right, the coastline of the island of Negros. As a welcome gesture, you are greeted by the sound of music and given the traditional shell necklace.
The 5o rooms, divided into 25 duplex villas with nipa roofs, are set in the middle of the gardens to take full advantage of the view of the mountains and the sea. Very spacious and bright, thanks to large bay windows, the rooms are furnished to provide maximum comfort. The use of capiz for windows, doors and the ceiling diffuse a soft light; the pretty wood floor and the impeccably-finished pale-bamboo furniture, all contribute to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. All rooms have luxurious marble bathrooms with bathtubs. The hammocks on the balcony invite you to relax and admire the view.
The main restaurant, located near the swimming pool, is a beautiful bamboo structure. The excellent meals are served buffet style. In the evening, musicians or folk dancers add a lovely ambiance to the settings.
The large, white sand beach, bordered by coconut trees is pleasant with its nipa parasols and its hammocks.
Children will love playing in the mangroves, accessible by walking on the stretch of sand where the water is shallow. A section of the beach, cleaned daily, is reserved for swimming.
Many other activities, including water sports, golf , and tours are offered, but at rates commensurate to the standard of the hotel. The many diving and snorkeling sites near Badian are well-known. A glass-bottomed boat will take you to Coral Garden on the other side of Badian, facing Negros Island. The snorkeling is fabulous at Moalboal, along the ridge 40 meters away from White Beach. Pescador Island, also in Moalboal, is well-known as a dive site.
How to get there
By air and land, 75-minute daily flights on Air Philippines Cebu Pacific, Asian Spirit or PAL from Manila to Cebu. 3 hours by car from Cebu Mactan Airport to Badian pier. Five minutes by speedboat from Badian pier to the resort. (Transfer from airport is arrange by the resort).
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