Showing posts with label Beach Resort in the Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach Resort in the Philippines. Show all posts

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dedon Island!

February 24, 2013 2

Hello travellers! Are you looking for a new holiday destination to spice up your summer break?

Here's the newest beach resort in Mindanao I discovered recently while watching Kris TV. It's called Dedon Island. Utterly beautiful!

I never heard about it even if I came from the same region (Caraga), so while watching, I could not help but be captivated with its gorgeous surrounding and facilities.

Formerly known as Pansukian Tropical resort, Dedon Island is a secluded holiday destination located in the southern part of Siargao, Surigao City, Caraga Province, Philippines just around the corner of the legendary surfing point, Cloud 9.

The accommodation is extremely luxurious, the management would even allow visitors (maximum of 34 people) to book the entire resort for an exclusive stay  just like what Kris and her entourage did!
The Island
The villa

The resort boasts world-class amenities, incredible architectural design, outdoor lounge furniture and lush tropical environment. It is surrounded with mangrove trees, powdery sand and fringed through Rainforest hills and lagoon.

Absolutely fantastic! According to Kris Aquino, Dedon Island is more stunning than Amanpulo in Palawan. Oh my! We all know how expensive and how ultra-exclusive Amanpulo is, it's like taking a Caribbean holiday. Now, we've got an idea how expensive Dedon Island is, haha!

Spectacular views of Dedon Island, Siargao

Well, dreaming to get there is not bad...

Let's just hope the resort will offer promotional rates one of these days :-) I was really amazed with the beauty of Dedon island, simply gorgeous! I like the outdoor furniture, especially the swingrest, the one where Kris seated during her interview.

Its restaurant serves both local and international cuisines. I was able to watch a German chef, interviewed by Kris while preparing a unique Kinilaw of Tangigue.

The swingrest hanged between trees. Visitors may take a 
a good rest here or maybe sleep

I saw Kris sat on the swingrest and I thought it's just a normal sofa built outside the villa, but when I saw its view from a distance, it's another outdoor lounge furniture wonder! Perfect to take a short nap or rest with friends. It looks superb and very cool! The calmness of the environment and soft breeze from the trees will make visitors drowse to sleep when taking a rest there, perhaps :-D

The furnishing at its cottages and villas are made from local materials, wonderfully crafted but designed under the influence of Filipino culture. The materials from fabric to chair covers down to the last details of the roofing of the villas, the structure of the verandas and the furniture showcase the regional heritage of the Filipinos.

Aside from the architectural design and tropical environment of the resort, there are lots of things you'll enjoy doing there, activities to indulge during the day include windsurfing, Kayaking, island excursions, stand-up paddle among others. The Padie activity along the river is one of the most exciting because visitors can experience the thrill of paddling while on top of a wake board. There's nothing to fear since you have to wear a life vest.
Kris Aquino walking on foot along Dedon's shoreline.
Don't be discouraged with the black images you saw, it's the corals, normally present
 in all Surigao beaches. It's not harmful, there's nothing to fear because it will just "hide" during high tide, it is only visible during low tide. I used to play with this kind of coral when I was still growing up in the province, it's lovely to hold, it is slippery but won't make your skin itchy. 

Walking on foot around Mangrove and a the Sea Pagoda is another exciting thing to do in the island. I saw Kris taking a walk at its long coastline and at the mangrove area, it was beautiful, a perfect moment to indulge while taking a break from swimming. While at the Sea Pagoda, Kris kept on praising the thrilling big waves at the surfing area not far from the resort.

With its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, luxury accommodation and gorgeous architectural design, Dedon Island is truly an exciting holiday destination to consider this summer!

It's a mix of fun and adventure. As I watched Kris and her entourage frolicked around the area, I  must say that there's no other beach resorts in the Philippines that offer the best of both worlds other than Dedon Island.

The Nestrest at Dedon with Sea Pagoda in the Background

And there's another piece of art of an outdoor furniture that amuses me--the Nestrest! Never saw this stuff before. Nestrest is beautifully designed for an outdoor respite. Visitors can take a rest there, sleeping or reading books or talking with friends.

Veranda or Lanai

The island has two types of cottages: The Tropical Villas and Garden Cottages and both have window seats that can doubled as extra beds. Not sure if the resort retains the garden cottages which are a lot cheaper than the Villas. Just contact the management by visiting their OFFICIAL SITE  if you have further questions.

Rates however are quite expensive. For Filipino travellers, it's like going to a foreign country!


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Facilities at Dedon Island:
  • Infinity Pool
  • Sea Pagoda
  • Hobie cat
  • Lanai
  • Volleyball/and tennis
  • Billiard area
  • Massage center
  • Nestrest
  • Swingrest
  • Gardens
  • Hammocks along trees
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail bar
What to do at Dedon Island:
  • Island Excursions
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Offshore Surfing
  • Sports like volleyball, tennis
  • Padi Diving
  • Walking around mangrove trees
  • Windsurfing
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Mountain biking
How to get there:

For international travellers, the quickest way to get to Siargao is via Cebu International Airport. You will be picked up from the airport to the resort. For those who want to travel at their leisure time, there are chartered flights available from Cebu to Siargao Island. For Mindanao travellers, you can take a bus ride from any point in Mindanao to Surigao City.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amanpulo

October 14, 2010 1
Perhaps, only few people know that there's one unique haven of paradise somewhere in Philippine archipelago that is truly world-class with an extraordinary gift of nature in a very intimate environment.

Amanpulo is perfectly favored by mother earth, with its spectacular location shrouded with tropical plants, idyllic surroundings, gorgeous seaside, scenic view of the sea and crystal blue water, this very romantic resort is no doubt one of the best destinations for honeymooners in the world.

It was in Amanpulo that His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark made his marriage proposal to his then fiancee, Christina Manley (now the Countess of Frederiksborg following their divorce in 2005), in 1994.


If you are looking for a great paradise escape where privacy juxtaposed with luxury, Amanpulo is the perfect place to consider. Set against the backdrop of natural sea wonders of clear turquoise water, rich corals and  powdery sand and lush tropical plants cascading in the surroundings, Amanpulo is one paradise of privacy, pleasure and comfort.


The romantic resort is located in Palawan along Pamalican island and hugged the amazing view of the pacific with cirrus-streaked cerulean sky. It has several luxury villas and casitas dwellings, the villas offer very homey architectural designs that beckon comfort and extravagance while the casitas resemble Philippine native house, the bahay kubo. 

Casitas offer cheaper rates compared to villas, these amazing native homes are facing the magical sea views in a sprawling wooden sun deck with vibrant tropical flowers in the background. Casitas rate ranges from P40,500 ($900) to P67,500 ($1,500) around November to May. Villas are a lot expensive during holiday season with rates ranging from P94,500 ($2,100) to P139,500 ($3,100) but slightly cheaper around June to October, a single bedroom villa will often cost $1,400 while Treetop Casitas is around $750 per night.

Amanpulo is equipped with modern amenities such as gym with state-of-the-art workout facilities, a tennis court, swimming pool, a meeting room for small gatherings, a massage parlor, sea sport hut. windsurf hut, library and boutique selling souvenirs. There's a beach club with a elaborate garden walkway leading to the open air pavilion with reclining chairs and shade umbrellas directly facing the sea. An alternate to beach club is Lagoon Club on the east side of the Island, this elegant pavilion with highly modernized features offers Vietnamese cuisine at dinner.

With Amanpulo's distinct, highly exclusive luxury features, every visitor assures a heavenly relaxation on the island. This very private resort in the Philippines is often the favorite destinations of jetsetters around the world who love to splash in a tropical beach in an ultra-exclusive accommodation.

source: Philippine travel tour guide brochure


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunset Beach at La Union

August 20, 2010 2
 Sunset Bay Resort, La Union, Philippines

Sunset Bay Beach is a luxury resort rated class A by the Department of Tourism. It is located in the Northern part of Luzon at Canaoay, La Union, a province which attracts tourists and guests because of its rough and bellowing waves ideal for surfing. Its crystal green water is excellent for snorkeling and diving adventures. 

La Union’s travel from Metro Manila takes almost five hours and less than two hours from Baguio City. This secluded Philippine province in the North is endowed with spectacular white beaches and fabulous garden with lush tropical plants, making it a perfect choice for a good holiday break and quiet vacation. Its untouched powdery shorelines mesmerized visitors, it provides privacy and serenity. The scenic environment and fresh air made everyone feel the wonders of nature and the aroma of a soothing sea breeze.

 Swimming pool area of Sunset Beach Resort with jacuzzi and waterfall

Sunset Bay Beach is an elegant resort with first class amenities, set against the backdrop of a soft-white beach and tropical gardens, this spectacular place is a perfect holiday destination to those who want to escape the morbid weather in the city. The area is very ideal for relaxation and adventure because most part of the seaside is deserted and not yet occupied. 

Amenities include a billiard room, a beautiful garden, wifi internet access, elaborate swimming pool, a restaurant serving both local and international cuisine, a bar, an email and fax facilities. The sprawling seaside area is excellent for ball games and biking adventure, there is also a romantic view deck overlooking the sea.

White sand and crystal clear water of La Union

Sunset Bay Beach resort booking can be made by contacting this number 0063726075970. Prices vary from P1,600 to P1,800 per night. De luxe room good for two occupants is P1,600 per night, a family room of four occupants is P1,800 for low season and may reach P2,000 during peak season. The resort has a family house available to visitors who booked with large retinue, rate is at P4,500 per night for eight occupants, additional bed is available at P150 per person. The family house includes two bedrooms, an elegant living room, a bathroom and a kitchen.

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