Saturday, August 23, 2008

Daño Beach Resort, Malapascua Island, Cebu

For our Malapascua Island leg, Laiza originally booked us at Blue Coral Beach Resort. No downpayment was given (unlike in Bantayan Island) and we just depended on the booking made thru a celphone call. Unfortunately, when we got there, there were no rooms available. One, it was only 10am and we would still have to wait for the other guests to check out before we can check in at 12nn. Two, the reservations were made to another staff who left for Boracay and never gave any instructions or messages regarding our arrival. SIGH... Instead of making a big deal out of this, Laiza and two other friends scouted the rest of the island for another resort that could accommodate all eight of us.

Os taking photos of Malapascua Island
from the Reception Area of Blue Coral Resort


We ended up at Daño Beach Resort at the far end of the island.

Daño Beach Resort is very much like Budyong Beach Resort in Bantayan Island. Its cottages are also duplex types (well, at least, the ones that we rented) that are made of concrete, wood and nipa. We were lucky to get 2 duplex units beside each other (hehehe, and we're neighbors again!). Since it's the lean season, the original PhP 1,000 room for two was given to us for PhP 800 only (yipeee!).

Being at the far end of the island is both an advantage and a disadvantage. It's an advantage because there were lesser people there, plus, it's a good location for sunrise photos (but during the morning when we were there, it was cloudy). It's a disadvantage because we had to walk a bit to get to the nicer restaurants. But then again, Malapascua is such a small island, everything else is just walking distance.

Chismisan sa kapit-bahay in the morning... and in evening.


We weren't able to get that much contact details of Daño Beach Resort when we were there. The contact details that I have here were searched from the internet when we got back here. I sure hope this is updated:

+63 915 6661584 or +63 927 3817894. Lemuel Daño is the manager.

For more photos of Daño Beach Resort, please visit my Byaheng Barok Multiply site.