The weather proved to be uncooperative those three days we were here. Except for an hour or so in the mornings, the drizzles were relentless and the rains occasional especially in the late afternoons and all throughout the nights.
Nonetheless, Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort’s sheer beauty instantly charmed us! With its spectacular infinity pool (a few meters away from the beach) as the piece de resistance, one would not be able to resist the urge to jump in! The two short but inviting stretches of beach are eternally kept clean by the establishment’s sweepers 12 hours a day! For those who prefer to simply laze around, hammocks likewise abound within the spotless, manicured gardens. Let’s not forget their fairly-priced food offerings which were satisfactory – pasta dishes and sandwiches were good; the Crispy Pata a tad overcooked; and the Beef Pochero’s meat a bit tough. My all-time fave though was their heavenly Tuna Fish Ceviche (fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices with bit of vinegar spiced with salt and chilies with a sprinkling of ginger; kilawin in Filipino)! It was perfect with San Miguel beer!
Facts and figures:
– Opened in May of 2011
– Composed of only 28 rooms (which is good) varying from Standard, Deluxe, Beachfront, 2 Bedroom Suite, Cabanas A and B, and a Paradise Suite
– Peak season’s from the months of December to May
– Low season from June till November
– Koreans come in droves, closely followed by guests from the United States; China; Japan; and the Philippines
Members of the staff who rendered warm, efficient service: Jenjen (the best of the staff team) and Ian of Housekeeping; Louie and Ivan of Bamboo Cafe; Jason the driver; and Karen of Frontdesk.
Most definitely planning on coming back to enjoy under the sun’s warm rays (hopefully) next time!
How to get there: From Cebu City, take a bus or a taxi cab (Php800.00) to Danao City Port and board the Jamalia Ferry (Php200.00, air-conditioned) to Consuelo Port in Camotes Islands. Make arrangements with the resort for a free pick-up from there).