We loved our week at Phaidon, but it is not a luxury resort. You will not find hot water or fine shampoos or refrigerators stocked with cold drinks. You will only find WIFI at the front lobby area, not in your villa or rooms. You will not find shopping or anything touristy.
What you will find is peacefulness, a warm and helpful staff and opportunities to learn more about the Filippino culture. You will walk the beach to find local farmers and fisherman. You will take part in guided trips to snorkel, scuba dive or hike to waterfalls with the aid of the staff. You will find personal attention, rest and relaxation.
We enjoyed our meals; the international cuisine was excellent. I tried all of the Filippino specialties as well as pizza, pasta and chicken curry. Each bit of food was made to order with fresh ingredients. My daughter loved the cheeseburger and fries as well as the fresh fruit shakes. My husband loved the pork and German specialties. Happy hour from 4-7 set a routine to our day and we enjoyed the wide variety of music played during this time.
The grounds are lovely - beautiful golden coconut trees and green grass - as well as a nice beachfront. We stayed in the Villa unit and enjoyed our two hammocks on the deck and view of the beach.
We would recommend this to families who are looking for more of a peaceful, non-touristy experience.
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