For locals here in the Philippines it is a good value weekend break kind of place.
It may not be to the standard that europeans are used to. I liked it and will go back there again, the staff were all pleasant friendly and efficient.
Badian Island Resort is a beautiful, relaxing and welcoming place to stay. It is worth the three-hour drive from Cebu airport. You are welcomed on arrival with a flower garland and drink. My partner and I stayed in a pool villa, which was massive, with a stunning view from our private pool. Every day the staff decorate the rooms with flowers. There is only one restaurant on the island but dinner is served on the beach or by the pool. The staff will try to up-sell you meal packages which are quite expensive (but do include a large amount of food and drink). It is cheaper to order off the menu each day. Happy hour is between 4:15 and 6:15 at Shell Bar on the beach. There is also a games room where you can enjoy your half-price cocktails while playing a game of billiards. The resort offers a number of excursions off the island, including a guided tour of Kawasan Falls, island-hopping and whale-shark watching. It is worth saving some extra money if you wish to partake in more than one of these, as they are quite pricey. The resort has a PADI dive centre. You can obtain your full diving accreditation in two days or do a half-day beginner course. The island is close to coral reefs filled with amazing marine life. The customer service is excellent; they will go out of their way to accommodate you. The island is great if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday; there were few other guests during our stay in August.
Scenic, quite, secluded area but yet close to activities. Staff are very helpful. Nick the owner is very friendly and very accommodating. Food was excellent and good prices. My husband likes the Italian seafood pasta.
I picked my own shell (Aninikad in Filipino) and the staff cooked it for me. That was really nice.
My husband and I had a very pleasant and relaxing stay. The hotel facility is located in a very quiet area, perfect for relaxation. The hotel is on the edge of the sea - you can snorkel off or take a short walk to a white sand beach.
We snorkeled multiple times a day. The reef is one of the most beautiful in the world, by variaty and quantity of corals, fishes, sea stars and giant sea turtles (even comparing to the Grand Barrier Reef and Yucatan peninsula). We saw the sea turtles every time we snorkled, amazing! Hundreds of kilometers of uncontaminated coastline. If you love the sea world is a must place to stay. Many boats come in front of the hotel coast arae bringing the people to snorkel and dive.
The food at the hotel was great, tasty and well-executed. It takes some time to prepare - they cook from scratch and with a touch - so you may pre-order at a specific time, at your convenience.
There is lot of other things to do in the area. Ask the hotel management for tips or arrangements/transportation.
We had a massage therapist coming to our room at, very convenient - ask the hotel staff for more info.
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