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.
The hotel is beautiful and modern. Excellent facilities with exceptional staff. Rooms are very well appointed. The restaurant is superb, excellent menu and chef. The only negative is that it's set on a very steep hill, Walking to the shuttle bus pickup is exhausting.
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My experience was good, The staff were friendly and willing to go out of there way to make your stay at the hotel and also on the island a pleasant one.
The hotel appeals to Familys,Exchange Students,and People who have a small limited amount of funds and want value for money. It is not the Ritz or the Shangri-La and i think it would be a unfair to compare it against large international hotel chains.
The main shopping centre called D'MALL is approximately a 6 minute ride on motorised tricycle from the hotel
and it will cost you about 100 Philippine pesos for the ride, its well worth it as if you were to walk to D' mall it would take you close to an hour.
The Glass bottom boat tour was a disappointment as most of the coral was black,lifeless,dead however they do not tell you that and it is not until you get to the spot that you feel the disappointment in that tour. Note it is not operated by Paradise Bay.
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