Mangodlong Paradise has 5 types of accommodations - standard, deluxe, suite, beach front and the cabanas, with prices ranging from 2,500 PhP to 6,000 PhP. The room prices come with free toiletries, complimentary coffee & water, breakfast and port transfers.
|Cabanas facing everything - the garden, the pool and the beach|
|Deluxe rooms on the far end of the resort|
|The Beachfront Room @ 3000 PhP|
If you bring along kids like we did, the resort has a small playground to keep them busy (aside from the infinity pool of course). The Energy Ball had a blast with these too.
THE BEACHFRONT. Paradise's beach front is not as wide. But the water is great and the sand is powdery and white. I can't really say anything about what's underwater. I was not able to swim here either. More reason to come back. =)
It's very relaxing here. There are hammocks scattered at the right portion of the resort, just under the coconut trees. Not to worry. They prim the coconuts every now and then to avoid any falling debris.
There's also a pool table, a chess table and a dart board if you're feeling a bit bored. All of these are located right beside the bar and the playground. Convenient (especially for parents).
Mangodlong Paradise also has its own restaurant. The food is not really that extraordinary but there were some dishes that stood out. Try their sizzling squid with mushroom and beef with broccoli. The clubhouse was good too. We were 7 in a group and each meal would usually cost us 1200-1400 PhP.
|This plus the drinks and the service charge cost us 1250 PhP. Good enough for 5 hungry guys, 2 women on a diet and the Energy Ball.|
We decided to have breakfast in the bar overlooking the beach. If you have your breakfast here, make sure that you do it early in the morning so it won't be too hot. There's this beautiful chair that I fell in love with. I'll get myself one of these when I have my own house. Itaga mo yan sa bato. haha.
|Once in a while, I turn into a girl. =)|
THE VERDICT: We were so satisfied with the service, we decided to be back next month with the balikbayan Nanay and the not-so-little brother. Looking forward to that. =)
HOW TO BOOK: We were walk-in guests. We got lucky because it was low season. I highly recommend that you make a reservation. They will require you to pay the full amount for the reservation to be confirmed via bank deposit. Remember, it's an 18-room resort so better be sure than sorry.
Mangodlong Paradise also offers tour services in selected destinations @ 1500 PhP. That's a group price. The more people in the group, the less you'll have to pay. Their service can accomodate up to 12-13 pax. We took the tour. You can read all about that here.
You can visit their website for more details. You'll see a lot of contact numbers on their site. The number I posted below however, is the only one that worked. =)
Heminsulan, San Francisco, Camotes