Friday, June 29, 2012

Mangodlong PARADISE Resort

Mangodlong Paradise Resort is one of the newest resorts in the island located in Himensulan, San Francisco, Camotes. This is situated right next to Mangodlong ROCK Resort which is the more well-known and older establishment. The property is not sprawling - with only 18 rooms to cater to guests. The resort's design however, made it feel very private and uncrowded and intimate.

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
Jan-jan, the Energy Ball and I were given ("given" = FREE ) the standard room. This is the most affordable room in the resort but it was still very, very comfortable. The room is small but it offers more than the basic amenities: a flat screen TV, a small ref, a safe deposit box and a dresser and a small cabinet to hold your clothes. All very tastefully designed.


Cute. =)
The resort is a treat in itself. It has a huge infinity pool that I was not able to swim. It was my time of the month (bummer, yes). But Jan-jan and the Energy Ball loved it. They swam in the evening, in the morning and even an hour before we checked out. Haha.



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.
Breakfast was simple. Garlic or plain rice, a choice of chorizo, longganisa, bangus or tocino, a choice of juice or coffee and a slice of fruit. This comes free with the room rate. If you have an extra guest in the room however, they charge breakfast sets at 160 PhP per person.


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. =)
Guests of the hotel also get free shuttle service to and from Consuelo Port. This is where the boat from Danao City docks so it's much, much convenient if you hop on a boat from there.


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. =)


Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort
Heminsulan, San Francisco, Camotes
(032) 328-0050
www.mangodlongparadise.com


13 comments:

  1. Lovely place. Just too bad it is out of my budget :-( But thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Mustachio. =) Yes, lovely is indeed the word. We actually stayed here for free. Hehehe. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. For free? Oh lucky you :) It does look like paradise to me. And hurrah for the PLAYGROUND! That's something ze baby doll would love. Now we just need to drag our arses there. Hihi.

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    1. Hi Gay! I would love to see you guys here in Cebu too! =)

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  3. nice.kelangan tlga balik balikan cebu more to explore pa

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    1. Tama! Thanks for dropping by Abeng! =))

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  4. Ang ganda! I would make a mental note of this one...

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    1. Hi Ding! Paradise talaga! Thanks for dropping by. =)

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  5. Hi! Did you manage to tour around around the place and there tourist destinations for just an overnight stay? I'm planning to go there this coming September, but I have a really limited time. Thanks! :)

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  6. hi pinkz! yep, we did a day tour. i'll be posting about that within the week. =) this was an overnight stay din. sulit na if you're just planning to tour around San Francisco.

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  7. hello! magkano po standard room nyo? kasya na ba kami dun ng husband ko and my 2 daughters?

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