Avila Sanctuary is Olango Island’s Little Maldives on a Budget

The pristine white beaches, luxurious bungalows on the water, glass floors to witness the fishes under, and jumping from your balcony to the sea, are just some of the things one can do while in the Maldives.

If this island nation is in your bucketlist, you can have your local version of Maldives without having to break your bank.

Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes

Avila Sanctuary is the newest go-to place for the people who loves to go to the beach. Though not your typical resort, this sanctuary offers something new and something great – like that of the Maldives. Though it really is not the exact copy of the island, it still boasts cottages on the water.

Though they don’t have villas, they have tents for your overnight stays. And though they don’t have glass floors, they have bamboo floors for a cool breeze. Yes, it’s not as posh as those resorts in the Maldives, but learning to appreciate and support local is all that matters. After all, what’s there to ask?

Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Jam Caruana Mirafuentes
Photo by Nyger Nebril
Photo by Nyger Nebril

It definitely is not your usual overnight stay because this truly is a new sanctuary. Since Maldives is still far from reality especially with the pandemic, look and go no further.


  • Floating Cottage – P1,100 (good for 4 PAX)
  • Tent – P600 (good for 4 PAX)
Photo by Photo by Nyger Nebril

Note: These are overnight rates.. They don’t have a specific time for checking in and checking out, because you can stay for a maximum of 24hours.


  • Fan
  • Solar LED lamps
  • Own Comfort Room (CR)

For inquiries and reservations, please send in the complete details to 09772104078.


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Exact Location: Olango Island, San Vicente — 1 hour away from the city.

From Cebu City, you have to travel to Lapu-Lapu Angasil Port in Mactan Newtown. Then, take a boat heading to Olango Island; fare is at 20PHP per pax.

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