Located in the southernmost portion of the beautiful province of Cebu, the sleepy town of Santander may not be appealing to tourists who do not want to travel for long hours. However, there is one resort in this side of Cebu that may help change your perspective.
Eden Resort boasts of a grand Western-like resort theme. It puts emphasis on the privacy of their guests. With its 10 luxurious rooms and 1 grand suite, you are assured that the resort is not crowded even on typical peak tourist seasons. Each room has its own private patio that overlooks into the sea. If you’re lucky enough, you may actually get to see dolphins from your own room.
Eden Resort may take pride in its Western-theme, but thrill-seekers and adventurists will also enjoy their stay at the resort due to the various activities such as motorbike trails up in the mountains of Santander and Oslob, MTB trails, downhill skateboarding, ocean kayaking, snorkelling, and free diving (they have the best soft and hard corals around the area with a variety of tropical fishes).
The resort is actually located close to several popular diving sites, and the management assists their guests in booking for some. They also offer a tour to a dragon fruit farm with a towering bamboo tree house. Indeed, Eden Resort serves as a sanctuary for thrill seekers and nature lovers down south of Cebu.
Other amenities in the resort include a spa, restaurant, and an infinity pool. They also have a cozy rooftop that has the best view of Mount Talinis in Valencia, Negros Oriental.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
Entrance fee: Exclusive to those with confirmed room accommodations only.
- Room for couples: P2,500 per night
- Room for family of 4 members: P3,500 per night
- Online booking
- Other optional fees:
- MTB trails – P950
- Dirt bikes – P1,000
- Downhill skateboarding – P500
- Contact number: 0916-211-3551
- E-mail address: [email protected]
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edenresort.philippines/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Liloan, Santander, Southern Cebu — 3-4 hours away from Cebu City.
By bus: From Cebu City, head on to the South Bus Terminal and hop on a bus bound for Bato-Oslob or a Bato-Oslob via Dumaguete bus (bus options include Ceres Liner, Sunrays Bus Liner, and Sugbo Transit). Upon arrival at Santander, you can hire a tricycle or a habal-habal or tricycle to get you to Eden Resort.
By private car: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Eden Resort” in Santander.